January 27, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Underage drinkers face possibility of big fiscal penalties

Nearly five hundred dollars for a bottle of liquor is the last thing on a college student’s mind when celebrating the end of final exams. More...

LifeStyles

Hoping to paint ‘Portrait of America,’ 2010 Census campaign kicks off in Gaffney

Used by millions daily for business and leisurely travel, there is little wonder why some believe Interstate 85 is the most important highway in America. More...

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CHRISTMAS ASSISTANCE – Bethel Baptist Church's Loving Outreach Ministry sponsored its annual assistance project for families during the Christmas season. More...

Sheriff’s Ride for the Relay set for April 24

Cherokee County Sheriff Bill Blanton has announced that the 2010 Sheriff’s Ride for the Relay will be at Broad River Electric Cooperative on April 24. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the ride will get under way at 10. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mary Pettit

Mary Elizabeth Ruppe Pettit, 87, formerly of 58 Beltline Courts, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Letha Keener

YORK – Letha Lee Martin Keener, 81, of White Oak Manor, formerly of 5176 Canaan Church Road, Smyrna, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at her home.   Born in Smyrna, Mrs. More...

Jerlene T. Jeter

SPARTANBURG – Jerlene Thomas Jeter, 51, of 557 Wofford St., passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at 2:06 p.m. at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   More...

Columns

Title: Prune This!; or The Day the Crape Myrtle Got Even

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The senseless butchering of innocent victims has begun again. We have become so accustomed to it that we barely even notice, as it occurs about this time every year all across the Southeast. More...

Stimulus dollars flow, joblessness increases

GUEST EDITORIAL

As I sit down to write this community newspaper column, South Carolina state agencies have received and spent about $1.1 million in federal “stimulus” funds. More...

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County crime numbers show overall decline

While 2009 will be remembered for one of the most heinous series of crimes in Cherokee County history, crime statistics from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office show that violent crimes against people actually went down last year.   More...

Sidewalks to be added along some city streets

The state Department of Transportation is designing a project that will bring sidewalks to Thompson, Hetty Hill and Griffith streets. More...

Local News

Five departments respond to Blacksburg area fire

Five fire departments likely used more than 20,000 gallons of water to knock down the flames of a fire that destroyed a large storage building near Blacksburg late last Wednesday. More...

It’s back!

Kiwanis pancake supper Feb. 12

The Gaffney Kiwanis Club will be hosting its annual fundraiser Pancake Supper on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 from 5-7 pm in the Gaffney High School cafeteria. This is the same night of GHS basketball’s last home games with Northwestern. More...

POLICE REPORT

 The Gaffney Police Department is investigating a hit-and-run accident on West Floyd Baker Boulevard that sent one driver to the hospital.   More...

Sports

State champs ranked high in poll

The Gaffney Indians baseball team has a chance to repeat as state champs — at least, the state’s prep coaches think so. More...

Davis leads Gaffney past Blue Eagles

The Gaffney Indians had plenty of hot hands in a 76-48 victory over visiting Clover Blue Eagles Tuesday night.   Quinshad Davis had the hottest hand with 19 points and 15 rebounds, as he led five Indians in double figures. More...

Lady Indians roll past region foe Clover, 53-35

Like old cars in cold weather, the Gaffney Lady Indians had trouble starting on Tuesday. But once they did, it was a smooth ride for the Lady Indians as they beat the visting Clover Lady Blue Eagles, 68-39. More...

Letters

Thanks for the wonderful publicity about the Literacy Association pancake breakfast

Dear Cody:   Thank you for giving our pancake breakfast such wonderful publicity. More...

Suggests saving the whole can instead of just the pull tabs

Dear Editor:   I read with interest the article recently in The Ledger about the Blacksburg school children collecting pull tabs to provide funds to the Ronald McDonald charity.   More...

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