October 21, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

He’s one of Cosmopolitan’s top bachelors

Gaffney resident David Bush has been named one of the 50 hottest bachelors in the country by Cosmopolitan magazine.   Bush, 25, was selected the South Carolina winner in the women’s fashion magazine’s 2009 Bachelor Blowout. More...

PLEASE NOTE

If you would like to cast an absentee ballot in the Nov. 10 primary for the District 7 Cherokee County Council seat, you may do so at the Voter Registration Office, 1434 N. Limestone St., between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. More...

LifeStyles

Avalon has truly been ‘Reborn’

Acclaimed foursome joins Selah in concert Oct. 23 at Broad River Electric Auditorium

Every once in a while it’s good to try something new. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Batchler – Barrett

Keith Batchler and Lea Batchler, both of Gaffney, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lea Anne, to Christopher Gary Barrett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Graham of Islip Terrace, N.Y., and the late Gary Barrett.   More...

S.C. Singing Churchmen will perform Oct. 22 at Cherokee Ave. Baptist Church

The South Carolina Singing Churchmen will bring 51 years of history, tradition and praise to Gaffney on Thursday, Oct. 22. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kimberly B. Upton

Former Assistant Branch manager with First Piedmont Federal

SPARTANBURG – Kimberly Anne Byers Upton, 43, of 1421 John Dodd Road, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.   More...

David Wylie

Retired from textiles

Charles David Wylie, 56, of 415 Holmes St., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, at his residence.   Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Bill Wylie and Marie Ramsey Wylie. Mr. Wylie was retired from textiles, a U.S. More...

David Stephens Jr.

Former employee of Cherokee Finishing

David (D.L.) Stephens Jr., 75, of 122 Crestview Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. More...

Building will be named in Dr. Griffin’s honor

Limestone College will name its physical education building in honor of longtime college president Dr. Walt Griffin during a ceremony Friday. More...

WHO SAID HALLOWEEN IS JUST FOR KIDS?

There was no need to go door to door to seek a tasty treat, but dressing appropriately for last week's Witch Convention was a must. More...

Lavender wins contest

Once again the tie-breaker determined who gets the football contest cash.   This week, the $100 is awarded to Bessie Lavender, who is one of 11 people who correctly predicted the winners of 11 of the 12 games. More...

Local News

Deceased councilman honored by colleagues

With his family and loved ones in attendance, the late James Batchler was remembered for his service to the county and the Appalachian Council of Governments (ACOG) on Monday. More...

Stump meeting set for Oct. 24

Voters in Cherokee County’s 7th District will get the opportunity to hear from the seven candidates vying for the seat Saturday when the Town of Blacksburg hosts a stump meeting. More...

Vehicle tax to be lower

The local option sales tax will result in savings for vehicle owners, too. More...

Sports

Rice emerging as Favre’s go-to guy

Gaffney’s Sidney Rice appears to be emerging as Brett Favre’s go-to guy.   But the modest Rice is downplaying his role as one of the Minnesota Vikings’ marquee players.   More...

Indians unveil option attack to give defenses more worries

It’s as if the Gaffney Indians have opened a 1995 circa time capsule.   The option offense, run so successfully by the Indians in the 1990s, has been added to the Indians’ offense playbook. More...

BRIEFS

Saints reschedule soccer games   The Limestone College men's and women's soccer games against Anderson and Pfeiffer have been rescheduled. The games were postponed last week due to rain and poor field conditions.   More...

Letters

Sleep on, silent American

Dear Editor:   I am very concerned about the direction of our country and have never been ashamed or afraid to express this concern.   In 1970, this article appeared in The Gaffney Ledger. I cut it out and saved it. More...

Columns

3,000 and not one mile more than that

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I’ll be the first to admit that I know next to nothing about automobile maintenance and/or repair.   That’s not to say I’m completely helpless. I can put gas in when the gauge indicates the tank is nearly empty. More...

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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?