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Jerusalem Project youngsters lending a helping hand

Whenever there is a need in the community, the Jerusalem Project usually is not far behind ready to extend a helping hand. More...

LifeStyles

Bowmans headline concert July 29 at Blacksburg library

The Blacksburg Public Library will host local entertainers Doc Bowman and his son, Craig, for a lunchtime concert as part of the Cherokee County Public Library's "Music Sandwiched-In" series. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Couple stay together because it's convenient

Dear Annie: My husband, "John," and I have been married for 15 years. We have no children. For a number of years, we lived like roommates with no physical relationship. A couple of years ago, John admitted he was in love with another woman. More...

Shalesa Degree is finalist in Pre-Teen Academic and Enrichment Program

Shalesa Danielle Degree, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tyrone Parker of Blacksburg, has been selected as a finalist in the Pre-Tee South Carolina Academic and Enrichment Program to be held Aug.30-Sept. 1 at the Marriott in Spartanburg. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dr. Earl H. Godfrey

Neurologist for over 23 years in Spartanburg

SPARTANBURG - Dr. Earl Hampton Godfrey, 78, died on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice House. Dr. Godfrey was born in Florence, S.C., a son of the late Carl Henry and Louise Reece Godfrey. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. More...

David L. Sarratt

Cherokee County native

David Lewis Sarratt, 68, of 110 Michigan Ave., died Wednesday morning, July 23, 2008, in Spartan- burg Regional Medical Center. Born in Cherokee County, he was a son of the late Darwin and Annie Studyvance Sarratt. More...

Forrest A. Littlejohn Jr.

Formerly employed by Hoechst Fibers in Earl, N.C.

Forrest Aaron Littlejohn Jr., 55, of 401 Sarratt St., passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at 7:22 p.m. at Elizabeth House Four Seasons Hospice in Flat Rock, N.C. More...

Biker death rate on the rise; trend is likely to continue

Higher gasoline prices are likely to accelerate the continuing upswing in motorcycle ownership in South Carolina and increase a motorcycle death rate on the state's highways that already ranks as the 14th worst in the nation, according to an analys More...

Veterans affairs officer on leave

Cherokee County's veterans affairs officer has taken a medical leave from his job less than two weeks after local state legislators held a closed door meeting about his office. More...

Local News

Angry motorist attacks pedestrian

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early Wednesday morning incident during which a 34-year-old man walking along Old Georgia Highway allegedly was assaulted by an angry motorist. More...

Photo

LIGHTNING RODS? - Lightning knocked over two giant oak trees Monday evening behind the home of McKown's Mountain resident Lewis Moss. More...

788 enrolled in year-round schools

Nearly 800 students were enrolled Wednesday when year-round schools finished their tenth day of classes. Luther Vaughan Elementary had 281 students, according to a 10-day enrollment report released by the district. More...

Sports

Play-in bracket could give losers second lease on life

A quick three-game sweep of Fort Mill in the opening round of the American Legion playoffs a few weeks ago guarantees Post 109 a spot in a play-in bracket for the state tournament. More...

Stayin' alive

Complete game by Jackson helps Post 109 force series back to Gaffney

Post 109 pitcher Bobby Jackson has played in clutch moments in the past two years , being called by manager Jeff Osment to bail the team out of tough situations. More...

Lady Indians return from successful trip to Chapel Hill

Gaffney girls basketball coach Stacey Parris has a good idea how her team will react the first time a game goes down to the wire this season. More...

Letters

Please help save the lives of these animals

Dear Editor: Now that summer is here, the Cherokee County Animal Shelter has many wonderful dogs, cats, puppies and kittens looking for good homes. Many, many animals are being destroyed every week because they have nowhere to go. More...

Knowles offers appreciation to those who supported him

To the people of Cherokee County: I would like to personally thank all of you in Cherokee County who have supported my wife and me in our difficult circumstances these past couple of years. More...

Columns

Should I fix this one or buy a brand new one?

I really should be grateful in many respects. My car has been serving me well. Knock on wood, it hasn't broken down on the highway. More...

THEIR VIEW

That's no excuse

State-senatorial rank has its privileges. But parking illegally is not one of them. And as a flurry of letters to the editors ... point out, plenty of people - in and out of the General Assembly - avoid parking in fire lanes. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

David and Vickie Price with grandson Mason Rhinehart are shown here at Westwerk Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, while reading The Gaffney Ledger. More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?