February 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Thieves run off with $3,000-plus worth of purses

The Gaffney Police Department is investigating the theft of more than $3,000 worth of designer purses from a Prime Outlets — Gaffney store. According to a police report, two unknown males entered the Coach Outlet at about 7:38 p.m. Jan. 28. More...

LifeStyles

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Ricky, Denise, Tommy and Pam Peeler vacationed in Nassau, Bahamas and took a copy of The Ledger along with them. They are pictured here in front of The Fascination, on which they cruised on their Jan. 22 voyage. More...

GHS beauties compete for titles

T hirty-six young women from the freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior classes at Gaffney High School will compete in the 2009 Miss Cherokeean pageant Saturday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in GHS Auditorium. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

It's past time for son to become independent

Dear Annie: My husband's ex, "Sophie," is driving us crazy. They divorced 17 years ago when their son, "Sam," was 3 years old. The ex is an alcoholic, very controlling and extremely overprotective of their son. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Raymond E. Mathis Jr.

Career Navyman

LA MESA, Calif. - Raymond Eugene Mathis Jr., 65, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, in La Mesa. Born Feb. 27, 1943, in Gaffney, S.C., he was the son of the late Raymond Eugene Mathis Sr. and Margie Mathis. Mr. More...

Dorothy Junghans

Dorothy Junghans, 88, of 1230 Overbrook Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb.1, 2009, at her residence. Born in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late George R. Junghans and Jennie Elizabeth Bernhardt Junghans. More...

Orban Phillips

Retired from textiles

Orban Boyce Phillips, 67, of 276 Coyl Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at his son's residence. More...

Trash-talking continues tonight

Waste Management and Republic Services are becoming household names to most county residents. They'll likely become even more familiar after today's Cherokee County Council meeting. More...

Airport commission meets behind closed doors

Cherokee County's airport commission met behind closed doors for more than an hour Friday afternoon to discuss contract issues related to its ongoing efforts to sell state and federal officials on the feasibility of a local airport. More...

BPW boss vows any rate increase would be smaller than competitors'

Gaffney Board of Public Works General Manager Donnie Hardin is still fuzzy on whether he will propose a rate hike in the new budget. More...

Local News

Teaching positions getting harder to come by

The current economic crisis and a decline in teacher retirement mean school districts will have limited teacher openings this coming school year. More...

GHOSTLY IMPRINT

— Two vehicles were involved in a rear-end collision on Overbrook Drive just a few feet from the Gaffney Fire Department's Overbrook Drive station Wednesday morning. More...

Schools issue rules to 'love' by

While Valentine's Day is two weeks away, Blacksburg and Gaffney high schools are already taking steps to make sure Cupid's arrow does not disrupt class. Gaffney High School plans to hold its Valentine's Day activities on Thursday, Feb. 12. More...

Sports

Four Indians claim region crowns

Gaffney misses chance to host state duals when names picked from hat

There was good news and bad news for the Gaffney High wrestling team on Friday. The good news is that four Indians won region championships and a total of 10 wrestlers qualified for the Upperstate tournament. More...

Indians stomp York, 103-90

There has been one constant for the No. 2-ranked Gaffney Indians this year - Josh Corry's scoring. More...

Gaffney opens practice with high hopes

It doesn't matter whether Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow or not, the prep spring sports season will begin as scheduled today. And you need not consult the noted seer to know the Gaffney High baseball team should be a force this season. More...

Columns

Happy Groundhog Day

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Man has been obsessed with keeping track of weather and time since the first caveman wandered out of his hole in the cliff and assembled the first pile of rocks to keep track of how many days it had been since the last full moon. More...

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