October 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

CORRECTIONS

A local man's name was mistakenly included in a press release from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office that listed 37 individuals arrested Tuesday as part of a roundup of drug suspects termed “Operation Revolving Door.”   More...

LifeStyles

YMCA Dolphins claim fifth place at 2009 State Meet; 4 win state titles

18 other team members record top 10 finishes

The Cherokee County YMCA Dolphin swim team recently held its awards ceremony for the 2009 summer season. The Dolphins finished fifth as a team at the summer 2009 State Meet. More...

Episcopal Church of the Incarnation will have ‘Blessing of the Animals’ service Sunday

The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, 308 College Drive, will have a ‘Blessing of the Animals’ service on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 5 p.m.   More...

Sprouse Class hosts annual yard sale Oct. 3

The Sprouse Class of Buford Street United Methodist Church will hold its annual yard sale in the church parking lot on Saturday, Oct. 3. Proceeds from the event are used for local missions. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jack Henderson

Worked for Badcock Delivery.

Jack Everett Henderson, 60, of 1340 N. Limestone St., passed away Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009.   A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Rosa Lee Griffin Henderson and son of the late George Buford and Fannie Mae Pace Henderson. Mr. More...

Beamous C. Hogue

SPARTANBURG – Service for Beamous C. Hogue, 71, of 2432 New Cut Road, husband of Mildred L. Surratt Hogue, will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, at 3 p.m. at Boiling Springs First Baptist Church with Pastor Hank Williams officiating. More...

Letters

Writer commended for story about Blacksburg job training fair

Dear Joe (Ledger Staff Writer Hughes):   I can’t begin to thank you enough for writing your article (about the Blacksburg job training fair). More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

No it isn’t, yes it is

Debate is in many ways the lifeblood of a democracy.   By arguing politics and policy, for instance, we keep each other honest and the consensus we build is always preferable to bloodletting, in my book.   More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

SEND US YOUR PHOTOS   On your next trip out of town, take a copy of The Ledger along and send a picture of yourself or your group reading the newspaper to: cody@gaffneyledger.com. More...

Cop resigns amid SLED probe

A 10-year veteran of the Gaffney Police Department tendered his resignation on Thursday amidst a SLED investigation into an allegation that he provided alcohol to a minor.   More...

STOLEN EQUIPMENT

‘So far, none of it’s ours’

A multi-county investigation has begun into what police are calling a highly organized theft ring that might be responsible for the theft of heavy equipment in communities across the Upstate and North Carolina border.   More...

DOT holding up College Drive project

Picture yourself driving down College Drive with an unobstructed view of the stately entrance to Limestone College. More...

Local News

Student shows appreciation through art

Almost every painting has a meaning behind it along with a reason for creating the work of art.   More...

BOO!

Tax notices coming by Oct. 31

How appropriate — those scary property tax notices should arrive in time for Halloween this year. More...

POLICE REPORT

 About $1,800 in electronics were reported stolen following the burglary of a York Road home.   According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone forced entry to a residence in the 900 block between 4:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Sept. More...

Sports

Coach speak

 “The (offensive line) is playing better each week.” – Mickey Moss Blacksburg head coach  “...We have to stop (Cornelius Jones).” – Phil Strickland Gaffney head coach More...

Winless Dixie hopes to upset Blacksburg

The Dixie Hornets can empathize with the NFL’s Detroit Lions.   The Lions lost an record 18 straight games before beating the Washington Redskins this past Sunday. More...

Player Profile

Costello develops love for game in Gaffney

G rowing up in South Amboy, N. J., James Costello figured he would play some sport in high school.   But football? Never.   He played a little Pop Warner football but he never took the sport seriously. More...

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