August 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Deputy arrested

Faces charge of misconduct in office

A Cherokee County Sheriff's Office deputy was arrested Tuesday by SLED. Troy Edward Cooper, 56, was lodged at the Cherokee County Detention Center as of Tuesday evening, booked on the charge of misconduct in office. More...

Solicitor's office awards its 'top cop' honor to Mullinax

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One man went on a rampage with a stolen front end loader, resulting in the death of an innocent bystander and forcing police to open fire. Another man killed five local residents before his reign of terror ended in a police shootout. More...

LifeStyles

5 youths return home from life-changing trip

Although missing many of the things that are part of summer vacation, it's doubtful that any of the students making the journey would trade their experience for anything in the world

For five Cherokee County students, there was no break from the daily grind of school work this summer. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Unable to stick with specific career, he may have ADD

Dear Annie: I have been with an amazing man for many years. "Todd" is funny and sweet, and my family adores him. However, I continue to question our relationship because, although he's very motivated, he lacks the follow through. More...

Graham, Petty receive Mary Gaffney Knuckles scholarhips

Shachia Graham, daughter of Klechia Henderson and the late Johnny Henderson, and Donald Wayne Petty II, son of Mandy Montgomery, have been named recipients of the Mary Gaffney Knuckles Education Scholarship. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Tim Phillips

Assistant principal at Ewing Middle Schoo

Timothy Edward Phillips, 32, of 1271 Macedonia Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009, at Lexington Medical Center. More...

Clayton Julian "Beanz" Baultrippe

God called Julian, age 21, of 2285 Stewart Avenue, Apt. No. 2301, Saint Paul, Minn., to Heaven on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009, after a long battle with cancer. More...

O'Neil C. Farish Jr.

Gaffney native

O'Neil Charles Farish, Jr. 57, of Morganton, N.C., died Monday Aug. 17, 2009, at his home following a long battle with cancer. Mr. Farish was born July 3, 1952, in Gaffney to Barbara Daniel Farish and O.C. Farish Sr. of Gaffney. More...

State News

Judge nixes S.C. law over adult business billboards

COLUMBIA — A South Carolina law limiting the placement of billboards advertising adult businesses is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled late last week. U.S. More...

Ewing Middle School will close at noon Thursday

Cherokee County School District Superintendent Dr. Bill James said Wednesday that Ewing Middle School will close at noon Thursday. The schedule change is being made in memory and honor of assistant principal Tim Phillips, who died suddenly Sunday. More...

Horse trainer killed

A 27-year-old horse trainer died Monday afternoon from severe injuries suffered in a horse riding accident at a North Green River Road farm. More...

Assistant principal, 32, dies

Educators and students are mourning the death of Ewing Middle School Assistant Principal Tim Phillips, who died suddenly Sunday. Phillips, 32, passed away the day before Cherokee County students began the 2009-2010 school year. More...

Local News

Woman pushes for skate park in Blacksburg

There's no doubt skateboarding is here to stay in Cherokee County. It's nothing to see dozens of local youths toting helmets and skateboards in their quest to perform new tricks and most importantly have fun. More...

Satisfy your hunger, help the homeless

After being fed morsels of inspiration beneficial to their souls during Sunday morning worship services throughout the county, the next question many families often ask is "where are we eating today? More...

Project delayed

A delay in approval from the state Department of Transportation has put the brakes on the Buford Street resurfacing project. Contractor Sloan Construction had hoped to complete the project by the end of August. More...

Sports

Strickland, Rice put up numbers in exhibitions

Free agents battling for a coveted NFL roster spot must make the most of their limited opportunities. More...

Indians look lethargic in scrimmage

Gaffney coach Phil Strickland has his priorities: One is that football must be played with emotion. His Indians lacked that enthusiasm in a scrimmage Tuesday against Laurens, which is coached by former Gaffney offensive coordinator Greg Lawson. More...

Are you ready for some kickball?...

...Cherokee Recreation Department hopes so

No need to grab your baseball gloves, bats or batting helmets; all that's needed is a few friends, their legs and good sportsmanship. More...

Columns

'Breakfast in bed for 400,000' — Wavy Gravy said that

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Forty years is a long time. A real long time. But it seems like only yesterday that I was sitting in my dorm at the University of South Carolina watching news reports about hippies at some big outdoor music concert at a place called Woodstock. More...

GAFFNEY LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

The family of Ben & Floree Tate and friends are shown here during a trip to Myrtle Beach. More...

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