January 24, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

More snow coming?

Will it or won’t it?  Mere weeks removed from a winter storm that crippled the Upstate for several days, forecasters, highway officials and emergency responders were keeping a close eye throughout the weekend on yet another potential blast More...

Panel discusses Crime & Safety data from Community Indicators report

(EDITOR 'S NOTE: The Gaffney Ledger will be providing in- depth coverage of developments involving the Cherokee Community Indicators Project as they occur. More...

LifeStyles

St. Louis Brass

Arts Council hosts concert Jan. 25 by talented quintet T he Arts Council will present the  St. Louis Brass in concert on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Fullerton Auditorium at Limestone College.  More...

RECEPTION JAN. 26 WILL HONOR MICROFILM PRINTER DONORS –

The Cherokee County Public Library's Heritage Room fundraising project to purchase a new microfilm printer/scanner has been completed, and a “thank you” reception for all donors will be h More...

Couple will marry May 7

Tina R. Dawkins of Gaffney and the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Darryl Curtis of Nashville, Tenn., are happy to announce their engagement.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sunie W. Elmore

Sunie Jane Wells Elmore, 90, formerly of 902 Florence St., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. More...

Nell Baines

Nell Estelle Horne Baines, 94, formerly of Union Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

Pictured here are Tim Poole and Tori Quick reading The Gaffney Ledger in front of the Washington Monument. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

With fire came music

Ever since the dawn of time, man has felt an overwhelming desire to express himself through music and dance.  This was first demonstrated when Og, returning to the cave after dark, tripped and stumbled into the fire.  This was very disturbi More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Both warning and hope

Big things come from small beginnings. This saying is never truer than when applied to compulsive behavior problems.  More...

TRAFFIC STOPPER

A fender-bender involving three vehicles on Cherokee Avenue in Gaffney on Friday afternoon forced a detour of northbound traffic for more than an hour as the South Carolina Highway Patrol sorted out More...

Cana-Vac to occupy Union-Butterfield building

Another Canadian company locating in Cherokee County, eh?  Cana-Vac, a manufacturer of central, commercial and household vacuums, is expected to close soon on the former Union Butterfield facility, according to sources with knowledge of the pend More...

Local March of Dimes campaign kicks off Tuesday

The fight rages on.  Surpassing its goal of $75,000 last year, local March of Dimes supporters understand it will take more than a year of fundraising to ensure every baby is able to have a healthy start.  Another March of Dimes in Cherokee More...

Local News

Blacksburg Town Council discusses use of digital sign

Blacksburg town officials have heard a wealth of positive feedback regarding a digital marquee on Cherokee Street, praised for illuminating the municipality’s historic downtown area and in its short existence occasionally waking up drivers with More...

Too cold for recess?

Below average temperatures keeping students inside

Cold weather can have a chilling effect on whether children are allowed to go outside.  Recess time might be limited this winter as Cherokee County and other school districts statewide deal with one of the coldest winters in recent memory.  More...

County will ask BPW to waive fees

One Cherokee County councilman is hoping a Gaffney Board of Public Works commissioner will stick to his word.  At the commission’s January meeting, commissioner Roger Harris said he favors waiving up-front utility fees for the proposed cou More...

Sports

Attention baseball players age 11 and younger

Tryouts will be held Saturday, Jan. 29, and Sunday, Jan. More...

Lady Indians hold on for 1-point win over rival

Think free throw shooting isn’t important. Just ask the Gaffney Lady Indians.  Gaffney made 14 of 18 free throws - and would need every one of them - in holding on for an exciting 41-40 victory over rival Spartanburg on Friday.  More...

A Bully Beatdown

After absorbing a humiliating 101-77 loss Friday in their own packed gym, no one would blame the Spartanburg Vikings from calling up MTV and suggesting the Gaffney Indians for their reality show, Bully Beatdown.  The Indians simply did what they More...

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