September 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Lee takes this predicting thing to a higher level

Either the games are too easy to predict or you guys are getting really good at this. More...

Field now set for council race

A total of seven candidates are running in the special election for the District 7 Cherokee County Council seat. More...

LifeStyles

MICHAEL GAFFNEY DAY

Saturday festivities honor city's founding father

T he City of Gaffney's annual Michael Gaffney Day celebration honoring the city's founding father Michael Gaffney will get under way Saturday, Sept. 26, at 10 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m. More...

Experts say a few tweaks can improve etiquette

DALLAS (AP) - It's often the little things - sending thank you notes, firmly shaking hands or knowing your table manners - that leave lasting impressions, etiquette experts advise. More...

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GARDEN CLUB MEETS - September began the new season for the Gaffney Graden Club. The group held its annual business session and supper at the home of Ken and Lynda Ramage and will meet again Oct. 25 at the Clemson Extension Office. More...

Letters

Writers moved, touched by patriotism, show of support for Lance Cpl. Fowlkes

To the fine citizens of Cherokee County, S.C.: It was with deep sadness that I visited your county on Sept. 18. That is of course the day we laid to rest Lance Corporal Christopher Fowlkes. More...

Columns

I have never before seen anything like this

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The quietness was deafening. Never before in my life have I experienced a similar sensation. More...

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen ...

... Or use a fire extinguisher

Sheila Falls and her co-workers were able to smile when each was given an opportunity to activate a fire extinguisher outside the Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department on Tuesday. "I never messed with one," Falls said with a laugh. "You can tell. More...

Residents urged to arm themselves against flu

The weather is turning cooler and shades of red, brown, orange and yellow will soon begin to appear on trees. More...

County closes Bank of America accounts

Cherokee County Council decided Monday to close its accounts with Bank of America following the removal of American flags placed near the bank in memory of a local Marine. More...

Local News

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A little horn at the half — A member of the Gaffney High Band of Gold helps entertain the crowd during the halftime show at last Friday's matchup between the Gaffney Indians and T.L. Hanna. Ledger photo/ Joe Hughes II More...

$536,000 grant will enable school district to serve 52 more children

Piedmont Community Actions has received a $536,000 grant to start a new Head Start preschool program in Cherokee County. More...

Beattie tourney Friday, Oct. 16

The Beattie family will mark the 10th annual memorial golf tournament with special prizes and desserts on the golf course. The family annually organizes a golf tournament to raise money for the Bradford Thomas Beattie Memorial Scholarship Fund. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jerry D. Stacy

Owner of The Roberts/ Stacy Group in Cary, N.C.

Mr. Stacy, of Charlotte, passed away Monday, Sept. 21, 2009. He was a beloved father, grandfather and gifted architect. Jerry was born in Gaffney on April 15, 1933, to Grace and M.C. Stacy. More...

Harry E. Pursley

Retired from Westinghouse

CLOVER - Harry Ervin Pursley, 83, of 502 Memorial Drive, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill. Mr. Pursley was born Dec. 8, 1925, in Clover to the late Ervin Gadberry and Sammie Anderson Pursley. More...

Ray Vanderburg

Father of Gaffney resident

CAMPOBELLO - Joseph Ray Vanderburg, 66, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Mr. Vanderburg was the son of the late Joe Ray and Viola Riggs Vanderburg Sr. and husband of Maxine Vanderburg. More...

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