April 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff hopeful this year's Ride for the Relay can raise more than $20K to battle cancer

There's the potential that this year's Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Ride for the Relay will raise enough funds that Sheriff Bill Blanton's annual effort for the American Cancer Society will hit new milestones. More...

LifeStyles

New spring styles by French designer 'Mr. Garbage' highlight fashion show at Brookview

"Mr. Garbage" brought his newest spring fashions to Brookview Healthcare on Wednesday, April 1. Staff members worked the catwalk wearing the latest fashions, from swim wear to wedding attire. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Woman must be told her fiance strayed

Dear Annie: My daughter is engaged to my boss' son, who also works for the company. On a recent out-of-town business trip, I observed my future son-in-law taking a "lady of the evening" into his hotel room. He did not see me. More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Ledford - Singleton

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Clinton Ledford of Roebuck announce the engagement of their daughter Cynthia Renee, of Spartanburg to Victor Carlton Singleton of Greenville. Mr. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Katelynn Reynolds

Katelynn Mackenzie Reynolds, infant daughter of Christopher Todd Reynolds and Ollie Jalynn Bowen, was born April 1, 2009, and went home to be with Jesus on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Bill Sparks

William Leonard Bill Sparks, 78, formerly of Kraft Street, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2009, at Brookview House. Born in Gaffney, he was the widower of Louise Blackwell and son of the late Clyde W. Sparks and Ethel Virgie Parker Sparks. Mr. More...

Iris Ivey

Retired from textiles

Iris Ozell Jenkins Ivey, 88, formerly of Buck Shoals Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 12, 2009, at Peachtree Centre. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Put a stop to this

Nepotism is defined as "favoritism shown to a relative (as by giving an appointive job) on a basis of relationship." Read on and you'll see it is alive and well in Cherokee County. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Keeping up with the local news by reading The Ledger while on a family tubing trip to Hawks Nest are Taylor Sellars, Luke Lester, Keith Waters, Pam Lester, Rob Queen, Debby Waters, Terry Blackwell, Joyce Patterson, Donald Lester, Matt Lester, Tim Gre More...

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3rd defendant in SLED probe found guilty

ILL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS

Defense Attorney John O'Leary told a jury in Cherokee County Magistrate's Court on Tuesday that his client had a "horrible" job to do but did it exactly as he was instructed by the supervisor who showed him the ropes and training he received at a t More...

600-plus teachers get contracts today

More than 600 veteran Cherokee County teachers will be issued contracts April 15 on the same day their tax returns are handed over to Uncle Sam. More...

Local News

District receives $204,980 stimulus grant

Funds must be used to help make county schools more energy-efficient

The Cherokee County School District will receive $273,307 in federal stimulus grants and loans to help make county schools more energy-efficient. More...

Photo

FUTURE FIREFIGHTERS? — CKC Volunteer Fire Department's Engine 71 was a popular attraction at Saturday's annual Upstate Easter Egg Hunt at Restoration Church. More...

Sanford is unforgiving on snow days

Gov. Mark Sanford has vetoed a bill which would have forgiven two missed school days from a March 1 storm. County schools missed school March 2-4 following a heavy snowstorm that left seven schools without power. More...

Sports

Landrum tops Wildcats; gets leg up in region race

Blacksburg High baseball coach Toby Elliott had an easy explanation for his team's 10-6 loss to Landrum on Monday that crippled the Wildcats' hopes for a region championship - The Cardinals executed and the Wildcats didn't. More...

BRIEFS

Youth hoop league signup underway The Cherokee County Youth basketball summer league signups are being held now until May 31. The league is open to girls and boys, ages 5-17. A summer league basketball camp will be held April 11 from 10 a.m. More...

Indians look to repeat past tourney success

Down the stretch they come. But with little more than a week left in the regular season the Gaffney Indians will take a break from region play to participate in the prestigious Southeastern Baseball Classic in Hartsville. More...

Letters

Remember these guardian angels watching over us

Dear Editor: This week is National Telecommunicator Week. It is a week set aside to honor 911 dispatchers for their service. They are the "behind-the-scenes-heroes" who are always first to serve you. More...

Says he voted for a man he thought was a Christian

Dear Editor: The President of the United States has begun the disarming of America in a time of war! More...

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