September 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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CHAPS hosts annual Fall Classic Car Show on Sept. 19

From muscle cars to classic rock to alligator jerky, there's something for everyone at festive event

C learly autumn is on its way as summer's sizzling temperatures have began to cool and leaves change colors before falling to the earth below. More...

Singing Tree rehearsals begin Sept. 17

Rehearsals for the 19th Singing Christmas Tree will begin Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at Blacksburg First Baptist Church. This year a new script has been written and several new songs added. More...

POW/MIA Recognition Day Sept. 19

A POW/MIA Recognition Day is set for Saturday, Sept. 19, at Cherokee Speedway. The event is being sponsored by Lennie Buff, owner of the speedway, and members of VFW Post 3447, women's and men's auxiliaries. The program starts at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lance Cpl. Christopher Scott Fowlkes

Lance Corporal Christopher Scott Fowlkes, 20, of Camp LeJeune, N.C., formerly of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, in the U.S. medical facility in Landstuhl, Germany. More...

Ken Painter

Kenneth Roy (Radar) Painter, 51, of 727 Abingdon Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Dewey Painter Jr. and Thelma Hughey Painter. More...

William A. Batchlor

William Arnold Batchlor, 52, of Homestead, Fla., passed away at his residence. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Frances Batchler Chambers and stepson of the late John Chambers. More...

Letters

I remember Woodstock

Cody, This is a response I had wanted to send you three weeks ago, as it fits better in August than in September in several ways. And if you had wanted to print any of it, August would have been the best time. More...

Cuba and Canadian greed

Dear Editor, I have been listening to the debate raging around Health Care Reform - I mean Health Insurance Reform these past few weeks. More...

COMING HOME

Lance Cpl. Christopher Fowlkes will be returned to his hometown Wednesday, and friends, family and community supporters have every intention of turning the somber occasion into a "hero's welcome." Fowlkes, 20, who died Sept. More...

Flap over flags

Brenda Earls says she was taken aback Tuesday morning. Earls said she only wanted to honor the sacrifice of Lance Cpl. Chris Fowlkes by lining West Floyd Baker Boulevard with United States flags. More...

Local residents 'March on Washington'

It's been said that "men and women lie, but numbers don't." Trillions of dollars in debt and close to 10 percent of its working adults unemployed, the opinion of many Americans is this nation's leaders need to put personal and political goals asid More...

Local News

Trustees, superintendent exchange jabs

Disagree over the filling of two staff vacancies

Despite a projected $1 million cut, Cherokee County Superintendent Dr. Bill James said the district is well-positioned to cover budget cuts without hurting its education programs. More...

Photo

BLING, BLING ... — Gaffney High softball players show off their state championship rings. School officials presented the players with the rings during halftime of Friday's football game with Union County. More...

Virtual school gives students another option

Frances Farish has a world of computer power at her fingertips Wednesday morning while she waits for 250 students to log in for another school day. More...

Sports

Indians have Grand(y) ol time

GHS running backs both questionable for T.L. Hanna game

No Kenard Lipscomb. No Rodney Rogers. No problem for the Gaffney Indians. Gaffney played without its top two rushers for the most of the Union game on Friday and might have to do it again Friday against T.L. Hanna. More...

Petty ready for big spotlight

It sounds funny to say, but former Gaffney High standout Tyson Petty believes a preseason head injury hastened his development as a top-notch receiver for Gardner-Webb. Petty suffered a concussion diving for a pass during preseason camp. More...

BRIEFS

Ellis to speak at Gamecock Club Former Gamecock great and current broadcaster Todd Ellis will be speaking to the Cherokee County Gamecock Club on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Aegean Restaurant. Ellis will speak at 7 p.m. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A tale of two servicemen: One leaving, one coming

The young man maneuvered himself into the weight machine next to where I was 'pumping iron' at the YMCA yesterday. "I gotta get into shape," he said casually as I acknowledged his presence with a nod. "I'm going to boot camp in a few weeks. More...

LEDGER READERS

Marisa Barrera took The Ledger with her to meet and dine with Cinderella at the castle at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Marisa was at the Magic Kingdom on her 9th birthday with her Mom. More...

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