March 3, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

NUCLEAR DISASTER DRILL

They’re ready if the worst happens at Catawba

One of the firefighters manning a radiation detector outside the Blacksburg Middle School gymnasium Monday night had a clipboard full of different-colored stickers.   More...

LifeStyles

Megan Collins crowned 2011 Blacksburg’s Junior Miss

Savannah Thomas is first runner-up; Taci Bolin named second runner-up

BLACKSBURG – Saturday, Feb. 20, was a special day for the 10 lovely contestants in the 2011 Blacksburg Junior Miss Scholarship Program. More...

WHAT’S UP

Bus to game    Bethel Baptist Church is sponsoring a bus Friday, March 5, to the state basketball championship game in Columbia. Cost to ride the bus is $8 per person. This does not include a ticket to the game. More...

Laura Weant will preach March 7 at Circle of Grace

Seminarian Laura Voelkert Weant will be guest preaching at Circle of Grace Lutheran Church on Sunday, March 7.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Thomas "Buddy" Martin

JONESVILLE – Thomas D. "Buddy" Martin, 64, husband of Jean Lee Martin, of 166 Wedge-wood Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.   More...

Claude T. Bridges

Claude Thomas Bridges, 93, of 401 Thompson St., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.   More...

Shirley Guest

Shirley Jean Guest, 48, of 607 Holmes St., passed away Monday, March 1, 2010, at 8:33 p.m. at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   More...

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PAT BUCHANAN

Global warming is the hoax of the century

With publication of “On the Origin of Species” in 1859, the hunt was on for the “missing link.” Fame and fortune awaited the scientist who found the link proving Darwin right: that man evolved from a monkey. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Danny and Kim Perry took The Ledger with them while spending the week at Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Here they are at Pat O'Brian's. More...

Superintendent to retire at end of the school year

Cherokee County School Superintendent Dr. Bill James will retire at the end of this school year.   The school board approved James’ request to retire Monday evening during a special called meeting. More...

Bagwell becomes interim boss

Kim Bagwell will serve as acting superintendent in the Cherokee County School District for the immediate future. More...

‘Project Como’ in limbo as two companies go to court over contract dispute

The fates of a local textile plant and an economic development project to bring more jobs to Cherokee County were both unclear Tuesday in the wake of a civil lawsuit that alleges the local plant ceased operations.   More...

Local News

CRIME REPORTS

 A handgun valued at $500 was reported stolen from a truck parked on Cowpens Pacolet Road.   According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, a 9 mm Taurus PT92 pistol was taken from a truck parked in the 2200 block between Feb. More...

GFD: Arson to blame for Sycamore Street fire

A late Friday night fire inside a vacant Sycamore Street home was intentionally set, according to the Gaffney Fire Department.   The fire at 314 Sycamore St. was reported at about 11:20 p.m. More...

Local man on the run from authorities arrested in Arizona

Ran out of real estate

A Gaffney man tried, convicted and sentenced in absentia last week in Spartanburg County General Sessions Court reportedly was arrested in Arizona last Thursday afternoon.   More...

Sports

Woolbright takes head coaching job

The news that offensive coordinator Perry Woolbright would be leaving appeared to hit head coach Phil Strickland hard. “I’m happy for him, but it will be a loss for our program,” Strickland said. More...

Countdown to a crown

Gaffney (25-2) vs. Lexington (25-5) Friday at Colonial Life Center

Off the court, L.J. Peak finally showed his youthful side by forgetting his shoes after Monday’s practice session.   On the court, the 6-foot-4 eighth-grader is mature beyond his years.   More...

BRIEFS

Clemson Club   to meet March 4   The Cherokee County Clemson Club will hold its spring meeting Thursday, March 4 at 7 p.m. at the Broad River Coop. More...

Letters

Meals on Wheels grateful for Broad River’s efforts

Dear Editor:   Meals on Wheels would like to extend a very heartfelt thank-you to Josh Crotzer for all the sleepless nights and endless hours that turned into days that he and all the board members and staff of Broad River Electric put into m More...

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