February 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber releases report outlining economic impact of Peach Festival

While often not reflected in overall profits, a new study shows the South Carolina Peach Festival has a significant impact on the Cherokee County economy. More...

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Students take part in basketball/cheerleading tourney

.5 on 5' competition held Feb. 8 at Limestone College

Area 12 Basketball 5 on 5 Tournament/Cheerleading Competition was held Tuesday, Feb. 8. at Limestone College. More...

GLT sponsoring ‘Shining Stars Talent Night’ for ages 7-18

Talented youths from the area will get their chance to shine when the Gaffney Little Theatre sponsors “The Shining Stars Talent Night” at historic Iron City Place Auditorium in Blacksburg on Friday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m.  More...

Cherokee County Meals on Wheels takes part in focus on senior hunger

Senior hunger is an issue that Meals on Wheels organizations address daily by providing a hot, home-delivered meal to the homebound in their communities.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sally Ann Jackson

Sally Ann Jackson, 58, formerly of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. More...

Garland Sellars

William Garland Sellars, 92, formerly of Gaffney, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at White Oak Estates.  More...

Terri Williams

Terri Lynn Williams, 45, of 400 Bonner Lake Road, Apt. D-2, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at her residence.  Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of Sylvia Jean White Ortega and Emilio Ortega of Gaffney. More...

Columns

THE MOSS REPORT

Lawsuit abuse reform

This week, the House turned its attention squarely toward boosting our economy. We approved new reforms aimed at stemming lawsuit abuse. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

At the mercy of she with the booster cables

One of my favorite gadgets is a gizmo that starts my car by remote control.  The device comes in handy, especially on cold mornings. More...

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Playoff Correction

 The Gaffney boys basketball team will play Byrnes in the first round of the AAAA playoffs on Wednesday. A story in today's Ledger incorrectly stated Gaffney would face Clover.  More...

Unemployment tax law change could cripple major industries

If you build a home along the Carolina coast, chances are good your homeowners insurance premiums will reflect the possibility that another hurricane is just around the corner.  And if your luck behind the wheel of a car has been nothing but bad More...

County mulls starting adult daycare center

The county soon could be operating an adult daycare center.  Cherokee County Councilman Rufus Foster, who chairs the Human Services Committee, said during last week’s council meeting that the Peachtree Centre administration is looking into More...

Longtime trustee will be honored

School trustee Willie Crosby will be honored Monday evening by the state’s school board association for his 15 years of service.  More...

Local News

City signs off on park

Gaffney City Council signed off last week on a project to honor Board of Public Works Commissioner Joe Dean Knuckles.  The BPW plans to build a 1.4-acre passive park near Knuckles’ Westerly Park residence.  More...

MOBILE MAMMOGRAMS

Technician Jaclyn West, left, of Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health demonstrates digital mammography equipment used Wednesday to perform screenings for breast cancer in Gaffney. More...

Saints working on their mind games

After competing on a championship level for several years, Limestone College has enlisted the help of sports psychologist Dr. Joel Fish to help some of its top performing sports teams achieve greater things.  More...

Sports

Indians clinch region crown

Gaffney opens playoffs Wednesday against Clover   Looking for a victory that would seal another region championship, defending state champion Gaffney turned to some players familiar with big games to point the way to victory.  More...

Lady Indians share region title with rival

Playing a big game against rival Spartanburg on Friday, the Gaffney Lady Indians wanted to earn something rare – their first outright region title since 1999.  Instead, they had to settle for a share of the region championship, a No. More...

LC teams drop matches to USC-Aiken

The Limestone College men’s (1-2, 0-0) and women’s (0-3, 0-0) tennis teams dropped a pair of decisions at USC Aiken in non-conference action on Saturday.  The men fell to the Pacers (1-1, 0-1 PBC) by a 6-3 score while the women lost More...

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