November 19, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Couple enters guilty pleas

A shoplifting couple from Asheville, N.C., whose flight from a confrontation with a store security officer last June led police to surround stores near the Prime Outlets — Gaffney during the ensuing manhunt, pleaded guilty in separate courts More...

LifeStyles

Special service honors veterans

Moses Wood UDC sponsors flag-folding ceremony Nov. 11

Reverence and appreciation were in abundance on Tuesday, Nov. 11, as veterans were honored during a ceremony at Magnolia's of Gaffney. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Dirty pair content with their level of cleanliness

Dear Annie: My sister and her husband have some habits that really turn me off when I visit. They leave dirty pots and pans on the stove for weeks. They allow used dishes, cups and utensils to pile up in the sink until it is overflowing. More...

UDC committee meets to finalize plans for Volume II of 'I Know What I Know'

Committee members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy met recently at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum to finalize plans for Volume II of their book, I Know What I Know - Stories of the Confederate Years. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Teresa Garland

Employed by Hamrick Mills

Teresa Frady Garland, 57, of 211 Merrifield Court, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Truman Hull and Annie Lois Frady. More...

Minnie Lee Dawkins

Former employee of Lord's Dry Cleaners

PACOLET - Minnie Lee Dawkins, 86, of 190 Cart Court, passed away Saturday , Nov. 15, 2008, at 5:47 p.m. at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Spartanburg. More...

Sarah L. Bonner

Cherokee County native

SHELBY - Sarah Lee Bonner, 66, of 409 Antrum St., died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, in Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte. Born in Cherokee County, she was a daughter of the late Herman Bonner Sr. and the late Ida Pearl Wilson Bonner. More...

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LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Pictured here (left to right) are Josie Stroupe, J. Andrew Gore and Jackson Gore at Wrigley Field in Chicago to watch the Cubs play the Houston Astros. They accompanied Dennis and Jenny Stroupe during spring break this year. The Cubs won! More...

National News

Southern lawmakers are sour on Detroit bailout

WASHINGTON — If it's no surprise that Michigan lawmakers are behind the pitch for a $25 billion lifeline for Detroit automakers, then it might be just as predictable that Southerners would be leading the charge against it. More...

Council approves ethanol company tax break package

Cherokee County Council on Monday approved a tax incentive package that clears the way for an ethanol distributor to locate here. The company will locate in a vacant manufacturing facility in Blacksburg and employ six workers. More...

Near-record cold temps already here

Temperatures hovered in the low 40s but a strong wind made it feel much frostier as the coolest air so far this season spread over the county Tuesday. More...

Pro-landfill project group presents its C.A.S.E. to Cherokee County Council

A pro-Waste Management spokesperson pushed back at Monday's Cherokee County Council meeting at claims the company's proposed recycling center and landfill would pose a health hazard for county residents. More...

Local News

Sissy & Dav's more than fresh meals and a smile

"I just want to take care of people, it's just something I love to do."

Sissy Jolley and David McCraw are welcoming everyone to their dinner table. Offering a menu of fresh, home-cooked meals and a smile, the partners recently opened Sissy & Dav's Kitchen a few weeks ago. More...

Thief makes off with thousands in merchandise

A brazen thief intent on stealing a handful of designer handbags pushed aside a clerk at the Bargain Shoes store on Monday afternoon during his getaway. More...

"Christmas on the Square" preparations underway

It's not too difficult for anyone to find Blacksburg Mayor David Hogue. More...

Sports

New-look Lady Saints ready to open season

The Limestone women's basketball team will run to a different beat this year. Coach Corey Fox has handed over the starting point guard duties to freshman Lauren Pace. "She started from day one," Fox said. "She is our best point guard. More...

Indians enter stretch in stride

The Gaffney Indians looked like the team Friday that coach Phil Strickland expected. The Indians rolled up 262 yards on the ground and another 262 through the air to dominate No. More...

BRIEFS

Cherokee Speedway results CITY LATE MODEL: 1. 9-John Pursley (Clover, SC) 2. 55-Michael Martin (Blacksburg, SC) 3. 87-Ross Bailes (Clover, SC) 4. 22-Joey Phillips (Shelby, NC) 5. 114-Steve Segars (Colbert, GA) STREET STOCK FOUR: 1. More...

Letters

A big thank-you to Cherokee County

Dear Editor: We would sincerely like to thank the generous people of Cherokee County for again raising the bar and making the 2008 Relay For Life better than ever. More...

We can do more to help moms have healthy babies

Dear Editor: November is Prematurity Awareness Month because in the U.S. today one in eight babies is born prematurely, including an average of 173 babies each week in South Carolina. More...

Other News

House rookies get acquainted

COLUMBIA — South Carolina House rookies spent Tuesday finding out what to expect in their freshmen terms. The cast of seven Democrats and 16 Republicans elected Nov. 4 includes state Rep. More...

South Carolina ranks last in tobacco prevention spending

COLUMBIA _ Ten years after the tobacco settlement, South Carolina has slid back to its worst-in-the-nation status in what it spends to keep people from smoking, according a report released Tuesday by a coalition of public health groups. 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?