August 13, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Deputy Mueller’ joining sheriff’s dept.

It’s akin to the hit television series Undercover Boss with one major difference — the employees of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department will know the identity of their newest employee.   More...

LifeStyles

GOOD WAY TO GET WET –

GOOD WAY TO GET WET – Approximately 300 kids, teens and adults took part in the grand finale of the Cherokee County Public Library's 2010 Summer Reading Program, enjoying ice cream and playing w More...

Vinesett – McDaniel

Harold and Judy Vinesett of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Summer, to Shane McDaniel of Gaffney. More...

Robbs – Panther

Carl Raymond Robbs and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Benny Cantrell announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Dawn, to Jason Lawrence Panther, both of Gaffney. Jason is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Panther of Blacksburg.   More...

Letters

LETTERS POLICY

1. Each letter submitted must be an original — no photocopies.   E-mails are also accepted if a name and phone number is included:   editor@gaffneyledger.com   2. More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

Billy Donald Vess enjoyed reading The Ledger while visiting Teresa Hibler Vess in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Vess enjoyed a flight around Mt. McKinley and also visited Denali National Park. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It’s a question of where

Some summers are best spent inside.   More...

National News

ECONOMY LOOKING “BLEAK”

Jobs picture dims as unemployment claims rise

WASHINGTON — The economy is looking bleaker as new applications for jobless benefits rose last week to the highest level in almost six months.   More...

Doors to city’s new arts center will open ... well ... as soon as it HAS doors

In a touch of irony, the doors to the city’s new visitors and visual arts center won’t open until the special-order doors finally arrive.   And that may take some time, according to city administrator James Taylor.   More...

Juror reports call from man claiming to be the defendant

Though details remained unclear Thursday afternoon, investigators reportedly are looking into a situation that came to light Thursday morning when it was learned a juror serving in Cherokee County General Sessions Court received a telephone call reg More...

Attack, robbery of businessman nets assailant 20 years in prison

A 55-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment on Thursday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court for the assault and robbery of a local business owner he had known for close to a quarter of a century.   More...

Local News

CHOCK FULL —

CHOCK FULL — Jody Fowler sifts through a truck filled with hundreds of bookbags to be distributed to local students Saturday as part of a “Back to School Health Fair” hosted by ReGen More...

Shoe bandit strikes

The Gaffney Police Department is investigating the armed robbery of a West Floyd Baker Boulevard sportswear store by a bandit with very particular tastes in footwear.   More...

No bond reduction for man charged with murder

A Circuit Court judge has denied a request to lower the bond of a 50- year-old Gaffney man charged with murder. More...

Sports

Double dose of football

Shootout and Showcase on tap for Indians

The Gaffney Indians will renew one of their fiercest rivalries Saturday when they meet Shelby in the headline attraction of the sixth annual “Border Showcase Football Classic.”   The event, which will feature top high school footba More...

Former GHS assistant takes over reins at Myers Park

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BRIEFS

GHS football tickets on sale this week   Remaining Gaffney High football season tickets are on sale for the remainder of the week.   The tickets will be sold at the school from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. More...

State News

Family of SC sunbather run over by truck sues

MYRTLE BEACH (AP) — The family of a South Carolina man severely injured when a beach-service truck ran over him as he sunbathed has sued the company and the city of Myrtle Beach.   More...

Military inmates at SC brig to train service dogs

CHARLESTON, S.C.   AP) — Titus, a skinny yellow Lab mix with loving dark eyes, scooped a dime off the gym floor with his teeth before proudly marching back to his handler.   It was a neat trick. More...

Palmetto State to cover obesity surgery next year

COLUMBIA — Obese government workers in South Carolina can get stomach-shrinking surgery through the state health plan under a pilot program that starts in January.   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?