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Shelter discussions bring no resolution

The Cherokee County Council Public Works Committee spent an hour Thursday afternoon haggling over how to handle strays who are too young to be spayed or neutered under veterinarian guidelines. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Overcash, Mr. Phillips wed May 16

Erica Lynn Overcash and Mark Stephen Phillips were married Saturday, May 16, 2009, at half past five o'clock in a traditional ceremony at Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church. The Rev. Dr. Clyde Thomas officiated. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Free of drugs, he wants his wife back

Dear Annie: My wife and I met when we were in college. We are now 43. Ten years into the marriage, I became addicted to cocaine. We separated five years ago, but remain very close. More...

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CHOIR ANNIVERSARY - The Mt. Sinai Inspirational Choir will celebrate its 14th anniversary Sunday, June 28, at 4 p.m. Groups from both Carolinas will be featured on the program. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Eloise Ruppe

Eloise Horton Ruppe, 82, of 119 Healey Lane, Mooresboro, N.C., passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. More...

Louise D. Long

Louise Davis Long, 86, of Brewster, N.Y., passed away Saturday, June 20, 2009. Born April 22, 1923, to Byers Davis and Essie Reid Davis of Gaffney, she married Grady Long Sr. on June 25, 1943. More...

Oleta Camp

GREER - Oleta Rippy Camp, 91, of The Cottages at Brushy Creek, formerly of Laurens, died Thursday, June 25, 2009. Born in Blacksburg, she was the widow of Fay A. Camp and daughter of the late E.E. Rippy and the late Victoria Byers Rippy. More...

Columns

Money talks, especially if you're a celebrity

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It goes without saying that this week has been pretty eventful. In the past few days, North Korea has become more bold in its speech toward the West, promising to rain a "nuclear shower" on the U.S. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Katie Gifillan and B.J. Bowling are pictured here with The Gaffney Ledger during a recent trip to Las Vegas. They accompanied Rick and Susan Gilfillan, who were on hand to celebrate Katie's graduation from USC with a nursing degree. More...

THEIR VIEWS

South Carolina is suffering The state's unemployment rate for May topped the 12 percent mark, continuing a climb to never-before-seen stratospheric heights. The bad news, however, does not stop there. More...

'We've had a really good peach season'

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A tractor filled with baskets of peaches made its way Friday morning deep into the peach orchards surrounding the Sunny Slope Farms property off Interstate 85. More...

Sanford confession 'shocking'

No one could have seen Wednesday's announcement by Gov. Mark Sanford coming; not even longtime family friend and former Cherokee County Republican Party Chairperson Joan Wheeler. "The governor and his family are very dear friends of mine. More...

Y'all are still welcome ... ... but she's going home

Blacksburg area welcome center supervisor Linda Wilson is looking forward to filling her mornings with a cup of coffee and a horseback ride. More...

Local News

Local Democrat Party leader steps down

Olin Huffman will succeed 25-year chair Gayle Phillips

Bob Peeler was a Democrat, Ronald Reagan was president and Tip O'Neil was ruling the House of Representatives. More...

Spratt to attend breakfast

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is set to host its bi-annual Legislative Breakfast this coming Monday at 7:15 at Stephenson Dining. More...

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WHAT FLAVOR? Debra Miller (left) and Sharon Chitty (right) of the local Edward Jones Investment firm stand with Gaffney investment manager Mark Shuford outside their Limestone Street office Thursday. More...

Sports

Gaffney golfer in elite company

Former Gaffney High and USC Upstate standout men's golfer Josh Gallman is in elite company. Gallman is ranked 91st among amateur players in the United States, in the latest GOLFWEEK/Amateurgolf.com rankings. More...

Biershenk lifts Post 109 past Greer

Post 109's Jason Biershenk had to work a little harder than normal for this win. More...

POST 109 PROFILE

Name: Michael Hughey Age: 18 Position: Shortstop School: Gaffney High High School Stats: .434 batting average. Hobbies: Golf Favorite Food: NA Dog/Cat: Dog Most Memorable Moment: Winning 2009 state championship. More...

Letters

Chamber's legislative breakfast is Monday

Dear Editor: The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is set to host its bi-annual Legislative Breakfast Monday, June 29, at 7:15 at Stephenson Dining Hall on the campus of Limestone College. The panel will include Senator Harvey Peeler; Rep. More...

State News

Wandering governor will find tough trail at home

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's governor once cited "moral legitimacy" when he was a congressman voting for President Bill Clinton's impeachment. More...

Sanford's e-mails to lover revealed

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Just after South Carolina Gov. More...

S.C. Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler issues statement

South Carolina Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler (R-Cherokee) issued the following statement Thursday: "I'm deeply disturbed that NO ONE knew where Governor Sanford was over the last five days. More...

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