October 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

23 years later and still no closure in Abbie Sue Mullinax murder case

Defense attorneys for accused murderer Ernest Riddle filed demands recently in Cherokee County General Sessions Court for prosecutors to turn over a raft of information they claim has never before been seen by Riddle's legal advocates in the histor More...

LifeStyles

Food and fun highlight Brookview's fall festival

Brookview Healthcare Center will host its second annual fall festival Saturday, Oct. 25, from 4-7 p.m. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Dog with history of biting doesn't belong around baby

Dear Annie: My daughter, "Sue," has a pit bull. She's had this dog since it was a puppy. When Sue came to stay with us for a while, she brought the dog. Long story short, the dog bit my 6-year-old son and he had to have a couple of stitches. More...

Couple married Aug. 30

Aeysha Morman and Vida Robbs, both of Gaffney, exchanged marriage vows on Aug. 30, 2008, at Concord Baptist Church. The Rev. Michael Bridges conducted the 4 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rev. L.C. Roberts Sr.

Retired from Magnolia Manufacturing Company

The Rev. L.C. Roberts Sr., 65, of 269 Beltline Road, Apt. 3-D, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at 9:10 a.m. at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Spartanburg. Rev. Roberts was formerly married to Doris J. Roberts of Gaffney. More...

Russell G. Douglas

BLACKSBURG - Russell G. Douglas, 72, of 136 Wendy Drive, died unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Son of the late Olin W. More...

Reverlee S. King

Cherokee County native

BLACKSBURG - Reverlee Sutson King, 64, of 336 Wilbur St., wife of Bob King, passed away Sunday, Oct.19, 2008, at 6:05 a.m. at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Authorities claim discipline of child bordered on torture

A Gaffney police officer checking out a report of an apparent runaway Thursday night said he found much more than just a 9- year-old boy wandering the streets. He also found evidence of abuse that police investigators say verged on torture. More...

County, city agree to terms of shelter pact

Cherokee County Council unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement with the city, clearing the way for a much-needed facelift for the animal shelter. More...

Anti-landfill group to host public forum at NG Armory

Since both sides have begun to take shots at each other, it's only appropriate that a group who wants to stop Waste Management's proposed recycling center and landfill has scheduled an informational meeting today at the National Guard Armory. More...

Local News

Home sweet home

Habitat for Humanity helps make dreams come true

Audrey Silver always wanted a home with a spacious back yard and her own parking spot. Silver and her son Reginald saw this dream come true in August when they were allowed to move into a home on the new street, Hope Acres Drive. More...

State keeping closer tabs on C-funds

The state Department of Transportation isn't clipping coupons or stocking up on canned soup to pinch pennies. Instead, in these tight budget times, the DOT is more tightly monitoring its C-fund allocations to county governments. More...

Domestic violence prevalent in S.C.

Each year, millions of people in the United States — primarily women and children — are affected by domestic violence. More...

Sports

Gaffney thumps Falcons

Burris leads GHS to 2-0 region start

Gaffney celebrated homecoming Friday in the best possible way - with an impressive victory. More...

BRIEFS

Rocky has 5 tackles in Redskins' win Former Gaffney star linebacker Rocky McIntosh had five tackles and three assists in Washington's 14-11 victory over Cleveland Sunday. Washington improves to 5-2 this season. More...

Whitmire defense holds down 'Cats

The Whitmire defense turned thievery into an art form Friday evening in a 28-0 victory over Blacksburg. More...

Columns

Says Reservation should be called the 'Discrimination'

LETTER

Dear Editor: Even though the weather was poor and we realized we were somewhat outmatched, our family had looked forward to Friday night's game all week for the simple fact that we would finally get to see the new "Reservation." Little did we kno More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

The Wilkerson Family of Gaffney visited Orlando in September. Here are the four Wilkerson kids in front of the World's Biggest Entertainment McDonald's located in Orlando. From left to right: Madeline, Charlotte, Jack, and Brady Wilkerson. More...

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