March 13, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

3 teenagers face 15 warrants each

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office filed arrest warrants against three young men following a rash of vehicle break-ins last weekend. More...

LifeStyles

Husband/wife duo brings down-home sound to Gaffney

Hungrytown will perform concert at library on March 18

The Cherokee County Public Library and the Friends of the Library will welcome Hungrytown, a husband and wife duo of Ken Anderson and Rebecca Hall, to the library for the March edition of the Music Sandwiched In series. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Woman's gay male friend sending out mixed signals

Dear Annie: I enjoy reading your column, and now it is finally my turn to write. I am a 19-year-old female. My best friend is "James," who is gay. We've been friends for nearly four years and spend a lot of time together. More...

Dentists visit local elementary schools to perform free exams

Dental Health Month was observed during February and the dentists at Cherokee General Dentistry - Dr. Ron Barrett, Dr. Jeff Cleland and Dr. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Barbara Henderson

Former Board Commissioner for Liberty, Chesnee, Fingerville Water District

COWPENS - Barbara Jean Bible Henderson, 64, of 1005 Double Branch Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at her residence. Born in Cowpens, she was the widow of the Rev. More...

Mattie Brown

Retired from Timken

Mattie Estelle Phillips Brown, 90, of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at Inman Health Care. More...

Lillie Mae Shippy

Union County native

PACOLET - Lillie Mae Shippy, 76, of 1335 Quarter Round Road, died Tuesday morning, March 10, 2009, at her home. Widow of James Shippy, she was born in Union County, a daughter of the late Evan and Mae Lillie Beacham Parr. More...

State News

Bill to restrict payday lending in SC advances

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A leading lender for the payday lending industry says legislation that advanced Thursday will doom the business in South Carolina as it ties borrowing to income and forces waiting periods between loans. More...

Other News

Capsule reviews of 'Witch Mountain,' other films

Capsule reviews of films opening this week: "The Edge of Love" —Somewhere, buried deep down, there are probably some real emotions and honest moments to be had here. More...

Unique quilt part of weekend display

Rarely does a quilt describe so much. More...

Weekend festivities in Gaffney include something for people of all ages

When Will deBorde was hired at the Gaffney Visitors Center, his first large project was organizing the city's annual 'Christmas on Limestone' event. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

An armed robber attempted to get inside a Windslow Avenue hotel early March 12 but was foiled by a locked door. More...

Blacksburg residents could see tax decrease

What a difference a year made for the Town of Blacksburg. At this time last year, losses in revenue sources forced officials to sign off on a 7.5 percent tax hike. More...

Truck hits car

A 71-year-old Gaffney woman was taken for medical treatment following a twovehicle crash on West Floyd Baker Boulevard on Wednesday afternoon. More...

Sports

Blacksburg bats come alive in late inning comeback win

After scoring 57 runs in two games this week, Blacksburg High softball coach Karen Craig began to wonder Thursday evening if her team had enough scoring punch left for Christ Church. More...

Indians in deep hole

Golf team 17 shots down after a round at Capital City Classic

Gaffney golf coach Todd Coggins thought a trip to Columbia on Thursday would loosen his players up a little, calming the early season jitters found by participants of sports at all levels. More...

BRIEFS

Flag football registration underway The Spring season of Gaffney Flag Football will start March 22, 2009. Anyone wishing to play or put a team together can contact Shannon "DAWK" Dawkins for more details at (864) 425-1852. More...

Letters

More than $5,000 raised for renovations

Dear Cody: THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU, for the great publicity you furnished for our 2nd Annual Dessert Theatre! More...

Says negative media slant large part of economic downturn

Dear Cody: I realize the enclosed clippings (of stories about layoffs at The Timken Company's Gaffney Bearing Plant and a proposed facility that makes sandwiches for vending machine) are indicative of today's mindset, but I just can't see how any More...

Columns

Life is all about making choices

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The perks of being famous are many — numerous trips around the world and a safe full of money that one could seemingly swim in, just like Scrooge McDuck and his nephews Dewey, Huey and Louie in the old school Disney cartoon series 'Ducktales. More...

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LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Pictured here are nursing anesthetist Rex Macabee, Registered Nurse Allison Godfrey and Dr. William E. Wheeler with The Gaffney Ledger in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. They were there Jan. 31 - Feb. 8 on a medical mission trip. 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?