January 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Some residents very unnerved by EPA cleanup

The appearance of purple-colored dirt after Monday’s snowstorm has done little to ease the concerns Leon Bagwell has about an environmental cleanup that’s under way just down the road from his home in Blacksburg.  More...

LifeStyles

SNOWBABY –

  Travis Head, 7-month-old son of Jeffrey and Marie Head of Cowpens, enjoyed romping in his first big snowfall on Monday, Jan. 10, and posed for this picture on 1-11-11.   More...

BIRTHS

Anmariah Jewl Myers Jessica Truett and Robert R. Myers of Gaffney announce the birth of their daughter, Anmariah Jewl Myers, on Dec. 15, 2010, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 6 lbs. 5 ozs. More...

WHAT’S UP

Fund raiser   Central Baptist Church will be starting back its breakfast buffet this Saturday, Jan. 15, from 7- 10:30 a.m. Adults are $6 and children under 12 are $3. Call 489-1604 or 490-2584 for more information.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Loyd Tucker

Loyd Gene Tucker, 77, formerly of 264 Sims Road, passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at Peachtree Centre.  Born in Gaffney, Mr. Tucker was the son of the late Wilson Preston and Clara Estelle Smith Tucker. More...

Daisy Brown

Daisy Lorene Stewart Dover Brown, 88, of Brookview Healthcare, formerly of 133 Foster St., Apt. 5, Cowpens, passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at 4:34 a.m. at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  More...

Beatrice Phillips

Janie Beatrice Phillips, 93, of 194 Draytonville Church Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home. Herman Wood   More...

Governor to speak at Chamber banquet

 The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce today received confirmation that the speaker for their Annual Dinner Meeting will be South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. More...

School schedules in shambles

The winter storm wreaked havoc with the class schedules of local colleges and county schools this week.  More...

City finance committee to mull fees request

Call it bartering or just playing good politics, but seemingly going against its attorney’s findings, Gaffney City Council on Thursday agreed to forward the county’s request to waive city permit charges for the new county administration b More...

Local News

Cowpens event still on schedule

Despite recent inclement weather conditions, Cowpens National Battlefield will still hold its 230th anniversary event the weekend of Jan. 15-16.  If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the park at (864) 461- 2828. More...

Indicators meeting Jan. 21

The Upstate Workforce Investment Board will host the fourth of five panel discussions as part of an ongoing effort to raise awareness of various issues identified in the Cherokee County Community Indicators Project.  The Crime and Safety Panel w More...

Civil rights advocate with local ties is featured speaker at MLK luncheon

Civil rights and children’s advocate Marian Wright Edelman returns to her father’s hometown Jan. 17 to speak for Limestone College’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.  More...

Sports

A Tiger's Tale

Sarratt’s ready to return to the mound

The months of rehabbing from elbow surgery had another effect for Gaffney’s Justin Sarratt that few could have anticipated. More...

Indians’ layoff over

Ultra-successful Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff has been around enough to know what a long layoff can do to the chemistry and conditioning of a team.  More...

NFL Playoff Weekend

Warm weather expected for Pittsburgh and Foxborough

Forget the cold. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

You drive, you text, you die

The message couldn’t be more blunt: You drive, you text, you die.  AAA Carolinas’ ad campaign against texting while driving is to be applauded. More...

TIM GULLA

It was nice while it lasted

Unsure of whether my car could make it up a slipperylooking hill in Gaffney on Monday morning, I decided not to tempt fate and left the car parked.  I still had to get to work, however, and since there’s nothing wrong with my two feet I de More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

The Sellars and Bolin families took The Ledger with them to read on a trip to Boston for the Boston College vs. Clemson game. 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?