July 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Student battling rare disease needs your help to find a cure

Michaela Pittman has her eyes on a prize which could benefit her personally in the long run.   More...

Switching careers — again

Mark Bunch doesn’t hesitate when asked about his recent decision to leave a music career behind for his new gig as Granard Middle School principal.   More...

LifeStyles

Locks of Love

NEW HAIR STYLE BENEFITS LOCKS OF LOVE – Reagan Carr looks at the 10 inches of hair that she had cut recently to donate to Locks of Love. Her new style was created by Amy Ward of Mane Designs. More...

Miss Hermosillo, Mr. Grinter married June 27 in Colorado

Felicia Hermosillo and Lawton Grinter, both of Lakewood, Colo., were married on June 27, 2010, in Crested Butte, Colo.   The bride is the daughter of Hazel and Domingo Hermosillo of Chelsea, Mich. More...

SENIOR OLYMPICS DAY HELD AT PEACHTREE

SENIOR OLYMPICS DAY HELD AT PEACHTREE – Peachtree Centre residents and staff enjoyed a Senior Olympics Day recently at the facility. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Brenda Ann Johnson

Brenda Ann Johnson, 53, of 811 W. Sumter St., Shelby, wife of Billy Ray Surratt, passed away Monday, July 26, 2010, at her residence.   More...

Betty Robertson

Betty Lucille Love Robertson, 80, of 822 N. Logan St., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. She was the wife of Lawrence Leroy Robertson. More...

Hazel R. Crawford

GREER – Hazel Ramsey Crawford, 82, widow of Roy J. Crawford, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2010, at McCall Hospice House.   Born in Cherokee Springs, Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Luther Albert and Lillie Ramsey. Mrs. More...

Other News

10 Days in Italy FLORENCE

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ledger Publisher Cody Sossamon recently returned from a 10-day trip through Italy – from Venice to Rome – along with 13 family members and friends. This is the fourth in a series.   More...

Building report has good news for county, not so much for city

The good news regarding housing starts here continued for another month.   Based on the monthly report from the Home Builders Association of Cherokee County, new housing starts jumped from six in June 2009 to seven in June of this year. More...

Blaze erupts at building owned by state DOT

Fire broke out Tuesday afternoon outside a vacant nightclub on Hampshire Drive which is owned by the South Carolina Department of Transportation. More...

‘What would Jesus do?’

Little was routine about visits to the doctor for 5-year-old Johnny Eagle. More...

Local News

Election commission changes reporting method

Election Commission Chairman Suzannne Turner issued the following statement about the upcoming election:   Due to lack of space in the election office, beginning on Aug. More...

Peeler to be honored for helping children

State Sen. Majority Leader Harvey Peeler will be honored Aug. 17 for his role in improving education access for foster children in South Carolina.   More...

Historic wrestling event will benefit Boys & Girls Club

Rarely can one say they were in the presence of greatness.   More...

Sports

Local all-stars go for regional crown

The Gaffney High Major League Cal Ripken All-Star state champions plan to hit their way to the top - or at least to the Southeast Regional title.   “The key to our success will be our hitting,” manager Bob Humphries said.   More...

Raising the Bar

Hard work, big results

Committed — or crazy.   No matter how demanding (and the programs can get pretty demanding), football players and coaches routinely cite their offseason conditioning program as the foundation for a successful season.   More...

Appalachian needs to find QB

COLUMBIA — Appalachian State coach Jerry Moore has been through this before, trying to find a replacement for a top-flight, national championship winning quarterback.   More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. J.W. Owensby of Gaffney recently returned after serving seven months in Afghanistan. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

It takes a village to get a daughter married

What a busy, hectic, wonderful week I just experienced!   Those of you who have been a ‘Father of the Bride’ can relate.   My firstborn, daughter Katie, became Mrs. Jonathan Kyle Howell on Saturday. More...

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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?