September 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

City's first fire truck to be exhibited at Fall Classic Car Show

Classic vehicles of all shapes and sizes will be on hand Saturday at the Cherokee County Historical and Preservation Society (CHAPS), as the organization presents its annual Fall Classic Car Show. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Nothing can destroy a life like vicious lies

Dear Annie: I am a 20-something female living in a tiny Midwestern town, working as a receptionist at a place that has a constant stream of people coming in. I say "Hi, how are you?" to everyone and enjoy talking to the customers. More...

Miss Weaver, Mr. Bunger wed July 28

Jennifer Dawn Weaver and Stephen William Bunger were married Saturday, July 28, 2007, at Central Baptist Church in Gaffney. The Rev. David Toney, uncle of the bride, of Gaffney and Professor Wye Huxford of Georgia officiated the ceremony. More...

Junior Woman's Club sponsoring joint blood drive, school supply drive

Event is set for Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Wal-Mart

Cherokee County Junior Women's Club members urge county residents to give the gift of life and to help provide needed school supplies to underprivileged children during an upcoming dual drive. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Guy (Butch) Nance

Employed by Hamrick Mills

Guy Harold Nance Jr., 46, of 114 Bud's Trail, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, at his residence. More...

Rufus Guy Batchelor

Worked for the Council for Aging until 80 years old

BLACKSBURG - Rufus Guy Batchelor, 92, of 307 Batchelor Drive, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. A native of Cherokee County, he was the widower of Dolly Hall Batchelor and son of the late Rufus E. More...

Vera Harvey Shokes

Retired nurse

Vera Harvey Shokes, 94, a resident of Brookview HealthCare, formerly of 138 Ramsey Heights, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Marion, N.C., she was the widow of H.J. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It wasn't 'fair'

For most of my life, the fair- whether it be in South Carolina, Ohio or Alabama- has provided me with some of the best moments of my life. More...

Political Cartoon

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Oprah and Obama

It was, if not the biggest, certainly the most talked about fundraiser of this political season. More...

Sunny Slope buys out peach festival lease

The South Carolina Peach Festival will receive $41,300 from Sunny Slope Farms to leave the Orchard Park site behind. Sunny Slope Farms agreed this week to pay this amount to the peach festival. More...

A REAL TIGER

Summer might be on the wane, but a colorful butterfly season appears to be in full flight in Cherokee County. Here an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, the state butterfly of South Carolina, decorates a "snowball" blossom in a local yard. More...

Local News

Drug arrests continue in wake of Operation Chameleon

Cherokee County Sheriff's deputies and the Gaffney Police Department have been busy the past few weeks trying to crack down on countywide drug trade. More...

Teacher arrested for grand larceny

Police arrested a former Gaffney High teacher for stealing and then pawning over a dozen graphing calculators that belonged to the Cherokee County School District. More...

Limestone hosts Holocaust survivor Tuesday, Sept. 18

This semester, campus ministry and the history department will present "Never Again," Limestone College Remembers the Holocaust, a special series of events and lectures that will educate the community about the genocide of 6 million European Jews d More...

Sports

Wildcats look for new start in region opener

The region portion of the schedule probably couldn't come fast enough for the Blacksburg Wildcats, who were outscored 131-28 in three nonregion games to open the season. More...

Indians wary of dangerous Yellow Jackets

Big-time playmakers Brian Maddox and Cameron Ford have taken their considerable talents to the next level. But that doesn't mean the T.L. Hanna Yellow Jackets, who travel to the Reservation today for a 7:30 p.m. More...

A full workload

Versatile Gary Dean Moore rarely takes a play off during a Wildcats' game

Think your weekends are busy. Each Saturday, Gary Dean Moore wakes up early to take his younger brother to his Mite League football game before clocking in at his job as an usher at the Starmax entertainment complex. More...

Letters

No reason for treatment

Dear Editor,

On Monday Sept. 11, I went to the Cherokee County Tax Assessor's office to inquire about rollback taxes that had been levied on a small parcel of land I own. More...

Upset about Hardee's ad

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following letter, sent to area television stations, was one of dozens sent to this newspaper for publication. More...

Special Sections

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?