February 25, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

School district has 3 new administrators

Interim Cherokee County School Superintendent Dr. Ed Taylor has chosen three local administrators for new supervisory positions.  More...

Eliminating pork a high priority item for council

The piggish habits of some wild hogs are causing problems for Cherokee County Recreation District officials.  More...

LifeStyles

Limestone Theatre presents romantic comedy, .Almost, Maine'

Matthew Smith and Cynthia Tate (right photo) and Chris Perry and Rebecca Adams (top photo) are featured in the romantic comedy, "Almost, Maine," which will be presented today and Saturday (Feb. More...

Shady Grove observes ‘Woman’s Day’ Feb. 27

Four women vying for ‘Woman of the Year’

Shady Grove Baptist Church Women’s Ministry will have its annual Woman’s Day program Sunday, Feb. 27, during the 11 a.m. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Lassiter – Mason

Mr. and Mrs. David Austin Lassiter of Burlington, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Britton Lassiter, of Greenville to Trenton Benjamin Mason of Hilton Head, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Alan Mason of Gaffney and Mr. and Mrs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Margaret Pender

Margaret Willis Pender, 94, formerly of 1174 S. Green River Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at Brookview Healthcare.  More...

Joe Hames

Joseph Nevels Hames, 93, of 108 Pleasant Meadows Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  More...

Barbara Gregory

Barbara Lee Gregory, 55, of 501 Beech St., passed away Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at 6 a.m. at her residence.  Daughter of the late James Robert Gregory and the late Mary Graham Gregory, she was born on June 23, 1955, in Cherokee County.  More...

State News

Attorney calls PETA ‘cat killers’

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Animal rights activists claim that hundreds of cats in stacked cages at a South Carolina shelter are being abused and want the woman running the facility to face criminal charges. More...

A $16,000 CHAIN REACTION

No injuries were reported but damage from a chain-reaction accident involving four vehicles Wednesday on Hyatt Street amounted to about $16,000, according to the Gaffney Police Department. More...

8 POINTS OF VIRTUE

Gaffney Fire Chief Nathan Ellis (right) presented a special award during the department's annual Chief's Appreciation Dinner on Thursday night to Firefighter Scotty Richards. More...

New info released regarding homicides

After several weeks of keeping a lot of specific information close to the vest, the Gaffney Police Department on Wednesday went public with new details it hopes will spark new leads in the Jan. More...

Local News

Saturday wrestling event will benefit Boys & Girls Club

All it takes is three seconds for a winner to be determined.  It takes far less time, however, for one’s life to be taken from them, placed in the hands of the Almighty who will determine their eternal destination.  More...

VFW Post 3447 celebrating 75th anniversary

It’s pretty difficult — if not impossible — to crack a diamond.  Similarly bonded and passing the test of time is the relationship among the nation’s veterans, remaining loyal to each other and their pledge to defend U.S. More...

Children’s Home reaches goal to match Timken Grant

Cherokee Children’s Home cleared a major hurdle Tuesday, announcing the local nonprofit organization had raised the $75,000 necessary to match a grant that will fund a major renovation project.  More...

Sports

Lady Indians look to build on season’s success

Susan Wade is a “glass half full kind of a coach.”  That’s the reason she is focusing on the team’s returning talented backcourt players rather than contemplating life without her graduating highly-skilled frontcourt play More...

BRIEFS

Local flag football begins March 13   The Gaffney Flag Football League will begin play on March 13. The entry fee is $200. Cash and plaques will be awarded to the league champs.  More...

SCHEDULE

Today  High School Wresting  Class 4A State Championship at Anderson Civic Center.   More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

The use of ‘copcams’ in a free nation is disturbing

Cameras that automatically ticket drivers who run red lights have been periodically proposed for use in South Carolina as low-cost alternatives to policing and for their traffic safety potential. More...

TIM GULLA

The only thing that really changes is perspective

Driving down East Floyd Baker Boulevard on Wednesday, I had to stop at the crosswalk by The Village School as students crossed the roadway.  More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Hannah Faith Powell recently visited Silva, N.C. She is shown taking a break from enjoying the winter snow to pose for a picture with a copy of The Gaffney Ledger. 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?