July 11, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Vandals damage parked vehicles

A half-dozen residents of McKown's Mountain Road, and seven overall, sustained several thousand dollars worth of damage when their vehicles were vandalized with spray paint. More...

Male jail population decreases but facility still has more women than guidelines allow

Cherokee County Detention Center's prisoners have a little more breathing room but county officials still don't have enough space for all the women being locked up of late. More...

LifeStyles

THE 2008 SOUTH CAROLINA PEACH FESTIVAL

It wouldn't have been the South Carolina Peach Festival without tasty peaches. More...

WHAT'S UP

Bible Schools Midway Baptist Church, 153 Midway Road, will have Vacation Bible School July 13- 16 from 5:30-8 p.m. More...

MARRIAGES

The following marriages have been recorded in the probate court of Cherokee County: Jody Lee Pridmore and Brandy Lee Turner of Gaffney; Joe Phillip Littlejohn and Samantha Jo Taylor of Gaffney; David Andrew Johnson II and Tara Christine Loescher o More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joyce Ann Moss

Homemaker

BLACKSBURG - Joyce Ann Moss, 63, 115 Wesley Drive, died Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. A native of Blacksburg, she was the daughter of the late Furman Wisher and Lela Dover Rayfield. More...

Bennie Mack

Formerly employed by Y.C. Ballenger Electrical

Bennie Lee Mack, 81, formerly of 318 Vernon St., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at Inman Health Care. More...

Columns

So Joe, where are the wedding stories?

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Something's not been right in the world for the past three weeks and it took me a little while to figure out what was wrong. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Mike and Jeanie Bolin take a break to read The Ledger while visiting Silver Springs in Ocala, Fla. After a full day of enjoying all the sights at the park, the highlight of the day was completed by a fantastic Beach Boys concert. More...

The Sunday School Lesson

Christ as Healer

MARK 1:29 And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Si'mon and An'drew, with James and John. 30 But Si'mon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her. More...

WAIT A MINUTE!

Environmental group petitions against nuclear power plant

A North Carolina-based environmental group is challenging Duke Energy's plans to build a nuclear power plant in Cherokee County, and hoping local residents will ultimately join with them. More...

Woman files suit against Food Lion

A Cherokee County woman recently filed a civil lawsuit against the Food Lion grocery store chain, claiming it should have done more to protect her from a teenager on wheels. More...

CHANGING OF THE ROTARY GUARD

New Gaffney Rotary Club President Phil Orr (left) presents outgoing president Troy Gaffney an award that includes the gavel he used during his year as the club's top officer. More...

Local News

Three schools have started new year

There was a little drama Thursday when three county elementary schools started a new year following a brief summer vacation. More...

Photo

IT'S GOOD! - George Martin helps modify a goal post Wednesday morning on the Blacksburg High School football practice field. Martin was working with M.W. Grading Services on a project to upgrade the school's athletic facilities. More...

Area Students Named to Dean's List at North Greenville University

North Greenville University has recognized area students for academic accomplishments by naming them to the Dean's List for the spring 2008 semester. Blacksburg: Hannah Marie Earls, Jessica Nicole Starnes. More...

Sports

Jr. Post 109 clinches spot in state tournament

The American Junior Legion Post 109 survived sloppy field conditions Wednesday evening to claim a 5-4 victory over York and a spot in the state tournament. Post 109 had seven errors and managed only four hits playing on a field soaked with rain. More...

Stewart to leave Gibbs

Racer to become owner and driver next season

JOLIET, Ill. - Tony Stewart knows he's taking a gamble by leaving NASCAR's elite Joe Gibbs Racing team to join one that usually runs in the middle of the pack. More...

Rain cancels Gaffney passing clinic

Field left underwater following afternoon storm

A passing workout with Laurens Wednesday was a complete washout for Gaffney football players. A thunderstorm put the Gaffney football field underwater, forcing coach Phil Strickland to cancel the workout with Laurens. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

Officials: Worker threw out uranium COLUMBIA - Officials at a Westinghouse plant in Columbia say a worker accidentally threw away 16 small containers of lowgrade uranium. More...

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