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Inmates removed while state DOC conducts investigation

Officials from the state Department of Corrections (DOC) visited the Cherokee County Detention Center on Wednesday to remove three state inmates who had been providing labor for the county jail. More...

LifeStyles

Northside honors Dr. McAbee for 46 years of service

Northside Baptist Church honored its pastor, Dr. Edward McAbee, for 46 years of service with Pastor Appreciation Day on Sunday, April 27. Dr. McAbee became pastor of Northside in April, 1962. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Dad needs to set himself free; son needs to grow up

Dear Annie: I met my present husband, "Tom," a few months after my divorce, and he's everything I ever dreamed of in a husband. Right now, we live 60 miles apart because of our jobs. More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Bradley - Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Bradley of Blacksburg and Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Wilson of Bessemer City, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Briana Kate Bradley, to Jacob Evan Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dustin Taylor Adams

Employed by UPS

BOILING SPRINGS - Dustin Taylor Adams, 18, of 108 Wells Drive, died Tuesday, May 6, 2008. Born Sept. 28, 1989, in Spartanburg, he was the son of Boyce Eugene and Gail Spencer Adams. More...

Robert (Bob) Duke

Robert Homer Duke, 66, of 3163 Old Georgia Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Columbia, he was the husband of Wanda Kay Pennington Duke and son of the late Robert H. More...

Judy Gail Thompson

Homemaker

GREENVILLE - Judy Gail Scruggs Thompson, 59, of 1403 Bramlett Road, passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. More...

State News

Task force targets those who scam elderly

COLUMBIA _ Advocates for the elderly hope a task force announced Thursday will stop scams that rob the state's seniors of their hardearned savings. More...

SC Senate gives key approval to 50 cent cigarette tax hike

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ The South Carolina Senate gave key approval Wednesday to a 50-cent per pack increase to the state's cigarette tax, setting aside much of the new money for health care for low income residents. More...

House to take up budget amendment

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ The South Carolina House is expected to take up an amendment to the $7 billion state budget the Senate approved last month. More...

Teacher files second lawsuit after judge tosses out first one

A former school teacher has filed a new lawsuit against the Cherokee County School District just three days after her first lawsuit against the district's superintendent was dismissed by a judge. Sharon Brown had sued Superintendent Dr. More...

1st Sgt. Mueller new SCHP commander

The local South Carolina Highway Patrol post serving Cherokee and Union counties has a new commander with a familiar face at the helm. More...

THIS WEEKEND

CLOWN AROUND Carson & Barnes Circus is in town today for two shows at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Orchard Park. The three-ring spectacle sets beneath one of the largest big top tents in the circus industry. More...

Local News

Filing for school board election opens May 30

Cherokee County School Board candidates can file to run for office during the final week of the school year. More...

Patton brothers purchase carpet cleaning business

In most cases when a business changes hands, clients and customers are forced to make a choice between staying loyal to the company or taking their money elsewhere. More...

Second suspect in string of burglaries arrested in Spartanburg

A second suspect wanted by the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office in connection with a string of burglaries was arrested by Spartanburg authorities. More...

Sports

Gaffney High track stars have eye on bigger prize

Gaffney High track athlete Denzelle Good hopes to wrap his hands around a couple medals Saturday at Spring Valley High School. Good will attempt to win state championships in the discus and shot put at Harry Parone Stadium in Columbia. More...

Special teams to receive focus from Moss in spring practice

Special teams will receive extra attention from Blacksburg football coach Mickey Moss when spring practice begins Monday. More...

Sarratt helps Clemson on the mound

Justin Sarratt got a rare starting assignment Wednesday evening in Clemson's 11-5 victory over Furman. Sarratt, a standout pitcher at Gaffney High, has been used primarily in middle relief situations. More...

Columns

Mom deserves a lot more than just one day

LEDGER COLUMNIST

You have to love it when kids reach the age they think they're beyond parental wisdom, or discipline. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Here are Patsy and Garry (Butch) Wylie with The Ledger during their trip to Savannah, Ga. In the background is the Georgia Queen Riverboat on the Savannah River. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

The House approved and sent to the Senate or enrolled for ratification the following bills of interest: The House amended, approved, and sent to the Senate H.4883, the "EDUCATION CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS SALES AND USE TAX ACT. More...

Other News

Big wedding in Texas this weekend

CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) _ President Bush stuck out his right elbow Thursday, jokingly demonstrating how he'll escort his daughter down the aisle at her wedding this weekend. More...

Minnesota couple claims $180 million Powerball jackpot

ROSEVILLE, Minn. (AP) _ Paul and Sue Rosenau say they already have everything they need, so their lives won't change that much after winning a $180.1 million Powerball jackpot. More...

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