November 13, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

County councilman gets gift from former NASCAR driver

With a dejected look, Tim Spencer told Ken Schrader he didn’t have the cash to purchase his dream car.   Turns out, he didn’t need any. More...

LifeStyles

10-year-old gets a hair cut for Locks of Love

Lindsey Bullock Fowler recently donated about 12 inches of her hair to Locks Of Love, a non-profit organization that makes wigs for children with cancer and other diseases. Lindsey is 10 years old and had been growing her hair for about four years. More...

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'REBEL' CONTINUES THIS WEEKEND – The Gaffney Little Theatre 's production of “Rebel Without a Cause” continues today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. More...

Blacksburg pastor will be honored with appreciation day service Nov. 14

BLACKSBURG – Jamie Ellis, pastor of of Grace Fellowship Baptist Church , will be honored with a surprise Pastor's Appreciation Day on Saturday, Nov. 14. Dinner will be served at 4 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Laura Turner

ROCK HILL – Laura Sossamon Turner, 78, of 788 Bridgewood Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at the Wayne Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill.   More...

Amy Nicole Dial

Amy Nicole Dial, 28, of 3371 Old Georgia Hwy., passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center in Spartanburg. More...

Shelva Ray

Shelva Jean Smith Ray, 71, of 202 4th St., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   Born Aug. 21, 1938, in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Mark Edward and Inez Coyle Smith. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Second chances

First time, shame on me; the second time, shame on you.   It’s a statement so many of us have heard in times past, leading some to believe that they can mess up once yet get another chance to redeem themselves. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Just not enough trained workers   Some employers’ frustrations with federally funded work force centers in South Carolina highlight a need for streamlining this system that connects trained workers with needy employers. More...

County spared brunt of storm

Ida apparently had a gentle side.   Heavy rainfall and high winds are usually a bad combination but the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida caused surprisingly little damage across Gaffney and Cherokee County.   More...

Cheerleaders headed to state

As the football playoffs begin, Gaffney High cheerleaders have their own dreams of a state championship.   Gaffney High will make its second straight appearance in the S.C. High School League Competitive Cheer final Nov. 21 in Columbia. More...

Local News

New law mandates background checks on substitute teachers

Cherokee already doing SLED checks

The state Board of Education is lobbying for a new state law to require school districts to do state criminal background checks on substitute teachers.   More...

Forgiveness

The world watched in disbelief in 2006 when the Amish community unexpectedly forgave a killer’s family just days following the shooting of 10 girls in a school house. More...

Competition breeding success for students

A national ranking and solving 265,000 math problems were the last thing Ewing Middle School Principal Dr. Denise Wooten expected when she introduced a new math product in September. More...

Sports

Gaffney begins title quest

There are two distinct defensive philosophies to stop Gaffney quarterback DeEdward Burris. and both styles will be used when Stratford (7-4) travels to The Reservation for a first round Class 4A Division I playoff game today.   More...

New look Lady Saints tip off season Sunday

When the Limestone women’s basketball team opens its season Sunday against Armstrong State, several team members might need a road map to center court for the tip. More...

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GOINS TO UPSTATE - Gaffney High golfer Adam Goins signed a letter of intent to play at USC-Upstate on Wednesday. He's joined at the signing by father Donnie, mother Tammy and brother Matthew. More...

Letters

We are not looking for special treatment, just equal treatment

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter was sent to Cherokee County Council and a copy provided to us for publication.)   Gentlemen:   I was surprised to hear about your recent vote to pay the utility bills of the Cherokee County H More...

State News

Timken to add 100 jobs

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Bearings and specialty steels maker Timken Co. has announced plans to bring a new distribution center to South Carolina, adding 100 new jobs.   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?