April 30, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Timken stock surges

Shares of Ohio-based The Timken Co., parent of the Timken Company’s Gaffney Roller Bearing Plant, surged Thursday when the maker of steel products and bearings used by many other industries reported increased demand for its products and painte More...

LifeStyles

CHOCOLATE REIGNS SUPREME

Decadent 'Sakes Alive' Chocolate Fudge Bars wins top prize in annual muffin mix challenge

T he popularity of chocolate proved to reign supreme in the second annual Martha White® Muffin Mix Challenge™ as Paula McHargue of Richmond, Ky., earned the grand prize for her “Sakes Alive” Chocolate Fudge Bars. More...

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Broad River Baptist Assoc. to hold 210th Spring Session

The 210th Spring Session of the Broad River Baptist Association will be held Monday, May 3, at 7 p.m. at West End Baptist Church.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bobby E. Littlejohn

Services for Bobby Eugene Littlejohn, affectionately called “Yo-Yo,” of 110 Flint St., will be held on Saturday, May 1, at 2 p.m. at Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. C.A. Wallace, Danny L. More...

Julia Whelchel

DOUGLAS, Ga. – Julia Lee Whelchel of 1310 West Gordon St., formerly of 415 Graham St., Shelby, N.C., passed away on April 16, 2010, at Shady Acres Convalescent Center in Douglas.   More...

Edna D. Helton

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Edna Drake Helton, 76, passed away peacefully April 22, 2010, in Hastings, England.   Mrs. Helton was known in Fayetteville as manager of "The Bird Cage Restaurant" Capital Dept Store and Highland Country Club. More...

Patton awake, talking

Less than 36 hours after a severe accident, Marion Patton was not only off a respirator but was conversing with hospital staff and family members Thursday morning. More...

Suspect in triple homicide case among those indicted

The Cherokee County Grand Jury on Thursday handed down about 100 indictments, among them three for murder against Cass Franklin Smith. More...

Motorcycle crash closes down Hwy. 5

Emergency personnel had to land two medical helicopters on Highway 5 on Thursday afternoon in the wake of a motorcycle crash that injured two people.   More...

District proposes increase in school lunch prices

Parents should prepare to pay a little bit more for school meals when students return to school in August.   More...

Local News

You can track online how the school district is spending your money

County taxpayers can start tracking local school expenses in June when the Cherokee County School District starts posting its financial records online.   More...

Fire that destroyed Concord Road home labeled ‘suspicious’

Fire leveled a dilapidated home on Concord Road on Saturday afternoon and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene. More...

Foster homes can save shelter animals

The relationship between the county and the Cherokee County Humane Society has made a U-turn. More...

Sports

Indians to send a record 22 to qualifier

If anybody is surprised by the Gaffney High boys track team’s strong showing this season, they must not have talked to coach James Davis. More...

IN DEFENSE OF TWO TITLES

Lady Indians off and running...

The Gaffney High Lady Indians picked up this postseason where they left off in their run to the 2009 state championship - with a victory. More...

...while Indians stumble out of the gate

The reigning state champion Gaffney High baseball team will be playing for their playoff lives on Saturday after a disappointing 6-4 loss to visiting Blythewood in the district playoff opener Thursday. More...

Columns

For better or worse

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Human beings are funny creatures.   I’m pretty sure each of you had already come to that realization prior to reading that sentence.   But especially when it comes to topics regarding relationships and marriage.   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?