August 17, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

School budget cuts put on hold

The Cherokee County School District has gotten a reprieve from school budget cuts for now. The state Budget and Control Board decided Thursday to delay a decision on making budget cuts until it receives a new revenue forecast this week. More...

Scooter ride honors fallen motorcyclist

Earl Piegler never got a chance to enjoy the motor scooter a friend brought Saturday to ride in Cherokee County. Piegler died in a motorcycle wreck last year. More...

LifeStyles

Cherokee County Arts Council kicks off 33rd year on Sept. 29

The Jazz Arts Trio will perform first concert of 2009-2010 season

The Jazz Arts Trio will kick off the Cherokee County Arts Council's 2009- 2010 season on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Man relying on friend for financial solvency

Dear Annie: I deeply care about my best friend, "James." He is the oldest of eight children, and they live in a very cramped, worn-out trailer home. James is the first in the family to go to college and works to support himself. More...

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MOW FUND RAISER - Déjà vu will have a bag sale benefiting Cherokee County Meals on Wheels on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 8 a.m. until. Customers can stuff a bag for $5. All money raised will go to MOW. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hazel Davis

Hazel Bagwell Davis, 87, formerly of 141 Creekstone Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009, at Brookview Healthcare. Born in Rutherford County, she was the widow of Charles O. More...

John E. Darby

John E. Darby, 95, passed away Thursday, Aug. 12, 2009, after a long and fruitful life on this earth. John moved to "The Beach" to be with his son, Bill, and his family in 2001. More...

Margaret Boyette

Margaret Edna Sparks Boyette, 84, of 823 Green River Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at her residence. Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Luther Edward Boyette Sr. More...

Bond revoked for suspect in slaying

A Circuit Court judge decided to revoke the bond of a southern Cherokee County woman recently arrested in Spartanburg County while awaiting trial on a Cherokee County murder charge. More...

BACK TO SCHOOL

Nearly 300 new students packed the Timken gymnasium Friday morning for fall orientation at Limestone College. Students registered for classes, paid for meal plans and moved into residential halls. (Ledger photo / SCOTT POWELL) More...

Local News

From street runner to gospel preacher

Sometimes the obstacles one goes through is simply God's way of getting a person prepared for the opportunity to accomplish great things. More...

POLICE REPORT

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office reported several breakins, thefts and an attempted burglary on Wendy Drive in Blacksburg between Aug. 14 and Aug. 15. More...

Price of the proposed county airport just got a little cheaper

Here's something that doesn't happen every day — the price of the county's proposed airport has dropped. In a preliminary draft of the economic study, WK Dickson Co. put the cost to build a general aviation airport at $45. More...

Sports

A lesson to learn

Indians build early lead but fall 16-14 on late Crest TD

Gaffney's Joe Craig created warm 'n' fuzzies when he ran the opening kickoff back for a 95 yard touchdown. More...

Gaffney star at the peak of his game at tourney

Remember this name: L.J. Peake. The Gaffney native led the Forest City Heat to the Youth Basketball Organization of America (YBOA) age 13 and under national championship in Orlando, Fla., earlier this month. More...

Special teams key to Wildcats' victory

Special teams were the difference for Blacksburg in a 13- 12 victory Friday over St. Joseph in the Iron City Jamboree. More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

Old but not complaining

I had another birthday last week. I got home from work and asked the missus, "Honey, since it's my birthday, do you want to go out and paint the town red?" "Yeah," she yelled back from the kitchen. "That's a good idea. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Shown here is a dental mission team sharing The Gaffney Ledger with a patient and friends. The readers from Gaffney are Russell and Robin Painter, Harold Wood and Dr. Ron Barrett. Former Gaffney residents are Dr. Scott and Teresa Wachter. More...

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