September 4, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Blacksburg has 2 new sports fields

It doesn't take much for motorists traveling along S.C. Highway 29 to know how serious Blacksburg is about providing recreational activities for the municipality's younger residents. More...

LifeStyles

'Jazzed up' bras arrive at History and Arts Museum for 10-day stay

N o two people's fingerprints match, nor are any two of the countless number of snowflakes falling to the ground each winter alike. More...

Miss Phillips, Mr. Jones exchange vows Aug. 1

Katie Nicole Phillips and Stephen Justin Jones exchanged marriage vows Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at Grassy Pond Baptist Church. The Rev. Martin Hogg officiated the double ring ceremony. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Benton - Ritchie

Billy and Debbie Benton announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Nicole, to Joshua Caleb Ritchie. Miss Benton is the granddaughter of Gene Wilson, Betty Benton, both of Gaffney, the late Joanne Wilson and the late Dean Benton. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Linda M.Peeler

Linda Martin Peeler, 58, of 320 Carson Drive, Gastonia, N.C., passed away Monday, Aug. 31, 2009, at Gaston Memorial Hospital She was born July 21, 1951, in Gaffney, daughter of the late Shumpard Henry Martin and Betty Martin. More...

Juanita Jefferies

Juanita Gail Jefferies, 52, of 158 Camellia Circle, departed this life on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. at her residence. Daughter of Ozelia Jefferies of the home and Bobby Gregory of Gaffney, she was born Nov. 18, 1956, in Gaffney. More...

Albert Ray Garner

Albert Ray Garner, 90, of 1504 Gowdeysville Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at his residence. More...

Nuclear plant project delayed

Thirty years ago, Duke Energy abandoned plans to build a nuclear power plant in Cherokee County. Could it happen again? More...

School budget hit hard by state

Cherokee County schools expect to lose $800,000 in revenue following a state budget cut Thursday. The South Carolina Department of Education and other state agencies had 4 percent cut from their budgets by the state Budget and Control Board. More...

BY THE NUMBERS

Some interesting numbers contained in today's news stories:

30 The number of years since Duke Energy abandoned its original nuclear power plant project here. 6 How many dollars (in billions) it currently costs to construct a nuclear reactor. More...

CLOSED MONDAY

The Gaffney Ledger will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. We will resume regular business hours at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8. Have a safe and happy holiday weekend. More...

Local News

Motor home stolen, man charged

A 27-year-old Gaffney man was charged with possession of a stolen motor home following a police investigation into a hit-and-run accident that destroyed a stop sign. More...

VA benefits fair Sept. 12

Are you getting all the VA benefits that you are eligible to receive? You may qualify for Pensions, Service Connected Compensations, Health Care, Nursing Home Services, Hearing Aids, Death Pensions, Burial Benefits or Counseling. More...

POLICE REPORT

A 19-year-old city man was charged Sept. 1 with discharging a firearm within city limits. More...

Sports

Player Profile

Bonner need not look far for his role models

B lacksburg's Brent Bonner didn't look far for his role models. He calls them "dad and "uncle." His father, Cecil, and uncle, Cornelius, both have impressive resumes. More...

Blacksburg battles veteran Indian Land

10-16-136-130. They weren't the winning lottery numbers but they put a big smile on the face of Indian Land head coach Mike Mayer. More...

Coach speak

"Everyday we are getting better." - Mickey Moss Blacksburg head coach More...

Columns

G.I. Joe says knowing is half the battle

Urges are a funny thing. Late Tuesday night, for instance, I ran into the grocery store just to buy some milk because I was out of my favorite 2 percent and I'm useless without my morning bowl of raisin bran-type cereal. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Joe and Betty Sereno and Catherine and James Hamrick visit Mt. Hood, Oregon on a recent visit to their daughter/niece. The photo was taken by Cindy Sereno Gorow, a former resident of Gaffney who now resides in Portland, Oregon. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Stop the politicking Gov. Mark Sanford's resignation would be a win-win situation for Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, who has promised not to join the Republican throng for governor in the 2010 election if Sanford steps aside. More...

Special Sections

Poll

Are you willing to pay more taxes to help fund Recreation Department projects?