March 31, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Firefighters, motorists kick in to help local American Red Cross chapter

Cajun Manning of the CKC Fire Department stood in the middle of a road in Blacksburg while Josh Parker of the Buffalo Fire Department stood in the center of the busy roadway just off Exit 102 of Interstate 85. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

It does no good to wallow in guilt

Dear Annie: I was married to "James" for seven years before our separation in November. I have since filed for divorce. James was always loving and supportive. More...

Making pancakes can be a family affair

Isn't it amazing how wise our grandmothers were? Old adages like "the kitchen is the heart of the home" and "family is made around the dinner table" continue to be as valid for us today as they were to past generations. More...

BIRTHS

Emerson Alise Goodenough Douglas and Elizabeth Goodenough of Gaffney announce the birth of their daughter, Emerson Alise, on Feb. 9, 2008, in Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Shelby, weighing 6 lbs. 1 oz. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

IDA GAFFNEY

Ida Jane Roberts Gaffney, 92, of 705 9th St., went home to be with the Lord on March 29, 2008, at her residence. Born in McDowell County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late John Roberts and Caroline Biddix Roberts and widow of the Rev. More...

HAROLD ALLISON

Harold Douglas Allison, 65, of 509 Edgewater Drive, passed away March 30, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Shelby, N.C., he was the son of the late Lonnie Allison and Wilma Allison and husband of Brenda Elaine Allison. Mr. More...

REV. JOHNNY N. HENDERSON

The Rev. Johnny Nathaniel Henderson, 41, of 1285 Fairview Road, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2008, at 3 a.m. at his home. More...

Inside Report

GORE IN '12?

Al Gore, despite the lowest political profile, is talked about among prominent Democrats as their leading candidate for 2012 if they fail this year. The Democratic consensus is that there will be no second chance for Sen. Hillary Clinton. More...

Columns

They never heard it coming

Whoever said walking is good for you never got hit by a motor vehicle. I would certainly not wish this on anyone. I'm just saying it could happen. And it could more likely happen if you don't take the appropriate precautions. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Jerry Marinucci and Chuck Poole are pictured here with The Ledger at the motor pool in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Ledger is mailed to them by family members. More...

County councilmen will run unopposed

Beattie challenges Phillips; Spencer takes on Spratt

Gaffney businessman Bobby Beattie hopes the third time is the charm. Beattie beat the Sunday noon deadline by filing with GOP county chairman Brenda Earls on Saturday for the State House District 30 seat held by Democrat incumbent Olin Phillips. More...

'Leatherheads' extras includes local resident

The opportunity to take part in a feature film rarely occurs during a lifetime, requiring a pinch of perfect timing and several cups of luck to achieve. For Gaffney resident Jerry Humphries, he is happy the ingredients were at his disposal. More...

Local News

Medicaid cards being replaced; new ones are in the mail

Hoping to make service easier for the approximately 650,000 Medicaid recipients statewide, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) began mailing new cards this week to those enrolled in the health program. More...

Retreat held to make an IMPACT on teens

Wearing shorts and a Tshirt while preaching to his audience, Nathan Smith doesn't look like a typical minister. More...

Drugs seized, arrests made

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office served two unrelated search warrants last week that resulted in the seizure of more than three pounds of suspected marijuana and six marijuana plants. More...

Sports

Butler bags big prize

Gaffney's Paul Butler is living a dream - playing professional golf. But Butler never envisioned this happy ending so soon after capturing the Tarheel Tour's Tour Players Golf Group (TPGG) Classic on Friday. More...

Bulldogs frustrate Gaffney

Surprise, surprise. For the second time this season, Jimmy Revan and the Boiling Springs Bulldogs edged the Gaffney Indians by the same margin of 1-0 on Friday. Revan struck out 13 in tossing a complete game four-hitter. More...

Photo

Ledger photo by LARRY HILLIARD CLOSELY GUARDED - Limestone defender Caroline Pickell tries to stop a Lees-McRae scoring chance during first-half action on Saturday. The No.2-ranked Lady Saints beat Lees-McRae 24-5. More...

Letters

Suggests taking Prevatte Field goalposts to new stadium

Dear Editor: Now that the new football stadium is beginning to take shape, I would like to make a suggestion to the powers-that-be concerning this project. More...

Appreciates service of police officer

Dear Capt. Wes Foster (Cherokee County Sheriff's Office): I am writing in reference to Deputy John Boyd and his outstanding service and duty to the local community and its people. More...

Include alcohol in items that need to be wiped out

Dear Editor: It's about time to speak about why they are trying to get people to quit using tobacco products by raising the prices a lot. They are not trying to get people to quit using beer, liquor or wine, which are all addictive. More...

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