April 25, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Report has bad news, good news about local high school graduates

A college freshman report gives mixed reviews on what happens to Blacksburg and Gaffney high senior classes. The bad news is just over 50 percent of Blacksburg and Gaffney high students enter college immediately following graduation. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Blanton, Mr. Peterson wed in March 22 ceremony

Shahna Veree Blanton and Jonathan Ross Peterson, both of Blacksburg, eloped on Saturday, March 22, 2008, and exchanged vows in a 1:30 p.m. double ring ceremony at The White House Inn in Blacksburg. The bride is the daughter of J. More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Corry - Browning Mr. and Mrs. King W. Corry announce the wedding celebration of their daughter, Minister Angel Corry, and the Rev. Christopher Browning on Saturday, June 21, at 3 p.m. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Sis's stories are a little too racy for 16-year-old

Dear Annie: My husband is very close to his sister, "Cynthia." I also like her very much, as does our 16-year-old daughter. Since Cynthia lives in another state, we see her only a few times a year and she usually stays in our home. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Wesley (PawPaw) Stutts

Retired from Gaffney Manufacturing Company

Wesley Floyd Stutts, 78, of 111 Filter Plant Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Ravenal, S.C. More...

Quentine Bridges

Retired from Doran Mills

SHELBY - John Quentine Bridges, 89, 223 Flint Hill Church Road, died Wednesday, April 23, 2008, in Cleveland Regional Medical Center. A native of Cleveland County, Mr. Bridges served in the U. S. More...

Ara G. Jefferies

Retired dietician from Gaffney High School

Ara Gamble Jefferies, 88, of Peachtree Centre, 1434 N. Limestone St., passed away Monday, April 21, 2008, at 4:25 p.m. at her residence. Born Jan. More...

State News

SC House OKs bill that will fix property tax law

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ A South Carolina lawmaker says a proposal to delay a property tax increase for real estate purchases will help the slumping housing market and keep large construction projects from going to other states. More...

House nixes all retirement pay increases

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ House members may have scuttled retirement pay increases for all state retirees out of concerns that they won't get bigger pension checks of their own. More...

Suspect in Walgreens robbery indicted by federal grand jury

A 25-year-old Charlotte, N.C., man appeared before a U.S. More...

Veterinarian among those confronting council about animal shelter

Local veterinarian Dr. Hillary Moore has soured on assurances from government officials that they would address concerns at the animal shelter. More...

Final touches being added as school district's $35 million building plan nears completion

The Cherokee County School District is nearing completion on a $35 million school building program that started last fall. Students are already using the new Blacksburg High ninth grade addition. More...

Local News

Consumer Affairs holds credit seminar

One woman was being weighed down by an old credit card bill that kept growing higher and higher as interest mounted up. Another said debt collectors were so persistent they've even pestered her on Sundays. More...

Nudist resort in Chesnee holding open house

Carolina Foothills Nudist Resort will hold an open house Saturday, April 26. Carolina Foothills is a family oriented nudist resort and campground located on 90 Carolina Foothills Drive in Chesnee. More...

Peach Festival announces concert lineup

The Fabulous Kays and Too Much Sylvia will be the concert lineup for this year's South Carolina Peach Festival. The Fabulous Kays will perform an evening concert Saturday, June 21, to end an all-day Family Fun Fest in downtown Gaffney. More...

Sports

Cougars, Fusser stop Indians 3-0

Gaffney gets just two hits off York ace in district playoff loss

Maybe the Gaffney Indians played some other York Cougars in the preseason tournament in February. The York team the Indians faced Thursday played nothing like the one they defeated 19-2 in the Frank Roach Memorial preseason tournament. More...

Gaffney shuts out Lancaster

So much for Gaffney High softball coach Kelly Ellis' concern with her team's recent lack of offense. More...

Liberty downs Wildcats in district opener

LIBERTY - The Blacksburg baseball team will fight for its playoff survival this weekend after a 5-2 loss to Liberty on Thursday. Blacksburg travels to face Ninety-Six on Saturday at 6 p.m. in the district playoffs. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

DVD captures the legend of life on The Reservation

"You're gonna give me that T-shirt." This is one of the tentative titles for a chapter on a DVD chronicling Gaffney High's storied football history at The Reservation. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Donnie Padgett, Director of Missions for Broad River Baptist Association, recently visited his grandchildren in Singapore. Leah, Andrew and Will took him up on the Singapore Sky Wheel - the tallest Sky Wheel in the world. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

The House is working extended hours to take up all the legislation that has come to the House from the Senate that will still have time to complete the process before the end of the legislative session. More...

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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?