April 20, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Big Mill site transaction clears hurdle

It will likely happen with a stroke of a pen by county officials and Milliken officials and not in an attorney's office. More...

LifeStyles

Molecular breast imaging is better way to spot tumors in dense tissue

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Molecular breast imaging (MBI), a new screening method for breast cancer, identifies tumors in dense tissue that often aren't visible with mammography. In the March issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource, Deborah Rhodes, M.D. More...

USC alumni invited back to campus for Carolina Weekend, May 15-16

COLUMBIA - University of South Carolina alumni are invited back to campus May 15-16 for a weekend of reunions, workshops, lectures, tours and whole lot of Gamecock fun. More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Transou - Shaw

Billy and Candee Transou of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Laila, to Joshua Shaw of Belmont, N.C. Miss Transou is also the daughter of the late Clary Transou. More...

Sports

Indians find groove at tourney

Hopper finishes atop leaderboard at Hardaway

With the all-important region tournament 10 days away, Gaffney High golfer Matthew Hopper appears to be finding his form just in time. More...

Indians fall short in quest for tourney

There was a silver lining in the Gaffney High baseball team's 9-2 loss to Paul VI High School in the championship game of the Southeast Baseball Classic on Saturday - the Indians were able to get some work for some little used pitchers and the team More...

Lady Saints top Abbey for crown

The Limestone College women's lacrosse team won the Conference Carolinas tournament championship Sunday with a 12-6 win over Belmont Abbey. More...

Jobless rate dips slightly

It may not be a cause for celebration but Cherokee County's high unemployment rate declined slightly in March, according to the latest unemployment estimates released Friday. More...

County council members will hear crucial airport study today

Will the proposed general aviation airport generate enough jobs to warrant the facility's expense? That question will likely determine if Cherokee County Council will move forward with its plans to build the airport. More...

Gangs, violence topic of public forum

"A lot of these kids just need someone to listen to them, to mentor them. Don't just say (to them) 'get off the corner.' Talk to them. Ask them, 'Why are you out here?'" By TIM GULLA Ledger Staff Writer tim@gaffneyledger.com

The auditorium at Granard Middle School can seat more than 600 people and Charles Montgomery had hoped every seat would be filled Thursday night. More...

Local News

Museum's first anniversary celebration being planned

The last four decades have been a bit of a blur for Cherokee County History & Arts Museum director Billy Pennington and other members of the Cherokee History and Arts Preservation Society (CHAPS), as they recall how the museum came to be. More...

Commission has new director

Beth Powell never forgot her South Carolina roots even while she stayed on the fringes of political issues involving drug education in Washington. More...

Photo

Monster Truck — A car show was among the activities in a street festival held Saturday as part of the fourth annual Iron City Festival in downtown Blacksburg this weekend. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Horatio Isiah Blake Littlejohn

BLACKSBURG - Baby Horatio Isiah Blake Littlejohn, 26 days, of 139 E. Seven Spring St., passed away Thursday, April 16, 2009, at 5:05 p.m. More...

SSgt. James P. Peterson

WALTERBORO-Memorial services for James Paul Peterson, 80, U.S. Army (Ret.), will be held Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home, Lexington. The family will receive friends one hour before the service. More...

Harold Eugene Glass

Eugene Glass, 88, of Greensboro, Ga., died Thursday, April 16, 2009, at Saint Joseph's at East Georgia Hospital in Greensboro. Born in Walton County on March 1, 1921, he was the son of the late Haynie Milton Glass and Alma Evans Glass. More...

Columns

'Oh, here they are inside my purse'

LEDGER COLUMNIST

We have a motto at our house. And by "we" I mean my wife. And that motto is this: "Have You Seen My Keys?" I know that as mottos go, that one's not all that clever. But it is consistent. We (and by "we" I mean my wife) say that a lot. More...

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Stimulus spending will hurt South Carolina economy, cost jobs

GUEST COLUMNIST

Legislative leaders are creating hysteria over federal stimulus funds, threatening to fire teachers and police officers and let criminals go free if Governor Sanford doesn't cave and let them spend millions of one-time dollars on recurring programs 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?