March 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Judge denies bail for man accused in fatal shooting

A 20-year-old Shelby, N.C., man will have to stay behind bars for the time being, Circuit Court Judge Mark Hayes ruled in a court order filed Friday. More...

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Camellia Society presents 13 debutantes at 16th annual ball

The Camellia Society of Gaffney presented its 2010 debutantes at the annual Camellia Ball on Saturday evening, March 27, from eight o'clock until midnight at the Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park. More...

Sports

Hot-hitting Wildcats blast Whitmire

The Blacksburg Wildcats can hit, too.   In the preseason, Blacksburg High baseball coach Toby Elliott believed, and rightfully so, his pitching staff would be the team’s strength. More...

Saints make laugher out of St. Leo game

Fourth-ranked Limestone combined a balanced scoring attack with a solid defensive effort en route to a 17-4 victory over eighth-ranked Saint Leo on Saturday in an NCAA Division II men’s lacrosse south region non-conference showdown at “T More...

BRIEFS

Summer league hoops camp   Summer League basketball camp will be held Saturday, April 3 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the B.D. Lee gym. You can sign up at Sagesport, the Recreation Department or at the gym the day of the camp. The cost is $30. More...

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Painting our guest house

The missus will occasionally see some sort of do-ityourself project on TV that strikes her fancy and the next thing you know, something in, at, or around our house is getting remodeled, renovated or restructured.   More...

Another corporate path for buying our government

GUEST COLUMNIST

Like the five-man majority of Supreme Court justices, perhaps you've been worried sick over the possibility that corporations just don't have enough power over our government. More...

Disaster averted thanks to alert neighbor’s call

A Crestmont Drive resident helped save a neighbor’s home Friday afternoon after reporting a blaring smoke alarm to authorities.   More...

Analysts find some good news in most recent jobless numbers

While South Carolina’s unemployment rate stayed at historically record high levels in February, some analysts saw good news in the latest jobless data and evidence that South Carolina was close to turning a corner in the prolonged economic slu More...

Ledger wins 15 SCPA awards

The Gaffney Ledger received 15 South Carolina Press Association awards Saturday in Columbia, including two “Best of the Best” awards for police beat reporter Tim Gulla.   More...

Local News

Four fires occur in same area in 3 nights

Four fires in three consecutive nights at the same Cherokee Avenue property has investigators working overtime to find an apparent arsonist.   More...

Limestone forced to change site of new dorms

New Limestone College students will not have a room with a view of the quarry.   Limestone plans to build its new $2.6 million residential hall on a vacant parking lot beside the development office at McMillan Hall. More...

S.C.students remain below national average on federal reading test

South Carolina students made little progress in reading on a 2009 national test required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Pauline Hannon

BLACKSBURG– Pauline Goforth Hannon, 92, formerly of 577 S. Rutherford St., and White Oak Estates, 400 Webber Road, Spartanburg, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 26, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.   More...

Eleanor E. Danek

Eleanor “Eli” Danek, 93, formerly of South Plainfield, N.J., and most recently of Gaffney, passed away Thursday, March 25, 2010, at Peachtree Centre in Gaffney. More...

Tia Katrice Wood

Services for Tia Katrice Wood, 34, of 114 Kennedy St., will be held on Monday, March 29, at 1 p.m. at Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church with the Revs, Ronnie Meeks, Vincent Wilkins and Terrance Jones officiating. More...

Letters

Grateful for everyone who helped with ‘Life After High School’ workshop

Dear Mr. Sossamon: On behalf of the Cherokee County Transition Advisory Council, I want to publicly thank the following sponsors and businesses for their generous donations to the 2nd “Life After High School” workshop held Feb. More...

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