November 9, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

FOOTBALL CONTEST WINNER

Five people tied for top honors in last week’s contest but Allen S. Mosley of Pacolet had the closest tie-breaker score and thus takes home $100 in prize money. More...

LifeStyles

Iron City Ministries hosts annual auction Nov. 12

BLACKSBURG – Iron City Ministries will host its annual fund-raising auction on Saturday, Nov. 12, in the gym at Blacksburg Middle School, 101 London St.  A silent auction will begin at 2 p.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. More...

Olympic champ guest at AAUW luncheon Nov. 14

2004 silver medalist Sara McMann will speak about .Women in Sports'

Sara McMann, 2004 silver medallist in women’s wrestling at the Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, will speak about “Women in Sports” at the November meeting of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). More...

Natalie Southgate is crowned 2012 Miss Lyman Teen

Natalie Judith Southgate was crowned Miss Lyman Teen 2012 on Saturday evening, Nov. 5. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Norman L. Jefferies

Norman Leo “Dirty Red” Jefferies, 65, of 504 Granite Drive, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  More...

Boone Kirby

Elbert Boone Kirby, 79, of 1511 W. Rutledge Ave., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. More...

Harold Burgess

Harold Weston Burgess, 86, formerly of 605 11th St., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. More...

Bloodied man dies in hospital

Assault charge upgraded to murder

An assault charge against a 46-year-old Gaffney man was upgraded to murder Tuesday after the alleged victim of a Monday night physical assault died in a Spartanburg hospital, according to the Gaffney Police Department.  More...

SLED investigates Sunday fire

A probe of a Sunday night fire in Blacksburg by local and SLED fire investigators didn’t turn up a definitive cause.   More...

Local News

Phillips, district make deal

Former Gaffney High teacher and football coach Kevin Phillips has reached an agreement with the Cherokee County School District that calls for him to be paid through the end of the year and remain on the district insurance plan until June 30, 2012.&n More...

Don’t panic; it’s only a test of your emergency broadcast system

In a first-of-its-kind event, radio and television stations across the nation will all be airing the same thing at 2 p.m. More...

City votes to amend fireworks law

Gaffney City Council on Monday moved to enact stiffer fireworks restrictions.  By a 5-2 vote, council authorized its attorney to draft an ordinance that will make it illegal to discharge fireworks on the 4th of July after 10 p.m.  More...

Sports

PLAYOFF MODE

Indians prep for first round matchup with West Ashley

Gaffney (11-0 )ended the 2011 regular season exactly the way it wanted Friday with homefield advantage for the playoffs and a dominating 42-0 victory over archrival Spartanburg.  After capturing the Region III-4A crown, Gaffney football players More...

Movin’ on up

Guess it was appropriate to call Monday "moving day" for the Gaffney football team.  The Indians' impressive 42- 0 victory over rival Spartanburg to claim the Region III-4A crown boosted its cause nationally as well, rising in the latest edition More...

Iron City alumni to get another run under the lights

Foremost in the minds of most football players typically is the last game they played.  The last time was sweet redemption for Blacksburg High alum Andrew Lanier last year, receiving the opportunity to relive a dream of his to again roam the tur More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

Dwayne Copeland, Betty J. Copeland, Earle Posey, Carolyn Posey, Wallace Guyton, Mary A. More...

THEIR VIEW

Wasted stimulus energy

Among the flaws of the 2009 federal stimulus bill were unreasonable expectations, excessive red tape and managerial incompetence. That’s painfully clear in a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy’s inspector general.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Stay tuned for how to cook your bird

Fall has fell. The temperature has dropped and the leaves are changing. 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?