April 11, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Peach grower nervously awaits damage report

Cherokee County peach farmer Kline Cash won't know until later this week how last weekend's bonechilling cold weather affected his crop. A warmer-than-usual spring caused peach trees to bloom early this year. More...

READER OF THE WEEK

Name - Krystal McRobie Occupation - 4th grade teacher at Blacksburg Elementary School Residence - Blacksburg Family - Husband, Ricky; Sons, Seth and Ethan Favorite Restaurant - Bronco and Outback Favorite Pastime - Going to the movies Wh More...

LifeStyles

Community development support corporation will be based in Gaffney

Gaffney will serve as the state headquarters for a community development partnership designed to stimulate housing and commercial development for low-income counties. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

10-year-old at risk for serious eating disorder Dear Annie: I have a beautiful 10- year-old daughter, "Lisa." The problem is, she is teased by other children. More...

'The Miracle Worker'ends GLT's 2006-2007 season

Auditions for award-winning play are set for April 16-17

William Gibson in writing The Miracle Worker, the story of Helen Keller's childhood, insisted that both the cast and the audience be racially diverse. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Darrell E. McGowans

Sheetrock finisher

Darrell E. McGowans, 47, of 463 Garvin Lake Road, Lot 4, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2007, at his residence. Son of the late James Clarence and Mary Thelma McDaniel McGowans, he was born in Baltimore, Md. Mr. More...

Ebb Hyatt

Retired from U.S. Marine Corp and Duke Power

BLACKSBURG - Ebb Hyatt, 83, of 447 Cherokee Ford Road, died Saturday, April 7, 2007, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center in Gaffney. Mr. Hyatt and his late wife, Kathleen Hardy Hyatt, were married for over 59 years Born in Starks, La. More...

Mary Grant

Mary M. Pierce Grant died in Maryland. Born in Gaffney in 1917, she is survived by a son, Robert Grant, of Maryland; five grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. Mrs. Grant will be buried at Draytonville Baptist Church at 3 p.m. More...

Inside Report

Worse than Apartheid?

BETHLEHEM, West Bank - Hani Hayek, an accountant who is the Christian mayor of the tiny Christian-majority Palestinian village of Beit Sahour, was angry last week driving me along the Israeli security wall. More...

Man faces two counts of felony DUI in accident that claims woman's life

A Harrisburg, Pa., man has been arrested following a two-vehicle crash in the Macedonia community on Tuesday evening that claimed the life of a 66-year-old Cowpens woman. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler pronounced Frances E. More...

Police search for suspect in knife attacks

Cherokee County Sheriff's Department deputies are helping North Carolina law enforcement officers search for a man accused of cutting two people inside a Food Lion on March 24. More...

Local News

Group will be recognized at awards ceremony

Members of Camp Moses Wood No. 125 will be recognized as this year's top Adopt- A-Highway group at the state awards ceremony in Columbia Thursday. More...

TORCHED

The Blacksburg Fire Department torched a vacant home on Jones Street in Blacksburg on Tuesday evening. The controlled fire was set to help train the department's junior firefighters. More...

Business cited by SLED for selling beer to underage person

The S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) has cited a Gaffney business and one of its employees for selling beer to an underage person. More...

Sports

Blacksburg sidelined for season opener

Blacksburg High saw a great football rivalry and the season opener disappear March 12 in the consolidation of Union County high schools. Blacksburg was scheduled to play Jonesville in the first game of the 2007 football season. More...

Prevatte reunion slated for April 14

The annual reunion of former players of Coach Bob Prevatte will be held April 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the new Gaffney High school cafeteria. All former players are encouraged to attend. The meal will be catered. More...

Summer league signup underway

Signup for Cherokee County Summer League Basketball is underway at SageSport and the Cherokee Recreation District. All children who sign up early will have a choice to attend an instructional camp Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at B.D. More...

Letters

Let's give all babies the gift of life

Dear Cody: Babies need our help. More than half a million babies are born too soon every year in our country. In an average week in South Carolina, 168 babies are born prematurely. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

What might happen if women ruled the world

Who comes up with all of that stuff? You know, that stuff you receive via e-mail that makes you lol (laugh out loud for those of you who are not literate in computerese). My friend Joe Bonner sends me one of them almost every day. More...

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