June 13, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Coming soon to a road near you: New pavement

As early as next month, motorists will be seeing their C-Fund dollars at work. Cherokee County Council is expected to award the C-Fund bid to a paving contractor at its meeting Monday, June 27. More...

Teachers await word on pay raises

Pay raises are one of several options trustees will consider Monday before voting on a proposed $60 million budget.  More...

LifeStyles

WHAT’S UP

UCMC needs volunteers ffi Upstate Carolina Medical Center is currently seeking new volunteers to serve throughout the hospital, in the gift shop, at the front desk, staff the cheer cart, etc. More...

Cogdill speaker at Gaffney Middle School graduation

Gaffney Middle School held its graduation ceremony Wednesday, June 1, with Michael Cogdill, WYFF News 4 anchor, as the keynote speaker. More...

Sports

Post 109 returns to action after layoff

The Post 109 senior team’s rise to the top of the standings has come as a result of strong pitching, timely hitting and solid defense.  Manager Zach Clary hopes a 10-day layoff doesn’t change that.  More...

Indians turn Jekyll and Hyde

Same team. More...

Rock Hill dumps Post 109 Jrs.

Did I mention the Post 109 juniors are struggling?  Nothing illustrates this better than the fact the team committed seven errors in a 9-5 home loss to Rock Hill on Friday.  More...

School board fireworks

Trustee calls for new school boss when BHS Principal replaced

An irate Blacksburg school trustee Barry Bailey called for an immediate search for a new superintendent Monday evening after longtime Blacksburg High Principal Jim Touchberry was forced to retire. More...

Gaffney officer charged with felony DUI, resigns

An off-duty Gaffney police officer is behind bars following a traffic accident Saturday morning on Union Street. Erik Mowery, 28, of 208 Furnace Mill Road, is charged with felony driving under the influence with great bodily injury. More...

Local barbecue-ist goes whole-hog in his love for cooking, competing

TRYON, N.C. — The heat sizzled off the grill Saturday morning as Gaffney resident Steve Taylor carefully perfected his barbecue ribs entry in the 18th annual Blue Ridge BBQ competition.  More...

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave

“For as long as she waves, we are free...”  Before the sounds of the Dynamic Breakers were heard from one end of Limestone Street to the other on Friday night, local residents, each with a miniature version of “Old Glory” More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

ffi An estimated $500 in malicious damage was reported June 8 at the Creekside at Wellington Apartments on Overbrook Drive.  According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone pulled loose the electrical wires from several air cond More...

Public invited to groundbreaking for new county administration building

Don’t blink.  If you do, you might just miss the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Cherokee County administration building.   The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. today and is not expected to last more than 10 to 15 minutes.  More...

To be the best of the best it takes... Hard Work

"This is a chance for me to see if I can still keep up with the young guys. As a major, a lot of these kids look to me for leadership. I want to show them that fitness is a lifelong endeavor." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joyce Pruitt

Joyce Lane Pruitt, 78, of 204 W. Knott St., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 11, 2011, at her residence.  More...

Jane Falls

BLACKSBURG – Mary Jane Nichols Falls, 81, of 867 Kings Creek Drive, died Friday, June 10, 2011, at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill.  A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 13, at Canaan U.M.C. Cemetery. More...

Geneva Hardin

Geneva Hardin of 100 Redwood Circle, Apt. 22, passed on Thursday, June 9, 2011, at 10:18 p.m. at her residence.  Daughter of the late James Bradley Sr. and the late Ora Jane Thompson, she was a native Cleveland County, N.C. More...

Columns

OUR VIEW

We still can't find much wrong with this road
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Maybe Cherokee County Council is so euphoric over its new county administration project about to get under way that it has temporarily overlooked other matters. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Two hard-fought weeks in the Senate

This year, we spent more time on the budget than few other times in South Carolina history. Some people have used that to make an easy joke at the expense of the General Assembly and our state, but the truth of the matter is actually good news. More...

SEND US YOUR PHOTOS

The next time you go out of town, take a copy of The Gaffney Ledger along and snap a photo of yourself and/or your group reading it so we can use it in our “Readers On The Road” feature.  Please make sure the photo is good quality. More...

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