May 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Hall of Bravery will get new member

It made no difference that he held no relation to his fellow soldiers on that day in Afghanistan aside from the camouflage on their backs and the U.S. Army decal across their chests, Sgt. More...

LifeStyles

Ebenezer Baptist Church marks 143rd anniversary

Ebenezer Baptist Church will celebrate its 143rd anniversary Sunday, May 17, at 11:15 a.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Debra Jones Williamson, associate minister of St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church in Grover, N.C. More...

She's married to 'mama's boy'

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Dear Annie: I have been married for two years to a "mama's boy" and I hate it. Every time we have an argument, he calls his mother, asks her to come to our house to help and insists that I talk to her. More...

Carolina Foothills Artisan Center's executive director will judge 'Art in the Park'

A highlight of the Spring Arts Festival and Art in the Park festivities this Saturday, May 16, will be the art works chosen for awards by judge, Angelique Ruff Smith, executive Director of the Carolina Foothills Artisan Center in Chesnee, one of on More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joe Farish

Joseph Long Farish, 84, formerly of 108 Crestview Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at Peachtree Centre. More...

Daryl Phillips

Daryl Alonzo Phillips, 37, of 101 Westland Drive, died Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Marion W. Lozynski

Marion Lee Wilkerson Tindall Barnhill Lozynski, 79, of 152 Beaverdam Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Paul Edward Wilkerson Sr. More...

Other News

First class stamps go to 44 cents

WASHINGTON (AP) —The post office wants two more pennies for your thoughts. More...

Photo

A COLLECTIVE EFFORT — A total of 43 Gaffney High School art students spent this school year completing this mural at the entrance to the school's fine arts classroom wing. More...

Rehab unit opens today

Wanting to be of better service to local families looking for a place to house their loved one as their bodies recover after a hospital stay, Peachtree Centre will officially open the doors to its newly renovated short-term rehab unit today. More...

Walgreen's robbery nets Charlotte man 80-month sentence

The U.S. Attorneys Office in Columbia announced Thursday a 32- year-old Charlotte, N.C., man was sentenced to 80 months imprisonment for his role in the Dec. More...

Local News

Pita's Plus offer Greek and American entrees

Any restaurant can claim to provide a friendly atmosphere and tasty treats that encourage customers to return time after time. More...

POLICE REPORTS

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is investigating the May 1 armed robbery of a man outside the Connecticut Village apartment complex on East Junior High Road. More...

Blacksburg emergency utility number has changed

Blacksburg residents using the town's emergency answering service will find no one at the end of the line to answer the call beginning Friday. More...

Sports

Wren in way of Lady Indians

For the Gaffney High softball team, this has been a season of firsts. More...

Wright's blast lifts Indians

All the cliches fit. It's a must win and there's no tomorrow for the Gaffney High Indians when they travel to Boiling Springs today for the upper state championship. More...

BRIEFS

Youth hoop league signup underway The Cherokee County Youth basketball summer league signups are being held now until May 31. More...

Letters

Questions why proclamation was presented

Dear Editor: I have a question about the recognition that was given to LTC Howell in your May 8th and 11th 2009 edition by our South Carolina senate? I salute LTC Howell for his service because our freedom is not free. More...

Columns

'Facebooking' has become a way of life

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Facebook is a funny tool. Linking long lost family and friends, the social networking site has become a favorite primarily for those in the 18- to 35-year-old demographic — of which yours truly is a proud member. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Here is a photo of Bennie Blalock during a recent trip to Europe. "We were lost in France and Switzerland often," he said. "It's kinda hard when you get away from the tourist areas and cannot read the signs or speak to folks but it was great fun. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Swine flu fear has had positive benefit

Heightened fear surrounding the swine flu may have been an overreaction but it has had some positive benefits. 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?