February 1, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Red Cross in desperate need of help

Responding to a fire in Blacksburg on Wednesday evening, Shellie Wylie came ready, willing and able to assist a family however she could. She was ready if they needed money for food, shelter, clothing or medicine. More...

LifeStyles

Paint the town green March 14-15

Doo Dah Parade, music and fun highlight festive event

It will be Easy Being Green Friday, March 14, and Saturday, March 15, as the City of Gaffney celebrates its first Irishfest, an event that is sure to become an annual tradition honoring the Irish heritage of the city's founding father, Michael More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Hallucinations often sign of neurological problems Dear Annie: I am a 16-year-old girl. When I was about 7, I began experiencing visual and auditory hallucinations. I never told anyone, but now they're getting worse. More...

Nine debutantes to be presented at 13th Carolina Debutante Ball

The Carolina Debutante Society will present nine young women during its annual ball on Saturday, May 3, at the Marriot Hotel in Spartanburg. To be presented are Kaylin Carlisle Bradley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Daniel Richardson

Construction worker

Daniel Richardson, 52, of 409 Suez St. passed away Tu e s d a y, Jan. 29, 2008, at 6:55 p.m. at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of Clara Richardson Darby of the home and the late Sem D. Richardson. More...

Letters

Says canceling the game could end up costing Indians

Dear Editor: About a week ago, the second scheduled meeting between Gaffney and Blacksburg's varsity basketball teams was cancelled. In my opinion, this move was not in the best interest of both teams involved. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Is McCain a Conservative?

WASHINGTON, D.C. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

Baby sitter gets 30 years FLORENCE - A 21-yearold man hired to baby-sit three children has been found guilty of killing a 3-month-old boy. More...

Veteran's $90,000 prosthetic arm stolen

A Virginia family spending the night in a Gaffney motel lost a lot more than they bargained for to an apparent one-armed bandit. More...

Fire destroys Blacksburg home

A Blacksburg area family's home was destroyed late Wednesday afternoon by a fast-moving fire that refused to stay extinguished. More...

Thursday Crash

THURSDAY CRASH - The South Carolina Highway Patrol was called out Thursday afternoon to investigate a wreck on Burnt Gin Road that reportedly left two people with injuries. More...

Local News

Construction begins on Duke's new Cliffside plant

Duke Energy obtained approval this week for a coal-fired boiler at Cliffside Steam Station. More...

Endowment fund created

The continued giving by Miracle Hill Ministries to needy Cherokee County residents has opened room for it to reap a harvest. More...

Makes Dean's List

Keshia Wilkins of Chesnee was named to the Dean's List for the 2007 fall semester at Charleston Southern University. More...

Sports

Saints celebrate 20 years of baseball

¦ Gaylord Perry to throw out ceremonial first pitch Saturday

Brad Keller, Terry Anton, Mike Flaskey, Mark Ford and John Hudson. Remember them? More...

Armed and dangerous

¦Young hurlers give Lombardo reason for optimism this season

Limestone baseball coach Chico Lombardo will likely be smiling a lot this season. That's because the longtime coach returns a veteran squad bolstered by a young and talented pitching staff. Just how deep is the pitching staff? More...

Indians to honor team's seniors

Ask Gaffney coach Mark Huff about guard Jazz Palmer and he can't stop talking about the senior. "He just hustles all the time," Huff said. "He played this year on an injured ankle and is still one of our leading scorers. More...

Columns

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Darrin and Kelli Brown, Clint Harrington, Brian Spencer, Rambo and friends went on a cruise to the Western Caribbean and took The Gaffney Ledger along with them. They are shown here in Ochos Rios, Jamaica. More...

Welcome to Curmudgeonville

I've come to a conclusion recently that I now classify as a curmudgeon. I looked the word up in a dictionary just to be certain. Sure enough, there it was in plain sight, a "crusty, irascible, cantankerous old person full of stubborn ideas. More...

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