February 15, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Police arrest mother shot by 3-year-old

A 27-year-old Gaffney mother recovering from a gunshot wound at the hand of her own toddler now is facing charges from Cherokee County investigators. More...

City, BPW election filing period opens May 30

Gaffney City Council and mayoral hopefuls should circle May 30 on their calendars. That's when candidates can begin filing for office. The Gaffney Election Commission approved the election calendar in a brief meeting Thursday at city hall. More...

LifeStyles

4-H celebrating 100 years in South Carolina

Started to teach rural children agriculture methods, 4-H now offers robotics, nutrition and shooting sports

Started as a program to teach rural children about agriculture methods, 4-H celebrates 100 years in South Carolina with exciting programs like robotics, nutrition and shooting sports. More...

Camp Burnt Gin looking for campers, staff members

COLUMBIA - Camp Burnt Gin, South Carolina's residential camp for children, teenagers and young adults who have a physical disability or chronic illness, is accepting applications for staff and for children to attend the camp's 2008 season. More...

Award-Winning Gymnast

AWARD-WINNING GYMNAST - Twelve-year-old Claire Jones placed second all-around and second on vault and beam with a 9.4 in the Atlanta Crown Gymnastics Competition in Atlanta, Ga. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Howard L. Jenkins

Owner of H. Lewis Construction Company BLACKSBURG - Howard Lewis Jenkins, 59, of 1876 Piedmont Road, was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, after a two-year battle with cancer. More...

Lenora F. Turner

Tennessee native Lenora Elma Frady Turner, 72, of 1911 Victory Trail Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008 at Brookview Healthcare Center. A native of Tellico Plains, Tenn., Mrs. Turner was the wife of the late L.B. More...

Julie Braswell

Retired from Daimler- Chrysler Corporation Julie Braswell, 47, of 217 Cherokee Creek Road, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, at her residence. More...

Columns

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

SeniorAirman Pam Bauer of Langley AFB in Hampton Va., is pictured at left catching up on some hometown news from The Gaffney Ledger brought to her by her mom, Marge Bauer of Blacksburg, while Marge was on vacation earlier this month. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The sled stopped, but I didn't

Life is too short for regret and there's been very little I've regretted since I moved to Cherokee County. More...

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HOLOCAUST

Students will meet two survivors

Eric Rosenfeld waved to his mother for the last time in August 1941 while she waited on a train platform for her son to leave Germany. More...

Hands-on learning comes with a kit to build your very own human body

Gaffney High anatomy teacher Misty Greene received a surprise $3,600 gift Wednesday morning from the South Carolina Hospital Association. Greene received a 28-student Anatomy in Clay classroom learning set. More...

Committee will help clean up cemetery site

The Mountain View Cemetery outside of Blacksburg could soon be getting a new look. Government officials from Gaffney, Blacksburg and Cherokee County have created a committee as a means to clean up the site. More...

Local News

Guard briefs community on what to expect when troops come home

With their tour of duty in Afghanistan soon coming to an end, soldiers from the local National Guard will make the swift transition from life in a war zone to the comforts of home. More...

Superintendent plans to shrink 2008-09 budget

In an effort to produce a leaner budget, Cherokee County School District Superintendent Dr. Bill James said the district will base this year's spending plan on a zero-based budget. More...

Battling Guitars

BATTLING GUITARS - Hames Music sales manager Jason Tucker and assistant manager Byron Garrison test out their skills on the Guitar Hero III video game. The store will hold the second round of a Guitar Hero competition Saturday at 2 p.m. More...

Sports

Combine in future of Shrine Bowl hopefuls

Shrine Bowl wannabes take note - South Carolina will again employ a combine process to measure height and weight and test speed and quickness. Each player will be evaluated in the vertical jump, 40 yard dash, pro agility shuttle and bench press. More...

Lady Saints too much for Erskine

It was a team effort for the Limestone women's basketball team in a 75-40 win over Erskine on Wednesday. All 12 players on Limestone's roster scored, with Tierney Burdett leading all scorers with 16 points, 14 in the first half. More...

Gaffney wrestlers look to turn heads at qualifier

Gaffney High wrestler Jared Barnhill couldn't think of a better birthday present for his grandmother, Brenda Childers, than to earn a win at today's Upperstate Qualifier at Hillcrest High School. More...

Letters

Boy Scout director responds to letter

Dear Editor: I am writing in response to a letter to the editor about the Boy Scouts. More...

Wants to clarify a point or two about the theatre

Dear Editor: Without getting caught up in the pros and cons of the latest Gaffney City Council vote, I would like to clarify a point or two about our memorandum of understanding which we have discussed with the city over several years. More...

State News

Proposed legislation would limit payday loans to $500

COLUMBIA - Payday lenders would have to check a database of borrowers before issuing a loan and could not lend more than $500 at a time under a bill being debated by the state Senate. More...

Cigarette tax under scrutiny

COLUMBIA - A Senate finance subcommittee met briefly Thursday to talk about a plan that would raise the state's cigarette tax. Senators discussed proposals to raise the nation's lowest tax of 7 cents a pack to as much as 57 cents. More...

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