April 18, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Mini-train derailed last year, woman says

As safety and emergency officials seek answers as to what may have caused the popular Cleveland Park miniature train “Sparkles” to derail, a Spartanburg woman has filed an affidavit stating it was not the first time the amusement ride had More...

Sign of the times: PEACHCenter Ministries closing — at least temporarily

The fewer walking through the door, the better.  Success for nonprofit organizations — unlike their commercial counterparts — is found in how few souls wander through their doors for assistance, needing help with everything from groc More...

LifeStyles

Welcome spring with Sunday brunch

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – What better way to welcome spring than with a casual Sunday brunch – including good food and good friends.  Since banana breads often top the list of favorite quick breads, they are a good choice for brunch. More...

KIDS LEARN GOOD DENTAL HYGIENE –

First Baptist Preschool Terrific Two's enjoyed a presentation from Brooke Smith from Dr. Barrett's office during Dental Health Week. More...

BIRTHS

Jolian Trey Lawter  Elizabeth Lawter of Gaffney announces the birth of her son, Jolian Trey Lawter, on Feb. 22, 2011, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 7 lbs. 2 ozs.  Maternal grandmother is Teresa Anthony of Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kent Abernathy

Jimmy Kent Abernathy, 70, of 125 Natures Trail, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 17, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Jackie Davis

Jackie Burl Davis, 66, of 503 Holly St., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 15, 2011, at his residence.  Born in Cherokee County, he was formerly married to Ellen Davis and was the son of the late Charles O. Davis and Hazel Davis. More...

Cicero Thompson

Cicero Thompson of 2808 Belair Circle, Lawton, Okla., husband of Gertrude Thompson, passed on Saturday, April 16, 2011, in the Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton.  Son of the late Junious B. More...

Other News

New York City Rules

Recent trip allows Blacksburg High students to take in sights and sounds of the Big Apple, Broadway sensation “Wicked.”
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Sleepy Facebook page earns great attention

I’m sure by now that most of you have heard about the new Facebook page entitled, “Sleeping Students of GHS”. After all, it has made the national news and created some controversy. More...

School board hires two

Will be paid $90,000 each

"School board voted 5-4 tonight to spend $180,000 on hiring two principals outside the county for important roles in the district office. Lack of enrollment leads charter school group to delay opening this year. Superintendent Dr. More...

Man shot by cop dies

A 58-year-old Blacksburg man shot in the chest during an armed confrontation with Cherokee County Sheriff’s Deputies died Sunday afternoon at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Danny Claude Thomas, of Caldwell Road, had been listed as b More...

‘Snoozing students’ page has 1,800 friends; Dr. Taylor apparently not one

Gaffney High senior Josh Lewis never expected his decision to feature pictures of sleeping students on a Facebook page would capture so much attention from students and even state lawmakers.  More...

Local News

Rare Sunday opening for Daddy Joe’s benefits local Meals On Wheels efforts

Based solely on the hungry crowds lining up at the door to Daddy Joe’s Beach House BBQ & Grill, Terry Dennis was assured Sunday that the restaurant patrons wouldn’t be the only ones with full bellies.  More...

Three people struck by gunfire over 3-day span

The Gaffney Police Department is on the lookout for the person responsible for a Thursday night shooting that sent a man and a woman to the hospital.  The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, meanwhile, is investigating an unrelated early Sat More...

Upstate Forever hosts speaker series, ‘Water: Securing Our Future’

SPARTANBURG – Upstate Forever, the City of Spartanburg, Clemson Extension and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) will present “Pond Maintenance and Riparian Buffers” on Tuesday, April 26.  More...

Sports

Star wideout to miss spring practice

One of the top wide receivers in the state will be on the shelf for a little while he recovers from corrective surgery on both of his feet.  Quinshad Davis had the surgery performed on Thursday, April 7.  More...

Indians play air-tight defense

The Gaffney Indians exhibited none of the defensive lapses that plagued them in their previous two embarrassing losses.  In fact, they committed no errors at all in a 12-2 tidy home win over Lancaster on Friday.  More...

Blacksburg bats come alive in 27-0 rout

The Blacksburg High baseball team put an early end to the suspense by scoring nine runs in the first inning.  The Wildcats, though, were far from finished scoring, posting a 27-0 victory at Greer Middle Charter on Thursday.  The Wildcats sc More...

Columns

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Best Masters ever? Maybe ... maybe not

Some writers, media folk and patrons are calling this year’s Masters Golf Tournament the best one ever.  The best one ever?  I am not convinced.  I will readily concede it was a great one. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Does this sentence need another comma?

So you want to be a journalist.  Good for you.  It’s quite a fascinating field, you know. 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?