November 4, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Lottery ticket worth $100K

Cassandra Ramsey had trouble believing she held a $100,000 winning ticket in her hands.   “I was shocked,” she said when the Bags of Cash instant ticket she bought revealed a $100,000 top prize. More...

About 100 more jobs are coming

Cherokee County Council on Monday granted tax incentives to a new textile manufacturer and an existing industry. More...

LifeStyles

Limestone christens new theatre with ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’

Joseph Kesseling's classic madcap comedy is set to run Nov. 5-8

Limestone College Theatre will usher in a new era with this week's performance of Joseph Kesseling’s classic, Arsenic and Old Lace. More...

Vitamin D has many benefits; optimal dose uncertain

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Vitamin D appears to boost health from head to toe, according to the September issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter.   But, so far, there's no consensus on what level of vitamin D is optimal for good health.   More...

Bethel Baptist celebrates Woman’s Day

The women of Bethel Baptist Church held their annual Woman's Day service Sunday, Aug 30. The theme was "Christian Women: Meeting The Challenges of a Modern World."   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Michael Carpenter

Michael William Carpenter, 49, died Nov. 1, 2009, in Gaffney.   A memorial service will be held Friday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. at McLean Funeral Directors Founders Chapel with the Rev. Jim DuMond officiating. More...

Conrad Barnhill

Conrad Earl Barnhill, 78, of 1902 Wilkinsville Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009. He was the husband of Shelba Barnhill.   The family will be at the residence. Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home. More...

Grace Owens

Retired caregiver

Grace Phillips Owens, 89, of Peachtree Centre, formerly of Lacewood Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   More...

Letters

What was the deal with the awful music?

Dear Editor:   What was up with the music downtown for the Halloween event?   That is some of the worst music I have ever heard, and I am 19. My 3-year-old little sister started crying and we had to take her home. More...

SWINE FLU VACCINE

Plenty available, but high-risk residents go first

It’s apparent that state health officials are taking no chances when it comes to seasonal influenza or the H1N1 virus, more commonly known as the swine flu.   The S.C. More...

TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT

Officers hit the range to hone weapons skills
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While he had held the rank of police captain and lead firearms instructor for many years, Rick Turner was in some ways just one of the guys when he put Gaffney Police Department members through their annual firearms qualification exam. More...

Limestone student has hearing after worker struck

A Limestone College student was scheduled to appear for a hearing Tuesday afternoon at the college to determine his future as a student in the wake of an Oct. 28 incident during which he admittedly punched a cafeteria worker.   More...

Midwest group wants to build multi-purpose race track here

Gentlemen, get ready to start your engines.   Several Midwest businessmen are considering building a multi-purpose motor sports facility in Cherokee County, according to sources familiar with the project. More...

Local News

Belk ‘Fall Charity Sale’ benefits shoppers and charities

Several local charities are in line for muchneeded financial support this weekend, due to receive assistance from Belk department store and its Fall Charity Sale.   More...

New map highlights points of interest

Cascading waterfalls and beautiful fall scenery lie within a couple hours driving distance for Upstate residents interested in escaping to the outdoors for the weekend.   More...

POLICE REPORTS

 The Gaffney Police Department is investigating an Oct. 26 incident during which an unknown man shoplifted about $600 in cigarettes by stuffing them down his pants. More...

Sports

2 named to all-star game

Gaffney head coach Phil Strickland will have some company at the North- South All-Star game.   Strickland, who will coach the North, will be joined by wide receiver Joe Craig and linebacker Chris Adams.   More...

Indians in points race for playoffs

You might want to keep your eraser handy, but it appears Gaffney will open the playoffs at home against Blythewood. More...

Greene in Heartland but heart still in Gaffney

It may be called America’s Heartland, but Trevon Greene’s heart has never left Gaffney.   Greene has starred for William Penn University, located in central Iowa. More...

Columns

It’s the kind of thing that can raise your hackles

LEDGER COLUMNIST

All of us, I think, see things throughout the day that raise our hackles   Don’t know what that means? You’re probably too young for it to matter, but I’ll explain anyway. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Twenty-seven senior adults from Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church and four guests visited Daniel Boone Inn in Boone, N.C. The Rev. More...

THEIR VIEW

Doing a good job under difficult circumstances

Even with low funding, South Carolina’s prison system is well maintained. A recent audit of the state prison system might not vindicate the Department of Corrections entirely, as its director Jon Ozmint claims. More...

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