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July 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

44 of 75 BPW employees earn more than $50,000

It pays to work for the Gaffney Board of Public Works. More than 60 percent of BPW workers — or 44 of the 75 full-time employees — take home more than $50,000 a year in the fiscal year beginning April 1. More...

Local News

No tax on purchases made this weekend

Summer’s end is nearing for local students, but not before opportunity knocks at their door in regard to saving on items needed for the start of school. More...

EXPLOSION?

EXPLOSION? — A storage building behind a house in the 200 block of Tiffany Terrace Road was badly damaged Sunday in a fire at 2:41 p.m. More...

Gaffney students earn honors at Clemson

These students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the spring semester of 2014 have earned inclusion on the President’s List at Clemson University. More...

Sports

Indians in Top 10

Gaffney is ranked No. 10 in HSSR preseason poll; Northwestern at No. 1

The South Carolina High School Sports Report doesn’t think this will be a rebuilding year for the young Gaffney Indians. Despite the loss of Division I signees Shaq Davidson and Hyleck Foster, the HSSR ranks the Indians at No. More...

Gaffney offensive lineman comes in at No. 13

Gaffney’s T.J. Haney is among the top players in the state, according to the High School Sports Report. The 6’-6”, 320 lbs. Haney comes in at No. 13, in the ratings of the top 150 seniors in the state. More...

SHADES OF BLUE

- The local Babe Ruth 13 and 14 year old all-stars captured the district 10 championship in Union. The team known as the Shades of Blue then competed in the state tournament. More...

Trustees won’t include SCC in referendum

Spartanburg Community College will not be included in a voter referendum to continue a penny sales tax used by Cherokee County schools. More...

Ballot question wording gets unanimous OK

The Cherokee County School Board unanimously approved the final wording Monday for a two-question voter referendum seeking sales tax money for a variety of school projects. More...

POLE POSITION

Rev. Ron Singleton recently repainted the Granard Middle and B.D. Lee Elementary flagpoles as part of a community service project. More...

Howell, Matthews, Mueller top list of county salaries

Once again, Chief Magistrate Bart Howell tops the list of the highest-paid county employees. Howell earns a budgeted salary of $77,424,88. More...

LifeStyles

MUD BOGGED

More than 3,500 people turned out Saturday to witness modified 4-wheel drive trucks slip and slide in a 200-foot-long mud pit at Lake Whelchel. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Wyatt – Hames

Cassie Danielle Wyatt of Gaffney and Charles Edward Hames III of Blacksburg will be married on Aug. 30, 2014, at Cleveland Park in Spartanburg. Miss Wyatt is the daughter of Rachel Wyatt of Gaffney and the late Billy Wyatt. More...

Amy Crotzer guest speaker at Altrusa meeting July 15

Amy Crotzer, Member Services and Community Relations Representative for the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce. was guest speaker at the July 15 meeting of the Altrusa International Inc. of Gaffney. More...

Obituaries

Rev. Danny Shore, former pastor of Oakdale Baptist Church in Cowpens

MOCKSVILLE, N.C. – Rev. John Daniel “Danny” Shore, 66, of Junction Road, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at his home. He was born Sept. 17, 1947, in Davie County, to the late Dee Glenn and Evelyn Anderson Shore. More...

Frances Cooper, involved with the Waldrop Senior Center

PROSPERITY – Frances Ellison Cooper, 85, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at her residence. Born on Nov. 26, 1928, in Baltimore, Md., she was a daughter of the late Rawls Walter and Ella Jane Bolling. More...

Ethel Adams, a homemaker and loved to farm

SPARTANBURG – Ethel Turner Adams, 90, formerly of 602 Old Farm Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 28, 2014, at Mountainview Nursing Home. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Welcome to automated land

As I begin writing this column, I am listening to some orchestra music, which I assume is supposed to be calming. I have been listening to it for eight minutes and 33 seconds and I am anything but calm. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

A chance to rededicate to the rule of law

True, the Halbig case, if it makes its way to the Supreme Court, will present an opportunity for Chief Justice John Roberts to redeem himself from his abominably activist salvation of Obamacare. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Apollo 11 an achievement worth remembering

July 21 marked the anniversary of one of America’s great triumphs. More...