October 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Students sign gun safety pledge

Grassy Pond Elementary School guidance counselor Karen Way has seen firsthand how a loaded gun can change a family's life forever. Many years ago, a second grader in Way's class was killed by a gun while home from school because of a snow day. More...

LifeStyles

Popular Ghost Walk, hayride set for Nov. 6-7

Dr. Bobby Moss will tell some chilling local ghost stories on Nov. 1

T wo upcoming events at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum promise to bring local history to life in unique ways. On Nov. 1, Dr. Bobby Gilmer Moss will be telling local ghost stories in the museum's meeting room from 2:30-4:30 p.m. More...

Shady Grove to host Pure 'n Heart children's choir workshop, concert

Shady Grove Baptist Church is hosting and inviting individuals and youth directors to bring their children or youth choirs (approximately ages 5 to 13) to participate in the Pure 'N Heart Workshop and Concert. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Some doctors find it not cost-effective to treat Medicare patients

Dear Annie: Yesterday, my doctor said I could no longer be her patient because I was on Medicare and the reimbursements were too low. She told me not to bother trying to find another doctor because they were all doing the same thing. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Travis Kent Hames

RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. - Travis Kent Hames, 25, of 156 River Ridge Parkway, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008. Tr a v i s was a pilot and active in many areas of aviation. More...

Ernest Burr, Jr.

Ernest Burr, Jr., 56, of 254 Cherokee Ridge Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008. More...

Hattie Blackwell

BLACKSBURG - Hattie Kearse Blackwell, 85, of 109 Tiffany Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, at Spartanburg Restorative Care. More...

Woman run over, killed in driveway

A former Gaffney resident was killed Thursday afternoon when she was accidentally run over in her driveway while helping her 13-year-old son move a family vehicle. More...

Hames dies in accident

A family with Gaffney roots is facing another tragedy in the wake of a Wednesday afternoon accident that claimed the life of a 25-yearold Rutherfordton, N.C., man. More...

Two people involved in fatal accident remain hospitalized

Two passengers in one of the vehicles involved in a horrific Tuesday afternoon traffic accident on Chesnee Highway remained hospitalized as of Thursday. More...

Shriners slate weekend full of activities

Pernice Knuckles knew money did not grow on trees, but for the sake of her 14-year-old daughter's life she was willing to try. The local woman did not have to reach far — Shriners made sure she would not have to fight the battle alone. More...

Local News

Community-wide effort needed to reverse trends that are causing generational poverty

Time has always been on the side of renowned author Toschia Santiago Moffett. By her 5th birthday, she had already read her first book and could comprehend five languages. At the age of 22, Moffett had already earned her master's degree. More...

Empowerment Weekend

Friday, Oct. 24 6-9 p.m.- Town Hall Meeting at Gaffney Middle School The State of the Family: Pertinent issues pertaining to the the family unit, community, teenage pregnancy, apathy, crime, racism, economics, etc. Saturday, Oct. More...

Drug court coming to Cherokee County on trial basis

A new type of court system that has been having nationwide success in helping people kick their drug habits and reduce crime will be coming to Cherokee County. More...

Sports

Wildcats have lot to play for

Today's game T.A. Campbell Stadium is about more than two 1-7 teams struggling to keep playoff hopes alive. The game between Blacksburg and visiting Landrum pits two first-year coaches who are looking for improvement from their teams. More...

BRIEFS

Granard Middle blasts Carver Jaylen Miller, Joey Gaines and Roderick Oglesby each scored rushing touchdowns to lead Granard Middle to a 50-24 victory over Carver on Wednesday. More...

Indians run over Fort Mill

Lipscomb, QB top 100-yard mark in victory

DeEdward Burris and the Gaffney Indians were far from flashy on offense and they didn't need to be against the winless Fort Mill Yellow Jackets on Thursday. The game was played on Thursday because of heavy rains predicted for today. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I have a math headache

My head hurts. I just finished taking an applied mathematics test filled with probing questions that stretched my math abilities to their limit. I never thought I would need to use the metric system, geometry, or work with fractions again. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Gloria McCraw of Irmo, Sylvia Dover and Wanda Hawkins, both of Gaffney, and Ann Hutson of Vestavia, Ala., read The Ledger while on a sister trip to Vestavia celebrating Sylvia's 50th birthday. More...

THEIR VIEW

Shorten the session

The General Assembly must reduce state spending this week via difficult choices forced by the economic meltdown's devastating impact on tax revenue. More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?