October 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

District braces for budget hit

The Cherokee County School District will face more budget cuts as the state deals with the impact of an economic downturn. State lawmakers are expected to go back into session later this month to cut millions from the state's $7 billion budget. More...

LifeStyles

Keeping the legacy alive

History group brings past to the present

A turning point in the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Kings Mountain gave Patriot forces the confidence they needed to complete America's journey to becoming a sovereign country. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Habit of lying continues into adulthood

Dear Annie: My son, "Quentin," has always had a problem telling the truth. It started in kindergarten and became worse over time. He's a grown man now and will lie about anything from what he was doing an hour ago to whether he lost his job. More...

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LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON—Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Tim Guyton lets his son, Riley, put on some of his fireman's attire during Saturday's Cherokee County Firefighter Games. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lillian Crawford

Lillian Elizabeth Fowler Crawford, 94, of 331 Norman Blvd., went home to be with the Lord on October 11, 2008 at her residence. More...

Hugh Black

Hugh Gerald Black, 54, of 1369 Chesnee Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 9, 2008 at Spartanburg Restorative Care. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Heber Grant Black and Regina Stacy Black. More...

J. W. Parker

Junior William (J. W.) Parker, 72, of 835 Goucher Green Bethel Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 9, 2008 at his residence. More...

Woman killed in crash

A 21-year-old Blacksburg woman was killed when her sport utility vehicle flipped near her home Sunday night, authorities said. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the victim as Shuntia Lashae White of 232 East Jones St. More...

WHEW! Finally, a little relief at the gas pumps

Gas prices began declining in Gaffney on Friday, mostly in baby steps, but bigger jumps were in the making. By Monday morning, gas stations across Cherokee County, and South Carolina, took some major steps in reducing the pain at the pumps. More...

Councilman wonders if county has authority to hear grievance

A Cherokee County councilman voiced skepticism about the decision of the two fired Veterans Affairs Office clerks to appeal their case to the county's grievance committee. The grievance committee will meet Thursday, Oct. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

An arrest warrant served Oct. 9 by the Gaffney Police Department accuses a 22-year-old city man of smashing another man in the head with a beer bottle. More...

No license? No sales in Gaffney

The Gaffney Police Department gave two men a deal they couldn't refuse Friday. Responding to reports that two men were selling audio equipment out of a van in a West Floyd Baker Boulevard parking lot Friday afternoon, More...

City OKs shelter contract with county

Gaffney City Council has given its unanimous approval to a sweetheart contract from the county that would free the city from paying all operational costs at the consolidated animal shelter, including the salary of the shelter manager. More...

Sports

Gaffney crushes Cougars

Gaffney coach Phil Strickland finally saw what he was looking for from his offense on Friday. More...

BRIEFS

Rocky has 1 tackle in Redskin loss Former Gaffney star linebacker Rocky McIntosh had one tackle and four assists in Washington's upset loss to St Louis on Sunday. Washington falls to 4-2 this season. More...

Dormant offense comes to life in 52-point outburst

Gaffney offensive coordinator Perry Woolbright admits the coaching staff has been scratching its head over the team's ineffective offense. "It's been a mystery," Woolbright said. "What has changed from the preseason when we were scoring? More...

Columns

Baloney in the fridge and a dagger in my heart

So there I sat at the breakfast table buttering biscuits, in deep meditation, pondering the many serious and complex issues of the day. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Getting ready for your next president

Wait! Please don't put the paper down. This column is not to tell you which candidate you should vote for to be president. I am not a campaign worker, or analyst. You alone need to determine your vote. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Terrell and Christian Bobo are shown here standing outside The Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. They traveled to Vegas to attend the 6th annual Hoodie Awards hosted by Steve Harvey. More...

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