October 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

DOG 'DARTED'

Gaffney City Code Enforcement Officer Dwayne Fowler lugs a tranquilized pit bull out of the dense kudzu off Calton Drive on Thursday. More...

LifeStyles

Melissa Pierre-Louis headlines ‘Sunday on the Avenue’ Oct. 11

Marc-Arthur Pierre-Louis, Chris Blanton and Lyn Westafer will also perform

She is a talented singer, he is an award winning songwriter and they will team up to bring high energy worship to Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church's “Sundays on the Avenue’ on Oct. 11 at 6 p.m.   More...

GLT to host fall fashion show Oct. 16

Gaffney Little Theatre will present a fall fashion show on Friday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Brown Building, 113 E. Frederick St. More...

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Photo by Donna Albert Photography MISS SOUTH CAROLINA IN GAFFNEY – Kelly Sloan, Miss South Carolina 2009, was in Gaffney on Saturday, Sept. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Karen W. Dover

Employed by T.N.S. Mills.

Karen Wood Dover, 51, of 102 Apache Drive, wife of Mr. Bobby Joe Dover Sr., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at 4:30 p.m. at Regional Hospice Home, Spartanburg.   More...

Ernest Livingston

President of South Carolina Distributors

BLACKSBURG – Ernest "Ernie" Gerald Livingston, 60, of 623 Batchelor Drive, husband of Frawna Peterson, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   More...

Mary Ruth Parrish

Homemaker

Mary Ruth Willingham Parrish, 70, of 847 Beaverdam Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at her residence. More...

Letters

It is preposterous and downright arrogant

Dear Cody:   I am totally opposed to the City of Gaffney’s latest brainstorm — to begin dictating paint colors as well as other “architectural standards” in the historic district. More...

His heart is in Gaffney

Dear Editor:   More...

National News

Unemployment benefits might be extended

(AP) — Senate Democrats said Thursday they have reached a deal to extend unemployment insurance benefits to the nearly 2 million jobless workers across the country who are in danger of running out of assistance by the end of the year.   More...

Sales up

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are finally spending a little more, but they're playing hard to get.   A tally of sales at top stores managed a gain in September for the first time in more than a year. More...

Six women attack karaoke singer over performance

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police say a woman singing karaoke in a Connecticut sports bar was attacked by six other women who didn't like her performance. More...

Supermarket building plans submitted

$900,000 price tag; 85,000 square feet

Local residents soon will have a new choice when it comes to stocking their pantries and refrigerators. More...

BY THE NUMBERS

Some interesting numbers contained in today's news s tories:

2     The number of times the Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society and the Cherokee County Habitat for Humanity have had their primary fundraisers postponed due to inclement weather. 3     More...

Local Timken plant getting new boss; Propst going to N.C.

Mark Propst and Dan McFadden will assume new responsibilities for The Timken Company, beginning Nov. 1. Propst has been named plant manager of the Shiloh plant in Rutherfordton, N.C. More...

Local News

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BUCKET BRIGADE — Members of the Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department hurry to fill buckets with water during the final event of Saturday's annual Firefighters Games. More...

Holocaust survivor to speak here Oct. 12

In the shadow of a life marked with violence, Holocaust survivor Nesse Godin has found comfort in helping educate others about moving on from tragedy.   More...

Nursing homes face funding shortfall

HARTFORD, Conn. More...

Sports

Coach speak

  “(Christ Church) is just a very polished football team.” – Mickey Moss Blacksburg head coach   “...We have to be more consistent on offense.” – Phil Strickland Gaffney head coach   More...

Player Profile

Freshman proves up to task for Wildcats

T here was never a question about Blacksburg freshman Treyvon Parker’s talent. But nobody thought that talent would be taking snaps so soon for the Wildcats. Not even the ultra-confident Parker. More...

Wildcats hope to hold off potent Cavaliers

Blacksburg coach Mickey Moss unabashedly says that today’s opponent, Christ Church, has no weaknesses.   Just coachspeak or does the Cavaliers’ record match the hyperbole?   The Cavs’ performances match the hyperbole. More...

Columns

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

The lifestyle changes once you say ‘I do’

“If you tell the truth, it will always be in your past. If you tell a lie, it’ll continue to be part of your future.”   — former NFL coach Tony Dungy   More...

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Poll

Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?