June 17, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Woman sentenced; then charged with escape

A 24-year-old woman was slapped with a new charge just minutes after she was sentenced Monday afternoon in Cherokee County General Sessions Court. More...

LifeStyles

"WHAT TREE IS THAT?"

Guide answers common questions about trees found in Palmetto State

The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a fun and easy-to-use tree identification booklet that will help people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

'Texting' burning mom's money and patience

Dear Annie: My teenage daughters are good kids, get good grades and don't drink or smoke pot. The problem is they text constantly. The older one has been staying up into the wee hours texting two guy friends. She gets less than five hours' sleep. More...

47 years ... ... and still going strong

Dr. McAbee celebrates milestone in ministry at Northside Baptist Church

The Northside Baptist Church family celebrated the 47th anniversary of the ministry of Dr. Edward McAbee. He moved to Gaffney in April of 1962 to become pastor of the church. During his time at Northside, Dr. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Omar Adams

Omar Donta Adams, 31, of 503 Willow Street, died Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at Upstate Medical Center. He was born May 19, 1978 in York, a son of Donnie Louis Adams and Ella Faye Brown. More...

Clarence Melton

Clarence Ervin Melton, 74, of Clover, died at his residence on Sunday, June 14, 2009. He was a native of Rutherford County, N. C., and son of the late Jesse William and Dora Gladys Philbeck Melton. Mr. More...

Richard Bonds

Funeral service for Richard Bonds, 53, of 600 North Limestone Street, Apartment 114, will be held Saturday, June 20, at 2 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 312 North Petty Street, with Dr. George Kirby officiating. More...

Trouble spot on College Drive repaired

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Motorists who regularly traverse College Drive might have become a bit concerned about a scary-looking dip in the street near the entrance to Limestone College. More...

Man fails drug test, goes to prison

A 36-year-old Gaffney man likely couldn't have picked a worse time to fail a drug test. Frederick Antwan Marks, whose address is listed in court records as Parris Street, More...

Limestone hikes tuition

Limestone College students will spend a little more than $25,000 to live on campus and attend classes this fall after trustees approved a 5.9 percent tuition increase for full-time day students. More...

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CAR BURNS — A multiple-vehicle wreck on West Floyd Baker Boulevard on Monday afternoon caused a vehicle to burst into flames. More...

Local News

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FINGER LICKIN' — Blacksburg residents Paul and Danyel Mayes prepare their pork entry for Saturday's barbecue competition at the Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival in Tryon, N.C. More...

Police investigating more burglaries

11 were reported from last Friday to Tuesday

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office reported several additional burglaries last week in the wake of a very busy weekend of handling break-in calls. More...

County gives final approval to budget

Chief Magistrate Bart Howell will be keeping his $5,500 professional allowance after all. More...

Sports

Indians post 2-1 mark at shootout

Gaffney High boys varsity coach Mark Huff accomplished what he set out to do at Friday's Fort Mill Shootout - he played everybody. "They all got to play and that's the only way they will get better," Huff said. More...

Wilson K's 13 in Post 109's win over Greer

Post 109's Tyler Wilson struck out 13 - a number that would make Roger Clemens blush - in helping Post 109 improve to 4-0 with a 5-2 win over previously unbeaten Greer on Tuesday. More...

A.D. upset at fan response

Post 109 Athletic Director Jerry Wallace said he's disappointed with the lack of fan support for his undefeated American Legion teams. Post 109 will host Spartanburg on Thursday at 7 p.m. More...

Letters

The outlook could be grim

Dear Editor: Each month, volunteer pilots from Angel Flight Soars fly patients who need specialized medical care, including chemotherapy and dialysis, to hospitals throughout South Carolina. More...

Columns

Act 588 of 1994 says ...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Now that the city, county and school district have passed their budgets for the coming year without a tax increase anywhere, we can all sit back and take a deep breath of relief. More...

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POLL FEEDBACK

The following comments have been received regarding our online poll question this week, which is: Do you think having two chambers of commerce in Cherokee County is a good idea? Log on to www.gaffneyledger.com to vote. 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?