May 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Knife-wielding assailant who needed a ride sent to prison

A jury's question might have given a 49-year-old Asheville, N.C., man on trial a little hope, but it didn't last too long. More...

LifeStyles

Cherokee Children's Home celebrates 'Volunteers Making a Difference'

Awards presented, volunteers honored at annual banquet

The Cherokee Children's Home held it annual volunteer banquet Thursday, May 14, at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, honoring volunteers who have served from July 2008 to June 2009. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Mom's 'help' has opposite effect

Dear Annie: I am a 23-year-old female college student. More...

Beaver exhibit opens at Magnolia Gardens

CHARLESTON - A ninemonth old North American beaver, rescued from the wild after its mother was killed by a trapper in Greenville County, is the newest addition to the Zoo and Nature Center at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens Although beavers are c More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia W. Davis

Retired from Roses

Virginia Carol Worley Davis, 67, of 303 Magnolia St., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Margie Robbins

Homemaker

Margaret Virginia Patterson Robbins, 79, of 129 15th St., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Born in Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Everett Patterson and Ida Elder Patterson. More...

Lawrence Foster Jr.

Service for Lawrence Foster Jr., 64, of 395 Edwards Drive, Marietta, Ga., will be held Friday, May 29, at 2 p.m. at New Mount Zion Baptist Church with Dr. Roger Mason and the Revs. Don Manning, R.H. Fuller and Lee Byers Jr. officiating. More...

Gunman gets 20-year sentence

A City of Gaffney police investigator said a city woman was lucky to survive two attempts on her life and he pleaded with a Circuit Court judge not to give her 48-year-old ex-husband a third chance at finishing the job. More...

Last day to appeal assessments

Today is the final day for county property owners to try to lower their property assessments. As of Thursday morning, 1,580 appeal forms have been issued by the tax assessor's office, according to county officials. More...

Local News

Payday lending bill passed

Strict regulations imposed by legislature

In a vote that came with potentially big ramifications for numerous Upstate businesses and residents, South Carolina legislators decided last Thursday to impose more strict regulations on the payday lending industry. More...

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FUTURE LEADERS — Participants in the Chamber of Commerce Leadership and Junior Leadership Cherokee programs were awarded graduation certificates at a luncheon on Thursday, May 21. More...

POLICE REPORT

The Gaffney Police Department is investigating an armed robbery reported early May 25 at Limestone Courts. According to a police report, an unknown man knocked on an apartment door at about 1:30 a.m. and asked the resident for a cigarette. More...

Sports

Local swimmers receive awards

The Cherokee County YMCA Dolphin Swim Team recently held its award ceremony for the 2008-2009 winter season. More...

Gaffney's Gallman earns all-conference nod

In a standout career already marked with tremendous accomplishment, USC Upstate men's golfer Josh Gallman continues to earn individual accolades after being named to the Atlantic Sun All- Conference team as the league announced its postseason award More...

Lady Indians face pivotal summer

Players must take play to next level, coach Parris says

Gaffney High girls basketball coach Stacey Parris knows that her players must take more responsibility for their actions on and off the court for the team to take the next step. More...

Columns

Some villagers can't pronounce the letter 'H'

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It can be tough to type when you've been handcuffed, not literally at least but figuratively, both by unofficial demands and the limitations of the human brain. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Enjoying an evening in the Little Italy area of Manhattan in New York City recently are Sallie Hambright (left) and Amy Lindler (far right), both formerly of Gaffney and both now living in the "Big Apple." Visiting with them are Amy's mom, Melba Lind More...

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