August 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Your data plan is about to get more expensive

Smartphone owners might now want to think twice when it comes to how they use their cellular devices. More...

LifeStyles

PEACHTREE RED HATTERS LOVE TO PARTY –

Peachtree Centre residents love to have a good time and what better way than to have a party. More...

WHAT’S UP

Book club for seniors organizing ffi The Senior Centers are sponsoring a book club and meetings will be held at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Organizationalmeetings will be held at these times on Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Gaffney Senior Center. More...

Dixie Melody Boys in Greenville Aug. 11

GREENVILLE – One of gospel music’s most popular quartets, The Dixie Melody Boys, will be featured at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville on Thursday, Aug. 11. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nina Gilfillan

Nina Belle Guest Gilfillan, 89, formerly of Lyman Street, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 29, 2011, at White Oak Estates in Spartanburg.  More...

Franklin Odell Love

BLACKSBURG – Franklin Odell Love, 77, of 1028 Possum Trot Road, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.  More...

Charlie Fortanbary

Charles Andrew Fortanbary, 81, of 3525 Cherokee Ave., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Columns

Don’t know whether to laugh or cry

News in the coming weeks will trumpet the fact that the South Carolina lottery — excuse us, the South Carolina Education Lottery — is about to complete the second most lucrative year in its 10-year history.  That sure is some ... More...

Voter recall legislation long overdue

State Attorney General Alan Wilson has taken the evenhanded step of sending the ethics case of Lt. Gov. Ken Ard to the state grand jury for investigation of possible criminal wrongdoing. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Terri Littlejohn, Sommer Jones, Hyacinth Phillips and Al Phillips read The Ledger June 30 at Eagle Point in Grand Canyon National Park. More...

ESPN will televise Gaffney-Dorman football game - Free Access

As if the Gaffney-Dorman rivalry needed a boost. The battle between the bitter rivals will be played before a national audience, chosen as one of the contests to be featured in this year's edition of the annual ESPN High School Football Kickoff. More...

Friday Night Fighters return to Gaffney for Round 2

While extremely warm temperatures impacted attendance at the Friday Night Fights in downtown Gaffney, the roster of bicycle racers who entered showed the downtown races are attracting participants from an increasing wide range. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

l A shotgun was reported stolen following a July 26 burglary on Crescent Circle in Gaffney. According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone entered a residence in the 100 block between 5:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. More...

WORK UNDERWAY —

Construction workers have started work on replacing the Hwy. 150 bridge. More...

Name of alternative school isn’t the only thing changed

New program will operate on block schedule

The Cherokee County School District has changed the name and focus of an alternative school program used to serve struggling students in the county’s high schools.  Copeland Academy is the new name for the district’s alternative scho More...

Sports

BROTHERS IN ARMS

Pitching depth is strength for Post 109

Talk about numbers ... the Post 109 pitching staff has ‘em.  There are right-handers and lefties.There are hard throwers and crafty control arms. More...

Indians: Five preseason story lines

1. A new face at quarterback For the first time in several seasons, DeEdward Burris and his explosive playmaking ability won’t be under center. More...

Newton a happy camper

Cam Newton smiled to the hundreds of fans who cheered as the Heisman Trophy winner took the field Saturday for the first time with the Panthers.  And he doesn’t feel like a No. 1 pick shortchanged by the system.  More...

Print Edition

Click here for digital edition
2011-08-01 digital edition

Special Sections

Poll

Who do you support for Cherokee County Sheriff?