January 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

LC president has heart attack

Limestone College President Dr. Walt Griffin was hospitalized after suffering a mild heart attack. More...

LifeStyles

Brookview families have holiday celebration

Thirty-seven families of Brookview Healthcare residents gathered for a holiday celebration on Nov. 25. A meal was served and Terry Hollifield performed music on his acoustic guitar. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Why does she stay in this marriage?

Dear Annie: I've been married to "Clem" for two years. I have a fulltime job and a part-time job, plus I cook, clean, do laundry, wash dishes and take out the trash. Many nights I only get four or five hours of sleep. More...

Local ARC plans community courses

The American Red Cross Cherokee County Service Center will conduct the following community courses in January: Adult CPR and Standard First Aid: Monday, Jan. 5, 6-10 p.m. (fee); Infant and Child CPR: Tuesday, Jan. 6, 6-10 p.m. (fee). More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Peggy Means

Teacher's assistant

Peggy Means, 61, of 100 Fairfield Drive, Apt. 11B, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. A native of Greensboro, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Buster Means and the late Gazaree Dawkins Means. More...

Rev. Grady H. Pierce

Served as pastor of several local churches

The Rev. Grady H. Pierce, 73, of Broken Arrow, Okla, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 19, 2008. Services were held Monday, Dec. More...

Deacon William Thomas

World War II veteran

SPARTANBURG - The beautiful life of love of Deacon William Thomas, 86, of 2951 Cowpens- Pacolet Road, widower of Sadie Mae Thomas, came to a close on Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at 10:43 p.m. at his home. More...

SAYING GOODBYE TO OLD FRIENDS

Two former fire chiefs and a police chief passed away in 2008. Former Gaffney Fire Chief Donald Parris, 71, was laid to rest in Frederick Memorial Gardens in late January. More...

Former radio station boss dies Thursday

Well-known radio personality Ron Owenby of Gaffney died Thursday, Jan. 1. A long-time radio broadcaster and civic leader, Owenby was the voice of the Cherokee County community for 42 years on WAGI-FM and WEAC-AM. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

A car was broken into on Gardner Street on Dec. 30. According to the Gaffney Police Department, someone smashed a front window with a brick on a vehicle parked in the 600 block. More...

Photo

CONTRIBUTION — Patti Bloomer, Director of the Cherokee Pregnancy Center, accepts a contribution of $3,500 from Nancy Littlejohn, Vice President of First Piedmont Federal Savings & Loan Association, who made the presentation on behalf of First P More...

Local merchants pleased with Christmas sales figures

Going into this holiday shopping season, retailers' anxiety meters were turned up to 11. Although most retail analysts predicted light crowds, dismal sales and a sharp tumble in profits for retailers, More...

Sports

THE TOP 10 stories of 2008

The Indians' new home, hiring of new Wildcat boss dominate headlines in Cherokee County

1. Out with the old and in with the new, stadium, that is. Despite some delays and anxious moments, the new 8,250-seat, $9 million home of the Gaffney Indians was completed in time for the team's season opener against Dorman on Friday, Aug. More...

BRIEFS

Saint receives academic honor Limestone College's Dominic Casciato was named a National Soccer Coaches Association of America/adidas First Team Scholar All-American in the College Division. More...

Greene, Iowa rout Gamecocks, 31-10

From carrying couches to an All-American carrying a football. Now, Big Ten MVP Shonn Greene figures he's ready for the next level. More...

Columns

Everything I needed to know about life ...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

By now, my colleagues and likely some of the police officers I bump into from time to time are probably sick of my affinity for Sesame Street. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Aaliyah Rainey, Alexis McGill and Heather Kirby are shown here with The Ledger at Myrtle Beach for the South Carolina State Beta Club Convention. More...

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