August 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

SCRUBBING FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES

  Tommy Hilfiger clothing store employees held a car wash Saturday in exchange for donations to a school supply drive benefitting Ewing Middle and B.D. Lee Elementary students. The car washes were done in the parking lot at St. More...

LifeStyles

Brunch goes bananas

Bananas too ripe to eat are just right for baking

Big, beautiful bunches of perfectly ripe bananas are almost irresistible. More...

WHAT’S UP

Library closed  More...

PANCAKES ON THE PORCH –

The hot humid weather has presented a challenge to have outdoor activities for everyone. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Juanita Honeycutt

Juanita Humphries Honeycutt, 86, died on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at White Oak Estates in Spartanburg.  Born in York County on Sept. 7, 1924, she was the daughter of the late William Offie Humphries and Bessie Parker Humphries. More...

Harold Lowery

ROCK HILL – Harold Hewitt Lowery, 79, formerly of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at Willowbrook Nursing Home.  More...

Martha Allison

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Martha Allison, 81, of South Carolina and New Jersey, passed away July 24, 2011, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  More...

Meals On Wheels: Thank you, thank you very much

Terry Dennis knew local residents had plenty of options to which they could devote their time Saturday night.  But the Meals on Wheels of Cherokee County executive director could not have been more thankful for those showing their unwavering sup More...

City panel OKs cash for CHAPS

The city apparently won’t be a cash cow for the Cherokee Historical & Preservation Society (CHAPS). CHAPS wanted a $30,000 annual appropriation from the city’s Hospitality Tax. More...

Habitat thrift store closing

When it was opened 17 years ago, the Cherokee County Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store was envisioned as a way for the local charitable organization to bring in extra funding for its core mission of putting people in homes.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

ffi A computer was reported stolen following an Aug. 6 shoplifting incident at a West Floyd Baker Boulevard cell phone store.  More...

No Child Left Behind

Waivers could be offered to schools

School districts nationally could get a reprieve soon from the all-or-nothing No Child Left Behind law.  More...

Governor expected to sign property tax law today

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is scheduled to sign a bill aimed at reducing sticker shock on property tax bills this afternoon.  More...

Sports

Indians ready for prime time

The Gaffney Indians showed Saturday night they are ready for prime time - or at the very least the start of the regular season. More...

Post 109’s Series run ends with 12-2 loss

Post 109 has experienced nothing but highs this postseason. Sunday, the team experienced a low. Make that lows. More...

Chesnee topsWildcats on last-second TD grab

With 17 seconds left, Chesnee receiver Markell Hill caught a 37-yard touchdown pass on fourth down for a 27-21 victory over Blacksburg in a thrilling finish at the Iron City Jamboree. More...

Columns

A man of the people standing up for justice

“To say Matthew Perry was great in the courtroom is like saying Mickey Mantle knew how to swing a bat. ... Aristotle taught which lawyers as well as judges should be the very personification of justice. Matthew J. Perry Jr.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘For a minute there, I was thinking I would just keep going’

During a vacation a few years ago, I learned that the degree to which you will trust a complete stranger depends on if the stranger has a 4-wheel drive vehicle with a 2-inchball trailer hitch.  More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Some members of the William and Geneva Sarratt Manning family reunion are shown holding The Gaffney Ledger aboard the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines ship Monarch of the Seas. More...

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