November 20, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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Riverbanks’ Lights Before Christmas kicks off Nov. 21

COLUMBIA – Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will open its gates for the 22nd annual Lights Before Christmas on Saturday, Nov. 21.   More...

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HAIR DONATED TO LOCKS OF LOVE – Six-year-old Anna Grace Everhart donated 10 inches of her hair to Locks of Love for the second time on Friday, Nov. 13. More...

Cancer risks can be reduced with wise choices about diet, exercise, tobacco use

10 approaches can make real difference in cancer prevention

ROCHESTER, Minn. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bo Turner

Retired from Timken

Bo Turner, 85, of 114 Brown St., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, at his residence. More...

Alfredia L. Tate

Former employee of Champion Industries

Alfredia Littlejohn Tate, 61, of 941 E. O’Neal St., wife of Samuel Tate, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, at 11:08 a.m. at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   More...

Katie Humphries Reynolds Greene

Retired purchasing agent at GlaxoSmithKline

NEW ELLENTON – Katie Humphries Reynolds Greene, 78, beloved wife of Carl C. Greene, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.   More...

Columns

THEIR VIEWS

This was an injustice

That John Ludwig walked out of a Greenville County courtroom earlier this week instead of heading to a prison cell is nothing short of unbelievable. His gentle treatment rocks confidence in our justice system.   More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Report details who spent how much on travel

My office recently issued the state’s 2008-09 Travel Report, which details travel expenses by state agencies. The annual report shows how much state agencies spent on travel and who their top travelers were. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Airman Mark Earls of Gaffney celebrated a big day in his service career on Nov. 13 when he graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. More...

Robber hits outlet store

A robber stole more than $1,000 in cash and clothing from a clothing store at Prime Outlets — Gaffney on Tuesday. More...

School district goes whole hog in effort to protect students, staffs from swine flu

Some students laughed, while others kicked and screamed at the sight of a needle known to be intended for them.   A few parents also were pushed to the brink of tears, never wanting to see their children frightened or uncomfortable.   More...

Local News

Stabbing occurred during argument over ‘dishes and beer,’ attorney says

A defense attorney for a 50-year-old woman laid out an unfortunate series of events Monday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court while making a bid for her release.   Patricia Ann Sprouse is charged with murder in connection with the Nov. More...

Nov. 28 last day to register

The last day to register to vote for the Cherokee County Council District 7 election to be held Dec. 29, 2009, is Saturday, Nov. 28, at noon.   More...

Mother of shooting victim testifies at bond hearing

The mother of a 52-year-old Blacksburg man relayed Monday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court the many impacts of losing her only son. More...

Sports

They meet again

When asked whether Summerville and Gaffney appear destined to meet each year in the Class 4A playoffs, Greenwave head coach John McKisslck had a short, one-word response.   “Unfortunately.”   More...

BRIEFS

Local fisherman to show off skills   Local angler Andy Montgomery will get the opportunity to showcase his skills in front of a national audience this weekend.   More...

Indians ranked second in preseason poll

Like any good coach, Gaffney boys varsity coach Mark Huff is downplaying his team’s preseason No. 2 ranking. More...

State News

Obese S.C man dies after 8 months in same recliner

COLUMBIA (AP) – Authorities say a severely overweight South Carolina man sat down in his recliner in March and stayed there for eight months until shortly before his death this week. More...

World AIDS Day is set for Dec. 1

COLUMBIA – World AIDS Day events will be observed throughout South Carolina on Dec. 1, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control has an-nounced. More...

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Poll

Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?