August 29, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Moped accident claims man’s life

A 32-year-old Blacksburg man died from injuries he suffered Saturday evening in a moped accident.  Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the victim as John Paul Scott of 1329 East Cherokee St.  Fowler said Scott lost control of More...

GO INDIANS!

Fans show their support for their beloved Indians during the team’s 35-14 win over rival Dorman on Friday. See Page 12 for details. (Ledger photo / LARRY HILLIARD) More...

LifeStyles

Consignment shops offer A+ savings for back-to-school

Appeal of resale continues to grow as economy struggles to recover

The back-to-school shopping season is the second largest consumer spending time of the year, after the winter holidays. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Sipe – Hoyle

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Sipe of Lincolnton, N.C., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Meghan Nicole Sipe, to Jordan Dean Hoyle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Hoyle of Blacksburg, S.C.  More...

Union Co. Arts Council to sponsor pastel workshop

Atlanta's Virginia Dauth to teach landscape techniques

UNION – The Union County Arts Council is sponsoring a pastel landscape workshop in conjunction with its 2011 Art Exhibition in September. The workshop will be taught by Virginia L. Dauth of Atlanta.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

William "Billy" Smith

William "Billy" Norman Smith, 37, slipped away peacefully at his home in Gaffney on Aug. 27, 2011.  He was born Nov. 2, 1973, in Durham, N.C., to William M. Smith and Sandra F. Osborne.  More...

Lora Simpson

Lora Simpson, 46, of 409 East Junior High Road, Apt. 66, passed on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at 11:40 a.m. at Regional Hospice Home in Spartanburg.  Daughter of Ella M. Simpson and the late Lewis Simpson, she was a native of Cherokee County.  More...

Julia W. Oglesby

Julia Wells Oglesby, 98, of Regional Hospice Home of Spartanburg, widow of George Oglesby, passed on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at 6:40 a.m. More...

Rings Of Honor

A fundraising drive to purchase championship rings for the American Legion Post 109 baseball team is under way. More...

Priest recounts 9-11 nightmare

Having a jazz band perform for worship and a coffee-and bagels-meeting were the things foremost on Gaffney native Lyndon Harris’ mind when he awoke Sept. 11, 2001.  More...

Cat owner helpless as pit bulls attack

Despite trying to subdue a pit bull with an outdoor lawn chair or anything else that he could get his hands on, Leroy Camp couldn’t stop the animal from killing his beloved cat.  Kelly was a black, long-haired female manx cat who was a pop More...

Local News

250 hauling permits issued since new law went into effect

The stream of people coming into the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office during the past week has been more than just steady.  Lines have been forming on a daily basis outside the window to the duty office, where uniformed deputies normally a More...

County council to examine new district map

Cherokee County Council members will have an opportunity to examine more closely the new voting map at a workshop Thursday.  Council members requested the workshop rather than adopt a preliminary voting map presented by state statistician Bobby More...

Lost dog

A Yorkie named Rudy with a silver back, blond head and legs has gone missing. Last seen Friday, Aug. 26 in Rock Springs Church area of Blacksburg, off Hwy. 18 toward Earl, Bridges Rd, Fitch Rd. Call 839-4989 if you have seen Rudy.   More...

Sports

PREP SCORES

Airport 44, Brookland-Cayce 6 Barnwell 20, Williston-Elko 18 Belton-Honea Path 38, Laurens 10 Ben Lippen 29, Heathwood Hall 3 Bethune-Bowman 44, North 6 Blacksburg 33, McBee 6 Blue Ridge 15, Wade Hampton 13 Bluffton 60, Ridgeland 14 C.A. More...

Ellis, Elmore leadWildcats to victory

Ray Ellis rushed for 145 yards and teamed with Marcus Elmore to form a dynamic Blacksburg offensive duo Friday in a 33-6 victory over McBee.  Ellis caught touchdown passes of 36- and 40-yards from quarterback Treyvon Parker. More...

DORMAN DEMOLISHED

In a game of big hits and big plays, the Gaffney Indians got the better of the Dorman Cavaliers in both areas Friday in posting a convincing 35-14 victory.  On the Indians’ third play from scrimmage, Joey Copeland found Quinshad Davis for More...

Letters

She was so impressed by that knight in shining armor that she married him

Dear Editor:  I would like to thank you for publishing Stacey Wilson’s letter praising Turkey’s Towing.  More...

An enviable level of interagency cooperation was evident in aftermath of tragic accident

Dear Editor:  On May 22 a tragic accident occurred when a vehicle struck and destroyed a portion of the SC 150 bridge over Interstate 85, claiming the lives of the driver and passenger.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Nuclear noodles, or why I hate microwave ovens

We’re on diets over at my house.  Actually we’ve been on diets for awhile, sort of, but now my wife is turning up the heat, getting serious about it. More...

Other News

HEAD OF THE CLASS

A PROFILE OF SCHOOLS IN CHEROKEE COUNTY SCHOOL HISTORY:  Granard Middle School is located in the city limits of Gaffney. More...

Granard Middle

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Say Cheese! It’s Picture Time

Say Cheese! Tomorrow is picture day for the underclassmen of GHS, and as with many teenagers, it is a big deal.  Students are doing their best to look their best. These photos will be looked back on for years to come. 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?