April 12, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

City tries to broker truck deal

Last week, Gaffney City Council gave its authorization to administrator James Taylor to begin negotiations with a Houston, Texas-based fire department to buy two used Pierce “Enforcer” fire trucks. More...

A TRACTOR RIDE WITH GRANDPA

Noah Patterson, 8, rides on an antique tractor with his grandfather Ed Patterson on Saturday morning during a tractor ride event sponsored by the Broad River Antique Power Association. More...

LifeStyles

Dreams take flight in 'Peter Pan'

Adventures await Wendy and her brothers when 'the boy who refuses to grow up' whisks them off to the magical world of Never Land in the Gaffney Children's Theatre production of classic childhood story

All of us have probably imagined at one time or another what it would be like if we could fly. Our friends from Never Land always remind us of this in the children’s classic story, Peter Pan. More...

Local library celebrating National Library Week

Communities thrive @ your library®

It’s National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide.   More...

Cherokee County MOW hosts Mayors for Meals Day

Mayors across the country participated in the National March for Meals campaign to end senior hunger by the year 2020. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nora Jefferies

Nora Bell Davis Jefferies, 81, of 237 Tyron Road, Rutherfordton, N.C., formerly of 1619 Patrick Ave., Apt. 20, widow of Willie Lee “Tank” Jefferies, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2010, at Willow Ridge Nursing Center, Rutherfordton. More...

Judy H. Tyler

Judy Haven Taylor Tyler, 63, of 111 Tillmon Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 9, 2010, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.   More...

Jean Wright

Jean Blackwood Wright, 75, of 200 Sherwood Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 9, 2010, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   More...

STEEPLE PEOPLE

Workers from Steve Parker Painting put a new coat of white on the steeple at Southside Baptist Church in Gaffney. (Ledger photo / KLONIE JORDAN) More...

4 ticketed in alcohol sales sting

Area beer sellers had a 40 percent failure rate on April 7 when the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Alcohol Enforcement Team conducted undercover compliance checks. More...

State will make another pitch for Race to the Top grant funds

South Carolina has decided it will make another run at a share of $4.3 billion in federal Race to the Top grants.   More...

Local News

State draws kudos for Census efforts

Mission accomplished.   Following the last census in which South Carolina ranked near the bottom nationwide in returning questionnaires, the Palmetto State was being recognized by the U.S. More...

Vets to be honored

The American Legion Post #109 will host the Veterans Appreciation Day at Irene Park on April 24 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.   The Cherokee County Veterans Museum will be open and will honor WWII veterans this year with a coin and a certificate. More...

Nominations being accepted

Nominations for the Cherokee County Hall of Bravery are now being accepted. This is an annual project of American Legion Post 109 and the veterans selected to be inducted will be presented at the annual Memorial Day ceremony, May 31, 2010. More...

Sports

Local boxer to be inducted into Carolinas Hall of Fame

Marvin Smith of Gaffney has been selected to the Carolinas Boxing Hall of Fame to be held here Friday night, June 3.   Smith, one of a number of outstanding Gaffney boxers, began boxing for coach Roy Turner also a hall of fame member in 1953. More...

State champs face critical tests this week

This could be a make or break week for the defending Class 4A state champion Gaffney High baseball team. More...

Wildcats’ offensive woes to blame for region slide

The Blacksburg High baseball team picked a bad time to struggle at the plate.   The Wildcats left 11 runners on base as Christ Church swept the season series with a 5-4 victory on Friday.   Two weeks ago, the Wildcats led the region. More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

The other woman

I have a confession to make. I have been tempted by another woman. She is so cute. She is sweet and she makes me so happy. There are some days when I just can’t wait to see her. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

At long last, Employment Security Commission reform

Something special happened at the State House in March: The state House and Senate approved a proposal to bring accountability to the badly mismanaged Employment Security Commission.   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?