October 29, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Motorists reminded 'tis the season to be aware of roaming deer

Fall means cooler weather, leaves changing color and the soon arrival of the holiday season. More...

LifeStyles

Local 'witches' gather for annual conference

Friends came to Lynda Ramage's annual "Witch Conference" and enjoyed food, fellowship and the fall and Halloween decorations. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She should steer clear of hateful sister-in-law

Dear Annie: I have been married for 10 years and have one son. He's now at an age when he is starting to notice how much my husband's sister hates me. I have no idea why. More...

Sorority has second meeting of 2008-2009 year Oct. 6

Xi Alpha Delta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held its second meeting of the 2008-2009 year on Monday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. at Trackside Diner. Shirley Turner was the hostess. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Barbara C. Bell

Retired LPN

Barbara Sue Curry Bell, 61, of 147 Deerwood Lane, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Mrs. More...

Haile H. LeMaster, Sr.

Retired after 34 years of service as member of Board of Directors of Palmetto Bank

Haile Humphries LeMaster, Sr., 87, of 781 Boiling Springs Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Mr. LeMaster and his late wife, Lucile Gettys LeMaster, were married for almost 54 years. More...

Joyce Howlett

Native of London, England

Lillian Joyce Mills Howlett, 77, of 1424 Wilkinsville Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Columns

North is north and south is south and the DOT knows the difference

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Do you ever get something on your mind and just can't seem to let it go? Like when some song starts playing in your head and plays over and over and over. Sometimes you sing it aloud and sometimes it just seems like you're singing it. More...

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Voters can raise sales tax, lower property taxes

It might be the best kept secret on next Tuesday's ballot. More...

State jobless rate down; some seekers are giving up

COLUMBIA — A month after state unemployment reached a 15- year high, South Carolina's jobless rate dropped slightly in September, but the reason for the drop wasn't good news. More...

Local News

Gaffney man's job is to help make order out of chaos

Arriving in total darkness on the Gulf Coast, Gaffney resident Phillip Gibson learned last month how the world worked before electricity was invented. More...

Like mother, like daughter

McGee named director of PeachCenter Ministries

For Tammie McGee, saying her mother cast a large shadow in the community would be an understatement. The Gaffney resident watched as her mom, the former PeachCenter Ministries director met the needs of needy and homeless persons in the area. More...

State cutbacks affecting local governments

Local governments will have to make do with less state aid this year. In the wake of tight economic times, the state has announced it will cut its appropriations to local governments, known as Aid to Subdivisions, by 3 percent. More...

Sports

Crosstown rivals get personal with title on line

This one is personal. The 6-0 Granard Warriors meet crosstown rival Gaffney Middle School (5-1) for the Little 6 Conference title today at 5:30 p.m. at venerable Brumbach Stadium. More...

Locals on the national stage

Ex-Indians showcased on ESPN2 Friday

Appalachian State center Brett Irvin had two words to describe Friday's nationally-televised meeting with Wofford and former Gaffney High teammate Andy Strickland. More...

BRIEFS

Cherokee Speedway results (10-25) LIMITED SPORTSMAN: 1. 57- Adam Yarbrough (Denver, NC) 2. 3- Scott Tessner (Blacksburg, SC) 3. 21-Chuck Pearson (Shelby, NC) 4. 16-Lance Miller (FLat Rock, NC) 5. 00-Jake McCray SUPER LATE MODEL: 1. More...

Letters

Allowing this landfill here just doesn't add up

Dear Editor: I am writing you over my concern about the proposed "GREEN" Waste Management landfill to be located in the McKowns Mountain area of Cherokee County. More...

Offering incentives instead of asking for them says all we need to know

Dear Editor: I am both interested in and concerned about the proposed McKowns Mountain landfill project. More...

State News

S.C. voters will decide on three amendments

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ South Carolina will ask voters to take a gamble on the stock market this Election Day. More...

2008 CHEROKEE COUNTY SAMPLE BALLOTS

2008 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT QUESTIONS Amendment 1 Must Section 33, Article III of the Constitution of this State be amended so as to delete the provision that no unmarried woman shall legally consent to sexual intercourse who shall not More...

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