March 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Ledger receives 6 SCPA awards

The Gaffney Ledger received six awards Saturday in Myrtle Beach for its reporting, photography and column writing in the 2008 South Carolina Press Association contest. More...

LifeStyles

Dumplings soothe the soul

On cold night, a pot of dumplings is a welcome sight

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - On a cold night, a pot of dumplings is always a welcome sight. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She's talking to the wrong person

Dear Annie: I have been married for six years and have a 16-year-old stepdaughter. (She actually looks 18.) "Maureen" is quite emotionally immature. More...

Limestone SALC sponsoring 5K Run to Benefit First Steps

The Limestone College Student Alumni Leadership Council (SALC) is sponsoring a benefit 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk on Saturday, March 28. Money raised from the event will support Cherokee County Children's Home. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Markee Guest

Former employee of Ryan's Restaurant and Tide Car Wash

O'Brien Markee Guest,19, of 156 Oakbrook Lane, Timberbrook Subdivision, passed away Friday, March 13, 2009, at 12:28 a.m. in Gaffney. Son of Vincente and Washcinda (Netta) Foster and Wylie Guest, he was born on July 23, 1989, in Gaffney. More...

John C. Austin

Retired Limestone Summit Plant

John C. Austin, 66, of 500 Serene Drive, husband of Annie Beatrice Dawkins Austin, passed away Friday, March 13, 2009, at 11:05 p.m. at Spartanburg Hospice Home, Spartanburg. Son of the late Edgar C. More...

Robert Walter Johnson Calhoun

Employed as a manager with Grand Union Food Chain in Washington, D.C., area

Robert Walter Johnson Calhoun died at Brookview Rehabilitation Center on Tuesday, March 10, 2009, after a brief illness. Mr. More...

Columns

A sellout of our unemployed

By the choices we make we define ourselves. We reveal our biases and beliefs. And so, too, do our institutions. More...

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It's not just a big-city problem

THEIR VIEWS

When you hear the word "gangs" what's the first thing you think of? Los Angeles, perhaps? Crips and Bloods? Drive-by shootings? How about Union, S.C.? Recent events indicate gang activity may have reached our little corner of the world. More...

4 arrested after fatal shooting

More than 10 hours into a very long shift, City of Gaffney police detectives and officers were combing the railroad tracks running through town Friday morning looking for every bit of evidence they could find. More...

Woman killed in I-85 accident

A Lawrenceville, Ga., woman died during surgery Sunday at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center following a 2-vehicle crash near the 85-mile marker on Interstate 85. More...

New medical helicopter now in service

Just as the sun was starting to set over Blacksburg on Thursday, a medical helicopter circled above Blacksburg High School as several dozen firefighters patiently waited for it to touch down in a school parking lot. More...

Local News

Calling system showing its effectiveness

Parents have grown accustomed in recent months to a phone call from the local school district in the event classes are cancelled. More...

Thar's gold in them thar rings

For sixty years, Hartzog's Fine Jewelry in Gaffney quietly offered gold buying service for customers seeking cash for class rings and other valuable jewels. Owner Charles Hartzog has seen a new phenomenon develop over the past couple years. More...

Students 'love' reading The Gaffney Ledger

A Gaffney Ledger newspaper page on St. Patrick's Day will figure heavily in how Limestone-Central Elementary teacher Theresa Gordon will have her second graders celebrate the Irish holiday. More...

Sports

Craig blazes to fast start in 100

Craig finishes 100 in hand timed 10.2

Did he or didn't he? That's the question Gaffney boys track coach James Davis is trying to answer after Joe Craig was clocked at a time of 10.2 in the 100 meter dash at the team's season-opening meet at Broome on Thursday. More...

Indians fall flat - again

For the second straight game, the Indians had nothing to show for a strong performance from their starter. More...

Gaffney golfers finish disappointing 10th at Capitol Classic

The Gaffney High golf team isn't playing like a state championship contender - yet. Gaffney posted a disappointing 645 to finish 10th out of 27 teams at the 2-day, 36-hole Capitol City Classic in Columbia. More...

Letters

Will not recommend Limestone College unless he gets apology

Dear Editor: I pastor a small congregation just over the state line in North Carolina. More than half of our folks are from your community. I too am from South Carolina. We have a wonderful heritage and I am very proud of it. More...

Call Sen. Peeler to urge support of landfill moratorium legislation

Dear Editor: Everyone is concerned about South Carolina's ranking on various lists. We are all too often at the bottom of the good list and at the top of the bad list. Let's try to stay off the top of another bad list. More...

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