October 22, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Mayor wants to restore College Drive to brick surface

laid on College Drive. At Thursday's Cherokee County Council workshop, Cherokee County Councilman Quay Little said Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly wants to mill the asphalt on College Drive to the original brick pavers. More...

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Ledger photo / SCOTT POWELL BLACKSBURG HIGH ROYALTY - Kaila Burton was named Blacksburg High's 2007 homecoming queen during halftime of Friday's game against Chesnee. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Teaster, Mr. Oxford exchange vows Oct. 20

Carrie Christine Teaster of Pacolet and Kenneth Chad Oxford of Gaffney exchanged marriage vows on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at Hammett Grove Baptist Church. The Rev. Mike McGaha conducted the 5 p.m. ceremony. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Her husband is an exhibitionist

Dear Annie: I recently saw my 88- year-old disabled mom in the hospital, and she told me my husband is no longer allowed to visit her. I was surprised, since he'd always seemed like such a great son-in-law. More...

Understanding risks is the best defense against breast cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. - It's often impossible to say why one woman gets breast cancer and another doesn't. And many known risk factors - a family history of breast cancer or a genetic mutation - can't be controlled. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ruth Annie Holmes

Ruth Annie Holmes, 87, of Brookview HealthCare Center, 510 Thompson St., died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, at 12:32 a.m. at her residence. A native of Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Javan Holmes and the late Olee Petty Holmes. More...

Emma W. McClelland

Retired from Princeton University

BLACKSBURG - Emma Ruth Wood McClelland, 84, of 307 E. Lime St., died Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, in Wendover Hospice, Shelby, N.C. More...

Caroline Hartzog

Owner and operator of Hartline Company

Caroline MacDowell Hartzog, 78, of 511 S. Johnson St., died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, at her home. Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of William Robert (Bill) Hartzog and daughter of the late Joseph Twitty Mac- Dowell and Emily Creech MacDowell. More...

Columns

The good old days

Oh, hi. How ya doing? I didn't see you standing there. Come on in. Have yourself a sit-down. I was just looking at some of these old photographs me and the missus have taken and saved over the years. I'd forgotten about some of them. More...

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Members of Cherokee County churches along with two missionaries read the Gaffney Ledger while on a mission trip to Israel. Shown are: Marion Elias, Izdehan, Jean Holland, Carolyn Haynes, Vicki Wood, Faye Crowe and Mary Ann Eiland. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Newspapers are here to stay

Recently a conversation between two men on a radio talk show grabbed my attention. One was convinced newspapers are endangered and would soon totally disappear. More...

Help on the way for parched community

Blacksburg will receive a $90,000 state grant so it can work towards providing water service in the drought stricken Rock Springs community. A severe drought has dried up most of the wells that normally provide water for residents there. More...

13 new home starts last month

There was good news for the local housing market last month. There were 13 new home starts in the county in September, up from 12 in September 2006, according to the Home Builders Association of Cherokee County. More...

Delinquent tax sales could be combined

Saying it would eliminate unnecessary confusion, Cherokee County Interim Administrator Ben Clary proposed to consolidate the county and municipal delinquent tax sales. More...

Local News

Milliken employees giving back to the community

Johnny Deal was unfamiliar with Habitat for Humanity on Saturday morning when he volunteered for construction work on new houses in the Gaffney area. More...

Learning:

If you make it fun, students will do it

Grassy Pond Elementary third grade teacher Terri Bridges has a simple philosophy when it comes to learning. More...

County cleans up junkyard ordinance

Bowing to concerns the proposed controversial ordinance to regulate junkyards would create a financial hardship on junkyard owners, Cherokee County Council tentatively agreed at its workshop on Thursday to waive a $50 annual permit fee. More...

Sports

A Rebel rampage

Byrnes QB throws for 7 TDs in 49-14 victory over Gaffney

After beating their rival three of the last four meetings, it raised the question if the Gaffney Indians had Byrnes' number. The Rebels gave an emphatic answer on Friday - NO. More...

BRIEFS

Westlane's top bowlers Last Week's Top Scores SUNDAY NIGHT WORKERS: Men: Scratch Game 195 Johnny Jefferies, Scratch Series 533 Eddie Parker, Handicap Game 227 Johnny Jefferies, Handicap Series 639 Eddie Parker. More...

Chesnee clobbers Wildcats

Chesnee blasted Blacksburg 60-14 on homecoming Friday evening to end the Wildcats hopes of qualifying for the playoffs. Blacksburg needed a victory over Chesnee followed by a Chapman win in the regular season finale to capture the playoff berth. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

MESSAGE FROM MASSACHUSETTS WASHINGTON - A surprisingly poor showing by the victorious Democratic candidate in Tuesday's special congressional election for Massachusetts's 5th District left House members of both parties wondering whether the publ More...

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