October 12, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

FOR THE TROOPS-

Blacksburg Middle School student council members Malory Sanders, Treyvon Parker and Keely Smith help collect items for an "Adopt a Troop" drive. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She's enjoying her freedom and only looking for a friend

Dear Annie: I am 50 years old, single (after 21 years of marriage) and enjoying my freedom. The problem is, when I meet a man and explain that I really just want to be friends, they agree. More...

Miss Cantrell, Mr. Parker speak vows

Rena Denise Cantrell of Cowpens and Eric Dewitt Parker of Gaffney were married Saturday, June 2, 2007, in a double ring ceremony held at Cleveland Park in Spartanburg. More...

Violinist/accordionist Larry Comereski guest at 'Music Sandwiched-In'Oct. 16

The Cherokee County Public Library will serve-up another "Music Sandwiched-In" program on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 12:15-1 p.m. Featured performer will be musician Larry Comereski. The Friends of the Library will serve a free lunch. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sara Mathis

Employed by Hamrick's Inc.

Sara Jean McAbee Mathis, 64, of 217 Fortanberry Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at her residence. Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Robert Alvin Mathis Sr. More...

James E. Bolin Sr.

CHESNEE - James Edward Bolin Sr., 84, of 1270 Piedmont Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Mr. Bolin was the widower of Gertrude Lockhart Bolin and Ann Wood Bolin. More...

Nancy L. Masten

Homemaker

Nancy Diane Lester Masten, 61, of 612 Beech St., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, at her residence. Born in Cherokee County, she was the widow of Jack Masten and daughter of the late Luther B. Lester and Grace Clary Lester. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

A choice for taxpayers

WASHINGTON, D.C. More...

Columns

Water adventures and a missing hotel floor

Craig Morgan has recorded a country song about the Redneck Yacht Club. I did not know this song existed until I arrived home with a bad sinus cold from a long weekend boat trip on the Tennessee River. More...

OUR VIEW

County will benefit from United Way change

While the absorption of Cherokee County as part of the United Way of the Piedmont initially stepped on the toes of some local elected officials and residents, the perception that the move is a hostile takeover of some sort is simply inaccurate. More...

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GUILTY!

Byers gets three life sentences for rapes

Jonathan Leon Byers showed little emotion Wednesday when the 19-yearold was sentenced to three life sentences for three sexual assaults. More...

Pancake tradition continues tonight

A time honored tradition will be renewed tonight when the Gaffney Kiwanis Club hosts its annual Pancake Jamboree in the Gaffney Middle School cafeteria. The event, in its 45th year, typically attracts between 900 and 1,000 people. More...

Accident causing teen to grow up fast

"She is my hero. She does everything that is needed to be done and I could not be more thankful to have a daughter like her."

Most children never believe there will come a day when they will have to care for their parents, resting assured that they will live until the end of time. But for Holly Lawrence, one moment changed that concept and perhaps changed her life. More...

Local News

Mayor says opposition to fountain is petty

Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly called some council members petty for planning to stop his purchase of a drinking fountain for the Johnny Q. Little Park. More...

A SWING AND A PRAYER -

Larry Whisenant tees off from the 10th hole at the Cherokee National Golf Course on Monday during the Fellowship of Christian Athletes' golf tournament. More...

Planning for soccer complex continues

The planned Lake Whelchel soccer complex is moving forward. But sooner or later, county officials are going to have to figure out how to pay for it. More...

Sports

PLAYER PROFILE

Wildcats' QB likes being in control

From the first time he stuck his face guard into a Wildcat huddle, quarterback Dustin Byars has cast a large presence. "He's a leader," said Blacksburg Head Coach Robbie Blanton of his quarterback. More...

HILLCREST (2-5) at GAFFNEY (6-1)

Merrill makes Hillcrest a very dangerous foe

Be afraid. Be very afraid - of Hillcrest running back Chris Merrill, that is. Merrill and his Hillcrest teammates travel to Gaffney today for the final regular season game at The Reservation. It's also Homecoming for the Indians. More...

BLACKSBURG (1-6) at SOUTHSIDE (2-5)

For Wildcats and Tigers, this situation looks very familiar

It's deja vu all over again for Southside and Blacksburg today. Last season, the teams met in a pivotal game that propelled the Wildcats (1-6) into the playoffs and the Tigers (2-5) into a long offseason. More...

Letters

Enjoys 'Stories Behind The Hymns'column

Dear Mr. (Warren) Shiver:

We sure are enjoying the "Stories Behind The Hymns" published each Friday in The Gaffney Ledger. They are very interesting and we appreciate you sharing them with us. More...

Says previous letter contained false statements

Dear Editor:

While reading your online archives, I noticed the Sept. 19 letter to the editor by John Hunsuck of Gaffney repeated false information. He said, "We recently lost two heroes who offered their lives in the Marine Corps (Bob Keeshan, a.k.a. More...

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