March 19, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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Sundays on the Avenue

Russell and Kristi headline March 21 concert

It seems there is little time for Russell and Kristi Johnson to sit back and appreciate the fruits of their labor.   More...

Lindsay Wright receives state Volunteer of the Year Award from S.C. Activity Professionals

BHS 10th grader awarded one of state's highest honors

Lindsay Wright, a 10th grade Beta Club student at Blacksburg High School, has received one of the highest honors in the state. More...

Photo

GAFFNEY A TOURIST DESTINATION – Tourists are increasingly discovering Gaffney's many destinations as indicated by this March 10 visit by the Dallas Baptist Church seniors from Dallas, N.C. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Forest C. Moore Jr.

Forest Calvin (Acome) Moore Jr., 91, of Peachtree Centre, formerly of 408 Barclay Ave., passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at his residence.   More...

Cecil M. Pitts

COWPENS – Cecil Miles Pitts, 44, of 4827 S. Main St., passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at his residence.   Mr. Pitts was born in Atlanta, Ga., on Jan. 12, 1966, and was the son of the late Artie Pitts and Linda Sue Pittman Ruppe. More...

Letters

Grateful for advertising representative’s vigilance in verifying motorcycle ad

Dear Ms. (advertising representative Vici) Jordan:   I just wanted to follow up with you regarding our conversation last Friday, March 5, when you called to verify an ad that was being placed for a Ducati motorcycle.   More...

Columns

It’s hard to focus on anything else during March Madness

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Nothing says America like brackets, and it’s that time of year with the NCAA basketball tournament getting under way yesterday. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Cortney Smith, Tomansa Dowdle, Cheryl Dowdle, Thomas Dowdle, Roydricka Linder, Marquise Hollis, Shawnquez Davis and Tomocha Davis are pictured on a Jamaican cruise from Dec. 5-12, 2009. More...

THEIR VIEW

Halting dangerous driving habits

Common sense won a small but significant victory when the state House of Representatives approved a ban on texting and emailing while driving.   More...

Wellstone Mills bought; about 160 people will go back to work

The world’s biggest independent cotton yarn producer has a simple request for employees of Wellstone Mills in Gaffney. More...

CANCER CENTERS

High court rules in favor of ... nobody

The South Carolina Supreme Court decided March 15 there is a need for additional cancer treatment equipment in Spartanburg and Cherokee counties.   More...

Man charged in church burglaries wanted to talk to preachers, detective says

A 27-year-old Gaffney man was charged Wednesday by the Gaffney Police Department with two counts of second degree burglary in connection with the break-ins of two city churches.   More...

Local News

Democratic convention set

The Cherokee County Democratic Party announced that the spring 2010 Cherokee County Democratic Convention will be held on Saturday, March 20, at 2 p.m. in the Gaffney Middle School gymnasium. More...

Do you recognize this vehicle?

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is once again seeking the public’s assistance in a case involving damage to pricey air conditioning and heating equipment. More...

Greer man posts bond on involuntary manslaughter charge

A Greer man charged with plying a 19-year-old woman with alcohol moments before she was killed in a Cherokee National Highway car crash was released from jail March 11 after his bond was lowered by a Circuit Court judge.   More...

Sports

200 victories and climbing

Saints lacrosse team posts historic victory

The fourth-ranked Limestone men’s lacrosse team used a balanced scoring attack in route to a 17-1 victory over Lees-McRae in the Conference Carolinas opener for each on Thursday at “The Rock.”   More...

BRIEFS

Huskey's homer   lifts Indians to win   Corey Crissone went four strong innings and Dylan Huskey had a 2-run homer to power the visiting Gaffney High baseball team to a 5-2 win over Boiling Springs on Thursday.   More...

Nation Ford shocks Lady Indians

Not even all-state pitcher Julie Sarratt could overcome six errors by the Gaffney Lady Indians.   Nation Ford scored two unearned runs in the sixth inning to beat the state champion Lady Indians, 3-2, on Thursday. More...

Special Sections

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?