November 19, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

GOING TO THE GAME?

Here are the directions to the stadium at Irmo High School for the Gaffney vs. Irmo football playoff game.   It appears that the railroad crossing at St. Andrews and Harbison streets is closing today for repairs. More...

LifeStyles

Sorority hosts 24th Miss Ivy pageant Sunday afternoon

7 young women compete for 2010 title

Lambda Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha will hold its 24th annual Miss Ivy pageant on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 4 p.m. at Northwest Elementary School. Seven young women will compete in individual and group talent and evening wear. More...

Penningtons married 50 years

Alfred “Bill” and Edith Pennington of Gaffney celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 14, 2010.   Their children are William (Billy) Pennington, Sonya Petty, Monzella Hannon and Christina Pruett, all of Gaffney. More...

FIVE GENERATIONS

FIVE GENERATIONS – Leyah Ellis is held by her great-grandmother, Rosetta Dawkins, and great-great-grandmother, Fannie Littlejohn. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ralph W. Morrison

BLACKSBURG – Ralph William Morrison, 60, of 126 Mullinax Circle, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at his residence.   Born in Hickory, N.C., Mr. More...

Polly Bell

Polly Elizabeth Whelchel Smiley Bell, 79, of 533 Stephenson St., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at her residence.   More...

Wanda Hopper

Wanda Renee Smedelay Hopper, 40, of 533 Oakland Ave., wife of Everett Nathaniel Hopper Sr., will be held Monday, Nov. 22, at 3 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church with Dr. Michael Bridges and the Revs. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEWS

Medicaid crisis looms in South Carolina

South Carolina’s Medicaid program isn’t heading for a train wreck. It’s already there.   The program, which operates largely under federal mandates, will run out of money in March without budgetary relief. More...

SCOTT POWELL

Abracadabra

“Let’s do a magic trick. You get in this trunk. I’ll make you disappear.”   Rick and I were playing upstairs in his room after attending Montessori preschool at the Episcopal Church in Clemson. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

John and June Campbell took a break from all the great music to catch up on local news in The Ledger during their recent jazz cruise in the Caribbean. More...

WINTHROP PARTNERSHIP

Coming to Alma ‘the highlight of my day’

Kayla Peoples had never been to Gaffney before she was selected this fall for a new teacher internship program through Winthrop University. More...

New county complex won’t cripple finances

Cherokee County Council members agreed on one thing Monday — to avoid cost-cutting measures that would make the new county administration building obsolete before it even opens.   More...

Local News

Local residents hope to gather more than 1,700 gift-filled shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child

Christmas is arriving early in Gaffney, as First Baptist Church is serving as a collection point for Operation Christmas Child. With the help of local volunteers, the site is brimming with festively wrapped shoe boxes full of gifts.   More...

Lights Before Christmas opens today for 23rd year at Riverbanks

COLUMBIA – Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will open its gates today for the 23rd annual Lights Before Christmas.   More...

BUFFALO HUNTERS

BUFFALO HUNTERS — Buffalo meat will soon be on the menu for these Goucher Elementary School second grade students studying Native American history in teacher Carol Davis' class. More...

Sports

Stars align for Yellow Jackets this season

You might want to say the stars have aligned just right for Irmo this season. After all, it’s a roster packed full of stars. More...

Lineups

IRMO YELLOW JACKETS (10-2, 5-1 Region IV-AAAA) Avg. points scored: 38.4   Avg. points allowed: 21.1   PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP   OFFENSE   QB — Cord Love   6' 0”, 175 lbs. More...

Brown: “To beat Irmo, you need to score points.”

There’s likely no coach with a better perspective of today’s playoff matchup between Irmo and Gaffney than Spartanburg coach Freddie Brown. 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...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

 COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The House's top budget writer says cutting 10 days off the school year in South Carolina could save up to $210 million. More...

National News

Man shoots TV over ‘Dancing’

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A rural Wisconsin man apparently enraged by Bristol Palin's "Dancing with the Stars" routine blasted his television with a shotgun, leading to an all-night standoff with a SWAT team, investigators said.   More...

Print Edition

Click here for digital edition
2010-11-19 digital edition

Special Sections

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?