October 7, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

City homeowners will see big savings, thanks to local option sales tax

The local option penny sales tax will mean big savings to city homeowners.   City Administrator James Taylor told city council members Monday the newly-enacted sales tax is projected to generate $800,000 over the first 12 months.   More...

LifeStyles

BHS 2009 HOMECOMING COURT

Homecoming at Blacksburg High School will be Friday, October 9, 2009. The Homecoming Court and Senior Football Players will be presented at an assembly that morning at 8:30 AM in the Walter J. More...

Applications for Christmas assistance will be taken Oct. 12-16

The Department of Social Services and the Salvation Army will take applications for Christmas assistance Oct. 12-16 from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. This is for children ages 12 and under only.   More...

Motorcycle ‘Run for the Seniors’ Oct. 17

The Senior Centers of Cherokee County will have a motorcycle run on Saturday, Oct. 17.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

June Parks

B-17 pilot in World War II

June L. Parks, 87, of Gaffney, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 5, 2009.   Born Feb. 13, 1922, in Hickory, N.C., he was the son of June L. More...

J.N. Littlejohn

SPARTANBURG – J.N. Littlejohn, 73, of 264 Pierpont Ave., died Oct. 2, 2009, in the Regional Hospice Home.   A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Thomas Wayman Littlejohn Sr. and Rosa Lee Gregory Littlejohn.   More...

Betty White

Gastonia, N.C., native

Betty Lou Fore White, 79, formerly of 203 Glenwood Drive, Blacksburg, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, at Peachtree Centre. More...

Columns

National Newspaper Week

GUEST COLUMNIST

It’s National Newspaper Week and a good time to set the record straight about South Carolina’s 115 daily and weekly newspapers.   Your local newspaper is facing tight times, just like other businesses. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Trish and Bill Rumfelt are shown here with The Gaffney Ledger in front of the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas where they stayed for Bill's 60th birthday Sept. 9. More...

When hope is lost, what comes next?

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I’ve crossed the line.   I’m not quite sure what “the line” is, but I know I’ve crossed it.   It must have something to do with age. More...

Swine flu threat prompts hospital to adopt policy regarding visitations

Upstate Carolina Medical Center (UCMC) is taking no chances when it comes to the H1N1 virus, enforcing a new set of guidelines with the purpose of protecting hospital staff and patients, as well as visitors to the facility.   More...

City donating, installing smoke detection devices

Lugging a step ladder in one hand and tools in the other, Scott Coleman walked up to Annie Rainey’s home on Monday with a disarming smile and a simple mission. More...

Local News

Attorney defends bank manager

It has been said that the “truth shall set you free.”   More...

Blacksburg VFD names new chief

Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department members selected a new fire chief last Thursday. More...

Trustees mulling over $536,000 fed grant

The Cherokee County School Board is considering whether a $1 million federal investment from Head Start is worthwhile.   More...

Sports

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FIRST PLACE — The Gaffney High School JV Cheerleaders placed 1st in the JV division at the Viking Invitational held at Spartanburg High School on Saturday, Sept. 26. More...

Sports teams will wear special patch

Limestone College sports teams will wear a specially designed patch on their uniforms this year to mark community unity and support in the wake of a series of serial killings.   More...

Rice puts up big numbers on Monday night stage

Former Gaffney High and South Carolina star Sidney Rice seems poised to have that breakout season for the Minnesota Vikings. And, maybe even more importantly, has gained the trust of NFL legend Brett Favre. More...

Letters

Oct. 7 the anniversary of a historic battle that helped win the Revolutionary War

Dear Editor:   Oct. 7 is the anniversary of the 1780 battle of Kings Mountain, S.C., which was an overwhelming blow struck by American patriots against British Loyalist forces in the Southern campaign of the American Revolution.   More...

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