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A man can't even shave in peace

An 83-year-old man shaving in his Rogers Street home discovered two men trying to steal his guns when he went to investigate a noise. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Denton is bride of Jeffrey W. McMeans

CHARLESTON - St. John's Lutheran Church was the setting Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, for the marriage of Allison Frances Denton and Jeffrey William McMeans, both of Summerville. The Rev. Steven Plonk officiated at the 4 p.m. ceremony. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Daughter feels she must defend abusive husband

Dear Annie: My daughter, "Alicia," is married and pregnant. The problem is, her husband is very abusive and I fear for her life. She is young and he is her first love, and she will not leave him even though she could be in danger. More...

'Beauty and the Beast' opens Nov. 13 at Limestone

Disney's Beauty and the Beast will begin a two-weekend run Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Fullerton Auditorium. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Glenn Crouch

U.S. Army veteran

Glenn Alan Crouch, 53, of 135 Williams Road, Gaffney, passed away Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, at his home. Born April 15, 1955, in Catawba County, N.C., he was the son of Glenn Avery Crouch and Betty Faye Flowers Crouch, both of Claremont, N.C. More...

Ruby I. Queen

Worked for many years at Community Cash

BLACKSBURG - Ruby Isler Queen, 86, of 118 Tribal Road, passed away Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at her home. A native of Cherokee County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Daisy Alice Pruitt Isler and widow of Charles Leonard Queen. More...

Janelle Moss

Gaffney native

ATLANTA Ga. - Myra Janelle Parris Moss, 98, of 1942 Cedar Canyon Drive, formerly of 630 Wilkinsville Hwy., Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at Wesley Woods Hospital in Atlanta. More...

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HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

The story of the 80 balloons

There are certain persons whose life has inspired me and made mine better. Here is the story of one: Had you driven by North Belmont (N.C.) Elementary School on Wednesday, Sept 17, 2008, you would have seen a strange sight. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Vivian Edwards and Gloria Smith read The Ledger while on vacation at Tybee Island near Savannah, Ga. More...

Stats show signif icant improvement in exit exams

Four out of five Cherokee County tenth graders passed the exit exam on their first attempt this year, according to results released Friday by the state Department of Education. More...

Peach Festival officials shift focus to affordable events

Bowing to a shaky economic outlook, the South Carolina Peach Festival will continue its recent emphasis on low-cost events. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

The Gaffney Police Department reported the theft of a speaker box from the porch of an East Montgomery Street home. The box with 12-inch subwoofer speakers was taken from a porch in the 400 block between 8 p.m. Oct. 28 and 3 p.m. Oct. 29. More...

Veterans honored at Saturday ceremony

Not looking to gain anything from his 23 years in the military but the sense of pride from serving the country he loves, Saturday was enough to bring a tear to Merle Reams' eyes. More...

Three people arrested as authorities pursue stolen vehicles case

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office impound yard was jam-packed with used cars Friday as a result of an ongoing investigation into an alleged Blacksburg chop shop. More...

Sports

Despite low seed, Indians have favorable playoff road

Gaffney coach Phil Strickland must have found a 4-leaf clover this weekend. How else would you explain Gaffney's seemingly favorable draw in the Class AAAA Division I playoffs. More...

BRIEFS

Vikings' Rice becomes TD maker For the second straight week, former Gaffney star Sidney Rice had only one catch but it was good for a TD. Rice caught a firstquarter, 3-yard TD pass from Gus Ferotte to put the Vikings up 7-0 over Green Bay. More...

Co-stars shine for Trojans

Gaffney's defensive game plan was easy to figure out - drop defenders into coverage to stop the Northwestern passing game. More...

Letters

What do they support? The stink? The contamination?

Dear Editor: I am a lifelong resident of the McKowns Mountain area and opposed to the Waste Management landfill proposed for our community. I would like to respond to viewpoints published in The Ledger last week. More...

Prays no landfill will be placed there

Dear Editor: I lived in McKowns Mountain Community in my early years and my family still lives there. My first ancestors in the area settled on the south side of Broad River at Abingdon Creek in 1768. More...

Feels sales tax hike was a bad idea

Dear Editor: I do not believe the increase in sales tax in Cherokee County was a good thing. The people who disagree with me are the ones who are profiting from the property tax cuts. 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?