November 8, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

County council gives ‘LIPS’ service to industrial prospect

Cherokee County Council on Monday approved first reading of a tax break for an unnamed company. More...

LifeStyles

PREACHER KEEPS HIS PROMISE –

The Team Kids Children of Calvary Baptist Church made a deal with Pastor Stuart Kersey – if they collected 200 cans of food for the food pantry Pastor Kersey would kiss a goat. More...

Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center to observeWorld Diabetes Day Nov. 14

Free blood glucose screenings, health info will be offered in outpatient lobby

In honor of World Diabetes Day on  November 14, Novant Health  Gaffney Medical Center will offer free blood glucose (blood sugar) screenings and health information in the outpatient lobby area from 9 a.m.-noon and from 2-5 p.m.  More...

Official collection site for Operation Christmas Child opens here Nov. 18

With holiday supplies already covering store shelves, Gaffney individuals, families, churches and groups are working to make Christmas a reality for needy kids around the world by filling shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mae Surratt, active member of Greater Buck Shoals Ministries

Mae Dilly Valentine Surratt, 69, of 106 Blue Dawn Road, Chesnee, was called to eternal rest on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013.  Wife of Sylvester Dayton Surratt, she was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late Jessie Ray Valentine Sr. More...

Aileen Bostic, 90, homemaker and member of Lake Wateree Baptist Church

Aileen Osment Bostic, 90, formerly of Lake Wateree, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at Magnolias of Gaffney.   More...

Letters

Thanks for dice run support

Dear Editor:  So many volunteers, donations and participants helped to make Tumeby’s Tap Room’s first annual dice run a success on Saturday, Sept. 21. More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

A one-size-fits-all government cannot survive in the iPad era

Washington’s political class fundamentally misunderstands the role of politics and government in American society. They act as if government is the central force in American life and that its decisions guide the course of the nation. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Chicken wings adventure has come full circle

I hope there is a small place in heaven where you can eat a limitless amount of chicken wings and never have to worry about your cholesterol.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Major advance against AIDS

Scientists from Cornell and Scripps Research Institute have announced a breakthrough in understanding the mechanism HIV uses to infect humans, opening the door to creating an effective AIDS vaccine. More...

Bomb squad makes Exodus after Revelation of no danger in mystery box

In the end it turned out to be a harmless box of paperback Bible study books, but in a day and age of heightened security concerns, authorities weren’t taking any chances with a potentially suspicious package Wednesday.  More...

Students, teachers experience simulated DUI impairment

Students at the Copeland Academy on Thursday had an opportunity to see firsthand, in a very fuzzy way, the effects of getting behind the wheel when you’re intoxicated.  More...

Local News

EARLY CHRISTMAS

— Christmas arrived early for some county nonprofit groups Oct. More...

Woman reports unknown man (not) in her car

A Walnut Street man was charged with drug- and firearms-related offenses after Gaffney police responded to a suspicious person call at Walmart and ended up recovering a gun that had been reported stolen.  More...

City receives $120,000 grant to build emergency services training facility

The biggest item on Gaffney Fire Chief Jamie Caggiano’s wish list took a major step forward Thursday when it was announced that the Timken Foundation had awarded the city a $120,000 grant to construct a new training facility for emergency servi More...

Sports

‘Stepp’ing it up

The depth of the Gaffney passing game was on display Friday when quarterback Shaq Davidson completed passes to five different players.  When Davidson really needs a completion, however, he’s becoming more and more likely to throw to Dylan More...

Gaffney hopes for win; momentum for playoff run

Beating a rival is nice, but having momentum heading into the playoffs is just as important.  The Indians can do both by beating Spartanburg today at Gibbs Stadium.  “We certainly want to go into the playoffs off a victory,” Gaf More...

Wildcats have extra time to work with players in offseason

Blacksburg head football coach Drew Chisholm will have an extra bowl season to work with returning players as he looks towards 2014.  More...

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