October 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Workshop will focus on county's proposed junkyard ordinance

Cherokee County Council has a workshop planned later this month to discuss its controversial ordinance to regulate junkyards. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Hamrick, Mr. Cheatham wed Sept. 29

Ansley Brabham Hamrick and Thomas Reid Cheatham were married Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, at half after five o'clock in a traditional ceremony at Myers Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte, N.C. The Rev. Stephen David James officiated. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

His daughter's turning into a nightmare

Dear Annie: How do you tell your brother that his daughter is turning into a nightmare? "Cindy" is an adorable 9-year-old and runs the house. More...

Overweight children more likely to live in rural America

USC report finds 30.6 percent of kids 10-17 are overweight; 14.8 percent obese

COLUMBIA - The nation's first report on obesity and physical inactivity among rural youth shows that children living in rural areas are more likely to be overweight or obese than their urban peers. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Milton "Milt" Edwin Brown

Meteorologist with USAF and National Weather Service

WEST COLUMBIA - Services for Milton "Milt" Edwin Brown, 70, of West Columbia, will be held at 3 p.m. today, Oct. 1, 2007, in the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington. Officiating will be the Rev. Anthony Ghouralal. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

WHERE IS RUDY? WASHINGTON - Rudy Giuliani is the only 2008 Republican presidential candidate who has not accepted an invitation to a "values voters" conference of social conservatives in Washington, D.C., Oct. More...

State News

Study: S.C. falling behind in law enforcement training

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's law enforcement officers don't get enough training for their jobs, a University of South Carolina study says. University researchers Drs. More...

Jobless rate down from a month ago

The unemployment lines here were shorter in August. Cherokee County's unemployment rate dropped to 6.9 percent from 7.2 percent in August, according to the State Employment Security Commission. More...

MICHAEL GAFFNEY DAY

Saturday was a gorgeous day to be outdoors in the Upstate, and for Gaffney residents there was no better way to spend it than to celebrate Michael Gaffney Day. The event got under way at 10 a.m. More...

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MONEY FOR THE YMCA - (Left to right) Sissy Brock (co-chair of the YMCA Capital Campaign Committee), Mark Propst (plant manager of The Timken Company's Gaffney Bearing Plant), Mike Goforth (CEO of the YMCA), and Dr. More...

Local News

Man swindles grocery store cashier out of $850

Employees at the Ingle's store on 1627 W. Floyd Baker Blvd. said an unknown black male swindled them out of $850 in cash. More...

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Peachtree Centre resident recently went to eat at one of their favorite restaurants, Fatz. Those attending enjoyed their meal as evidenced by the big smiles on their faces. More...

Pageland's Farm Festival USA set for Oct. 12-14

PAGELAND - The 2007 S.C. Farm Festival U.S.A. will be held Oct. 12-14- at Hursey Lake Park, located on the corner of S.C. Hwy. 9 and Mills Road, just east of Pageland. The festival is one of the Southeast's most unique parades and festivals. More...

Sports

Gaffney romps past 'Dogs

Every Gaffney opponent knows one thing: To beat the Indians, you must stop their ground attack. Not anymore. More...

BRIEFS

Rice has big day for Vikings Former Gaffney High and University of South Carolina standout Sidney Rice had six catches for 75 yards, including a 15-yard fourthquarter touchdown in the Minnesota Vikings' loss to Green Bay. More...

Gaffney quarterback attributes success to extra film work

What a difference a week and some time watching game film made for Gaffney quarterback David Dewberry. A week ago, Dewberry was 1 of 9 for 18 yards and two interceptions against Mauldin. More...

Columns

SUSAN ESTRICH

Nothing with nothing

October is breast cancer awareness month. In my family, we're very aware. My sister had a mastectomy on Tuesday. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Into a nearby sick bed and...ta-da...it's whiny man

The good Dr. Barnhill placed the stethoscope on my back. "Take deep breaths," he said. I did. "Again." I did. His face showed a bit of concern. "Say aaahhh," he said. I opened wide and he looked at my throat. "Oh, my goodness!" he exclaimed. More...

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