July 26, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Kayak outing turns tragic

A Rock Hill woman drowned in the Broad River near Blacksburg on Friday evening shortly before a planned kayak trip.   Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the victim as Teresa Ann Laney, 49, of 1505 Norris Drive.   More...

Residents here among lowest paid...

On average, working men and women here bring home less income than friends and family members who live in bordering counties.   More...

LifeStyles

THE PIES OF SUMMER

Fresh berries, fruits and even vegetables are inspiration for delicious culinary creations

The image of a pie cooling on a window sill evokes the warmth and hospitality of a simpler time when the filling almost always reflected the season of the year. More...

Leyah Shantle Ellis

Destinee Ellis and Brodrick Littlejohn of Gaffney announce the birth of their daughter, Leyah Shantle Ellis, on June 7, 2010, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 7 lbs. 1 oz. More...

Justin Kamden Kiser

Samantha Maynard and Justin Kiser announce the birth of their son, Justin Kamden Kiser, on June 7, 2010, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 7 lbs. 5 ozs.   Maternal grandparents are Christine and Roger Maynard of Spartanburg. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Burman Parker

Burman Glenn Parker, 76, of 691 Bonner Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 23, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.   More...

Eva Lou Hollifield

CHESTER – Eva Lou Ellis Caldwell Hollifield, 92, died Friday, July 23, 2010, at Chester Regional Nursing Center.   More...

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LETTERS POLICY

1. Each letter submitted must be an original — no photocopies.   E-mails are also accepted if a name and phone number is included:   editor@gaffneyledger.com   2. More...

100 DEGREES SUNDAY

County sizzles while heat advisories issued

County residents baked under scorching temperatures this weekend, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory. More...

“Rocking for a Cure”

Providence Baptist Church Pastor Scott Peterson (left) and Salem Presbyterian Church pastor Toby Pope enjoy the shade Saturday morning at Peachtree Centre while involved in a “Rocking for a Cure” fundraiser for the fight against Alzhe More...

...Council among highest paid

Council members here are on the high end of the wage scale in comparison to cities with comparable populations. More...

Local News

Julia Phillips’ attorney files countersuit in eviction ruling case

A lawyer for Julia Phillips, the Gaffney woman recently charged with murdering her longtime boyfriend in York, is claiming in recently filed Probate Court documents that an effort to have her evicted from an Overbrook Drive home boils down to &ldquo More...

Local sales tax saving property owners big bucks

Forget Fido, the local option sales tax just might have become a county property owner’s best friend here.   The penny sales tax is projected to generate $1.25 million for the county in fiscal year 2010-2011. More...

District eliminates director positions

The Cherokee County School District said it will save nearly $20,000 by hiring a maintenance supervisor. More...

Sports

Local all-stars capture state title

Cherokee Athletics 15 and under allstars pitched and defended well - and hit just enough - to capture the Babe Ruth League age 15 and under state championship Saturday. More...

An early exit

Post 109 falls short of goal after back-to-back losses at state tourney

Gaffney Post 109 was in an all too familiar spot at the American Legion state tournament - facing elimination after just two games. More...

Peak puts on show at national tourney

Gaffney rising ninth-grader L.J. Peak is adding to his already impressive resume. More...

Columns

What it takes to be a real man

On the wall above my computer is the mounted bill, complete with picture and hook, of the blue marlin I caught in 1987. When threading my way through writing a column, I often look up at the wall to think where I am going with the column. More...

Hey, look, up in the sky — BANG!

Welcome to today’s seminar.   I’ve reached the age where I automatically dismiss what I perceive to be baloney.   And there’s a lot of baloney out there.   More...

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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?