April 14, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

A case of meteorological irony

Storm safety training trailer severely damaged by recent storm

At least until they get their mobile classroom fixed, the Cherokee County Fire Chiefs Association Safety Team won’t have to simulate the effects of severe weather for area school children.   More...

LifeStyles

Limestone Theatre presents ‘Crimes of the Heart’

Boisterous comedy is set for four performances April 15-18

Limestone College Theatre will present the boisterous, sometimes shocking, often touching, and ultimately redeeming comedy, Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley, April 15-18 in the Limestone Theatre Center, 130 Leadmine Road. More...

Men take stage Friday evening in womanless beauty pageant

Some of Gaffney’s finest physicians and businessmen will take the stage in sequined gowns, wigs and high heels when the Upstate Carolina Medical Center’s WOW Committee presents “It’s Raining Men,” a womanless beauty pag More...

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BPW INVITES CANDIDATES FOR SHERIFF TO ATTEND APRIL 19 MEETING – The Gaffney Business and Professional Women's 2010 platform is “Young Women Misbehaving.” The Gaffney club offers netw More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jack G. Smith Jr.

Jack G. Smith Jr., 67, of Eden Drive, passed away Monday afternoon, April 12, 2010, at his residence.   Mr. Smith was born in Gaffney in 1942 to Jack Gedeon and Mallie Horne Smith. More...

Verline F. Stewart

Verline Elizabeth Floyd Stewart, 92, of 215 S. Petty St., formerly of 228 W. 9th St., passed away April 11, 2010, at her home.   Mrs. Stewart was the daughter of the late James Nathan Floyd and the late Frances Carolina Scurry Floyd. More...

Andrew Greeson

BLACKSBURG – Andrew Boyce Greeson, 29, of 108 Brull St., passed away Saturday April 10, 2010, at his home.   Born in Dalton, Ga., he was the son of Claude David Greeson of Dalton and Debbie Baine Burgess of Pacolet. More...

WE PAY HOW MUCH?

Cherokee County gives more money per capita to Upstate Alliance than Spartanburg, Greenville counties

Although county officials readily admit they get a lot of bang for their money as a member of the Upstate Alliance, some say the funding formula for the regional economic development organization may be a bit off the mark.   More...

Sheriff hoping this year’s ride won’t be the last

While his long tenure as sheriff will soon be coming to an end, Bill Blanton is more than hopeful that a six-year tradition will become a permanent fixture. More...

Local News

WRESTLER AND YOUNG FAN

Wrestling legend Ivan Koloff spends a little time with one of his youngest fans, Gaffney resident Thomas Smith, during a recent show at Gaffney Middle School. More...

Limestone welcomes alumni back April 16-18

College will honor six at annual alumni awards luncheon

A host of activities is planned for Limestone College’s 2010 Alumni Weekend scheduled for April 16-17, and people in Cherokee County are invited to take part. More...

Engineering firms bidding on roofs

The Cherokee County School District is several weeks away from making a decision on hiring an engineering firm to help replace areas of the Gaffney High roof. More...

Sports

Sarratt tosses 2-hit in Lady Indians’ win

The Gaffney High softball team showed no ill effects from a spring break layoff in downing homestanding Nation Ford, 3-0, on Tuesday. More...

WILSON BLASTS TWO HOMERS

Indians’ bats collect 20 hits in 17-4 romp

This game was never in doubt.   Tyler Wilson socked two homers and drove in five runs as the Gaffney High baseball team scored often and early in beating visiting Nation Ford, 17-4, at Commissioners Field on Tuesday. More...

BRIEFS

Lady Saints   beat Converse   No. 4-ranked Limestone College crushed Converse College in Conference Carolinas women's lacrosse action on Tuesday afternoon, 20-5. More...

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Should we look to pot for more tax revenue?

LEDGER COLUMNIST

When I listen to the radio — which is usually when I am driving and by myself — it’s mostly to talk radio stations. Unless, of course, there is a sporting event I’m interested in. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Jason Gardner is shown here with The Ledger and his catch while fishing on Easter Sunday. Jason was visiting his aunt and uncle, Charles and Debbie Pridmore of Gaffney, at Lake Greenwood. 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?