July 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

LifeStyles

Cherokee County teacher gets lesson in farming

Suzan Moss attends S.C. Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom Institute

ANDERSON – Cherokee County educator Suzan Moss was among the 50 educators from across the state who recently completed a rigorous week learning about the importance of family farmers and domestically produced food, fiber and fuel at the S.C. More...

Miss Tims, Mr. Jefferies exchange vows June 23

Ashley Sabrina Tims and Christopher Lemar Jefferies were united in marriage on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Candleberry Inn Bed and Breakfast and Day Spa in Greer.  More...

ANNIVERSARY

Pattersons married 50 years

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley I. Patterson of Gaffney are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today, July 13, 2012. Mrs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Clarence Keith Wilson, retired from Firestone

Clarence Keith Wilson, 74, of Gastonia, N.C., passed away July 11, 2012, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.  He was born Feb. 17, 1938 in Gaston County, N.C., son of the late Walter Leroy and Ella Jane Wallace Wilson. Mr. More...

Louise Pruitt,85, Carolina Apparel retiree

Annie Louise Hall Pruitt, 85, of 307 Washington Ave., passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Troy A. Pruitt and daughter of the late Walter Lee and Bessie Holt Hall. More...

Mary Dover, 80, retired from textiles

Mary Peterson Dover, 80, formerly of 102 Coburn St., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at Brookview Healthcare.  Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late James and Lucy Mullinax Peterson. More...

Other News

The Sunday School Lesson

Judging with Wisdom and Justice

I Kings 3:16 Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him.  17 And the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house.  More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

America The Beautiful

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL  AUTHOR: KATHERINE BATES  (1859-1929)  COMPOSER: SAMUEL A. WARD  (1847-1903)  More...

Festival starts off sweet, then goes to the dogs

Barbecue, desserts and beach music are on the menu when the South Carolina Peach Festival kicks into high gear this weekend.  More...

National Guard airman killed while fighting wildfires in South Dakota had ties to Gaffney

Senior Master Sgt. Robert “Robbie” Cannon spent the last moments of his life in a battle with a blazing wildfire during a firefighting mission near the Black Hills in South Dakota.  More...

Local News

Local Guard members to receive perfect sendoff

The City of Gaffney will hold a sendoff ceremony Saturday for local National Guard members headed to Kosovo on a peacekeeping mission.  About 150 members from the 118th Infantry of the South Carolina National Guard will deploy Sunday.  More...

READY... AIM... FIRE! —

Revolutionary War re-enactors synchronize the firing of their muskets precisely last Saturday as part of Cowpens National Battlefield’s annual “Celebration of Freedom,” commemoratin More...

Janesky, Blacksburg officials seek answers regarding unpaved road

While Exxon Mobil completed its task of cleaning up a mess on six acres in Blacksburg, at least one town official believes the company could still do some tidying up.  Blacksburg District 3 Councilman Darren Janesky sought answers from his peers More...

Sports

Another Smokin’ Finish

Tony Stewart wins third race of 2012; fourth July 400-miler at Daytona

Considering Tony Stewart now has four wins in Daytona’s July Sprint Cup Series race and zero in the sport’s marquee event, February’s Daytona 500, it’s not surprising that in Victory Lane he quipped, “I’d trade the More...

News & Notes

ffi AJ Allmendinger, driver for Penske Racing’s No. 22 team, has been temporarily suspended by NASCAR for failing a random drug test, the sanctioning body announced on July 7. Penske Nationwide Series driver Sam Hornish Jr. More...

Athlon Sports Horsepower Rankings

1. Matt Kenseth  Kenseth was the man to beat at Daytona for a second straight trip, although the fortunes of plate racing found him third by night’s end. Still, he was able to increase his points lead to 25.  2. Jimmie Johnson   More...

Columns

THE RASMUSSEN REPORT

Why Obama’s still in the race despite the bad economy

There are plenty of reasons that the economy is the most important issue of Election 2012.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Freeh report paints ugly picture of Penn State

I’ve had grand plans for the last several years about getting a vanity license plate for my car.  Not knowing if someone else had the same plate idea and is already sporting it on their vehicle, I’d even come up with several variatio More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Print Edition

Click here for digital edition
2012-07-13 digital edition

Special Sections

Poll

Who do you support for Cherokee County Sheriff?