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BEAR WALL

Spartanburg artist Shane White finished this large mural last week in the B.D. Lee Elementary lobby. The school's Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) is now raising money so it can begin work on additional murals for a school beautification effort. More...

LifeStyles

WHAT'S UP

Meetings The Cherokee County Republican Party will meet Thursday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the party headquarters, 230 E. Floyd Baker Blvd. Albert Spencer, candidate for the 5th Congressional District, will be the guest speaker. More...

Outstanding Realtors

Awards presented at annual Circle of Excellence Club luncheon

The Cherokee County Board of Realtors held its annual Circle of Excellence Club awards luncheon on Friday, Feb. 29, at the Piedmont Club in Spartanburg. More...

Friends not obligated to help pay for birthday boy's trip

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Dear Annie: A friend of mine has a major milestone birthday coming up this summer. A group of his teammates from a sports league wants to surprise him by renting a house in a resort town 800 miles away. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia (Jennie) McCraw

Retired school teacher

Virginia (Jennie) Blanton McCraw, 71, of 109 Pleasant Meadows Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 6, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Lynn L. McCraw Sr. More...

Elizabeth D. Roberts

Retired from Meals on Wheels

Elizabeth Dawkins Roberts, 87, of 207 W. Fairview Ave., died Sunday morning, April 6, 2008, in Mary Black Hospital. She was born in Cleveland County, N.C., a daughter of John and Julia Sizemore Dawkins. She was a member of Metropolitan A.M.E. More...

Bob Coleman

Retired from textile industry

Bob Patrick Coleman, 57, of 160 Powell Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Must be something in the water

What's your biggest turnoff? In the past four editions of The Weekly Ledger, our 'Get to Know' subjects listed liberal Democrats, man's inhumanity to man, big egos and rudeness. If asked, I'm not quite sure what my answer would be. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Kristin Collins of Blacksburg is pictured with The Ledger at the Hershey Chocolate World sign during a vacation to the Pennsylvania city of the same name. More...

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WANTED

Police issue warrants in shooting

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in tracking down a shooting suspect. More...

Hall of Bravery nominations being accepted

Nominations are now being accepted for qualified veterans for induction into the Cherokee County Hall of Bravery. More...

Armed robbery at restaurant among recent rash of crimes in city

The Gaffney Police Department is investigating a number of recent robberies. More...

UPS Freight employees here vote to join International Brotherhood of Teamsters

A majority of workers at the UPS Freight terminal in Cherokee County now call themselves members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. More...

Local News

County council poised to side with billboard company

A local billboard company owner took his fight to amend the county's eightyear old land use ordinance to a new venue Monday - Cherokee County Council. And the results were a bit more promising. More...

Interest shown in old mall site

More development might be headed to the former Gaffney Mall site. City Zoning Administrator Tony Lavender said he was told by a Kahn Development official the company is exploring developing the site that fronts Ellis Ferry Road. More...

Prison employee arrested

A former prison worker from Cowpens, Spartanburg County, made a return visit to a jail Thursday after being arrested by South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents on charges she engaged in sexual misconduct with an inmate. More...

Sports

Reid out to impress NBA scouts

Former GHS star named honorable mention all-America

Arizona Reid already has made a name for himself at Gaffney High School and High Point University. Now, he has the chance to become a household name to NBA scouts. More...

Cavaliers hold off Indians

The Gaffney Indians couldn't finish what they started at Dorman. Trailing by seven runs in the top of the seventh inning, the Indians rallied for five runs but couldn't get the key hit to draw closer in a 9-7 loss to the Cavaliers on Tuesday. More...

Sarratt tosses gem in Lady Indians'1-0 victory over York

Gaffney pitcher Julie Sarratt delivered a reminder Tuesday just how dominating she can be. Sarratt tossed a no-hitter and struck out 13 to help the Lady Indians to a 1-0 victory over York on Tuesday. More...

Letters

Upset with response in 'Get To Know' feature

Dear Editor: Several years ago a friend of mine, after cleaning her young sons' closets, sent items of clothing to school to two young brothers that she deemed needy. More...

Concerned with recent cutbacks at the hospital

Dear Editor: We would like to express our concern regarding the cutback at our local hospital. While living in Gaffney for the past 11 years, we have had several surgical procedures at Upstate Carolina Medical Center with wonderful results. More...

Grateful for the unsung heroes of public safety

Dear Editor: This week is National Telecommunicator Week, which is a week to honor our 911 dispatchers. Because they are never seen, they are the least-respected personnel in all of emergency services, but are some of the most vital. More...

State News

STATE NEWS BRIEFS

Death accidental SURFSIDE BEACH - The Horry County Coroner has ruled the death of a 36-yearold Surfside Beach woman found dead on her porch accidental. Authorities say a neighbor found Akiko San Odonoghue dead behind her apartment last week. More...

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