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Fund that provides unemployment benefits about to run dry

Hiring has slowed. Job losses are up. That worrisome combination prompted Employment Security Commission officials to warn the trust fund that pays benefits to outof work residents will likely run dry early next year. More...

LifeStyles

Go 'green' with hydrogen generators, hydroelectricity and Irish settlers

History and Arts Museum hosts 'green' day as part of Michael Gaffney Day celebration

The Cherokee County History and Arts Museum, 301 College Drive, is sponsoring a "green" day Saturday, Sept. 27, from 2-5 p.m. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Hosts don't want friends' Darling dog in their home

Dear Annie: We have great friends who will be staying with us next month. The problem is, they want to bring their little dog, "Darling." The dog is old, cantankerous, longhaired and given a bath only three times a year. More...

Mrs. Loftis celebrates 93rd birthday

Minnie B. Loftis of Gaffney and the Goucher community celebrated her 93rd birthday with family members and friends. Mrs. Loftis is the daughter of the late Hosea and Macy Padgett Bright. Mrs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert E. Brewster

Robert Eugene Brewster, 68, of 116 Tram St., died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, at home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Stephanie Jean Brewster. Arrangements are incomplete. White Columns of Blacksburg is in charge. More...

Jerry Horne

Employed in textile industry

Jerry Lee Horne, 46, of 246 Patrick Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. More...

Evelyn Jackson

Retired from Nestlé

Evelyn Louise Forrest Jackson, 66, of 448 Old Pro's Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

'Everyone rise for the National Anthem...'

No matter what American sporting event that a person has the opportunity to attend during their lifetime, there is one thing they will experience with each visit to an athletic venue. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Allison Bridges is shown here during a recent mission trip to Costa Rica. Submission of this photo was encouraged by her grandparents Doyle and Pat Martin of Blacksburg. More...

THEIR VIEW

A message from Mark

Come June, when the South Carolina General Assembly adjourns for six months, the attention of the people turns away from Columbia. More...

Man shot to death; suspect arrested

An argument between apparent acquaintances turned deadly Wednesday evening when a 31- year-old man sustained a shotgun blast to the head inside a Blacksburg home. More...

4 charged in home invasion

Sheriff Bill Blanton on Thursday afternoon announced the arrest of four young men in connection with a home invasion on Spring Lake Road that left a man with cuts and bruises from an assault. More...

GAS PANGS

Officials confident situation will stabilize soon

It seems that plastic bags were almost as in demand as gasoline in Cherokee County and much of the Upstate region in the past week as gas stations routinely found themselves with empty tanks and long waits for new shipments. More...

Local News

Foreign exchange students adapting

Cheers erupted in the stands last Thursday when Paulo Fuganti made his first extra point in an American football game. More...

United Way kicks off 2008-09 campaign

When United Way of the Upstate (UWP) announced plans to oversee operations in Cherokee County last September, board chairman Byrd Miller said the community would reap the benefits of the organization's presence in the area. More...

County still coping with gas shortage

Ten days after Hurricane Ike knocked out a portion of the nation's refining capacity, the county government is still grappling with a shortage of gasoline and diesel. More...

Sports

Michaels fills the bill

JOHN MICHAELS FACT BOX POSITION: Outside linebacker MEASUREMENTS: 5-11, 180 lbs. WORTHY OF NOTE: Michaels has returned an interception for a touchdown and forced a fumble that was turned into a TD. More...

No. 1 Byrnes has lived up to preseason hype

The Byrnes Rebels have lived up to the preseason hype. The USA Today's top-rated team has outscored its opposition 182-41 and has averaged 46 points a game. But Gaffney-Byrnes games are rarely one-sided, especially at the Reservation. More...

Blacksburg coach has high praise for Wolverines

Woodruff's first four games this season have been nailbiters. If history is any inidcation, the Wolverines' game today with Blacksburg likely won't be that close. More...

Letters

Grateful for support of bicycle ride

Dear Editor: The Robert Allen Group's Tour de Peach Committee would like to thank this year's sponsors for their generous support of our 2nd Annual Tour de Peach Charity Bicycle Ride held Sept. 6. More...

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