May 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Police accuse man of having ‘rolling meth lab’

Gaffney Police Department Narcotics Unit investigators took a 45-year-old Gaffney man into custody Wednesday evening after they allegedly discovered a rolling meth lab in his vehicle.  More...

Paving project bids come in less than anticipated

The Commerce Drive paving project came in slightly under the projected $600,000 price tag.  F&R Asphalt was the apparent low bidder at $555,857.33 at Monday’s public bid opening,  Cherokee Landscaping was the second lowest bidder More...

LifeStyles

‘Paw’-ty benefits Humane Society

Local women can enjoy a “girls night out” when the Humane Society of Cherokee County sponsors "Paws for Style" on Saturday, May 12, from 6-8 p.m. at the Cherokee County History and Art Museum on College Drive.  More...

Making music

Gates' new CD, .Colorblind Blues,' is a virtual do-it-yourself project

A n old garage now features cutting edge recording equipment and all the music tools in a place dubbed the "Soul Shack" by studio owner Jeff Gates.  More...

Peachtree Centre will celebrate National Nursing Home Week

Peachtree Centre will celebrate National Nursing Home Week May 14-18 with a variety of fun activities for the residents and staff. Theme for the observance is “Celebrating The Journey.”  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carolyn Watson

Carolyn Amelia Honeycutt Watson, 76, of 150 Greenbriar Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center .  More...

B.W. Brown

Funeral services for B.W. Brown, 76, of 307 Vermont Drive, husband of Zenobia Knuckles Brown, will be held on Friday, May 11, at 2 p.m. at Limestone Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Golden officiating. More...

Walter Spencer

Walter Elie Spencer, 82, of 331 Goldmine Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 10, 2012, at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Nellie Thompson Spencer of the home and the son of the late James Thomas Spencer an More...

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The Sunday School Lesson

The Good Shepherd

JOHN 10:7 Then said Je’sus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.  8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.  9 I am the door: by me if any man enter More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

I Am Coming Home

I Am Coming Home Author: Alfred Henry Ackley (1887-1960) Composer: Bentley D. Ackley (1872-1958)   More...

MARCHING INTO THE FUTURE

Limestone College seniors start their procession Thursday afternoon into Fullerton Auditorium to accept their diplomas. More...

City native enters race for mayor

A retired railroad company engineer is throwing his hat into the ring for the City of Gaffney mayoral race.  More...

Teen joins young victims’ fight against cancer

Cancer has no preference when it comes to its next victim, ruthlessly and aggressively making itself at home in the bodies of both young and old.  Despite such grim possibilities, a local 13-year old is doing her part to ensure children diagnose More...

Local News

Why are the nurses at Peachtree Centre wearing pink gloves?

Since the first Mother’s Day was declared in 1914, millions of women in the United States have died from breast cancer. More...

Childhood readiness programs planned for summer

Community groups will open their doors this summer to help preschool children learn in an early childhood readiness program offered through the county’s Know2 education initiative.  More...

School board signup begins June 1; election Aug. 14

Candidates interested in running for a seat on the Cherokee County School Board can officially file next month.  More...

Sports

A New Way to Victory

Every five or six visits to NASCAR’s ultimate spectacle at Talladega Superspeedway, someone figures out a new way to conquer the beast. More...

News & Notes

! Tony Stewart’s impromptu press conference following the Aaron’s 499 will not draw a fine or penalty from NASCAR. More...

Athlon Sports Horsepower Rankings

1. Greg Biffle  Found himself in roughly the same position at Talladega as he was in at Daytona ... which isn’t bad when you’re clicking off top 5s like it’s the ARCA Series.  2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.   More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Designer drugs cause big threat

South Carolina has taken a big step toward making our state safe froma terrible and deadly trend.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I still have some bows in my quiver

I have always had a general dislike of people who love to dish out advice but never listen to any themselves.  Unfortunately, it recently dawned on me that I have become one of those people.  I sure love to offer advice, believing myself s More...

LETTER

HSCC extends thanks to publisher, reporter  Dear Cody (Sossamon, Ledger publisher):  More...

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