January 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Firefighter hopefuls face grueling tests

With men all around him yelling words of encouragement, Chuck Richards turned around and headed back up the stairwell behind the Gaffney Fire Department one last time. "Come on," he heard. "You've come this far. There's no quitting now. More...

LifeStyles

Theta Beta Gamma inducts new members

Four new members of Theta Beta Gamma Sorority Inc. were recently inducted into the organization. Hyacinth Jones Phillips, Mary Jamison Bailey, Susan Camp Wade and Syreeta Byers Greene are are all educators in Cherokee County School District No. 1. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Is husband's friend having an affair?

Dear Ann Landers: My husband and I are good friends with three other couples. The guys often go on golf trips - sometimes with their wives, sometimes without. More...

14th annual Carolina Debutante Society Ball is set for Saturday, May 2

Nine young women will make debuts at Marriott Hotel

The Carolina Debutante Society will present nine young women at its 14th annual ball on Saturday, May 2, at the Marriott Hotel in Spartanburg. To be presented are Morgan Elizabeth Bagwell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Annie Ruth Capps

Annie Ruth Bridges Capps, 84, of Zirconia, N.C., passed away peacefully at her home on Jan. 12, 2009. She was born in Gaffney on April 21, 1924, to Dexter and Eva Mae Bridges. More...

Mary Ruth Elmore

Mary Ruth Shealy Elmore of 200 Crestview Drive, formerly of West Buford Street, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Prosperity, she was the wife of the late George T. More...

Rev. C. A. Kirby Jr.

Rev. C. A. Kirby Jr., 90, of Boiling Springs, N.C., died Jan. 13, 2009, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. More...

Prosecutor: DNA testing does not exonerate Riddle

The 7th Circuit Solicitors Office on Wednesday responded to defense attorneys' claims that accused murderer Ernest Riddle should be released from jail with a denial that new scientific tests, "while sensationalistic," exonerated anyone. More...

Bitter cold grips county

A brutal blow of bone-chilling weather from the north will have a strong grip on the county for the next couple of days. The bad news is that things will get worse before they get better. More...

Former City of Gaffney police officer released after posting bail

A former Gaffney Police Department officer spent the night in jail Tuesday before being released on bond. Wilbert Jamison Jr. More...

GOING TO THE INAUGURATION?

If you plan to attend Tuesday's inauguration ceremony for presidentelect Barack Obama and would agree to be interviewed, please contact staff writer Joe Hughes at (864) 489-1131. Thank you. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is investigating the break-in of a home on East Cherokee Street in Blacksburg. According to a police report, someone forced entry to the home in the 2700 block by kicking open a door. More...

Award winning Christian group to bring some relief during trying times

"All who will... come"

There aren't too many places to get good news in today's society. Words like recession, bills, and unemployment have become commonplace, hitting consumers in the gut and causing them to worry about what tomorrow holds. More...

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THANK YOU— U.S. Marine PFC Camron Snuggs is greeted by first graders Monday while visiting the Cherokee County Boys and Girls Club. Snuggs worked as a counselor with the club for a year before he enlisted in the U.S. Marines. More...

Sports

Lady Indians set for big clash

Hot-shooting Nation Ford visits Gaffney with first place on line in region

The Gaffney girls' basketball team's success has come courtesy of a savvy point guard and reserve who has picked up the slack after an injury to Ashlee Tate. That recipe has led to an 8-4 overall record and a 1- 0 region mark. More...

Indians thump Nation Ford

In a battle of ranked wrestlers at 140 lbs., Gaffney's Brian Sullivan has the upper hand over Nation Ford's Markevis Duncan in a dual match Thursday. More...

Graves' buzzer beater lifts Lady Saints to win

Limestone women's basketball coach Corey Fox wasn't surprised that Addie Graves hit the buzzerbeater shot for an 82-80 victory over Erskine on Wednesday. More...

Letters

Thanks council for not letting Waste Management come here

Dear County Councilmen: Thank you for voting not to allow Waste Management Inc. (WMI) into Cherokee County. For some people, it is about the money it would have brought to Cherokee County. More...

Columns

We still have much work to do

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Sometimes you have to walk a mile in someone else's shoes in order to reach an understanding in life. My parents are leaving Saturday morning with several longtime friends in Washington for next week's presidential inauguration. More...

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LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

(Left to right) Lucas Lester, Roger Harris, David Harris, Cory Dion, Woody Moore and Jim More (not pictured) took The Ledger with them on a duck hunting trip to Stugart, Ark. More...

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Poll

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?