July 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

'Cherokee County is our Jerusalem'

The days following the Fourth of July holiday are an active time for most families, with this time of year often reserved for vacations to travel destinations across the globe. More...

LifeStyles

Classic cars arrive in style at Brookview Healthcare

More than 15 classic cars rolled into Brookview Healthcare's parking lot on Saturday, June 13. The residents were treated to their very own car show and refreshments. More...

Talented 9-year-old will perform at Wilson family reunion July 31

Nine-year-old Dynah Dison will be performing Friday, July 31, at the Wilson family reunion in Gaffney. Dynah, daughter of Dennis and Billie Jo Dison, formerly of Gaffney, resides in McAlester, Okla., and has been singing since she was 5 years old. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Martin - Wright

Bridget Martin and Roger Wright Jr., both of Blacksburg, will be married Aug. 14, 2010, at Lighthouse Baptist Church in Blacksburg. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Linda Martin who lived in Gray, Tenn. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Woodrow J. Carroll

Retired self-employed farmer and textile worker

BLACKSBURG - Woodrow Jasper Carroll, 95, of 744 Jumping Branch Road, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at Wendover Hospice. A native of Cherokee County, Mr. More...

C. Hugh Nodine

Retired from Timken

CHESNEE - Hugh Nodine, 57, of 3261 Peachtree Road, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at his home. Mr. Nodine was the husband of Brenda Jolley Nodine for 25 years and son of Frances Atkins Nodine and the late Junior Nodine. More...

Rickey B. Coleman

Last employed by BPW

Rickey Bernard Coleman, 49, of 473 Lockhart Lane, Apt. C-4, husband of Mary Leach Coleman, passed away Wednesday morning, July 22, 2009, in Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. More...

Consignment shops experiencing greater influx of customers

As America digs its way out of its current recession, consumers continue their pursuit of the bargains. Once struggling to get customers to walk through their doors, consignment shops are now benefiting from the nation's economic downturn. More...

Property appraisal appeals process nearing an end

Soon property owners unhappy with their property assessments won't have county tax assessor officials to kick around anymore. More...

Local News

Former student found not guilty in bus incident

A 19-year-old city man admitted to a jury that he "mushed" a Cherokee County School District bus driver in the forehead two years ago and refused to comply with a school official's commands to leave the school bus. More...

Co-op members save $14,870 by using 'Connections Card'

Members of Broad River Electric Cooperative continue to save thousands of dollars with their Co-op Connections Cards. Local members have doubled their savings in the past with $6,850.26 in prescription discounts during the month of June alone. More...

Special election set for Tuesday, July 28

Voters return to the polls July 28 for a rare special election to fill a vacancy on the Cherokee County School Board. More...

Sports

Survive and advance

Michaels tosses gem to lead Post 109 to state tournament

Post 109 got the best medicine a thin pitching staff could get on Thursday - a complete game gem by spot starter John Michaels. Michaels tossed a four-hitter and didn't allow a walk in leading Post 109 to a seriesclinching 9-2 victory at Clover. More...

Lady Indians display depth during summer workouts

The Gaffney High girls basketball team hopes to turn a successful summer into a long postseason run. The Lady Indians have completed their summer program, including team camps at USC-Upstate and the University of North Carolina. More...

BRIEFS

Kickball league to debut in Aug. A Co-Ed Kickball League will begin Tuesday, Aug. 25. On Thursday, Aug. 27, the league will begin for churches. For fees, rules and more information, call Shannon Phillips at 864-812-5353. More...

Columns

July 4 holiday marred by tragedies

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A few years ago I read an interesting book about time travel by Michael Crichton. Crichton is best known for his book "Jurassic Park," which director Steven Spielberg turned into a couple of thrilling movies about dinosaurs. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Robert E. Little took a copy of The Ledger on a trip to St. Louis, Mo., for the 2009 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby and All-Star Game held July 13-14. More...

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