February 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

State high court will hear linear accelerator case

The state Supreme Court has decided to hear a court case involving medical equipment needed for a proposed cancer treatment program in Cherokee County. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Hayes, Mr. Blanton wed Dec. 6

Jessica Michelle Hayes and Jamie Luke Blanton exchanged marriage vows on Dec. 6, 2008, at West End Baptist Church. The Rev. Rodney Cook officiated the 6 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Hotel manager has a problem: he can not tell the truth

Dear Annie: I work in a hotel with a staff of about 20. Our general manager is an embarrassing liar. He stretches the truth and tells some outright whoppers. He also gets caught in lies by telling too many people different things. More...

28 talented young actors compose cast of 'Willy Wonka'

"In Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, there are several thousand rooms." This line and more will be spoken when the Gaffney Children's Theatre presents Willy Wonka on Feb. 19-21 and Feb. 26-28 at 7:30 p.m. and March 1 at 3 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Edna Lila Poole Turner Dorman

Teacher in Cherokee County School System for 34 years

Edna Lila Poole Turner Dorman, 80, of Generations Assisted Living in Chapin, formerly of Gaffney, passed away Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at Palmetto Richland Hospital in Columbia. Mrs. More...

Teener Upchurch

Retired from textile industry

Beulah Osteen (Teener) Bailey Upchurch, 74, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at her residence. More...

Leola T. Jefferies

Former employee of Padgett, Phillips and Jet cleaners

Leola Tate Jefferies, 93, of 136 Camellia Circle, passed away Monday morning, Feb. 16, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Landf ill proposal gets 'NO' vote again

Waste Management's hopes to build a recycling center and landfill here were likely dealt a final lethal blow Tuesday when Cherokee County Council voted overwhelmingly not to open talks with the country's largest waste disposal company. More...

Man killed when tree falls on him

A Boiling Springs man who had been pinned under a fallen tree, possibly for as long as six hours before someone heard his cry for help, died early Tuesday at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Mary Bramlett pays tribute to man who stood guard at 'Bill's Corner'

With a twinkle in his eye, Bill Hannon brought joy to the hearts of Mary Bramlett Elementary students and teachers every morning. More...

Local News

Junkyard owners accept revisions to ordinance

The county's controversial junkyard ordinance isn't on the books just yet. But that should change early next month. Cherokee County Council modified the proposed ordinance during first reading to include vacant mobile homes. More...

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STAYING FIT — Eric Jones, the current "Mr. South Carolina" bodybuilding champion, visited Limestone-Central Elementary School on Friday to speak with fourth grade boys in one of the school's single-gender classes. More...

Dead man's home robbed

A North Carolina man claims $7,000 in guns and jewelry have been stolen from his dead father's home in Blacksburg. A 12-gauge shotgun, pistols and a diamond ring are among the items Kernersville resident Edward Williamson claims were taken Oct. More...

Sports

Lady Indians lose heartbreaker

The Gaffney Lady Indians made things a little too interesting for Spring Valley's liking on Tuesday. More...

Indians primed for playoffs

Don't let Rock Hill's record fool you. Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff said the Indians must play well today to beat the Bearcats and advance to the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs. More...

BRIEFS

Parris to begin AAU youth team Gaffney girls varsity baskektball coach Stacey Parris has announced tryouts for the new age 12 and under AAU basketball team will be Feb. 24, 25 and 26 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Gaffney High School gym. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Steak and lobster at Sadie Mae's Cafe

Did you know Valentine's Day is the single busiest day of the year for restaurants? According to my cousin Larry, it is. "I used to be in the business, so I know things like that," he told a group of us at the golf course Sunday. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Kelsey Whitaker, Kali Coyle and Blake Coyle are pictured here with The Ledger at Biltmore House in Asheville N.C. More...

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