August 10, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Two squad cars damaged during chase

All ended well for Gaffney Police Department officers Saturday, taking a suspect into custody after a chase on Hyatt Street. However, the job came at a price, with two police cruisers now headed for repairs. More...

LifeStyles

Common love of music brings 'Caramels' together

A n old saying goes that you should never judge a book by its cover. In his time working at the Cherokee County Public Library, Leonard Pearson knew to expect the unexpected from library public relations and adult program director Kenny Covington. More...

She's old enough to make her own choices

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Dear Annie: I am 19 years old and seem to be getting pulled in different directions. I have been a good daughter, making my parents proud with great academics and strong morals. More...

BIRTHS

Seth Lee Camp

Lee Camp and Karen Persad of Gaffney announce the birth of their son, Seth Lee, on July 15, 2009, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center weighing 4 lbs. 3 ozs. Maternal grandparents are Elsie Persad and Bachan Persad of Trinidad and Tabago. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Erica Sellers

Erica Louise Sellers, 19, of 2788 Chesnee Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of Jerry and Angie Love Sellers. More...

Geraldine Butler

Geraldine McSwain Butler, 74, of 2052 Love Springs Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. More...

Eula A.Johnson

Services for Eula Allen Johnson, 75, of 1518 W. Buford St., widow of David Johnson, will be held Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 2 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church with Dr. J. W. Sanders, Sr., Dr. J. W. Sanders Jr., the Rev. Lee Byers, Jr. More...

An apology to the citizens of Gaffney

To the Citizens of Gaffney: The purpose of this letter is to apologize to the citizens of Gaffney and hopefully start trying to find some closure in all of this. More...

BIG RIG WRECK SLOWS I-85 TRAFFIC TO A CRAWL

A truck driver escaped serious injury Friday afternoon when his tractor-trailer ran off the road, clipped the sign for Exit 83 and overturned in one of the southbound lanes on I-85 near the Spartanburg- Cherokee county line outside Cowpens. More...

CUT OUT THAT RACKET!

You might want to think twice before going along with the popular phrase, "Let's make some noise!" The county's new noise regulations allow its officers to respond to loud noises without a complaint from a county resident. More...

Local News

Man released from hospital, but now faces DUI charge

"I was washing dishes and all of a sudden it sounded like a loud clap of thunder."

William K. Moore, 35, of 34 Sunrise Drive, Gaffney, was discharged from Spartanburg Regional Medical Center Thursday, a little more than 48 hours after being involved in a horrific single vehicle accident. Lance Cpl. Jeff Gaskin of the S.C. More...

Photo

GIDDYUP — Though not the usual means of transportation for local residents Michael Wolfe (left) and Trevor Belue, the two of them take a ride through Gaffney aboard their horses Thursday. More...

School district financial records to be posted online

Local taxpayers will get a rare glimpse into the inner workings of school finance when Cherokee County School District financial records are posted online later this fall. More...

Sports

Indians unleash explosive offense

The Gaffney Indians, with a more explosive offense than nationally-ranked Byrnes? That might not be reality, but you might have a hard time convincing Greer of that. More...

BRIEFS

Cherokee Speedway results YOUNG GUNS: 1. 2-Bradley Weaver (Shelby, NC) 2. 18- Ricky Greene (Matthews, SC) 3. 123-Brandon Satterfield (Woodruff, SC) 4. 97-Casey Towell (Kings Mountain, NC) 5. More...

Instructor brings ju jitsu to Gaffney

Jeremy Robertson compiled an impressive 7-0 record in mixed martial arts fights. But his goal isn't to join the UFC. Robertson would rather share his knowledge of ju jitsu than use it to beat an opponent in the octagon. More...

Letters

Constantly amazed at the kindness

To The Residents of Cherokee County and the Law Enforcement Community: I would like to express my thanks and gratitude to each of you for the outpouring of love and support that has been given to me during my recent illness. More...

Columns

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A miraculous answer to prayers for a special place

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Alma greeted me with wild excitement upon my return from the bank and post office. I would like to say this is normal. After 59 years of marriage, however, it isn't. I knew something special had happened. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It's not a hall of fame without Pete Rose

You can't have a Major League Baseball Hall of Fame that doesn't include Pete Rose. You just can't. Because that's not what it is - a Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, I mean. More...

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