April 27, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

State lawmakers 'forgive' school days missed because of snowstorm

High school seniors received an early graduation present Thursday when state lawmakers overrode Gov. Mark Sanford's decision to have county schools make up additional snow days this spring. More...

Anti-cancer ride draws 400 bikers

Cancer has divided many happy homes in America, responsible for at least 13 percent of all deaths, according to the American Cancer Society. With each new day, another person's life turns into a 24/7 fight for survival. More...

LifeStyles

Gaffney woman wins grand prize in national recipe contest

Brenda Watts' Strawberry Streusel Cheesecake Tart proves that muffin mixes are not just for making muffins

D ays at a time were spent in the kitchen for Brenda Watts, devoting many hours hanging with her grandmother, Helen May McNamara, as they cooked up many delicious treats. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She must stop defending her sister's poor choices

Dear Annie: My sister cheated on her husband and had an affair with a married man for several years. The man was separated from his wife at the time. More...

MARRIAGES

The following marriages have been filed in the probate court of Cherokee County: Michael Todd Dalton and Andrea Meghan Spigner of Gaffney; Billy Dean Cogdell and Bobbie Janeen Smith of Gaffney; Michael Ray Sellars and Spreedom Amanda Ledford of Ga More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Wilma Little

Wilma Peterson Little, 88, of 260 Chestnut Ridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 25, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Sadie Hall

Sadie Jeter Hall, 81, formerly of Sunset Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 25, 2009, at Magnolia's of Gaffney. Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Dr. James C. Hall and Sadie Coleman Jeter Hall. More...

Willie Ray Jefferies

Willie Ray Jefferies, 52, of 621 Johns Lane, Gastonia, N.C., passed away Friday, April 24, 2009, at 6:02 p.m. at his home. Son of Lillian Tate Jefferies and the late Oscar Jefferies, he was born July 20, 1956, in Gaffney. More...

Columns

If you're hearing trains, it must be Spring time

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I love this time of year. And I hate this time of year. I love it because the weather turns warmer, which allows me to get back outside and participate in things of a recreational nature. More...

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A jobs plan built on solutions

GUEST COLUMNIST

It's time to move past the problems plaguing South Carolina and find real solutions that will put our families back to work. We all know that we're facing some serious problems. Last March, unemployment was at 7 percent in Cherokee County. More...

The Catalinas will play Peach Beach event

Summertime has called The Catalinas back to the South Carolina Peach Festival. The Catalinas will perform in concert Saturday, July 11 at 7 p.m. at the Peach Beach event in the Broad River Electric Co-Op Auditorium. More...

2 schools, administration building placed on lockdown

Search for 'suspicious person' yields nothing

Two Cherokee County School District schools and the administration building were placed on lockdown Tuesday morning as police from multiple agencies responded to a suspicious person report near Granard Middle School. More...

Dist. 30 House race heads into its final hours

Republican State House candidate Steve Moss said he's focused on the issues and hasn't resorted to negative tactics. He said he can't say the same for his Democrat challenger, Cherokee County Councilman Tim Spencer. More...

Local News

At-risk students going on trip of a lifetime — but they need help

Beginning June 21, seven local students will embark on the journey of a lifetime, taking them across the country to attractions like the Grand Canyon, the Civil Rights Museum in Birmingham, Ala., and several other sites. More...

DHEC to inspect Peachtree's new rehab wing

The good news is that both the city building inspector and fire chief signed off on the Peachtree Centre's new rehab wing Tuesday. More...

33-year-old man gets 16 years for inappropriate conduct with a minor

A 33-year-old Blacksburg man was sentenced Wednesday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to 16 years of imprisonment for having inappropriate contact with a minor. More...

Sports

Indians try to defy history

Gaffney boys track team battles Trojans for first region title since 1982

The Gaffney High men's track team last captured a region championship in 1982. Speedster Joe Craig and the rest of his teammates can end that drought with a win today against visiting Northwestern. The meet will begin at 5 p.m. More...

Gaffney golfers have home course advantage

The Gaffney High golfers likely won't need an edge but they'll have one anyway when Cherokee National hosts the Region III-4A tournament on Wednesday. The Indians finished the region with an unbeaten 8-0 mark. More...

Saints win No.10 for 11th straight year

The eighth-ranked Limestone men's lacrosse had 14 different players scored, powering the Saints past Catawba, 24-5, on Saturday. Limestone improves to 10-3 overall after already claiming the Conference Carolinas championship last weekend. More...

Letters

Mental illness is a true health concern for children

Dear Editor: As adults we are always talking about how much we value our children and want better for them than whatever we had. We have high hopes for the future with all of its advanced technology and opportunities for learning. More...

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