February 26, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

BPW rates a real deal

General Manager Donnie Hardin is fond of saying the Gaffney Board of Public Works’ rates are among the lowest in the state.   Now, he has proof. More...

No rate hike in budget

Here’s some good news for cash-strapped city residents — your utility bills won’t be going up. More...

CTC EXERCISE

Cherokee Technology Center students John Price, Travis Hamrick, Dillon Randolph and Larry Hayes work Monday on learning to identify 350 agricultural tools as they prepare for their appearance in the Skills USA state finals in April. More...

LifeStyles

Darin and Brooke Aldridge bring their bluegrass gospel sound to Gaffney

Grassy Pond Baptist Church will host concert Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

Grassy Pond Baptist Church will present the husband/wife duo of Darin and Brooke Aldridge in a bluegrass gospel concert Sunday, Feb. 28. The duo will be backed in the 6:30 p.m. More...

Southern Dance Academy wins fourth national clogging title

The Southern Jewels Emerald Team won its second national clogging championship on Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Clogging Champions of America National Championships (The Showdown of Champions) at Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium.   More...

Career specialist will be at Gaffney, Blacksburg libraries in March

A career specialist will be at the Gaffney and Blacksburg libraries next month to help people who are out of work learn how to prepare for interviews and jobs.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ruth Kite

BLACKSBURG – Ruth Hulsey Kite, 78, of 1319 Blacksburg Hwy., died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer.   Born on March 23, 1931, in Blacksburg, she was the wife of Vernon Kite for 56 years. More...

Rachel Ingle

Rachel Rucker Pruitt Ingle, 59, of 920 Whitaker Lake Road, Shelby, N.C., died Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010.   Born Oct. 30, 1950, in Kings Mountain, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Gladys Ann Chambers Rucker.   More...

Travis Kidd

MOORESBORO, N C. – Travis “Waldo” Bryan Kidd, 24, of 3417 Katies Lane, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at Carolinas Medical Center, Pineville, N.C. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Giving it up for Lent

Am I the only one who is finding the days on the calendar are passing at an alarmingly fast rate? More...

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Lenten service will be held Wednesday - Free Access

Limestone Presbyterian hosting interdenominational gathering

Rev. Bucky Brown will bring the message at this week's interdenominational Lenten service scheduled for noon Wednesday at Limestone Presbyterian Church. More...

RAID NETS THOUSANDS IN CRACK COCAINE

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents seized thousands of dollars of suspected crack cocaine at an Indiana Circle property Tuesday. More...

Man tried, convicted in absentia

A 30-year-old Gaffney man was tried and convicted in absentia in Spartanburg County General Sessions Court after he failed to show up for his trial on a charge that he had inappropriate contact with a minor.   More...

Wor kshop costs $5,255

Gaffney Board of Public Works General Manager Donnie Hardin believes his commissioners are less likely to hold their tongues when prying reporters aren’t around. More...

Festival eyes ‘Big Mill’ site for some events

The former “Big Mill” site will become a part of the South Carolina Peach Festival this year.   County council has given the peach festival permission to use the 17-acre Gaffney Manufacturing site once owned by Milliken. More...

Local News

Limestone students organizing 5K run to help Make-A-Wish Foundation

“Wish upon a star ...”

H.B. Lockwood still remembers his excitement in watching several kids in Anderson receive their dying wish to go fishing with Clemson football players.   More...

Making a difference...

Limestone College students take on project aimed at helping low-income homeowners save money on power bills

Sometimes the small things can make a big difference in your wallet.   A few enterprising Limestone College students are taking this concept to heart with a new project aimed at helping low-income residents save money on their power bills. More...

POLICE REPORT

 A thief or thieves stole an estimated $1,200 in copper after cutting the fence at an electrical substation on Robin Road, Cowpens. More...

Sports

Is there a dental hygienist in the house?

Fortunately for a Dorman player, the answer was yes!

The Gaffney High School gym isn’t exactly your typical dentist’s office - but it turned into one of sorts Tuesday night. More...

Indians wary of upstart Easley

For fans penciling in Hillcrest as tonight’s opponent for the Gaffney Indians, you better get your eraser.   The Easley Green Wave surprised the No. More...

Former GHS standouts returning to their Indian roots

Some former Gaffney High football standouts are returning to their Indian roots.   David Dewberry and Johnny Woods, who graduated in 2008, will be playing for the Newberry Indians this fall. More...

Letters

Says students have right to stand and cheer at the big game

Dear Editor:   Hopefully as everyone reads this letter, they’re planning their trip to the Bi-Lo Center to watch the Indians boys basketball teams play for their second consecutive Upper State title. More...

Story about sirens was subject near to his heart and (too-near) his house

Dear Editor:   I am writing in response to Tim Gulla’s article on sirens that appeared in the Feb. 19 edition of The Gaffney Ledger. This subject is one near to my heart and (too-near) to my house!   More...

Grateful to paper, Lifestyles editor for promoting event at public library

Dear Editor:   I wanted to take the time to thank The Gaffney Ledger and in particular Laura Parker, for the great coverage on the Cherokee County Public Libraries first ever, “Local Author Showcase.”   The event that took p More...

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Poll

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?