April 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Proposed park sale creates stir

Years ago, kids would pack the front and back seats of Ulysses "Popsicle" Mayberry's familiar yellow and black car as he drove them to the local baseball park. More...

LifeStyles

Meals on Wheels Palm Sunday buffet termed a big success

Meals on Wheels' Palm Sunday buffet fund raiser at Daddy Joe's Beach House BBQ & Grill has been termed a big success. Members of the Meals on Wheels' Board of Directors and their spouses helped wait on tables and worked at the bake sale. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Man must decide if his marriage is worth saving

Dear Annie: I have been married for 17 years and am the father of two teenage boys. In the past few years, my wife and I seem to have drifted apart. We've had our issues before, but have always been able to work things out. Not now. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Christenberrys celebrate 50th anniversary

Johnny and Beth Christenberry will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 25, 2009. Mrs. Christenberry is the former Mary Beth Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Christenberry were married in 1949 in Clover in the Methodist parsonage. Mrs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ronnie E. Holland

BLACKSBURG - Ronnie Edward Holland, 60, of 190 Parris Road, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at his home. Born in Gaffney, Mr. Holland was the son of the late Robert Howard Holland and the late Louise Ruth Richardson Jones. Mr. More...

Rev. Jefferson Buchanan

Retired from BellSouth Atlanta as an engineer

The Rev. Jefferson Buchanan, 72, of 364 Estelle Road, husband of Geraldine Smith Buchanan, passed away Tues day, April 21, 2009, at 4:32 p.m. at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. A native of Auburn, Ala., Rev. More...

Vivian S. Askew

Gaffney native

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

Other News

217K texts, $26K phone bill

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Their thumbs sure must be sore. Two central Pennsylvania friends spent most of March in a text-messaging record attempt, exchanging a thumbsflying total of 217,000. More...

Peach Festival launches new Web site

WWW.SCPEACHFESTIVAL.ORG

The South Carolina Peach Festival launched a new Web site Monday to usher in promotional activities for its two-week event in July. More...

Strongarm robbery nets prison term

A 31-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced to six years of imprisonment Thursday after a Cherokee County jury convicted him of a 2006 strongarm robbery. James Bernard Littlejohn, address listed in court records as 409 E. More...

Departing SCC president leaves his mark on county, state

Citing an interest in new challenges, Spartanburg Community College President Dr. Dan Terhune will leave his post at the college in October. More...

Local News

Beach wildfires prompt statewide burning ban

A state of emergency in Horry County created by a massive wildfire has prompted state officials to call for a statewide outdoor burning ban and activate an emergency management system that could call upon firefighters from across South Carolina if More...

Students rewarded for reading improvement

Excellent reading habits helped elevate 14 B.D. Lee Elementary students to rock star status Wednesday. A large stretch limousine picked up the students beside the school's main entrance at 10 a.m. More...

Two receive prison terms on drug charges

Two men were sentenced April 21 in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to state prison terms for drug offenses. More...

Sports

Strickland waiting on call from NFL team

Jaguars tab WR as priority free agent

Sidney Rice and Andy Strickland have a lot in common. Both were standout big-play receivers at Gaffney High School and enjoyed stellar college careers - Rice at South Carolina and Strickland playing at Wofford. More...

BRIEFS

Youth hoop league signup underway The Cherokee County Youth basketball summer league signups are being held now until May 31. The league is open to girls and boys, ages 5-17.A summer league basketball camp will be held April 11 from 10 a.m. More...

Columns

There's not much on TV these days

LEDGER COLUMNIST

My goodness, is there anything else to watch on television? Taking a sip of my Dr. Pepper while flipping through the channels at my house, it seems that there is a shortage of shows that I even care about watching right now. More...

THEIR VIEW

Leave 'em at home or lose 'em

The message is simple: Leave your cell phone at home or risk having it confiscated. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Pictured here is Diannah Ellis while visiting her son Willie Ellis III during a trip to Paris on April 21. She is shown standing near the Eiffel Tower in the center of Paris. 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?