June 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Storms pound parts of county

A line of thunderstorms caused damage across Cherokee County on Thursday evening, prompting the opening of the Cherokee County Emergency Operations Center to handle the extra volume of calls. Damage was still being assessed at press time. More...

LifeStyles

Robertson - Broome vows spoken

Martha Michele Robertson and Jeremy Brooks Broome exchanged marriage vows on Saturday, May 30, 2009, at New Harvest Church of God. Pastor Robert Wells officiated the 5 p.m. double ring ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Children are an enormous responsibility

Dear Annie: I am 19 years old and in a very committed relationship. My boyfriend and I have been together two years. When we had been dating only six months, I had an abortion because we just weren't ready for kids. More...

Christian Newton is named 'Top Eagle Reader'

Christian Newton was the Top Eagle Reader in the fourth grade for the 2008- 2009 school year at Chesnee Elementary School. He received a gift certificate from Barnes & Noble Bookstore. He is a honor roll student and plays football and softball. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jewell L. Hardin

Retired RN

MARIETTA, Ga. - Jewell Ledbetter Hardin, RN, 73, of Marietta died Tuesday, June 16, 2009. Mrs. Hardin retired after 39 years as a nurse with Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta and was a member of Shallowford Presbyterian Church. More...

Columns

Sleep injury officially signals onset of old age

LEDGER COLUMNIST

While the birthday I have approaching isn't one of those "milestone" years, I'm still dreading it nonetheless. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Becky Wolfe (left) and Betty Kirby took The Gaffney Ledger with them during a visit to Niagara Falls. They are pictured here on the Maid of the Mist. More...

THEIR VIEWS

They aren't just litterers; they're polluters

It's time to kick butt litter. We're talking about smokers who take one long, last drag, then drop the cigarette butt onto the sidewalk. Cigarette after cigarette after cigarette. It turns out they aren't just litterers. They are polluters. More...

Heavy storms pound parts of county

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A line of thunderstorms caused damage across Cherokee County on Thursday evening, prompting the opening of the Cherokee County Emergency Operations Center to handle the extra volume of calls. More...

Seventh man pleads guilty in April 2008 home invasion

An 18-year-old Gaffney man on Wednesday became the seventh person to plead guilty for his involvement in a brutal home invasion on Providence Road in April 2008. More...

SLED probe into man's death remains active

A SLED probe of a Gaffney man's death remained open Thursday, a week after the man collapsed and died during an arrest by Gaffney Police officers. More...

Folks are wondering what's happened to Humane Society

Blacksburg resident Missy Tino had an empty space in her home and heart for another dog. After a favorable experience in adopting her last dog from the Cherokee County Animal Shelter, she knew exactly where to get her next one. More...

Local News

Trustees approve $12 million tax anticipation note to cover shortfall

The Cherokee County School District could borrow up to $12 million from future tax revenues so schools can operate in the fall. The school board unanimously approved the multi-million dollar tax anticipation note at Monday's meeting. More...

Limestone converting Limestone

The Limestone College Theater Department will move into its own place when students return for classes this fall. More...

County council allocates road paving funds

A drop in state gasoline tax revenues means the county will be paving fewer state and county roads this year. A year ago, the county received a C-Fund allocation of nearly $1 million. However, that figure has dipped to about $630,000 this year. More...

Sports

Strickland living NFL dream

Former GHS star signs with Jacksonville

Former Gaffney High and Wofford standout Andy Strickland had said he wanted a chance to prove he possessed the skills to play in the NFL. More...

Mother Nature puts damper on season

Mother Nature has given Post 109 fits this season. Heavy thunderstorms forced the postponement of Thursday's game between Post 109 and Spartanburg - the second time this week a game has been rained out. More...

Lady Saint named conference player of year

Limestone College's Lauryn Wise was named the Conference Carolinas Female Athlete of the Year, as released by the conference office on Wednesday. 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?