September 7, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber has new director

Local businesswoman Kayla Robbs is the new director of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce. Robbs was hired by the Chamber board during a special called meeting Friday at 7:30 a.m. More...

LifeStyles

AAUW's first meeting of 2009-2010 is set for Sept. 14

Prospective members invited to meeting at House of Pizza

The Gaffney Branch of American Association of University Women will meet Monday, Sept. 14, at noon at the House of Pizza, 1649 E. Frederick St. Prospective members are invited to attend this first meeting for the 2009-2010 year. More...

DHEC to begin seasonal vaccination clinics soon

Local clinics will be held Oct. 16, Oct. 23 at health department

COLUMBIA - With regular season influenza season approaching, South Carolinians are encouraged to get their seasonal flu vaccinations. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Mr. and Mrs. Lynn married 50 years

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Lynn celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 29, 2009. Mrs. Lynn is the former Shirley Sproles. The couple have two children, three grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Irene Harding

Formerly associated with Southern Bell and Iron City Drug

BLACKSBURG - Irene Amanda Harding, 95, formerly of 101 S. York St., passed away Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. A native of Cherokee County, she was a daughter of the late Will P. and Cleo Dover Harding. More...

Alma Blanton

Retired from textile industry

Alma Davis Blanton, 88, of 105 Monroe St., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, at her residence. Born in Shelby, N.C., she was the widow of Frederick Lee Blanton and daughter of the late Thomas Davis and Ella Wesson Davis. More...

Addie Lattimore

Service for Addie Lattimore, 83, of 203 Peachtree St., wife of Sidney "Bill" Lattimore, will be held Monday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m. at Restoration Church International with the Rev. Joey Turner, the Rev. C. A. Wallace, the Rev. Lee Byers Jr., the Rev. More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

My Wheaties are missing

Now that the giant red oaks that were looming over our house have been removed my wife is proceeding with her home improvement plans. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Brian Borron, Danni Moss, Paul Moss, Brenda Moss, Lea Batchler, Cindy McCluney and Brock Moss took The Ledger to read while at The Sharpie 500 on Aug. 22 in Bristol, Tenn. More...

Nuke plant startup date talk fueled by IRP report

A Duke Energy official said the company's annual planning report has sparked speculation that the startup date for the proposed William States Lee III nuclear power plant here has been pushed back. More...

Schools vigilant for H1N1 indicators

The Cherokee County School District is closely monitoring illness in schools to protect students against the potential spread of a new flu virus this year. More...

PEELING OFF SOME 'CUE

Members of Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department had a tough job over the weekend, getting pounds of tasty pork barbecue and gallons of hash ready for a fundraising food sale on Labor Day. More...

Local News

Three announce plans to seek county council seat

Some familiar names have announced their intentions to fill the term of late Cherokee County Councilman James Batchler. More...

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WRITING LAB — Limestone-Central Elementary students work on their writing skills Wednesday during an English class in the school's computer lab. More...

Lawsuit filed against pharmacy

A Gaffney woman filed suit in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas this week, alleging a mail order pharmacy's improper switching of medication led to the rejection of a transplanted kidney. More...

Sports

Comeback for the ages

Burris throws four TDs, seals win with late interception

After intercepting a desperation pass, Gaffney's DeEdward Burris veered to his right before collapsing with his hands outstretched as the clock ticked to all zeroes. More...

Burris, team will grow from game

DeEdward Burris made up for a sluggish start with an assertive finish. Burris threw three early interceptions, but led the Indians on four second-half scoring drives to beat Greenville, 39-35, Friday at Sirrine Stadium. More...

Big-play Brown does it again for Indians

Gaffney qb calls diving catch the best he's seen

It may simply be known as "The Catch." Fully outstretched, wide receiver Khris Brown made a fingertip, diving catch in the end zone that pulled the Indians within 29-25 in the fourth quarter. "I just dove and stuck out both hands," Brown said. More...

Letters

Has concerns about cemetery

Dear (Oakland) Cemetery Committee: I am writing this letter out of concern for things that are taking place in Oakland Cemetery. More...

Special Sections

Poll

Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?