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County disputes comments about airport proposal

Cherokee County Interim Administrator Ben Clary disputed a claim made by the airport commission chairman that county officials have been slow to embrace the need for a county airport. More...

LifeStyles

Angela Easterling brings modern country sound to library Sept. 9

Taylors native has sights set on country music stardom

Nationally known singer and guitarist Angela Easterling, who is currently starring in two national commercials and is the featured singer on one of them, will bring her modern country sound to Gaffney on Tuesday, Sept. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Teen just going through natural stage in growing up

Dear Annie: Please help me understand my 15-year-old child. More...

Upstate citizens urged to be ready for emergencies

COLUMBIA - In observance of September's National Preparedness Month and Get Ready Day on Sept. 16, Upstate citizens are urged to be ready before emergencies occur. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jeanette Garner

Minnie Jeanette White Garner, 91, of 611 Marietta St., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at her residence. More...

Ella Moss Sanders

BLACKSBURG - Ella Moss Sanders, 90, formerly of 500 Lime St., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at White Oak Manor. Born in Gaffney, Mrs. Sanders was the widow of William Foy Sanders and daughter of the late William A. and Betty Fant Moss. More...

Edna Harris Cash

Edna Harris Cash, 92, formerly of the Macedonia community, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at Peachtree Centre. Born in Cherokee County, she was married to J. Grady Cash Sr. for 31 years until his death on Feb. 16, 1977. More...

Letters

Peach Festival officials extend heartfelt thanks

Dear Editor: The South Carolina Peach Festival Board of Governors would like to extend its thanks and appreciation for the success of the 2008 Peach Festival. More...

Hanna no threat here

The big rain event expected as a result of Tropical Storm Hanna looks like it's not going to happen after all. More...

Robbins, 'hurricane-mobile' head for coast

As Tropical Storm Hanna heads towards shore, Salvation Army Capt. Robbie Robbins waits in Charlotte for orders on where he will help residents impacted by the storm's landfall. Robbins headed for Charlotte on Wednesday. More...

Local News

Environmentalists challenge Duke's proposed nuclear plant

With cameras surrounding the courtroom at the Cherokee County Courthouse on Wednesday, an environmental group appeared before a panel of judges from the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board in an attempt to halt Duke Energy's plans for a multi-billion More...

Environmental study finds soil contamination at Milliken's 'Big Mill'site

Soil contaminants could derail the county's plan to purchase Millliken's "Big Mill" site. More...

Photo

Y SUPPORTER — David Wall, right, Assistant Vice President of Wachovia Bank presents a check from Wachovia in the amount of $10,000 in support of the new Cherokee County Family YMCA to Mike Goforth, CEO of the Y. More...

Sports

Gaffney stuffs Red Raiders

Blocked punt seals 23-13 win over Greenville

Gaffney's Stan Easterling took defensive coordinator Dan Jones' words to heart. In a pre-game speech, Jones urged his players to make a difference by either sacking the quarterback, intercepting a pass, recovering a fumble or blocking a punt. More...

BRIEFS

Gaffney jayvees top Spartanburg The Gaffney High junior varsity volleyball team beat Spartanburg, 2- 0 behind the serving of Stormy Peeler, Mary Katherine Benson and Ashley Peeler. More...

Indian Land holds off 'Cats, 24-14

Indian Land defensive back Ted Boston returned an interception 53 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter Thursday to help Indian Land hold on for a 24-14 victory over Blacksburg. More...

Columns

Hanna brings us an overdose of football

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Thanks Hanna... for nothing. For the past 10 days, news outlets have kept their eyes on the tropics as tropical systems Fay, Gustav and Hanna churned through the Atlantic Ocean. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Several members of Mary White's family vacationed in Memphis, TN, where they visited Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley. Pictured here with The Gaffney Ledger are Jo Carol Cobb, Emily Cobb Childers, Brenda Humphries Humphrey, and Mary White. More...

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