August 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

INTERSTATE ACCIDENT

A firefighter from the Macedonia Volunteer Fire Department takes a look at a badly damaged Honda Accord following a multiplevehicle accident near the 87-Mile Marker on Interstate 85 just before 5 p.m. Sunday. More...

LifeStyles

There's never a dull moment at Brookview

CELEBRATING THE 4th WITH A BOOM - Brookview residents were treated to a fireworks celebration Saturday, July 4, that rivaled any other in the area. Family and friends from the community joined the residents for the festivities. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Can this marriage be saved?

Dear Annie: Last week, I found provocative pictures on my husband's digital camera of his female co-worker in a hotel room, wearing skimpy lingerie and one of his ties. My husband was not in any of the pictures. This woman is half his age. More...

Limestone alumni to enjoy day at the zoo

Limestone College alumni from throughout South Carolina will have a special day of fun at Columbia's Riverbanks Zoo and Garden on Saturday, Aug. 29. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Willie Vanburean Gist

Willie Vanburean Gist, 77, of Fairfax passed away Thursday night, Aug. 20th, at University Medical Center in Augusta, Ga. More...

Nathaniel Valentine

Nathaniel Valentine, 47, of 266 Goldmine Springs Road, Apartment D-20 in Gaffney passed Sunday morning, Aug. 23, 2009, at his residence. The son of Arthur Valentine and the late Mrs. More...

Barbara Byars

KINGS MOUNTAIN — Barbara Carroll Byars, 55, of Kings Mountain, N.C., died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, at her home. For 36 years the wife of Robert M. "Bob" Byars, she was born in Cherokee County the daughter of the late Joseph Carroll Sr. More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

I ain't listening to bad music

I had one of those fancy satellite radios installed in my car a couple of years ago. I got it primarily to listen to Cincinnati Reds games. But lately, the ol' Reds aren't doing very well. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Golly, Miss Molly

My wife, Alma, and I have differing opinions on a matter. Can you believe that? If you are married, of course you can. If you aren't, believe me this is not unusual. Gratefully, it is not a big issue but it is one that keeps surfacing. More...

Former Cherokee County educator killed in accident

An aspiring pro wrestler, former Cherokee County educator Brian Linder was a big kid at heart with a passion for helping underprivileged kids in the community. Linder, 35, was killed in a truck accident on Aug. 23 at 2:45 a.m. More...

Jobless rate shows slight impr ovement

Both the state and Cherokee County unemployment rates dropped in July, which normally would be a cause for celebration that things are looking better after months of dismal jobs reports kept the unemployment rate on a upward trajectory. More...

Food service program feels money pinch

The Cherokee County School Board has transferred $750,000 from the budget to help keep the school food service program solvent. More...

Local News

Gaffney council moves a step closer to smoking ban in city-owned vehicles

Gaffney City Council now, apparently, has the votes to snuff out smoking in city-owned vehicles. In a meeting Friday morning, Police Committee members unanimously approved a recommendation to ban smoking in city vehicles. More...

Longtime county councilman to be released from hospital

Longtime Cherokee County Councilman James Batchler is expected to be released after a lengthy stay in the hospital on Tuesday. Batchler was admitted to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, Aug. More...

POLICE REPORTS

The Gaffney Police Department is on the lookout for a shoplifter with clean teeth. According to a police report, a man and woman entered the Walmart on West Floyd Baker Boulevard on Aug. More...

Sports

Pulling one out

Late touchdown gives Gaffney victory over Wolverines

The Gaffney High coaching staff couldn't have scripted the winning touchdown pass any better. The coaches have been encouraging quarterback DeEdward Burris to be more patient in the pocket to allow his receivers to get open. More...

BRIEFS

HBA golf tourney Sept. 25 The HBA of Cherokee County will host its 21st annual golf tournament on Friday, Sept. 25 at Cherokee National. The format is captain's choice and there will be a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. More...

Walhalla hammers Wildcats

WALHALLA —Blacksburg's ball control offense was no match Friday night for the speed and explosiveness of Walhalla senior playmakers John Sharpe and Mike Brown. More...

Letters

Impressed with the care she received at Upstate Carolina Medical Center

Dear Editor: As a health care professional, I am probably more critical of health care services than some folks. The care that I received at UCMC Emergency Department was so impressive that I would like to acknowledge the people who cared for me. More...

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