June 22, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

New company gets 2-acre gift

A mystery company could bring 50 jobs to the Blacksburg area in the coming months. Blacksburg Town Council voted unanimously during a special called meeting Thursday to donate two acres of property towards the state economic development project. More...

LifeStyles

VanDoren the Magician will give fun and colorful shows June 25 at libraries

VanDoren the Magician will present a magic show Thursday, June 25, at 10:30 a.m. at the Blacksburg Library and at 2:30 p.m. at the Cherokee County Public Library in Gaffney. More...

C AVA Gallery will hold 'Everything Peachy' sale

Are you looking for a unique souvenir from the S.C. Peach Festival for yourself, for your guests, or for that special someone who has moved and would love to have a reminder of home? More...

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HEADED OUT TO DELIVER MEALS - Garrett Osment is one of Meals On Wheels' youngest volunteers, delivering smiles and meals in the Blacksburg area. Garrett is the grandson of Carol Martin and delivers meals with his grandmother every other week. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Arthur Martin

BLACKSBURG- Arthur Martin, 84, of 111 Leagan Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 20, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

John Stuard

John Pittman Stuard, 84, of Magnolia's of Gaffney, and formerly of 123 9th St., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 21, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home. More...

Thelma J. King

Thelma Jones King, 81, of High Point, N.C., died Saturday, June 20, 2009, at her residence. Born May 3, 1928, in Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Edward Earl and Martha Henrietta Knight Jones. More...

Crowd gathers for Plow Day fun

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Plow Day, sponsored by the Broad River Antique Power Association, was held Saturday on Twin Lakes Road. The event is dedicated to the preservation of old farm equipment. More...

Humane Society says it's no longer welcome at shelter

Before the local Humane Society began its adoption services for strays, the Cherokee County consolidated animal shelter had been described as an "all-kill" shelter. That description apparently applies again. More...

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JOHN DEERE-POWERED ICE CREAM MAKER — Hugh Sprouse served up homemade ice cream from his homemade ice cream machine at Saturday's "Plow Day" event on Twin Lakes Road in Gaffney. More...

Local News

Students can be suspended under new cell phone policy

County students will be suspended for repeated violations of new rules on using cell phones, iPods and other electronic gadgets in schools. More...

Donation made in Cobb's memory

Students raise money to honor deceased director

A little change from students will go a long way towards helping Meals on Wheels feed homebound residents in the community. More...

Teen's talent is there for all to see in black and white

Parents like to say they know their children, but even Walter & Gala Edwards were amazed at the sight they saw after a wedding several years ago. During the service, their son Garrison got a pencil and a piece of paper and went to work. More...

Sports

Post 109 thumps Greer, 19-6

The balls screamed off the Post 109's bats - culminating with 21 hits and a 19-6 victory over at Greer Saturday in a game that was as loud as it was long. More...

Juniors split twinbill

Uh-oh. That was undoubtedly the reaction of the York American Legion junior team pitcher who was trying to protect a one-run lead with the bases loaded and only one out in the bottom of the fifth inning on Friday. More...

POST 109 PROFILE

Name: Josh Mata Age: 15 Position: Catcher School: Gaffney High High School Stats: .360 batting average. Hobbies: Baseball and hanging out with friends. More...

Columns

I'm sorry ma'am, but his underwear didn't make it

LEDGER COLUMNIST

For the next few minutes we are going to discuss something that's very important, something your momma tried to stress to you from the time you were old enough to walk, something you need to keep in the forefront of your mind as you go forth in thi More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Jennifer Wright and Amy Ward, owners of Mane Designs Hair Studio, just returned from the International Hair Show (IBS) in Las Vegas. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED

A letter to my children on Father's Day

Yesterday was Father's Day. I was excited because I knew I would either see or talk with each of you. There was laughter and expressions of love with tears of joy. More...

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Poll

Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?