October 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Landfill proposal war of words heating up

Cherokee Landfill Opposition United Together (CLOUT) continued its harsh tone at Thursday's Cherokee County Council meeting in its ongoing battle to stop Waste Management's planned construction of a $150 million recycling center and landfill on a 1 More...

Li'l football program reaches record number of participants

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Football is big business in Cherokeee County, with thousands of fans flocking to area high schools to cheer their teams. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Gray and Mr. Hendrix wed June 13 at Isle of Palms

As the waves rippled onto the shore and the sea breeze stirred, the sun was setting Friday, June 13, 2008, on the white sand at the Isle of Palms. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Humphries - Patterson

Keefer and Betsy Humphries of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly, to Joshua Patterson, son of Donnie and Debbie Patterson of Gaffney. More...

ANNIVERSARIES

Mr. and Mrs. Huskey married 65 years Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Huskey Sr. celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Oct. 9, 2008. Mr. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Estelle Eaker

Retired from textile industry

SPARTANBURG - Estelle McKinney Eaker, 89, of White Oak Estates, formerly of Old Metal Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at White Oak Estates. More...

Jason Allen

Self-employed carpenter

Jason Steven Scott Allen, 19, of 123 Hamlett Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008. Born in Gaffney, he was reared in the home of and is survived by his custodial parents, George Allen and Sadie Beattie Allen. More...

Bobby Clary

Retired from textile industry

SPARTANBURG - Bobby Burwell Clary, 73, of 340 Cedar Springs Road, formerly of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at Mountainview Nursing Home. More...

Teen accused of making text threat

A new threatening text message apparently intended to put a scare into Gaffney Middle School luckily didn't make it very far into cyberspace. More...

Romeo Rim will close, 40 jobs lost

Employees of Romeo Rim, a maker of parts for John Deere tractors, have been notified that the plant is closing Dec. 15, a source with knowledge of the company said. More...

CHRISTMAS ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

The Salvation Army and Department of Social Services will be taking Christmas applications from Oct. 27 through Oct. 31 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., and from 1 until 3:30 p.m. More...

Local News

CORRECTIONS

The Gaffney High football game Friday against Nation Ford will be played at the new stadium. In a document distributed by the school district, it was incorrectly stated that the game would be played at W.K. Brumbach Stadium. More...

School district bracing for budget cuts from state

The Cherokee County School District is bracing for possible budget cuts in the range of as much as $2.3 million from the state. State lawmakers plan to hold a special session to deal with budget issues in the wake of a national economic downturn. More...

Church dedicates playground in memory of Eddie Clary

Lynn Clary said she knows her late husband, Eddie, was smiling in heaven Wednesday watching children enjoy a new playground outside his church home. More...

Sports

No place like HOME

Virginia native and Chase contender Jeff Burton anticipates coming back to race at Martinsville

Martinsville Speedway is a laid-back little race track, but it can make a big difference in a pressure-packed Chase for the Sprint Cup. Just ask Jeff Burton. In 2006, he came to Martinsville having led the Chase standings since Dover. More...

Edwards, Harvick make news off track

Carl Edwards stayed in the news all last week, but for all the wrong reasons. First, his mistake near the end of the Amp Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway was rehashed over and over. More...

NUMERICALLY SPEAKING

8,919 Total laps run this season in Sprint Cup by David Ragan and Bobby Labonte, tops among all drivers. 7,061 Laps run in the top 15 this year by Jimmie Johnson, the most among Cup drivers. More...

Columns

In a world full of bad news, there is a place ...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Virtually every morning, I receive a text message from my father in which he usually sends encouraging words followed by a Bible verse. One day this week, he sent me a well-known verse that made me think a little bit. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Denetria Manning, Nannie Manning, Stephanie Manning and Bessie Manning kept up with local news by reading The Ledger while on a cruise to the Bahamas.On your next trip out of town, or tour of duty, take a copy of The Ledger along and send a picture o More...

THEIR VIEW

Bowden had one consistent failing

Tommy Bowden's resignation Monday ends the up-anddown reign of a coach who came in with much optimism, clearly had a positive impact on many of his players, but failed to live up to high expectations of fans, players and Clemson University. More...

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