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SLED will take a look at veterans affairs office

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has opened a case to look at the Cherokee County Veterans Affairs Office. More...

Environmentalists ask state to stop work at nuclear power plant site

COLUMBIA - Two environmental groups have asked South Carolina utility regulators to withdraw approval for Duke Energy Corp. to begin work at a proposed nuclear power plant. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Wrenn, Mr. Pridmore wed July 26

CHARLOTTE - Helen Elizabeth Wrenn and Michael Jared Pridmore of Charlotte were married July 26, 2008, at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church. The Rev. Canon J. Philip Purser performed the 7:30 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

He's fed up with mean, disrespectful stepdaughter

Dear Annie: I am a 45-year-old man who met the woman of my dreams. We have been married for three years and I love her with all my being. The problem is her 16-year-old daughter, "Bunny." She is mean, evil and does not respect her mother or me. More...

Today's back-of-the-box recipes less time-consuming to prepare

Did you ever wonder about those recipes that are on the back of the box of cereal, on cans of fruit, and on packages of frozen vegetables? More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gertie Mae Short

Retired from textile industry

Gertie Mae Kirby Short, 87, of 100 Bryant St., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 26, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Union, she was the widow of Boyd P. More...

Jack Upchurch

Retired from textile industry

Jack Wilbert Upchurch, 67, of 401 Elm St., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 25, 2008, at his home. Born in Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Judson Malcolm Upchurch and Grace McAbee Upchurch. Mr. More...

Wayne Watkins

Missionary to El Salvador

Alvin Wayne Watkins, 65, of 727 Sunny Slope Drive, died Friday, July 25, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 26, 1942, in Wilmington, N.C., he was the son of the late Lecolon and Ethel Mildred Gore Watkins. He received a B.A. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

ROMNEY'S VALUE WASHINGTON, D.C. - The principal reason why former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has climbed to the top of Sen. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

PACT replacement a source of concern COLUMBIA - The state Education Department is working on the test to replace the Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test that lawmakers ordered to be dropped this year. More...

Other News

Final delivery

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (AP) - Jeff Hornagold loved being a UPS driver. So when the suburban Chicago man died this week of lung cancer, longtime coworker Michael McGowan agreed to take him on one last delivery. More...

'Crazy' debuts at film festival

Blessed with swift fingers and an ear for music, Cherokee County native Hank Garland rode the strings of his guitar to the top, becoming one of Nashville's best musicians in the 1950s. More...

Riddle attorney wants DNA test done

A defense attorney for Ernest Riddle is seeking new DNA testing on a piece of evidence as Riddle's retrial in a 23-year-old capital murder case winds back toward the courtroom for a fourth time. More...

Prison inmate sues over blood

A state prison inmate from Cherokee County serving a life sentence for burglary filed a handwritten lawsuit recently in the Cherokee County Clerk of Courts Office seeking more than $820,000 in damages from staff members of the Cherokee County Sheri More...

Local News

Two men rob convenience store at gunpoint Friday

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is investigating the early Friday robbery of a Cherokee Avenue convenience store. Two unidentified men entered the Cozy One Stop at 4:39 a.m. Friday and produced a handgun, according to a police report. More...

Gaffney man believes life just beginning at 50

At a time when most people his age are beginning to think of retirement, local bodybuilder Michael Williamson believes he is just now reaching his potential. More...

Artists to hold open house

In an effort to gather interest locally in several types of art, the Cherokee County Alliance for Visual Artists (CAVA) will host an open house July 31. More...

Sports

Ruppe among 88 all-stars ready to tackle Cherokee National course

Cherokee National Golf & Recreation Club will host the Carolinas Golf Association 42nd Twin States Girls Championship Tuesday, July 29 and Wednesday, July 30. More...

Dream ends for Post 109

Losses to Irmo, Spartanburg leave Gaffney out of state tournament

Post 28's Brian Poteat and Aaron Story hit grand slam home runs to key a 14-0 victory over Post 109 Sunday afternoon in Gaffney. More...

GHS product strikes gold with D -Backs

Former Gaffney High baseball pitcher Ben Dollar signed a professional baseball contract Saturday with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Dollar was signed by the Diamondbacks following a tryout Saturday morning for scouts from the major league team. More...

Columns

I'd rather take a whooping

You've heard people say, "I'd rather take a whooping than have to …" do something that didn't like doing. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Lewis and Donna Moore took these pictures of each other during a recent scuba diving trip to the Pensacola, Florida area. More...

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