October 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

School district food services department faces big deficit

Soaring food prices have placed the Cherokee County School District on track for a $1 million deficit at the end of the school year.   More...

SO THAT'S HOW THEY DO IT

Members of the Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department are once again gearing up for their annual haunted house and at least a dozen firefighters and their relatives turned out to help get the haunted house ready. More...

LifeStyles

A night at the museum…

Spend a spooky sleepover at the South Carolina State Museum

COLUMBIA – Sleepovers are always fun, but kids ages 5 to 12 and their parents will get a special thrill spending the night at the South Carolina State Museum at its “Spooky Sleepover” on Friday, Oct. 23, to Saturday morning, Oct. More...

Breakfast pizza tempts all ages

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Are you always looking for school day breakfast ideas? Here’s a fun breakfast treat that will appeal to kids of all ages – breakfast pizza.   More...

Miss Fowler, Mr. Hamrick will marry in fall of 2010

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Joseph Fowler of Bennettsville and Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Wardlaw Hamrick announce the engagement of their children, Brooke Fowler of Bennettsville and Cameron Hamrick of Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Clarence Miller

Owned and operated a variety store for many years

BLACKSBURG – Clarence Everette Miller, 66, of 1231 W. Cherokee St., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at home.   More...

Gladys R. Gates

Retired from Reeves Bros.

WOODRUFF – Gladys Roper Gates, 83, of 1561 Old Switzer Road, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at Regional Hospice Home.   More...

Gary Peterson

Retired from PPG

SHELBY – Gary Dean Peterson, 60, of 445 Christopher Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at Carolinas Medical Center.   A native of Cherokee County, he was a son of the late Vernon and Irene Peterson. He retired from PPG.   More...

Columns

It’s been 20 years since the wall fell

LEDGER COLUMNIST

After a long day in the office, I walked briskly Tuesday evening into the bright lights of a grocery store and was delighted to find tangerines in the produce section. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Donna Anthony and Page Anthony Walwik read The Ledger in the Holy Land. More...

Airpor t appraisals include 469 acres

No wonder some county officials look confused.   County officials said they are meticulously combing through the more than 15 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidelines required for land acquisitions. More...

Photo

WH-O-O-O-S-S-S-H-H-H — Professor Whys (Mik Jacobs) uses a chemical powder to create an amazing dust flare Wednesday afternoon at Gaffney Middle School during a presentation about the science of More...

BY THE NUMBERS

Some interesting numbers contained in today's news stories:

10     The cost, in millions of dollars, to build a proposed county government center on the former “Big Mill” site. More...

Local News

Students go back in time for ‘History Day’

Gaffney High student leaders got in touch with their county’s roots Thursday with a visit to the Nuckolls House Wag Stop Plantation.   More...

Blacksburg accepts $17,000 to cover gas company operations

Waiting is never easy, but it does have its benefits.   More...

Council approves request for funds

Blacksburg town officials mention on a regular basis they are all for fun and games in the Iron City, looking for any source of entertainment that will appeal to residents of all ages.   More...

Sports

Coach speak

  “We have 10 seniors who are very special.” – Mickey Moss Blacksburg head coach   “...We just have to keep on getting better.” – Phil Strickland Gaffney head coach   More...

Player Profile

Craig determined to overcome tragedy

J oe Craig has never retreated from a challenge, whether he’s trying to free himself from a defensive back or outkicking a competitor to the finish line in the 100 or 200 yard dash. More...

Wildcats set to battle another blue-collar team

Not blessed with SportsCenter-type replay athletes, Blacksburg and Whitmire are teams that get yards the old fashioned way: They earn them.   The teams meet today at T.A. Campbell Stadium. More...

Letters

LETTER

Thanks to neighbors, 9-1-1 operators and the Gaffney Fire Department

Dear Editor:   This past weekend our family was out of town. More...

National News

Vet trims 9 lbs. of matted fur from puppy

ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (AP) – Police are investigating a case of animal neglect after an 11-pound male dog was found covered in nine pounds of dirty and matted fur.   St. More...

Man busted with weed stuck to forehead

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — Police in central Pennsylvania say they’ve nabbed a real pothead.   They say an officer spotted 29-yearold Cesar Lopez inside a convenience store with a bag of marijuana stuck to his forehead.   More...

Obama calls for $250 payments to seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called on Congress Wednesday to approve $250 payments to more than 50 million seniors to make up for no increase in Social Security next year.   More...

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