January 13, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

City council gets kudos from auditor

City of Gaffney officials got a big pat on the back Monday from their accountant for doing the improbable — increasing the city’s fund balance during the past fiscal year.   More...

Gaffney police serve warrants in armed robberies investigation

Gaffney Police Department investigators on Tuesday served arrest warrants against a 23-year-old city man for his alleged involvement in two recent armed robberies.   More...

LifeStyles

Cowpens marks battle’s 229th anniversary with events Jan. 16-17

A wealth of activities is in store at Cowpens National Battlefield this weekend as the park commemorates the 229th anniversary of an American victory over British forces at the site. Activities will take place Saturday from 9 a.m.- 7:30 p.m. More...

Kelly Swanson special guest at ‘Spectacular Thursday’ event

She's a motivitational speaker, comedian, storyteller all wrapped up in one and will be at Buford Street UMC on Feb. 4

Kelly Swanson is outrageously funny but she has a powerful message and soon will be sharing her talents with Cherokee County women.   More...

Newberry Opera House will host Guy Lombardo’s Royal Canadians

NEWBERRY – The famed Guy Lombardo’s Royal Canadians with Al Pierson as music director, returns to the Newberry Opera House stage on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 8 p.m. Al Pierson, a longtime associate of Guy Lombardo, is the director.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Linda Kennedy

Linda Peace Kennedy, 63, of 436 Garvin Lake Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

David L. Hughes

IRMO – Funeral services for David L. Hughes, 75, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens, Gaffney, at 3:45 p.m. More...

Carrie McAbee

Carrie Pearl McAbee, 77, of 505 N. 5th Ave., Rome, Ga., passed away early Monday morning, Jan. 11, 2010, at a Rome health care center.   Mrs. More...

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You can’t blame us for any power use records

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I just read an Associated Press story about recordbreaking power consumption on Monday by Duke customers between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.   More...

The state of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream in 2010

GUEST COLUMNIST

Over 40 years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, his words still speak to the social conditions that so many Americans face. More...

Head Start plan OK’d by trustees

After turning it over in their minds, Cherokee County school trustees unanimously decided free federal funding for a new Head Start preschool program was too good to pass up.   More...

THE CHAMP WORKS OUT

Granard Middle School student Brandon Sinex trains Monday at the Cherokee County Boys and Girls Club for a boxing match. More...

COUNCIL CHAIRMAN OUT OF HOSPITAL

County Council chairman Hoke Parris was released from the hospital Monday after a 3-day stay at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center for an undisclosed illness.   Parris, 82, was resting at home, according to county officials. More...

Local News

Spencers have Cherokee’s last baby in 2009

The H&R Block offices in Gaffney congratulate Sheena and Kevin Spencer, the proud parents of Kaylee Brooke, who was delivered at Upstate Carolina Medical Center and was the hospital’s last baby born in 2009. More...

Non-profits to be showcased

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce will continue a tradition begun last year as it holds its January “Business after Hours” for the purpose of focusing on non-profits. More...

Fraudulent charges show up on woman’s statement

Donations made to Democratic National Committee not authorized

Regardless of whether it was a case of political trickery or a sophisticated attempt at theft, a local woman’s debit card experiences could be viewed as a valuable lesson that it pays to keep close tabs on your bank statements. More...

Sports

Costello, Craig expected to ink on signing day

Gaffney senior class has slim pickings for college recruiters

College recruiters aren’t exactly wearing a path out at Gaffney High School this year.   Gaffney coach Phil Strickland said only offensive tackle James Costello and wideout Joe Craig have received firm offers to play in college.   More...

Gaffney wears down Jackets

It was only a non-region game but Tuesday’ matchup between Union County and Gaffney was played as if an elusive state championship was on the line. More...

BRIEFS

Sims named player of the week   Former Gaffney High star Donald Sims was named the Southern Conference player of the week after scoring 44 points to lead Appalachian State over Davidson on Saturday. 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?