February 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Gaffney BPW spent $6,189 on workshop

The Gaffney Board of Public Works has long liked to go out of town for its annual long-range planning workshop.  This year’s excursion to Charlotte’s Morehead Inn cost rate payers more than $6,000, according to expense records provid More...

LifeStyles

Kids Rule

The Miracle Baby Pageant, benefitting the March of Dimes, was held Saturday, Feb. 12, at Granard Middle School. More...

MEALS ON WHEELS DONATION –

Theo Lane, District Manager, Government and Community Relations, Duke Energy South Carolina, recently present a $500 check to Cherokee County Meals on Wheels' board member Linda Pirkey (left) and executive director Terry Dennis. More...

MLK essay, art competition winners named

Nine art winners in the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Essay and Art competition were recognized on Jan. 17 at Limestone College.  Lauren Roberts, a senior at Blacksburg High School, was named first place winner in art. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert Wolfe

Robert Lee Wolfe, of 335 Bonner Road, 90, always the soldier, received his final orders and faded away quietly at his home on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011.  More...

Michael J. Jefferies

Services for Michael Joseph Jefferies, 56, known as “Big Mike,” of 217 Osage Drive, husband of Tamara Minatee Jefferies, will be held Saturday, Feb. 19, at 12 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church with Dr. A. L. Brackett, Dr. More...

Rayford Barnhill

Rayford Gene Barnhill, 78, of 202 Brittany Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at his residence.  More...

State News

Changing unemployment insurance plan to benefit businesses with worst records would cost those with the best

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Workforce Department said Tuesday businesses with the best records on unemployment would have to pay a lot more if changes are made to help businesses with the worst records pay less.  More...

Ledger celebrates 117th birthday with today’s edition

The Gaffney Ledger celebrates its 117th birthday with the publication of today’s edition.  Edward Hope DeCamp was 29 years old when he accepted an invitation in 1894 from several local businessmen to start a weekly newspaper in Gaffney. More...

BOOK DRIVE

Teresa Bratt (left) and Jonna Turner helped kick off a children's book collection drive on Valentine's Day at Limestone College. More...

Gaffney PD ‘100 percent’ on murder case

Gaffney City Police Department investigators are still on the hunt for a killer or killers responsible for the deaths of two men Jan. 19.  “We’re still on it 100 percent,” Gaffney Police Chief Rick Turner said Tuesday. More...

Local News

CHAPS sets open house for History and Arts Museum

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Trustees give property to college

The Cherokee County School Board is willing to give property to Limestone College in exchange for “Eternity Swimming Rights.”  More...

POLICE REPORT

Shot fired at a car full of people, threats made

The Blacksburg Police Department is investigating a recent incident during which a shot was fired at a car full of people.  More...

Sports

Saints (5-1) travel to Wingate

After taking four from Lincoln Memorial this past weekend, Limestone College (5-1, 0-0), recently ranked No. More...

Cherokee County YMCA 2011 Basketball League Results

Results for Saturday, Feb. 12  Biddy-Ball League  Game 1: The Carolina Collision Tar Heels (MVP Marius Trevino) played the Cherokee Acoustics Inc. More...

Saints lax team finalizes 2011 schedule

Limestone College men’s lacrosse coach J.B. More...

Columns

SEND US YOUR PHOTOS

The next time you go out of town, take a copy of The Gaffney Ledger along and snap a photo of yourself and/or your group reading it so we can use it in our “Readers On The Road” feature. More...

CODY SOSSAMON

There but for the grace of God go I

All eyes followed him as he walked down the aisle and sat by himself in the front pew.  He was different in almost every respect from the rest of us sitting in the sanctuary at Limestone Presbyterian Church on Sunday morning.  He was a bit More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Protecting the votes of those who protect our freedom to vote

Although there’s no way to adequately express our thanks to the men and women who have made sacrifices in defending our nation, South Carolinians have always believed in doing our part to return the favor.  More...

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