March 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Man accused of DUI, leaving scene of accident

A 48-year-old Gaffney man was arrested following a Monday afternoon accident on North Limestone Street. More...

LifeStyles

Get Fit

Eating right and exercising make winning (and losing) combination

When he arrived for a doctor checkup in late December, Jimmy Williams left with a startling, frank assessment on his prospects of living. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

This sounds more serious than video game addiction

Dear Annie: My 20-year-old son graduated high school two years ago. He was valedictorian, in the top 4 percent of his class, a gifted pianist, and was accepted into one of the best universities in the country. He threw it all away. More...

Photo

FOUR GENERATIONS - Tytonn Patterson, representing the fourth generation of his family, is held by his father Shane Patterson Jr. Others in the photo are (left) Shane Patterson Sr., grandfather, and Frank Patterson Jr., great-grandfather. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Judge Weatherford dies at his home after brief illness

Former Seventh Circuit Court Judge, South Carolina Senator and House of Representatives member Wade Stackhouse Weatherford Jr. died Monday morning, March 9, 2009, at his Union Street home following a brief illness. More...

Don Shirley

Former employee of Monsanto

SPARTANBURG - Don Shirley, 47, of 342 Cliffrose Ct., died at his home on Monday, March 8, 2009, after a long illness. Don was predeceased by his son, Jason Shirley, and his father, Colie L. Shirley Jr. More...

Henry B. White

Grocery store owner; retired farmer

COWPENS - Henry Brown White, 97, of Battleground Road, passed away early Tuesday morning, March 10, 2009, at his residence. He was the husband of Hazel Deaton White and was born in Blacksburg. Mr. More...

Moss, Ramsey, Spencer move on to Round 2

HOUSE DISTRICT 30 RACE

Cherokee County Councilman Tim Spencer easily captured Tuesday's Democrat Party primary, but he'll have to wait a little longer to learn who his opponent will be in the general election for the vacant State House District 30 seat. More...

Four people are charged in Blacksburg crime spree

Blacksburg Police Chief Jamie Ham was sharing in the frustration of town residents. More...

Local News

County schools surveying damage done by storm

A section of the Gaffney High auditorium roof is in need of repair following a heavy snowfall March 1. More...

POLICE REPORTS

A 20-year-old Gaffney man was arrested on drug and resisting arrest charges March 3 after he allegedly ran from police. More...

Learning center director resigns

Cherokee Community Learning Center Director Dr. Rance Cobb will resign his position June 30. Cobb was hired in May of 2006 to become the community learning center director. More...

Sports

Gaffney's Sarratt earns win in starting role

Gaffney's Justin Sarratt made the most of his first start of the year for Clemson on Tuesday. Sarratt, who improved to 2-0, retired the first 13 batters he faced and pitched a career-high 6 innings to earn the win for the Tigers. More...

BRIEFS

Flag football league begins signup The Spring season of Gaffney Flag Football will start March 22, 2009. Anyone wishing to play or put a team together and for more details contact Shannon "DAWK" Dawkins (864) 425-1852. More...

SCHEDULE

Today High School Softball Byrnes at Gaffney. 6 p.m. Thursday High School Baseball Gaffney at Boiling Springs. Blacksburg at Greenville Charter. 6 p.m. More...

Columns

Time change is confusing — especially in Iowa

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Do the time changes that occur twice a year for Daylight Savings Time affect you? It never bothered me before this year. More...

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County, state are better places because of 'Mr. Weatherford'

OUR VIEW

Cherokee County has lost one of its most esteemed citizens with the death of Judge Wade S. Weatherford, Jr. He was a major player in the legal and political arena of this county and state for much of the later half of the 20th century. More...

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