July 10, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Electrocution victim found

Badly decomposed remains found inside a Gaffney Board of Public Works power substation Tuesday are of a 49-year-old Fort Lawn man, according to Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler. More...

LifeStyles

Buffalo Chicken Cornbread scores win at 2009 National Cornbread Cook-Off

Popular appetizer provides inspiration for prize-winning dish

Sonya Goergen of Moorhead, Minn., accepted the esteemed cast iron skillet crown as the grand prize winner of the 2009 National Cornbread Cook-Off with her Buffalo Chicken Cornbread with Blue Cheese Salad recipe. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

This guy's a poor risk for future commitment

Dear Annie: I am a 60-year-old widow, dating a man I met on the Internet two years ago. We've had our ups and downs, but care deeply for each other. I spend most nights at his apartment. "Edmund" told me he was divorced twice. More...

WHAT'S UP

Fund raisers Pleasant Hill Baptist Church will have a hot dog sale Saturday, July 11, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the parking lot of Food Lion in Blacksburg. Plates are $5. Proceeds will go toward the cost of a trip to camp for the youths. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joe Robison

Joseph Edward Robison IV, 43, of 136 Joy Ave., passed away Monday, July 6, 2009, at his residence. Born in Charleston, he was the husband of Carla June Scoggins Robison and son of Joseph Edward Robison and Linda Lee Robison of Columbus, N.C. More...

"Buddy" Medley

Charles Edward "Buddy" Medley, 65, of Riverdale, Ga. passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2009, in Riverdale. Mr. Medley was a native of Spartanburg County and was raised in Inman. More...

D.B. Jefferies

D.B. Jefferies, 90, of Detroit, Mich., widower of Irene G. Jefferies, passed away Monday, July 6, 2009, at Convalescent Home in Michigan. Son of the late Sammy Jefferies and the late Sally Jefferies, he was a native of Union County. More...

Burris was a wanted man since June 12

A North Carolina probation and parole officer assigned to watch over Patrick Tracy Burris apparently had concerns about him since he was released from a Lincoln County prison April 29 and took action to do something about him. More...

Solicitor to seek death penalty in brutal execution-style killing of 8-year-old girl

At about the same time mourners were filing into a Gaffney church to say their goodbyes to the last two victims of a serial killer, Spartanburg County deputies and investigators were racing to yet another horrific scene not far from the Cherokee Co More...

Peach Festival now under way

The South Carolina Peach Festival is back on track following several days of uncertainty this week which prompted security concerns. The festival starts Friday with a kickoff party at 8 a.m. at the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce office. More...

Local News

N.C. sheriff sheds light on killer's psyche

"He was very intimidating and very threatening from his appearance. You didn't want to mess with him."

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A peach farmer. A woman and her elderly mother. A furniture store owner and his teenage daughter. More...

Seminar held to help residents cope with stress caused by murders

Life is not fair when it comes to understanding the violence which has plunged Cherokee County residents into grief over the past week. Mental health counselor Dr. More...

Parris: Airport on hold until economy picks up

Cherokee County Council wants more definitive financial numbers before it commits to acquiring land for an airport. More...

Sports

Living the dream

Young golfer getting rare opportunity to walk hallowed grounds of Pinehurst Resort

Cody Transou, 9, is making his way around hallowed golf territory this summer, playing in a series of kids golf tournaments at the Pinehurst Resort. Transou recently qualified for the U.S. Kids Golf World championship for the sixth straight year. More...

BRIEFS

Peach Festival road race The South Carolina Peach Festival will hold its annual road race events Saturday, July 11, at Limestone College. A 5K walk and a 10K run will start at 7:30 a.m. The Saints Club One Mile will begin at 8:45 a.m. More...

For Post 109 Jr. squad, it's simple: Win or go home

Post 109 gives Lancaster a free pass

Walks will determine whether Post 109 American Junior Legion are headed for a deep march in the playoffs or a long car ride home this weekend. Lancaster took advantage of multiple walks to rally for a 10- 9 victory Wednesday. More...

Columns

They didn't deserve this

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Friends and family have likely noticed I haven't been all that chipper lately. I'm supposed to be objective, dispassionate and observational, not participatory. More...

We are grateful for law enforcement's efforts

OUR VIEW

It was a manhunt the likes of which had never taken place in Cherokee County, and one of the most intense ever conducted in the Southeast. More...

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