November 8, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Veteran radio newsman elected county coroner by comfortable margin

Republican Dennis Fowler became the voters' choice for coroner Tuesday, winning by 930 votes. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIES MAILBOX

She wants cheating husband out of house Dear Annie: More...

GHS drama students perform hilarious whodunit

The Gaffney High School Drama Department will present three performances of More...

Tyler - Prahl

Mr. and Mrs. James Linwood Tyler Jr. of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Rebecca, of Columbia to Brian Jonathan Prahl, also of Columbia and son of Mr. and Mrs. John Edward Prahl of Peachtree City, Ga. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

William L. Carner

Truck driver at UPS

BLACKSBURG - William Lamar (Bill) Carner, 63, of 124 Austell Drive, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006, in Spartanburg Regional Health Care. More...

Polly P. Parker

Retired from textiles

Polly Patterson Parker, 84, formerly of 210 Ross St., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006, at Peachtree Centre. More...

Napolean Brooks

Retired from Goforth Plant and Coca-Cola

SHELBY - Napolean Brooks, 66, of 1526 Eaves Road, Apt. B- 9, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006, in Crawley Memorial Hospital, B o i l i n g Springs, N.C. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

To turn or not to turn: That is the question

"You need to get one of those things that tell when and where to turn," my wife said. "You mean a GPS system?" More...

Sheriff survives challenge

Less than 300 votes separated Cherokee County Sheriff Bill Blanton and Democrat challenger Rick Burgess. More...

School board gets one new face

Amanda Knowles was elected on Tuesday to the District 5 school board seat, defeating incumbent Pat Wells. More...

Bauer helps police catch shoplifting suspect at Wal-Mart

Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer helped catch a shoplifting suspect Monday during a campaign stop at Wal-Mart in Gaffney. More...

Local News

Teen gets 10 years after pleading guilty to armed robbery

A 17-year-old Gaffney man apologized in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to a store clerk who was working when he committed an armed robbery at the Eastside Saveway, 302 Wilkinsville Hwy., in Gaffney. More...

Gaffney Christmas parade set for Dec. 9

The Gaffney Christmas Parade will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, in downtown Gaffney. Grand marshals will be local National Guard soldiers who will be deployed to Afghanistan in early 2007. More...

Red Cross giving away vacation to Disney World

The Cherokee County American Red Cross has been enjoying help from the community recently, and they hope that one lucky Cherokeean will get a little 'magic' in return. More...

Sports

Coach not complaining about seeding

Losing record by Big 16 schools hurt Gaffney's seeding

Don't count Gaffney coach Phil Strickland among the people complaining about the Indians' low playoff seeding. More...

Indians hit stride as playoffs begin

With potential games looming against Byrnes and Stratford, Gaffney coach Phil Strickland said the big challenge is not to look ahead. More...

Strickland, Long named area's best

Maybe now more college recruiters will take notice of Gaffney's Malcolm Long. More...

Letters

Criticism of 911 draws response from writer...

Dear Editor: As a Cherokee County E-911 employee, I would like to respond to the letter written by Robert Brown that appeared in your paper Wednesday, Nov. 1. More...

...And another one...

Dear Editor: In response to the letter that was published in the paper Nov. More...

...And another one

Dear Editor: This is in response to the allegations of 911 discriminating against the dive team. More...

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