February 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Property owners will likely get reassessment notices this week

Reassessment notices will be reaching your mailbox soon. Cherokee County Assistant Administrator Holland Belue said the notices were expected to arrive last week and would be mailed to county property owners some time this week. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Sprouse, Mr. Gentry exchange vows

Haley Nicole Sprouse and Kevin- David Gentry were united in marriage Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at West End Baptist Church. The Rev. Rodney Cook officiated the 2 p.m. double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Teen innocent victim of nasty rumor

Dear Annie: My 10th-grader, "Katie," is switching to a different high school in two weeks. The other day, my son mentioned that his friend's sister spread a bad rumor about Katie at the new school. Of course, Katie is quite upset. More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Montgomery - Parker

BLACKSBURG - Chuck and Pam Montgomery announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill, to Matt Parker of Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carl E. "Ed" Hamrick

Retired from Liberty Life

BLACKSBURG - Carl E. "Ed" Hamrick, 81, of 633 Tribal Road, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Gaston County, N.C. More...

Sarah C. Caggiano

Known to her family and many friends as "Miss Sadie"

Sarah Collins Caggiano, 80, passed away Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after a brief hospitalization. Mrs. Caggiano, affectionately known to her family and many friends as "Miss Sadie," was born Sept. More...

Troy Williams

Employed by Timken

Troy Eugene Williams Jr., 43, of 304 Jackson St., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Landfill company vows to stay and fight

There's no end in sight to Waste Management's attempt to construct a recycling center and landfill here. More...

Bill would let holstered guns be worn in full view

In some ways it's too late to benefit Tracy Painter, but that isn't stopping him from paying close attention to a new firearms bill recently introduced in Columbia. More...

Candidates share viewpoints at Blacksburg stump meeting

Some candidates spent hours the night before, preparing their speeches in anticipation of Saturday's stump meeting in Blacksburg, while others decided to wing it, hoping their words would appease the minds of undecided voters. More...

Local News

Tutors now in place to help three schools meet AYP

Can you beat getting paid $50 an hour?

Nearly 300 county students are receiving extra help this spring in schools that are facing sanctions for not making enough progress under federal education laws. More...

Photo

IT'S SHOWTIME!— Former World Championship Wrestling (WCW) superstar "Buff" Bagwell was at Gaffney Middle School on Friday as part of a Lynx Wrestling Alliance event. More...

Economic study could be key in county's bid for airport

It's the question that will likely determine if Cherokee County Council will move forward with plans to build a general aviation airport: Will the airport generate enough jobs to warrant the facility's expense? More...

Sports

Indians prepare for new-look Hillcrest

Sometimes a team has to lose its way to find leaders. That's what has happened to Gaffney's next opponent, the Hillcrest Rams. The Rams have gelled after head coach Reggie Choplin kicked off four players for disciplinary reasons. More...

Gaffney rolls past T.L. Hanna

They say in boxing that styles make the match. However, styles made the mismatch Saturday night as Gaffney breezed to an easy 91-74 victory over visiting T.L. Hanna in the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs. More...

Three Indians advance to state wrestling tournament

Now, Gaffney High wrestler James Costello can add Upperstate champion to his growing list of accomplishments. Costello, the tournament's No. More...

Columns

Shopping list: Lobsters, Optimus Prime, saw blades

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I know you've heard people say that you shouldn't go grocery shopping when you're hungry. But I never paid much attention to that because I figure it only applies to mere mortals. More...

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'Why doesn't Jesus come and get me?'

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

"Can you tell me something? Why doesn't Jesus come and get me?" That's the question Miss Sadie asked me with whispered voice as I sat beside her hospital bed. I wish you could have known Mrs. Sadie. You would have liked her. More...

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