February 4, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE COLOR?

Today's front page appears in black and white due to extensive renovation work being done on our presses that limits use of the number of units we need to provide color reproduction. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Yesterday was the time for her to move on

Dear Annie: I have been seeing "Rob" for over a year. We have loads of fun together and genuinely love each other. More...

Diabetes tests faith to the limit

Stricken with the same disease that took her mother's life, G. Willette Guyton put her cares into the hands of God

G. Willette Guyton watched helplessly as diabetes slowly took its toll on her mother who underwent about 50 surgeries in an attempt to halt the progression of the disease. More...

Limestone College sponsoring Red Cross blood drive Feb. 6

Donors eligible to enter drawing for two airline tickets

Every two seconds someone in our country needs blood. To help save the lives of family and friends in need, Limestone College is sponsoring its third American Red Cross blood drive of the year on Friday, Feb. 6, from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Julia S. Campbell

Retired accountant and registered nurse

Julia Frances Shokes Campbell, 82, of 510 Thompson St., passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, at her home. Born in Charleston, Mrs. Campbell was the daughter of the late Harold Loftis Shokes Sr. and the late Julia Brockington Speer. More...

Dorothy Junghans

Washington, D.C., native

Dorothy Theresa Junghans, 88, of Gaffney, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, at her residence. Born in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late George R. Junghans and Elizabeth Jennie Bernhardt Junghans. More...

Harold (Hal) Dalton Sr.

Retired truck driver and electrician

Harold Dean (Hal) Dalton, Sr., 70, of 608 Willow St., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Tougher DUI law will go into effect Feb. 10; local cops preparing for change

Beginning Feb. 10, getting caught for drinking and driving will become a lot more costly. More...

Peeler asks council for opportunity to negotiate landfill project deal

Waste Management returned to Cherokee County Council on Monday, saying it wants its proposed landfill and recycling center project to be treated like any other economic development proposal. More...

Reassessment notices will go out this month

The results of the first reassessment of all county properties since 2002 should be reaching your mailbox this month. More...

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE FEB. 7

Saturday, Feb. 7, at noon is the deadline to register to vote in the March 10 election for S.C. House District 30. More...

Local News

Groundwater contamination still present at Medley site

It's not a perfect success story yet for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, but an official said the Medley Farms superfund site has come a long way from the environmental mess discovered in 1983. More...

Students show progress

A few minutes of exercise went a long way when Draytonville Elementary students sat down recently to take an interim progress test. Students spread out beside their desks for a 5-minute workout from a "Fit for Fred" Web site. More...

POLICE REPORTS

A storage building on Peeler Creek Road was burglarized recently. According to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, someone entered the storage building in the 100 block between Jan. 22 and Jan. 27. More...

Sports

Local products make college choice today

Gaffney's Denzelle Good knew exactly where he wanted to spend the next four years. More...

Indians overcome stall ball

Corry, Brown lead GHS to 41-19 win over Nation Ford

Turns out the Indians can win a slow down game, too. After scoring more than 100 points in an up tempo game at York on Friday, the Indians changed gears to a more deliberate pace in downing host Nation Ford 41-19 on Tuesday. More...

Indians ousted by South Pointe

According to a poll, South Pointe has one of the top-ranked wrestling programs in the state. You won't get an argument from the Gaffney Indians. More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

Hey y'all, watch this

Did you ever do anything that you knew better than, but did it anyway and lived to regret it? If you haven't, it's been a pretty dull life, I suspect. Me, I've done a BUNCH of things I probably shouldn't have. More...

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