October 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Flu bug already rearing its ugly head

Ready or not, here it comes.  State health officials sounded the alarm last week, alerting residents of the Palmetto State that flu season has officially arrived.  The state’s first reported cases of influenza, more commonly referred More...

LifeStyles

Limestone’s Marching Saints prepping for first season

While head football coach Bobby James and his staff are readying the Limestone College football team for its inaugural season in 2014, the “Marching Saints” are also working hard to make a lasting first impression.  More...

Miss Tate, Mr. Lashford wed Sept. 7

Neely Suzanne Tate and Thomas Stuart Lashford, both of Simpsonville, exchanged marriage vows on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at Downtown Baptist Church in Greenville. Pastor Rodney Cook of Gaffney officiated the 6 p.m. More...

BPW MEETING OCT. 14 –

Gaffney Business and Professional Women will meet Monday, Oct. 14, at 12:30 p.m. at Aegean Pizza. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kathleen Christen Cantrell

CHESNEE – Kathleen Christen Cantrell, 24, daughter of Chris and Wanda Morris Cantrell of 195 Minnow Farm Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.  More...

Sarah Thomas, retired from Hamrick’s

Sara Jean Moss Thomas, 82, of 130 Greenbriar Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at her home.  More...

Franz Opie Williams, retired from IBM

SILVER SPRING, Md. – Franz Opie Williams, son of Opie Hannibal Williams and Lillian Verona (Fagan) Williams, went home to be with Our Lord, Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in Silver Spring. More...

Man faces child porn charges after cabbie finds phone

Stench forces cops to use air tanks to search Donald Smiley’s house

A cell phone left on the back seat of a Gaffney cab led to the arrest of a 37-year-old city man on child pornography charges after police were alerted to the phone’s allegedly graphic contents.  Donald Howard Smiley, of 405 Oakland Ave., n More...

County gets only one bid for building

Cherokee County attempted to unload its vacant tax assessors building for the second time, but ended up with only a single bid.  Mike Daniels and Associates submitted the only bid of $5,000 at a public bid opening during Monday’s Cherokee More...

Police say shooting victim not cooperative

A 45-year-old Shelby, N.C., man who suffered three gunshot wounds early Tuesday morning allegedly refused to cooperate with police, telling investigators he would take care of the situation by himself, according to a Gaffney Police Department report. More...

Local News

20 pound mushroom a hit at show-and-tell

Ricky Wilson made an odd discovery last Wednesday which added extra excitement to a show-and-tell period at Grassy Pond Elementary.  Wilson found a 20-pound mushroom growing in his yard. More...

Funeral home names new manager

Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home welcomes Amy Bryant as manager of the downtown Gaffney location.  A native of South Carolina she brings 13 years of funeral service experience along with a willingness to provide the Gaffney community with seamless s More...

33-year-old man sentenced to 12 years for having sex with 14-year-old girl

A 33-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday after he pleaded guilty to 2nddegree criminal sexual conduct with a teen girl.  More...

Sports

LITTLE INDIANS

  - Back Row Standing Coaches: Larry Branyon, Dustin Garrett, Grayson McCraw, Brian Rochester. Middle Row:: Dominic Odom, D.J. More...

Indians add new offensive weapon

When fans notice a football player who stands out on the field because of his huge size, a quick glance at a roster usually follows to confirm what the eye sees.  But at 5-5, 135 lbs, Gaffney’s Dechrae Foster stands out because of his elus More...

Gaffney’s Hopper advances to long drive finals

This year’s Re/Max Long Drive event a 4-part series on The Golf Channel

October has gotten a little longer for Gaffney’s Patrick Hopper.  Hopper has qualified for the Re/Max World Long Drive Championship finals this month at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  This is Hopper’s third time in the finals.& More...

Letters

Tour de Peach was a great success; date for next year’s event already set

Dear Editor: The Robert Allen Group’s Tour de Peach Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank the sponsors of our 2013 Tour de Peach bicycle ride for Relay for Life More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Well into the 21st century, newspapers as relevant as ever

Where was it that you heard about the so-called demise of the newspaper?  Probably, you read about it in your daily newspaper; because, as Mark Twain, a journalist himself, was able to write to a friend: “The report of my death was an exag More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The prospects for a happy ending don’t look good

I tried to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. This is the message I saw when I went to HealthCare.gov: “We have a lot of visitors on the site right now. Please stay on this page. More...

THEIR VIEW

Technology good for education … mostly

Book pages are still being flipped at Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School, but they are of the virtual kind these days.  More...

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