January 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Census road tour rolls into town Saturday

One of the easiest decisions some Americans can make is simply placing a brief questionnaire in their mailbox.   If this is the case, officials with the U.S. Census Bureau have done their job.   More...

LifeStyles

Is your dog smarter than a 5th grader?

New study reveals smartest dog breeds

A leading canine researcher says dogs understand more than 150 words and can count up to four or five. He has compiled a list of the world's smartest dogs.   More...

ANNIVERSARY

Couple will celebrate golden wedding anniversary Jan. 29   Millard H. and Bulah M. Garland will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 29, 2010.   Mr. and Mrs. Garland were married in 1960. More...

Cherokee County ARC Service Center collecting items for deploying soldiers

Seventeen local soldiers will be departing overseas in a less than two weeks. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carl Baker

Carl Eugene Baker, 91, formerly of 210 Austin Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at Peachtree Centre. 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...

Lois B. Auer-Sherry

Lois Braznell Auer- Sherry, 88, of 360 Lowry’s Road, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at her residence.   More...

9 of 16 schools make AYP goals

About half of Cherokee and Spartanburg county schools made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) last year under the No Child Left Behind Act.   Nine of 16 Cherokee County schools made Adequate Yearly Progress in 2009. More...

Duke Energy customers can expect higher bills

County residents soon will see their Duke Energy bills increase.   Beginning Feb. 1, residential ratepayers will get hit with a 9.2 percent increase that translates into a rise of monthly bills from between $80 and $87 to $90 and $93.   More...

Local News

Longtime Democrat switches parties

The first part of Cherokee County Councilman Charles Mathis’ statement Tuesday that he would seek re-election to his District 5 council seat didn’t surprise anyone. More...

POLICE REPORT

 The Gaffney Police Department and the Gaffney Board of Public Works were investigating whether any deposits were stolen from a night drop box following a reported break-in Jan. 17.   More...

Suminoe makes official expansion first announced in November

It’s official.   Suminoe Textile of America plans to hire 50 new workers when it expands its Meadowcreek Industrial Park facility.   More...

Sports

Lady Indians face key road test

Region supremacy on line when Gaffney visits Northwestern

Northwestern captured the region championship by beating the visiting Gaffney Lady Indians in the regular-season finale last year.   Plenty is on the line again when the teams face each other today at the same venue. More...

Shake up in works for Indians

Gaffney veteran coach Mark Huff isn’t one to panic, but that doesn’t mean he won’t shake things up after a difficult loss - like Tuesday’s shocker against Fort Mill. More...

BRIEFS

Saints picked as team to beat   Limestone College was chosen by league head coaches as the preseason favorite in Conference Carolinas men's lacrosse.   More...

Columns

My square mattress has turned into a beach ball

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I’ve never been called cheap but most of my friends are familiar with my frugality. More...

THEIR VIEW

It was like hearing his hometown had been destroyed

Barefoot Church in North Myrtle Beach and the area chapter of the American Red Cross are seeing the tremendous heart of Grand Strand residents in their response to the calamitous situation in Haiti, where an epic earthquake has left the poor nation More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Shouldn’t ‘local’ businesses be local?

In Alice in Wonderland, Humpty Dumpty declares: “When I use a word, it means what I choose it to mean, neither more nor less.”   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?