March 12, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

College Drive project ahead of schedule

Here’s some good news for motorists who travel near Limestone College — renovations to a section of College Drive is ahead of schedule. More...

LifeStyles

Funds raised at St. Paul’s dinner, silent auction go to local charities

Event will be Saturday, March 13, from 4-7 p.m.

An autographed jersey by Minnesota Vikings star wide receiver Sidney Rice is available in a silent auction March 13 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.   More...

Ewing Middle School crowns Valentine royalty

Ewing Middle School held a dance in celebration of Valentine's Day and crowned class royalty. Logan Heintzel and Melissa Williams (top left photo) were named the eight grade King and Queen. The seventh grade Prince More...

Mt. Sinai gives $2,000 to Haiti relief

GREENVILLE – The Progressive National Baptist Convention Upstate Missions Department along with the PNBC South Carolina Fellowship organized a community worship service on behalf of the Haitians devastated by the massive earthquake over a mont More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Charles Robert "Bob" Putnam

Bob Putnam, 63, of 115 Harvest Drive, Gaffney, died Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center   More...

Rev. Charles Sullivan

GREER – The Rev. Charles N. Sullivan, 94, of husband of Colia E. Sullivan, passed away Monday, March 8, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. More...

John Lee Martin

John Lee Martin, 79, of 2001 Melrose Drive, Shelby, N.C., husband of Virginia Ross Martin, passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at Wendover Hospice in Shelby.   More...

Jobless rate here climbs to 17.1%

Cherokee County’s jobless could take heart in one small fact, since the latest jobless report from the South Carolina Employment Security Commission shows they are far from alone.   More...

READING, WRITING AND RICE

Before he played in the National Football League, Minnesota Vikings all-pro wide receiver Sidney Rice attended B.D. Lee Elementary. More...

Local News

GIVING GOD THE GLORY

Sickness led woman to life of faith

Singing is much more than a passion for area resident Nicole Pryor, who serves as a praise leader during Sunday morning worship services at Restoration Church of Gaffney. More...

Photo

BUY THIS SHIRT — Five-time state champion coach Mark Huff shows off the team's T-shirt that commemorates Gaffney High School's latest championship. More...

Former trustee makes blistering remarks at school board meeting

Former Cherokee County School Board member Phillip Gibson made the following remarks during a public comments agenda item at Monday’s school board meeting.   More...

Sports

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS! - Free Access

Scenes from the Gaffney High state championship victory over Lexington

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Craig smokes the field in 100 and 200 meters

Speedster Joe Craig picked up where he left off last season - in the winner’s circle. More...

Indians well stocked for future titles

Next season.   That’s already the focus of Class 4A state champion coach Mark Huff. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

OK, so does this column even have a point?

My head barely peeked above the steering wheel on the large sport utility vehicle Friday evening as I struggled to remember where the streets go in Columbia. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Alex Zimmerman took The Gaffney Ledger along for reading during his recent trip to Hoima, Uganda. More...

THEIR VIEWS

A plane silver lining   Gov. Mark Sanford’s injudicious use of state planes may have had at least one silver lining: Flights by future governors and state workers are likely to be monitored more closely from now on.   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?