January 20, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

‘THE BLING BLING WAS NOT A PART OF DR. KING’S DREAM’

Famed lecturers address the state of the family

There is an old saying that blood is thicker than water.   For Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

LifeStyles

Leann Smith crowned Miss Ivy 2010

Sorority's annual Calendar Girl pageant raises fund for charities

Lambda Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. recently sponsored its annual Miss Calendar Girl pageant.   More...

ANNIVERSARY

Couple celebrates golden wedding anniversary Dec. 26

J.B. and Annette G. Bailey were honored on their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception given by their family at Grassy Pond Baptist Church. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey were married on Dec. 26, 1959.   More...

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YMCA REP SPEAKS TO WOMAN'S CLUB – The Tuesday Woman's Club met Jan. 12 at the Cherokee County Public Library. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ruth Spencer

Ruth Peeler Spencer, 90, formerly of 2136 Overbrook Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   More...

Pauline “Polly” Price

Pauline “Polly” Henderson Price, 85 of 398 Park Gate Road, passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, at Hospice House of Rutherford County.   More...

Margaret Hatfield

Margaret Catherine Peeler Davis Hatfield, 87, a resident of Peachtree Longterm Care Facility, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010. More...

Columns

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

An old friend of mine came by the office last week. I see him from time to time at various places around town, but visits to my office are rare.   He had something on his mind that had been bothering him for days. More...

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CAR TAKES A NOSE DIVE

An 80-year-old Gaffney woman was able to walk away from an accident on West Floyd Baker Boulevard on Tuesday afternoon. Her car, however, needed to be pulled from the bank of a retention pond by a wrecker.   More...

Starmax future in limbo

An official from the Starmax entertainment complex’s parent company and an attorney for the complex’s landlord both said Tuesday they’re still trying to work out a financial dispute that has ended up in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. More...

Local News

Delegation opines on 2010

Lightening the mood at Friday’s Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast, Steve Moss joked that the total number of breakfasts he’s attended as a State House member is nearly equal to the number of weeks he’s serve More...

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY — County residents carry a banner celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday during a parade held in honor of the civil rights leader. More...

Man charged with arson

City of Gaffney firefighters responded to North Granard Street on Friday morning when a fire was discovered at a vacant residence.   Shortly after their arrival, firefighters were calling for police.   More...

Sports

Easy as 1... 2... 3

Rice’s 3 TDs add chapter to receiver’s breakout year

MINNEAPOLIS — Sidney Rice has always shared a last name and a position with one of the best to ever play the game.   Now he shares a record with Jerry Rice, too. More...

At least 30 Haiti soccer deaths following quake

At least 30 members of Haiti's soccer federation, including an undetermined number of players, died in the country's earthquake, regional soccer authorities said Tuesday. More...

Carolina backup QB McCollum considers transfer

South Carolina backup quarterback Reed McCollum is considering a transfer to a lower-division school so he can get on the field right away. More...

Letters

Grandmother says teen was asked to leave theater, was not refunded ticket price

Dear Cody:   Per our conversation on 1-18-2010, my granddaughter (De’Ja) went to the Starmax on 1-16-10. She bought a ticket and went into the theater, giving her ticket to the manager (Dave or David).   More...

...And Starmax official responds regarding what transpired

Dear Cody:   Thank you for giving me the opportunity to set the record straight on this one. More...

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