November 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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SMOKE, BUT NOTHING SERIOUS — City of Gaffney firefighters responded in full force to a possible structure fire at the Kentucky Fried Chicken on West Floyd Baker Boulevard on Monday morning just More...

PERFECTION: FOOTBALL STYLE

Keith Goode is.   Good, we mean.   Actually, he's more than good, he's perfect — at least when it comes to last week's football contest. More...

LifeStyles

Ringing bells herald arrival of holiday season

Salvation Army bellringers greet shoppers at local stores

Likely one of the first signs the holiday season is near, shoppers can get used to The ringing of bells outside the doors of local retailers is one of the first signs that the holiday season has officially arrived as the Salvation Army of Cherokee Co More...

Broad River Leathernecks collecting ‘Toys for Tots’

The Broad River Leathernecks, Marine Corps League, Detachment 1194, of Cherokee County, will kick off its Toys for Tots program today.   More...

ARC office offering babysitter’s certification course on Nov. 25

The local American Red Cross will have a babysitter certification course on Wednesday, Nov. 25, from 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. in the large conference room at Cherokee County Public Library. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Martha B. Phillips

Martha Burgess Phillips, 83, formerly of 1131 Wilcox Ave., passed away on Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, at Peachtree Centre.   More...

Lucy W. Wilkerson

Lucy Wood Wilkerson, 89, of Gaffney, died Thursday afternoon, Nov. 12, 2009, at Clemson Downs Health Facility from complications resulting from her long battle with leukemia and congestive heart failure.   More...

Virginia Lawrence

Virginia Lawrence went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, at Brookview Healthcare Center in Gaffney.   Virginia was retired and living with her husband, Wesley, who died on Aug. 15, 2009. More...

Columns

A fitting tribute to a wonderful lady

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Ever heard of recycling faith?   Neither had I until last week when I was gathered with family members just before a memorial service for my Aunt Laura (Sossamon Turner).   More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Members of Rose Hill Baptist Church of Gaffney took The Ledger with them on a recent mission trip to Kentucky. The group carried food and clothing for the children in the Cawood community. More...

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STUCK GATES BACK UP TRAFFIC — Motorists in downtown Gaffney had some difficult choices to make Monday morning when malfunctioning railroad crossing gates blocked passage at three major intersect More...

Victim tells court about brutal beating

A 58-year-old Spring Lake Road man vividly described Monday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court the brutal beating he took after three armed men forced their way into his Corinth home. More...

New line means 50 more jobs

Not all textile manufacturers are struggling in this economic downturn.   Suminoe Textile of America plans to add a manufacturing line to its Meadowcreek Industrial Park facility. More...

Local News

County council deletes items from ‘wish list’

Assistant administrator says he is being ignored

Cherokee County Council played the part of Scrooge during a work session Wednesday when it refused to open up its wallet to pay for nearly $5 million in capital equipment needs.   More...

Man dies from injuries sustained in crash

A North Carolina man hurt in a Nov. 11 crash on Interstate 85 died from his injuries Friday at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Allstate agency owner honored by company

As a business leader and involved citizen in the Cherokee County area, Allstate exclusive agency owner David Rogers of The Rogers Agency Inc. has been designated a Premier Service Agency for 2009.   More...

Sports

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...WHERE GAFFNEY HIGH OPPONENTS GO TO DIE - The Gaffney High football team plays at The Reservation and now the school's basketball team has a name to call its homecourt, THE BURIAL GROUND. More...

Saints gain confidence and admirers after near shocker of Div. I Winthrop

While it wouldn’t have registered a 10.0 on college basketball’s Richter Scale like Chaminade’s upset of top-ranked Virginia, Limestone’s twopoint loss at the buzzer to Division I Winthrop on Saturday did make waves through b More...

Indians tussle with familiar foe

Gaffney High head coach Phil Strickland can make a statement probably no other coach can make - he appears to have legendary Summerville coach John McKissick’s number.   More...

Letters

The only American president ever to bow

Dear Editor:   We are the only country in the entire history of the world to create a truly democratic society, one that allows people to worship God as they like or not to worship as they like.   More...

...Back to bondage once more

Dear Editor:   There is an old saying, “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”   In my opinion our country is following the path to selfdestruction.   More...

The staff of Food Lion took care of her

Dear Editor:   As the holiday season begins to get under way, it often seems kindness gets pushed to the side as people rush from one place to the other. Tempers run short and no one seems to have time to help anyone else. 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?