April 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Jobless payouts $3 million so far this year

Some people say that bad news comes in threes.   In the case of unemployment benefits paid out by the local Employment Security Commission, try three million. More...

LifeStyles

Mystery-solving gang and their hungry dog join forces in Limestone production

‘Spooky Dog and the Teen-Aged Gang Mysteries’ set for April 30-May 1; curtain time for hysterical adult satire is 9 p.m.

Have you ever wondered how the cartoon characters in Scooby-Doo might handle reality?   More...

Colonial Crafts and Trade Fair May 1-2 at Kings Mountain National Military Park

BLACKSBURG – Kings Mountain National Military Park will host a Colonial Crafts and Trade Fair on Saturday, May 1, and Sunday, May 2. More...

Steve Martin comedy rounds out SLT season

Side-splittingly funny ‘The Underpants’ runs May 7-14

SPARTANBURG – The Spartanburg Little Theatre’s next production is Steve Martin’s hilarious adaptation of The Underpants, Carl Sternheim’s 1910 farce.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bobby Littlejohn

Bobby Eugene Littlejohn, affectionately called "YoYo," 47, of 110 Flint St., passed away Monday, April 26, 2010, at 4 a.m. at his home.   Son of Bobby Littlejohn of Spartanburg and Stella J. More...

Maggie Wenner

COWPENS – Margaret Matilda “Maggie” Wenner, 15, of 102 Emily Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 16, 2010, at her residence.   More...

Suzanne Bridges

COWPENS – Suzanne Elizabeth Bridges, 41, of 102 Emily Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 16, 2010, at her residence.   More...

Letters

The killing continues as usual

Dear Editor:   On April 1, 1994, Richard Avanzino, president of San Francisco SPCA, signed the “Adoption Pact,” a memorandum of understanding between the SF/SPCA and the city shelter that no matter how long it took, or how many he More...

MISTAKEN FOR ADHD

Local doctor’s book sheds light on cases of ‘zebras in the grass’

Dr. Frank Barnhill is no big game hunter, but the Gaffney doctor knows an awful lot about zebras.   More...

County development board being asked to do a lot with little

When it comes to economic development, the county’s purse strings are tight in comparison to competing counties. More...

Local News

Police Reports

 For the second time in two weeks, a truck using a detour route on Sycamore Street snagged a power line and ripped power service from a home.   More...

In this case, words can hurt;

Man found guilty of disturbing school

In a case that boiled down to questions of acceptable language, a Cherokee County jury of nine women and three men decided Friday a local man disturbed Granard Middle School last December when he used some select words on school grounds.   More...

Aldi opening soon

Local residents soon will have a new choice when it comes to stocking their pantries and refrigerators.   Gaffney Zoning Administrator Tony Lavender said he plans this week to conduct a final inspection of the Aldi supermarket. More...

Sports

Rogers scorches field at tournament

Gaffney’s Phillip Rogers had a memorable time at Myrtle Beach this past weekend. And it had nothing to do with fun in the sun. More...

It’s all about the ring

Lady Indians begin defense of state championship

The defending Class 4A state champion Gaffney HIgh softball team geared up for defense of its title with a 2-1 victory over Chesnee on Monday.   Unfortunately, the game was symptomatic of the team’s recent sluggish offensive outings. More...

Improving Indians host Blythewood to open playoffs

With postseason play to start Thursday, the Gaffney High baseball team couldn’t have picked a better time to be peaking. More...

Columns

This column is about a whole bunch of things

LEDGER COLUMNIST

This is going to be one of those eclectic columns. For my golfing buddies who have a difficult time with the big words that’s ECLECTIC, NOT ELECTRIC. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

Protecting public education

It is no secret that our state is undergoing dramatic budget cuts. It has been my position from day one that government — like every household — must live within its means. More...

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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?