October 31, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Response to stolen DOR data

553,000 have called hotline so far; more operators added

While no one can say for sure if, or when, the data stolen by a hacker from the state Department of Revenue will be used against South Carolina residents, state officials said Tuesday morning they have a general idea of when to sharpen their focus.&n More...

LifeStyles

Talented Gaffney cook, Jill Hodge, pens book of her favorite recipes

Buford Street Drugs and ACE Hardware will host book signing Nov. 2 from 2-4 p.m.

Local cook Jill Hodge has shed her share of tears in the kitchen, at times finding herself looking helplessly at the oven as bread burned, cakes flopped and even quit working while preparing delicious items for friends and family.  More...

Friends of Historic District Cats plans organizational meeting Nov. 3

Group hopes to unite efforts to help community and feral cats

An organizational meeting of the Friends of Historic District Cats is planned Saturday, Nov. 3, at 10 a.m. at the Cherokee County Public Library.  More...

WHAT’S UP

Fund raisers l The WMU of Midway Baptist Church, 153 Midway Road, will have a yard sale Saturday, Nov. 3, from 7:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. with all proceeds going to the Lottie Moon offering. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Alice Martin, 62, spinner in textiles

BLACKSBURG – Alice Byars Martin, 62, of 207 Weathers St., passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Alpha Health and Rehabilitation in Greer.  Born in Gaffney, Mrs. More...

Bertha Fowler, 65, homemaker

Bertha Carol Allison Fowler, 65, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at her residence.  Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of John Oliver Fowler and daughter of the late Richard Garfield Allison and Lillian Vinesett Allison. More...

April Holcomb, 35, caregiver in childcare

SPARTANBURG – April Smiley Holcomb, 35, of 3995 Corinth Road, Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Authorities urge safety; offer tips for Halloween

In the hopes that everyone has a safe and happy Halloween, public safety officials across the region and state of South Carolina are reminding everyone of some common sense safety tips.   More...

Museum will host powwow

Offering an opportunity for native Cherokee Indians to chant, share stories and pay tribute to their heritage, powwows are one of the more spiritual events for members of the tribe, according to Roy “Spotted Eagle” Glass. More...

Local News

Natural gas price down, but bills likely to be higher

Customers of Piedmont Natural Gas will likely see higher heating bills this winter but don’t blame an increase in prices.  Monthly natural gas use by residential customers is likely to climb during November through March because of the ret More...

Cherokee County School District implements assistant principal leadership academy

The Cherokee County School District has started an assistant principal leadership academy.  More...

UNVEILED

— Megan Griffin and Kathy Anzis helped the Limestone College Board of Trustees with the unveiling Friday of a portrait for their father, college president Dr. More...

Sports

Trio of county gridiron stars receive North-South bids

Blacksburg quarterback Treyvon Parker and two Gaffney players were selected Tuesday to participate in the 64th annual North South All-Star football game in Myrtle Beach.  More...

Rest, healing tops on Blacksburg priority list during playoff bye week

Blacksburg football players put on their sweatshirts and stuck with a normal practice routine Monday after receiving a first round playoff bye.  For the first time in three months, the Blacksburg football team does not have a game to play Friday More...

Hanging tough

Early season woes now behind them, Indians set focus to claiming region crown

Each season has its share of ups and downs.  For the Gaffney High football team, however, the 2012 campaign has possessed more than they would ever like or choose to experience.  More...

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PAT BUCHANAN

Romney for president

“Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people — a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, ve More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The tall buildings might have made it seem darker

This coming Saturday night, Daylight Savings time ends and we will return to Standard time.  When you go to bed Saturday, turn your clocks BACK one hour. Fall back, spring forward.  I’m not particularly fond of the changing. More...

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