September 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Gas price complaints inundate AG's office

Gas prices across Cherokee County began showing signs of a slow retreat Monday and Tuesday in the wake of a severe run-up last week that caused panic at the pumps. Still, consumer anger over the run-up remains evident. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Teen must choose between friendship or a ring

Dear Annie: I'm a 15-year-old girl, and my friend "Kendall" has stolen a ring from me. I've known Kendall for a couple of years, and recently we've become best friends. More...

Crafter donates handmade cabinet to Peachtree auction

All funds raised at 'Fun Day' will buy Christmas gifts for residents

Peachtree Centre volunteer Chester Spencer brought in a large present when it came time for this year's Christmas fundraiser. Spencer donated a handmade cabinet for a silent auction that begins Wednesday, Sept. 17. More...

'How to Eat Like a Child' continues for three more shows

How to Eat Like a Child, a look at relationships between teenagers and their parents, begins a second-week run Thursday at the Gaffney Little Theatre on East Robinson Street. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Raymond Graham

Raymond Graham, 86, of 207 Hill St. died Monday, Sept. 17, 2008, at his home. Husband of Poniece Rogers Graham, he was born in Cherokee County, a son of the late Joe and Merdish Brown Graham. More...

Gary Lee Russell

COWPENS - Gary Lee Russell, 64, of Apt. 2-64 Bunche St., died Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, at 4:55 p.m. in Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. More...

Carroll "Bud" Mahaffee

COWPENS - Carroll Reid "Bud" Mahaffee, 53 of 140 Edgewood Drive, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born Jan. More...

State officials downgrade county's drought status from extreme to severe

While Cherokee County was drenched by rainfall Tuesday it still remains under drought conditions. But at least the drought conditions aren't quite as bad now as they had been in recent months, a state panel of experts decided Tuesday. More...

Landfill opposition mounting

Joan Wheeler figures she's won some battles, and lost one, but still has the energy for one more. More...

Authorities are hoping help with unsolved cases is in the cards

Whether its solitaire in solitary or a game of hearts in the lunchroom, three unsolved crimes that occurred in Gaffney, as well as the visage of a missing Gaffney man, will be staring at state inmates across South Carolina no matter their taste in More...

Local News

$450,000 paving project completed

The state Department of Transportation has finished the Limestone Street resurfacing project months ahead of schedule. More...

Blacksburg Town Council OKs water plan

Blacksburg town officials unanimously approved a plan last week to provide water to seven homes in the Rock Springs community. More...

Little-known disease getting some attention

Little is known about mitochondrial disorders aside from its debilitating effects on one in 4,000 children in the United States. More...

Sports

Born to play quarterback

Quarterback Malcolm Long wasn't born with a football in his right hand. It just seems that way. With a rifle arm, poise under pressure and uncanny decisionmaking ability, Long is the picture of a modern-day quarterback. More...

BRIEFS

Cherokee Speedway results SUPER LATE MODEL: 1. 44- Chris Madden (Gaffney, SC) 2. 22- Randall Chupp (Mooresville, NC) 3. 00-Freddy Smith (Seymour, TN) 4. 2-Dennis Franklin (Gaffney, SC) 5. 6-Petey Ivey (Union, SC) PURE STOCK: 1. More...

Forward progress

Indian offense shows signs of improvement

The Gaffney Indians rolled a seven Friday - seven touchdowns, that is. After struggling to score points and sustain drives in their first two games, the Indians' new no-huddle offense exploded in a 49-13 rout at Union County Stadium Friday. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Lack of 'wanding' frightens football fan

I received a letter this week from a 'Concerned Gaffney Indian Fan.' Seeing as how we do not publish unsigned letters under our "Letters to the Editor' heading, but understanding that the issue brought up by 'Concerned' is in the interest of publi More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Al, Beth and Sarah Davis are pictured on a recent vacation to the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, Nassau, in the Bahamas. More...

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