December 19, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

LifeStyles

Cowpens National Battlefield plans 228th anniversary celebration

Reenactors in Revolutionary War period clothing will bring the 18th century to life at Cowpens National Battlefield on Jan. 17-18, 2009. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Grown daughter must face consequences of her decision

Dear Annie: Our 23-year-old daughter, "Shawna," recently decided to get married in May. She is living at home while attending graduate school. She has at least one more year to go. More...

Photo

GIFTS FOR BROOKVIEW RESIDENTS - Members of Pacolet Road Baptist Church made clothing protectors for the residents of Brookview Healthcare Center and presented them to Brookview Healthcare's Resident Council president, Jerry Maxwell. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

M. Drew Powell

Project manager in construction

MAULDIN - Marion Drew Powell, 61, husband of Mary Kaye Powell, of 115 Teal Lane, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008. Born in Gaffney, he was a son of Dennis T. Powell of Johnson City, Tenn., and the late Geneva K. Wood of Spartanburg. More...

Edith Whelchel

Retired from Scottie Discount Stores

Edith Elizabeth Clary Whelchel, 91, of 223 E. Jefferies St., Apt. 1, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Letters

Applauds county council's action regarding landfill

Dear Editor: One of the principles we learned in Civics 101 was "the majority rules." On Monday, a very large group of Cherokee County voters attended the county council meeting. More...

Supports NO vote now and NO vote in the future on landfill

Dear Editor: Here is my sincere thank-you to the Cherokee County Council for their NO landfill vote! They did the right thing. More...

Animal control officers arrested

Three men who worked at the Cherokee County Combined Animal Shelter inflicted unnecessary pain when euthanizing animals, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division charged Wednesday. More...

Development board unlikely to get involved in landfill plan

3Cycle? RIP. At least for now. While it has been suggested that Waste Management may try to resuscitate its plan to construct its 3Cycle facility by seeking the blessing of the Cherokee County Development Board, it may not be that easy. More...

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS

Here is the list of donors to Christmas Is For Kids, sponsored by this newspaper. Mail contributions to: Christmas Is For Kids The Gaffney Ledger P.O. Box 670 Gaffney, SC 29342 or bring them by The Gaffney Ledger, 1604 W. Floyd Baker Blvd. More...

Local News

13-year-old boy charged with arson; family court judge orders mental evaluations

A Cowpens area woman was so fearful for the safety of her family after a neighbor's home was torched by an arsonist Dec. 7 that she couldn't sleep at night after the incident. More...

Development board will hold rare December meeting

Breaking with tradition, the Cherokee County Development Board will meet in special session this month to discuss industrial prospects. The meeting is slated for Monday, Dec. More...

Episcopal Church has new priest

A self-proclaimed "kicker and screamer," it took Jenny Cooper, a recent transplant from Collierville, Tenn., at least 15 years to finally decide on a career choice, but not without some help from the big man upstairs. More...

Sports

Good shows stuff at Shrine practices

Denzelle Good, Gaffney's towering offensive tackle, is proving he belongs with the region's top football players. More...

Shrine Bowl to be televised on ESPNU

The Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and ESPNU announced an agreement establishing ESPNU as the television home of the 2008 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas all star football classic. ESPNU will air a tape delayed telecast on January 7 at 10 p.m. More...

Tourney time

Ex-GHS coach returns to play host Indians

A key cog in Gaffney's string of three straight Class AAAA state titles returns here Saturday. No, not Sidney Rice or AZ Reid, but Mark Ireton, the then-top assistant on head coach Mark Huff's staff. More...

Columns

One person's Christmas wish list

LEDGER COLUMNIST

There was a time not so long ago that my brother and I would sit in front of our television at this time of year, waiting for our favorite cartoon to come on. For him, it was "Frosty the Snowman. More...

Cartoon

   More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Angela Youngblood, Florence Lavender, Peyton Youngblood, Jerri and Randy Spencer read The Gaffney Ledger while on vacation at Disney World. More...

Special Sections

Poll

Who do you support for Cherokee County Sheriff?