March 31, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

WE’RE CLOSING EARLY FRIDAY

The Gaffney Ledger will close at noon on Friday, April 2.   We wish for you and yours a safe and happy Easter weekend.   We will resume regular business hours at 8 a.m., Monday, April 5. More...

LifeStyles

Fearless guys don sequins and heels for a good cause

Proceeds from womanless beauty pageant go to March of Dimes

D octors, a banker, a youth minister and a state championship basketball coach will be among the lovely contestants in a womanless beauty pageant on Friday, April 16, in Gaffney High School Auditorium. More...

EASTER SERVICES

 Maceodnia Baptist Church, 216 Macedonia Road, has announced its Easter Sunday schedule. A sunrise service (casual dress) will be held at 7:30 a.m. with an early worship service at 8:30 a.m. Bible study will be at 9:30 a.m. More...

New vicar begins duties this week at Circle of Grace

Vicar Emily Edenfield will begin her ministry at Circle of Grace Lutheran Chapel during Holy Week.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Debi Cavender

Debra Gail Cavender, 52, of 197 Stroupe Estate Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at her residence.   More...

Hilda B. Millwood

CHESNEE – Hilda Burke Millwood, 63, of 375 Studebaker Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 29, 2010, at her residence.   More...

Wade Tate

Wade Edward Vance "Bud" Tate, 64, of 269 Beltline Road, widower of Ruby Dawkins Tate, passed away Monday, March 29, 2010, at 10:25 a.m. at Peachtree Centre. More...

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One of the best nights of my life

A few weeks ago, I shared with you about trying to learn how to waltz.   Just in case you missed that column, here’s a short synopsis. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Senate conservatives advancing reforms that create jobs

We've been working hard in the Senate this year to make needed reforms to our state government, and I’m pleased to report that we’ve been successful in coming through for South Carolinians. More...

Storm brings hail of insurance inquiries

Local insurance agent Richard Jones said he can’t remember the last time his office was bombarded with as many calls as it received Sunday night.   More...

Filing deadline passes; candidate field now set

Glenn Fuller may or may not become the county’s new coroner but he has this distinction: He was the last Republican to file for office before Tuesday’s noon deadline. More...

No tax hike and probably no pay raises in new county budget

While the T’s haven’t been crossed and the I’s haven’t even been written yet on the county’s 2010-2011 fiscal year budget, county administrator Ben Clary can make one not-so bold-claim. More...

Local News

City of Gaffney will add four more officers to its payroll

The Gaffney Police Department will soon have four new officers on the road.   In recent weeks, Police Chief Rick Turner and other department and city leaders have been busy interviewing candidates for openings on the police roster.   More...

POLICE REPORT

 The Gaffney Police Department served an arrest warrant March 29 on a McArthur Street man accused of shooting a woman in the chest and neck with a BB gun. More...

Woman’s Habitat home first of its kind in Cherokee County

Sometimes it’s amazing what a little faith can do. More...

Sports

Indians will be more physical in 2010

Although the season is still five months away, Gaffney High football coach Phil Strickland can make this statement with relative assurance: The Indians will be a much more physical team in 2010. More...

Trojans outlast Gaffney

13 proved to be unlucky for the Gaffney High baseball team on Tuesday.   Visiting Northwestern scored three runs in the top of the 13th inning to down the Indians, 6-3, in a game that lasted more than four hours.   More...

Key, Sarratt and Ramsey lead 9-hit attack in Lady Indians’ win

The Gaffney High softball team listened to its coach on Tuesday. After last week’s 1-run win over Clover, coach Kelly Ellis said she wanted to see more run production from her team. More...

State News

Law makes changes to unemployment guidelines

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. More...

National News

Obama signs law that makes changes to student loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Finalizing two major pieces of his agenda, President Barack Obama on Tuesday sealed his health care overhaul and made the government the primary lender to students by cutting banks out of the process. More...

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