October 14, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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Here’s the new policy

School trustees adopted a new policy Monday regarding public participation in meetings modeled after the one used in Barnwell School District 45.   More...

32 PEOPLE PICK ALL 12 GAMES RIGHT

Remember that little discussion we had a couple of weeks ago about how critically important it is to ponder with great focus and intensity the tie-breaker portion of our weekly football contest? More...

LifeStyles

Acoustic duo Jeni and Billy will present library’s October ‘Music Sandwiched-In’ concert

Show will feature selections from new CD, 'Jewell Ridge Coal'

The Cherokee County Public Library will showcase Jeni and Billy on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 12:15-1 p.m. for this month’s Music Sandwiched-In concert. More...

Chapman Center brings in Street Beat

Drum and dance company will hip hop, break dance and vibrate the walls of David Reid Theatre on Oct. 19

SPARTANBURG – Saint John Street will never be the same when Street Beat plays at Chapman Cultural Center on Monday, Oct. 19. More...

Old Beaver Dam School holds many special memories for couple celebrating 50th wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Wood of Gaffney celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 27, 2009.   Mr. and Mrs. Wood were married in 1959 at Beaver Dam Baptist Church. They have a son and daughter-in-law, Ron A. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sadie P. Bechtler

Employed by Sullivan Carson for 44 years

HICKORY GROVE – Sadie Patterson Bechtler, 78, formerly of Hickory Grove, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center in Gaffney.   More...

Joan S. Gordon

Dental assistant at Lake Bowen Dental

BOILING SPRINGS – Joan Shook Gordon, 62, of 651 Secretariat Drive, passed away Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, after a brief illness. Mrs. Gordon was the wife of Richard Gordon and daughter of the late Luther Franklin and Mildred Landers Shook. More...

Bennie Owens

Homemaker

Bennie Cecile Harmon Owens, 76, of 4483 Union Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009.   Born in Spartanburg, she was the wife of Ben T. Owens and daughter of the late Ben Harmon and Bessie Padgett Harmon. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

It is unclear this even needs to be sorted out by the court

Once again, the courts are being asked to settle what is essentially a dispute between Gov. Mark Sanford and the Legislature. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Tree Wars: The Big Red Oak’s Revenge

Just when we thought we had won the war against the big red oak trees on our property – surprise – the trees (OK, ONE tree) struck back.   More...

Battlin’ Biddies return to the Roost 40 years later

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Ever heard of the Battlin’ Biddies? No?   You’re not alone. Even the most fanatic fans probably don’t remember the days when freshmen were not allowed to participate in varsity sports, thus the need for freshmen teams. More...

WHERE THERE'S SMOKE, THERE ISN'T FIRE

A bad belt on a rooftop air handler filled a Cherokee Avenue restaurant with smoke and a burning smell on Monday but caused no damage.   More...

THE STATE OF MANUFACTURING

SCMA president: Over-regulation threatens future

In many ways, Lewis Gossett works on behalf of a shrinking sector of the economy. More...

District sees some light at end of financial tunnel

A state budget cut has not kept the Cherokee County School District from beginning a financial recovery.   The school district added $950,000 to its budget reserves when summer tax collections came in much higher than expected. More...

Local News

Food Lion signs letter of intent to acquire Bi-Lo

The name outside the Bi-Lo on West Floyd Baker Boulevard could change if a deal working its way through a U.S. Bankruptcy Court ultimately is approved.   More...

POLICE REPORT

 About $600 in equipment was reported stolen from a storage building on Lyman Street. More...

Teen queen launches drive to ‘share the warmth’

Pageant contestants hear the question on a regular basis: “What would you do to save the world?”   More...

Sports

Gaffney in a romp

Burris eclipses 100-yard mark with arm and

The York Cougars won the turnover battle. But that’s about all they won against the Gaffney Indians on Friday. Or all season, for that matter. More...

Burris, receivers on the same page

DeEdward Burris plans to get some rest this weekend.   The Gaffney junior quarterback had a season-best performance Friday, rushing for a team high 128 yards on just nine carries and two touchdowns. More...

Cavs’ dual threats wear out Blacksburg defense

Christ Church quarterbacks Hunter Townes and Graham Paylor were the ultimate dual threat Friday in a 41-21 win over Blacksburg.   Pinpoint passing from Townes helped the Cavaliers overcome four turnovers in the first half for a 24-13 lead. More...

Letters

About 200 attend Central reunion

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Maybe the fourth attempt will be the charm

Dear Editor:   The 2009 Fall Classic Car Show seems to be the never-ending event for the Cherokee Historical & Preservation Society, Inc.   More...

Appreciates kindness of Peachtree Centre staff

Dear Editor:   The family of Betty Lou Fore White would like to express our sincere appreciation to the staff of Peachtree Centre for their love, kindness and care of our mother and grandmother.   More...

State News

SC golfer loses arm in alligator attack on course

BEAUFORT (AP) – Part of a man’s arm was bitten off by an alligator as he leaned to retrieve his golf ball at a private South Carolina course, officials said Friday. More...

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