April 22, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

New court concept gives drug offenders a second chance

Quietly, a new form of criminal justice began operation last week when three people pleaded guilty in Cherokee County's new Drug Court. More...

LifeStyles

Back by popular demand

Local favorite returning as part of 'Shindigs' concert series

The New Familiars will perform their unique blend of folk and roots-oriented music May 1 at 6 p.m. as part of the Shindig at the Michael Gaffney Cabin concert series. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Husband's past relationships putting marriage at risk?

Dear Annie: I am 28 years old and very much in love with my husband of 11 months. "Mitch" is kind and caring, and I have no doubt in my mind that he loves me. Our sex life is amazing. More...

Habitat house part of 'green' experiment for CTC students

APRIL 22 EARTH DAY

A new Habitat for Humanity house has become the guinea pig in an effort by county high school students to help a future homeowner save money. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Vivian Smith Askew

Deaconess Vivian Smith Askew, 74, of Aliquippa, Pa., passed away Monday, April 20, 2009, at her residence. A native of Gaffney, she was the wife of Deacon Bennie C. Askew and daughter of the late Crawley Smith Sr. and the late Nellie W. Smith. More...

Leland Johnson

Leland Harold Johnson, 69, of 137 Francis Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 20, 2009, at his residence. More...

Marie Mullinax Osment

Mrs. Marie Mullinax Osment, 88, formerly of 105 Mountain Top Rd. in Gaffney, went to be with the Lord Sunday evening, April 19th, 2009, at Brookview Healthcare Center. More...

Columns

Name tag: 'Hello, my name is Sherry's husband'

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Did you ever go to an event with your spouse where you felt a little left out? Like, say, a wedding or maybe a class reunion? Saturday night it was my distinct privilege to attend an 'open' reunion of Limestone College alums. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Pictured here (front row, from leftt) are: Delores Sparks, Stephanie McSwain Earls, Shelia Hughey Wilson and Dawn Poole Stratton. In second row are: Joe Jackson, Tim Poole, David Love and Lisa Clearwater. More...

Survivors dinner draws big crowd

Nearly 300 cancer survivors gathered Monday for a special dinner held in their honor as part of this year's Cherokee County Relay for Life events. More...

Financially speaking, airport won't fly, but ...

Unfavorable cost-benefit analysis figures or not, the Federal Aviation Agency is willing to consider funding the county's proposed general aviation airport. But the county must select a site and be prepared to build the proposed facility. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

A $15,500 tractor was reported stolen from a Chesnee Highway property. According to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, someone took the 2003 Kubota M4800 tractor from a property in the 900 block between 8 p.m. April 13 and 9 a.m. More...

King College Dean's List

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Jonathan Daniel Moss of Gaffney was recently named to the King College Dean's list for the fall semester 2008. More...

Local florist turns blogger

Gaffney florist Matthew McDonald of Bookshelf Florists and Gifts can add a new title to his resume, at least for the next few weeks. He will be a featured guest blogger on a floral industry Web site. More...

Sports

Indians take 2 at home

Same golf course. Same result. This week, the Gaffney High golf team warmed up for next week's region tournament with two matches on the course that will host the region tourney - Cherokee National. More...

Wright tosses 3-hitter to lift Indians to win

Michael Wright sure didn't pitch like a freshman on Tuesday. Wright, making a rare start for the Indians, allowed just three hits and struck out five as the visiting Indians blanked Clover, 4-0. More...

Lady Indians clinch region title

The Gaffney High softball team couldn't have scripted it any better in clinching the region championship with a decisive 10-0 victory over visiting Clover on Tuesday. More...

Letters

It is our duty to demand affordable health care

Dear Editor: Having served the Gaffney community for more than 30 years, I've had the pleasure of getting to know my neighbors and their families on a personal basis. More...

Peachtree Centre appreciates support of Interim Healthcare

Dear Editor: Peachtree Centre would like to say a special thank-you to Interim Healthcare for their support of the activities program at the facility. More...

Special Sections

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?