March 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

LEARNING BY BURNING

Firefighters set house ablaze, then go to work

An intentionally set fire was burning inside 528 E. Frederick St. on Sunday afternoon and firefighters had the home surrounded with hoses ready to go. More...

LifeStyles

Time for a change

Emphasis being placed on diagnosing breast cancer before it leads to serious health problems

Many Cherokee County women are finding out they have breast cancer in the late stages when the most common result is death. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Coming out to parents could forever strain relationship

Dear Annie: I am an 18-year-old girl and have a great relationship with my parents. The problem is, I like girls. (I know the correct term would be lesbian, but I somehow find that word offensive.) And I am scared to tell them. More...

Local youth groups truly make an IMPACT

Carter Hulsey received hoots and hollers upon taking the stage at the Broad River Electric Co-Op on Saturday. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Alexander Littlejohn

Alexander Littlejohn, 34, of 438 Lockhart Lane in Gaffney, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2009, at Ivy Grove Nursing Center in Gaffney. More...

Noah Crocker

Noah Benjamin Crocker, 9, of 192 Goucher School Road, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, March 22, 2009 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Spartanburg, he was the son of Clint Crocker and Julie Crocker. More...

Francis Elliott

Francis Leroy Elliott, 89, of 949 Old Post Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Columns

You know you've got it made when...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Daddy sometimes would sit in his wicker chair on the front porch with a cold glass of lemonade. More...

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'Normal' is a matter of perspective

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED

On April 9-12, the world's greatest golfers will be teeing it up in Augusta, Ga. Each will be seeking to win The Masters Golf Tournament and the prestige and fame of what many consider the world's greatest golf tournament. More...

Voters will go to polls Tuesday to determine GOP House nominee

Neither Scott Ramsey nor Steve Moss are taking a single vote for granted as they campaign nonstop ahead of Tuesday's Republican Party runoff for the vacant State House District 30 seat. More...

Dog alerts woman when blaze erupts

A dog alerted a Colonial Avenue resident to a kitchen fire Saturday, allowing her to get out of the home before super-heated gases spread through the structure and ignited. Fire broke out at 413 Colonial Ave. around 3 p.m. Saturday. More...

Local News

Fire Chiefs Safety Team pays a visit to the Cherokee County Seniors Center

Sitting in relative darkness inside a trailer, 47 seniors intently listened to the sounds of whipping winds and driving rain as flashes of lightning flickered through the windows. "Hear the train coming," Eddie Bishop asked aloud. More...

Free concerts begin April 17

The City of Gaffney announces its "Shindig at the Gaffney Cabin" Free Concert Series to return April 17, 2009. The free concerts will kick off that Friday in conjunction with Limestone College's Alumni weekend celebration. More...

School making up 'snow' day' today

The Cherokee County School District will make up the March 2, 2009, snow day on Monday, March 23. This date was originally scheduled as a staff development day but students will be required to attend school on this date. More...

Sports

Wildcats surprise No. 5 Cavaliers

Wildcats split with ranked region foes

His teammates weren't going to let Blacksburg's Jonathan Smith have all the fun. Smith shut down No. 5- ranked Christ Church and Chase Norman, Ryan Dellinger and Josh Elmore delivered clutch hits in the Wildcats' 6-2 victory on Friday. More...

Another region laugher

Another region opponent. Another lopsided victory for the Gaffney Indians. Cameron Culp tossed a completegame four-hitter as the Indians improved to 2-0 in Region III-4A with a 10-0 victory over visiting Nation Ford Friday at Commissioners Field. More...

Lady Indians secure key region win

The Gaffney High softball team seized control of the game early en route to a key 9-3 region victory over Nation Ford on Friday. Julie Sarratt pitched another gem, striking out nine and allowing three hits. More...

Letters

Postal Service making changes in response to economic downturn

Because of the current economic downturn, the United States Postal Service is taking certain tough but necessary steps here in South Carolina and around the country. More...

Other News

Zapping Parkinson's through spinal cord helped lab rats ... are humans next?

WASHINGTON - Implanting a pacemaker-like device deep in the brain helps some Parkinson's disease patients move better, but could less risky zapping of the spinal cord work instead? More...

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