April 7, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Gaffney native elected to oversee network of 550 worldwide congregations

Sitting in the pews of Bethel Baptist Church as a child, Gaffney native Dr. Lance Jeter often would sit in awe while listening to sermons being delivered by Dr. J.W. Sanders Sr., sometimes wondering whether he would get his chance when he grew up. More...

LifeStyles

Gimme a little more...Taste of Cherokee

Mark Bunch shouts "Ole´" before serving a batch of fried ice cream at a table sponsored by Hames Music at the Cherokee County Chapter of the American Red Cross' Taste of Cherokee. More...

Miss Palmer, Mr. Meyer wed March 8

Shalonda Rachelle Palmer and John-Thomas Aaron Meyer exchanged marriage vows March 8, 2008, at Greater Buck Shoals Ministries in Mooresboro, N.C. The Rev. Troy E. McDowell officiated the 3 p.m. More...

Couple exchange vows Feb. 14 in Gastonia, N.C.

Lakesha Pittman and Donnie Wicks were married Feb. 14, 2008, in a 4 p.m. double ring ceremony at The Wedding Chapel in Gastonia, N.C. Mrs. Wicks, daughter of Maria Whitmire of Gaffney,. is a salesperson at Best Buy in Spartanburg. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Peggy B. Cook

Gaffney native

Peggy Ann Bridges Cook, 76, Webb City, Mo., passed away Thursday, April 3, 2008, at 5:10 a.m. in a local nursing center after a short illness. Peggy was born Jan. More...

Virginia McCraw

Virginia McCraw, of 109 Pleasant Meadows, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 6, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. She was the wife of Lynn McCraw Sr. The arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home. More...

David T. Young

Retired from Duke Power

BLACKSBURG - David ("Pop" or "Pete") Turner Young, 77, of 1334 Blacksburg Hwy., died April 5, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center, Gaffney. Born in Hartwell, Ga. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

Prosecutor among people arrested CHARLESTON - An assistant prosecutor for Calhoun, Dorchester and Orangeburg counties was among 27 people arrested in a raid on a Hanahan house where people were playing poker, police say. More...

Diverse panel of experts will offer its ideas for city's future

There's an old saying that free advice is usually worth what it costs. More...

Officer leaves Gaffney PD

A Gaffney police officer whose handling of several arrests in a nightclub last December is under review by SLED has retired from the force. Police Chief John O'Donald and City Administrator James Taylor both confirmed Sgt. More...

Local News

PANCAKES, ANYONE?

Trey Lemmonds (left) and Mary Randolph prepare to carry pancake breakfasts out of the Applebee's kitchen Saturday morning. Volunteers with the American Cancer Society held the fundraiser to support next month's Relay for Life. More...

Appeals board denies billboard owner's request

Daisy Outdoor Advertising was seeking a variance from the minimum lot size

Members of Cherokee County's Board of Appeals denied a request for a variance to a local outdoor advertising company that wants to subdivide land into plots that are too small under county land use regulations. More...

County sends junkyard law back to planning commission

After less than six months on the books, the county's controversial junkyard ordinance is back where it got its start - at the Cherokee County Planning Commission. More...

Sports

Tournament titles on line

Kansas and Memphis aren't the only teams playing for a championship today. Tournament champions will be crowned in three Cal Ripken League age divisions today at the Cherokee County Youth Sports Complex. More...

Limestone clobbers Knights

Junior Eric Turner scored a game-high four goals and added two assists as visiting No. 3 nationally ranked Limestone College defeated host St. Andrews Presbyterian College, 20-3, on a rainy Saturday afternoon. More...

Photo

Ledger photo by LARRY HILLIARD WORDS OF WISDOM - Gaffney High baseball coach Tom Owens gives instructions to outfielder McCrae Norton during Wednesday's game against T.L. Hanna. The Indians host Hillcrest today. More...

Columns

I'll be in the garden hooked on 'ponics'

My wife came in the house last night bragging about how she had planted the lettuce and onions and how she had mowed the back yard. This means, I guess, it's that time of year for me to discuss vegetable gardening. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

"The Traveling Seniors" from Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church pose with a copy of The Ledger during a three-day trip to Myrtle Beach the first week in December. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED ...

Death from God's perspective

The telephone rang at 10 p.m. the Monday after Easter. Being so late, I suspected it was either a wrong number or bad news. It was bad news. Our daughter, Kathryn, called to tell us that her husband Jim's mother had died. More...

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