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Relay for Life efforts bring in $244,821

Creativity has always been a part of Relay for Life efforts in Cherokee County. More...

LifeStyles

Make your own coffee house favorites at home

A s if the welcoming aroma of the freshly brewed coffee weren't enough to entice your senses, local coffee houses around the country have added another weapon to their culinary arsenal, the pastry display case. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Other woman not entirely to blame

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for three years, and we both teach at the same high school. Last semester, a new female teacher took quite a liking to my husband, who is 20 years her senior. More...

BIRTHS

Delaney Ja'nae Alvarez Cassie Jefferies and Pedo Alvarez Jr. OF Gaffney announce the birth of their daughter, Delaney Ja'nae, on Aug. 19, 2008, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 7 lbs. 1o ozs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Shannon Hamrick

Executive with Hamrick's Inc.

Shannon Lincoln Hamrick, 36, of 305 Hampton Blvd., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008. Born in Rock Hill, he was the husband of Chasity Tindall Hamrick and son of Barry and Judy McDaniel Hamrick. Mr. More...

Bobby Hughey

Retired from Bonitz

Robert (Bobby) Lewis Hughey, 65, formerly of Chestnut Ridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, at Brookview Healthcare. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Wilburn Butler Hughey and Nellie Lewis Hughey. Mr. More...

Lillian Bell Ligon

Worked in the foam department in textiles

BLACKSBURG - Lillian Bell Ligon, 89, of 1302 S. Rutherford St., passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Blacksburg, Mrs. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

2-year-old run over SPARTANBURG — Authorities charged a Spartanburg County man of driving drunk when he ran over his 2-year-old son in the driveway and injured him. More...

Hunting trip ends tragically

A 36-year-old Gaffney man died Saturday night while hunting in Cherokee County. Shannon Lincoln Hamrick of 305 Hampton Blvd. was coon hunting with two friends when he was found unresponsive at 9:20 p.m. More...

Practice GED test can be taken Oct. 15

There are few guarantees when it comes to passing a test. The Cherokee County Adult Education program will offer a guarantee when it gives the official practice GED on Saturday, Oct. 15. The test will be given at 8 a.m. More...

HELP WANTED: POLICE CHIEF

The City of Gaffney didn't wait long to hang a "Help Wanted" sign for a new police chief. Twenty-four hours after John O'Donald announced Thursday he would retire as police chief on Dec. More...

Local News

Byrnes fan 'invades' Harold's on the day of rivalry game

Greg Tarver walked into Harold's Friday proudly decked out in his latest Byrnes football gear and braced for the negative reaction. More...

High-speed rail project could be the ticket for airport funding

You probably don't know this but the federal government is planning a high-speed rail project to link Atlanta to Washington, D.C. And it just could provide a big chunk of the funding for the proposed county airport. More...

Director of animal shelter will make $27,500 per year

The Cherokee County Administration building has gone to the dogs. More...

Sports

Rebels rule Indians, 42-14

About the only thing Byrnes star running back Marcus Lattimore hasn't accomplished in his stellar career was to post a victory at The Reservation. Check that off his list. More...

Wolverines humble Blacksburg, 49-6

Woodruff rode the arm of quarterback Jake Lambert and a dominant defense to a 49-6 victory over Blacksburg Friday. Lambert threw for 295 yards and five touchdown passes, including four in the first quarter. More...

BRIEFS

Fort Mill runners top Gaffney The highly-ranked Fort Mill cross country team topped Gaffney on Tuesday. The Fort Mill's boys team is rated fourth in the state, while the school's girls team is ranked No. 1. More...

Columns

Welcome to my nightmare

We spend a third of our lives sleeping. At least most of us do. Me, I don't sleep much. I ascribe to Thomas Edison's theory that, and I quote here, "It's a waste of time." But when I do sleep, I dream like you wouldn't believe. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Robert and Laura Parker read The Ledger while standing near the rim of Kilauea Volcano's main Halemaumau crater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Advice as college life begins

To My Grandson, Lee: What an important day this is — the day you begin your college years. It may have seemed to you this day would never come. But now it has, and it begins a new era in your life. To me the years have passed too quickly. More...

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