February 13, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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2009 Miss Cherokeean crowned

Class beauties also named in Feb. 7 competition

The 2009 Miss Cherokeean pageant was held this past weekend at Gaffney High School. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She's fed-up with taking care of difficult mother

Dear Annie: Five years ago, my kids and I moved back home so I could take care of my mother. My sister and niece had been keeping an eye on her, but didn't want to do it anymore. Mom is in her late 70s and has arthritis in both legs. More...

Limestone men's lacrosse team sponsoring 'Team Up To Read'with local library

The Cherokee County Public Library and the Limestone College men's lacrosse team have joined together to co-sponsor a reading contest for all ages. From Feb. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Darlene M. Pratt

Darlene Michelle Pratt, 38, of 1722 Choyce Ave., Charlotte, N.C., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at 8:08 a.m. at 2343 Myrtle Ave., Gastonia, N.C. Daughter of Alma Jefferies Pratt of Gastonia and the late John Dean Pratt, she was born Dec. More...

Paul Fowler

Former owner/operator of Fowler Brothers Electric and Waffle King Restaurant

Paul Rader Fowler, 83, of 310 Rodgers St., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Judy Ledford

Retired from Wal-Mart

Julia Elizabeth Vaught Ledford, 62, of 151 Erika Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Council modifies stance on transfer station

Waste Management back in the picture

In a stunning reversal from an earlier stance, Cherokee County Council will likely allow other companies to submit proposals to operate the county's transfer station. More...

Local News

Blacksburg High students celebrate Lincoln's birthday

A rap contest and quiz bowl gave Blacksburg High students a chance Thursday to learn about President Abraham Lincoln on their own terms. More...

Teen hopes to be a 'vessel'

A life in the limelight shed a dark shadow on Matthew Dawkins, causing the local teen to question the things he wanted versus those that he needed. More...

GIFT OF LIFE

Erin DeSantis donates blood Friday morning during a blood drive at Limestone College held by the American Red Cross. More...

Sports

Big Man on mat

Gaffney's Costello makes smooth transition from gridiron to wrestling mat

Gaffney's James Costello made his fame on the football field. These days, he's becoming well known for his exploits on the mat, as well. More...

BRIEFS

Panther owner released from hospital Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson has been released from the hospital 12 days after undergoing a heart transplant. More...

SCHEDULE

Today High School Basketball. Gaffney at Northwestern. Girls Jayvees. 5 p.m. Girls Varsity 6:30 p.m. Boys Varsity 8 p.m. Saturday College Basketball Barton at Limestone. Women's 5:30 p.m. Men's 7:30 p.m. More...

Columns

SO WHAT DO WOMEN WANT?

A little romance, thank you very much

Alright men ... strap on your hard hats because we're going in. More...

Fishermen can't resist the lure of the sport

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It doesn't take much to catch my attention when I'm walking down the fishing lure aisle at Wal-Mart, or any other sporting goods store for that matter. More...

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Poll

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?