July 16, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Blood drive dedicated to Fortson

Blood donors will not only be giving blood Friday at Cherokee Family Medicine, they will also be showing their appreciation for the humanitarian effort displayed by a man with local ties. More...

LifeStyles

Limestone College students journey to South America to lend helping hand

From the pulpit of Limestone Street United Methodist Church, the Rev. Ron Singleton promotes one of Jesus' primary callings to believers. "We are all called to missions," Singleton said. More...

BIRTHS

Talireah Chrishell Dixon Lillian Hughes and Terrence Dixon of Gaffney announce the birth of their daughter, Talireah Chrishell Dixon, on June 21, 2007, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 6 lbs. 10 ozs. More...

Wife tired of being hurt by husband's mean mother

ANNIES MAILBOX

Dear Annie: I'm a 59-year-old woman. My husband had a terrible childhood with a mentally abusive mother. She is so nasty that his other siblings have no contact with her, but my husband still treats her extremely well. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jimmy Bridges

Retired from textile industry James Larry (Jimmy) Bridges, 65, of 232 W. Ninth St., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 13, 2007, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital. More...

Elizabeth (Lib) LeCroy

Retired from Hoechst Celanese Mary Elizabeth (Lib) Proctor LeCroy, 70, of 804 Filter Plant Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 12, 2007, at Valley Falls Terrace, Spartanburg. More...

Joyce Ann Campbell

Retired from Mitsubishi LYMAN - Joyce Ann Alexander Campbell, 62, of 15 Granny Mack Bridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 13, 2007. A native of Spartanburg County, she was the wife of John B. More...

Columns

FROMA HARROP

Keep blue dogs barking

"Go ahead!" the gremlins hiss into Democratic ears. "Spend and borrow. The Republicans did it. Don't be a goody-two-shoes about this 'pay-as-you-go' stuff." The gremlins are hard at work trying to throw a wrench into the Democrats' Paygo resolve. More...

Jammin' at the Wal-Mart

I have one of those adapter thingies that allow me to play my iPod through my car stereo. I have more than 800 songs on my iPod. That means I could turn it on and listen to it for more than two consecutive days and not hear the same song twice. More...

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Photo

Ledger photo / TARA JENNINGS DANCE LESSON- Craig Woolard teaches kids how to do "the funky chicken" Saturday. His band performed with the Band of Oz and The Embers during a Peach Beach concert at the festival's Orchard Park site. More...

New industry will probably get tax break

If things go as expected, Bericap, the Upstate Corporate Park's first tenant, will receive a tax break from Cherokee County Council today. More...

Local News

'Ugly' cake wins top prize

took the top prize Saturday in this year's peach recipe contest at Daddy Joe's Beach House BBQ & Grill. More...

School trustee reports stickers stolen from license tag

Cherokee County School District Trustee Sandra Greene has reported that someone stole the month and year stickers off the license plate of her 2003 Honda, a report at the Gaffney Police Department states. She contacted police at 3 p.m. More...

Planning Commission making progress on junkyard ordinance

Cherokee County Council wants to move quickly to pass an ordinance to regulate junkyards. The Cherokee County Planning Commission is abiding by those wishes. More...

Sports

Wildcats tested at passing league

The Blacksburg High football team worked on the passing game last week against some of the toughest competition it will see all season. Blacksburg played 18 games on Monday and Thursday in a seven on seven passing league at Presbyterian College. More...

Pitching key for Post 109 success

Gaffney Post 109 manager Jeff Osment sees a mirror image of his team when he looks at Lexington. The teams' offenses can put up eye-popping numbers. "They are a lot like us," Osment said. "They are a good hitting team. They swing the bats well. More...

Braves complete sweep of Pirates with 5-1 win

ATLANTA - Buddy Carlyle pitched eight impressive innings to win his third straight decision and the surging Atlanta Braves got four hits from Edgar Renteria, completing a three-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 5-1 victory Sunday. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

VALERIE PLAME'S TESTIMONY WASHINGTON - Rep. More...

National News

Food Network to spotlight local eatery

Harold's owner Tony Lipscomb has announced that a segment of "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" featuring his restaurant will air today at 10 p.m. on The Food Network. More...

Regulations on RVs coming as power plant work draws nearer

A year ago, there was no need to pass an ordinance to regulate RV (recreational vehicle) campgrounds. But county officials believe that will change when thousands of construction workers begin work on the proposed Duke Power nuclear plant. More...

Detectives checking into kidnapping in Blacksburg

Detectives with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office are investigating a kidnapping that allegedly occurred on Wilderness Trail in Blacksburg just after midnight Thursday. More...

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Poll

Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?