September 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

YMCA building campaign reaches $929,000

If things go according to plan, Cherokee County YMCA officials will break ground on their new $3.8 million facility next year. Construction of the 27,794-squarefoot facility on an 11-acre site off Whelchel Road will take 12 to 14 months. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Good friend has become a rival

Dear Annie: Last year, "Karen" and I became very good friends during a summer theatre production. We had much in common and remained close the entire year. More...

83rd Cleveland County Fair kicks off 10-day run Sept. 27

Fair time means fun time - a tradition that has remained the same throughout the years

SHELBY - Remember the smell of cotton candy, vinegar fries and new mown hay? Remember whirling rides streaking colored lights against an autumn night sky? Remember when Cleveland County Fair time meant thrills and fun for families and friends? More...

Hoggy Jarrett and Piggy Gordon ready to battle at Hogway Speedway

Circle C Farms of Newton, N.C., is bringing everyone's favorite racetrack - Hogway Speedway - back to the fair for another year of animal racing fun. Owners Dennis, Sharon and Brent Cook host the hilarious happening. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Doris McCulloch

Owner-operator of McCulloch House Antiques

GREENVILLE - Doris Allen McCulloch, 79, of Lake Forest Subd ivision, died on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, at her home. Born in Grover, N.C., she was the widow of James I. McCulloch Jr. More...

J.D. Patterson

Retired from Hamrick Mills

J.D. Patterson, 73, of 318 Draytonville Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Eugene P. Smith

Gaffney native

Eugene Pitman Smith, 88, of 9023 Taylor St., Springdale, Md., died Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at 4:15 p.m. in Crescent Cities Rehab Center, Riverdale, Md. Son of the late Zellie Smith and the late Lucinda S. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A penny saved ...

My dad likes to tell the story about driving his granddad to Charlotte to watch boxing matches. "Run over and tell your granny you want me to take you to the fights and maybe she'll let us go," he'd tell my dad. More...

Assistant principal suspended

A Gaffney High assistant principal has been suspended without pay for two weeks for her actions in breaking up a student fight. School trustees voted 8-1 Monday evening to uphold superintendent Dr. More...

Guns found in backpacks at school turn out to be toys

Toy sponge guns brought to school by Limestone-Central Elementary students were convincing enough to warrant visits by police officers. More...

'See You At The Pole' rally draws crowd

With hands raised high and voices sending praises toward the heavens, hundreds of Cherokee County youths Tuesday pledged their allegiance - not to the American flag - but to the cross of Jesus Christ at the See You At The Pole rally at First Bapt More...

Local News

Committee to select finalists for asst. administrator post

The Cherokee County Finance Committee should know the finalists for the county's assistant administrator position after Thursday's meeting. More...

OVER THE BRIDGE -

Gaffney resident Juliet Keller poses last Saturday after walking the entire span of Ravenel Bridge in Charleston. The 84-yearold woman, who spends a lot of her time sewing, has wanted to cross the bridge for much of the past two years. More...

No code changes for East Gaffney

The county has abandoned plans to impose stiffer building code enforcement regulations in the area of the county known as the East Gaffney Development District. More...

Sports

Wildcats win realignment appeal

Blacksburg won its appeal of realignment and will move back to Class A with next year's football schedule already in hand. More...

A workmanlike approach

Strickland says passing game will improve with reps

Gaffney's second-half performance against Mauldin Friday was the epitome of a workmanlike effort. The Indians dominated time of possession by piling up the yards on the ground. More...

Gaffney cross country team is making strides this season

The Gaffney cross country team is making strides in the right direction. Although the Indians finished behind T.L. Hanna and Sumter at the second annual Limestone Invitational Saturday, head coach Kevin Hammett said there were some bright spots. More...

Letters

Englishman calls sentence barbaric

To the people of South Carolina: I would like to draw your attention to the plight of young Christopher Pittman, who at the age of 12 years killed his grandparents. More...

Residents appreciate Broad River Co-Op efforts

Dear Editor:

This letter is a long overdue thank you to the Broad River Electric Co-Op. Our home and many of the homes in our church family and in the CKC Fire District are serviced by the BREC. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

The maestro's false notes

WASHINGTON - After four decades of Alan Greenspan's nimble maneuvers, it seemed no accident that his long-awaited memoir's publication ("The Age of Turbulence") coincided with global financial turmoil. More...

State News

Guiliani has great expectations for support from rural areas

With the 2008 race for the White House in full swing, the Palmetto State finds itself caught in the crosshairs, considered as a pivotal state in the early primaries. More...

Lt. governor's office blasts report on Medicaid Transportation

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Ledger reported in July that "While some providers and politicians dislike the changes made to the state's Medicaid transportation system, the state's health agency believes the new method will bring much needed accountability to 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?