April 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

CLOSED AT NOON

The Gaffney Ledger will close at noon Friday, April 22, in order to allow our employees to celebrate the Easter weekend with their families.  We will resume regular business hours at 8 a.m., Monday, April 25.  We encourage you to attend the More...

Veterans Day event will include two Hall inductions

Most people would tell you they feel that every day should be Veteran’s Day, one of reflection and reverence for those who laid their lives on the line for the U.S. and the freedoms we hold dear.  More...

LifeStyles

Magnolia Debutante Club presents 12 young women

Annual ball held April 16 at Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park

The Magnolia Debutante Club of Spartanburg presented 12 young women at its annual ball on Saturday, April 16, at the Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park. More...

WHAT’S UP

Easter services   Cherokee Falls Baptist Church, 109 School St., Cherokee Falls, will have a sunrise service on April 24 at 7 a.m. Sunday School will be at 8 a.m. at the church, followed by breakfast at 9 a.m. More...

90th BIRTHDAY –

Marie Dawkins of Gaffney will celebrate her 90th birthday on April 23, 2011. Mrs. Dawkins will celebrate her special day with a birthday dinner Saturday at 2 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rogers Nicholson

Rogers L. Nicholson, 77, of Commerce, Ga., died Tuesday, April 19, 201, at Heritage Healthcare of Athens.  Mr. Nicholson was born in Jackson County, Ga., to the late William R. More...

Terry Hill

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Terry Hill, 45, died Tuesday, April 19, 2011.  The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at Fort Mill Funeral Home. More...

Jessie Mae Parker

Jessie Mae Parker, 89, of Knoxville, Tenn., formerly of Gaffney, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 21, 2011.  Jessie Mae was a member of Blue Branch Baptist Church and more recently of Parkway Presbyterian Church. More...

State News

Former Gaffney pastor is Virginian of the Year

NORFOLK – The Rev. Dr. Robert Bluford Jr., was honored Friday night (April 8) as 2011 Virginian of the Year by the Virginia Press Association. More...

Charter school opening delayed

Citing a lack of students, a local group has abandoned its attempt to open a charter school in Gaffney this fall.  More...

Public defenders system about to ‘implode’

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

River search finds no trace of missing teen

One by one the boats returned to a boat launch on the Broad River on Thursday afternoon and once on dry land the men who piloted them gathered around, trying to decide their next course of action.  More...

Group visits, OKs city park site

Cherokee County Council made its offer more than a month ago. More...

Your favorite superhero comes to town

Fret not, help is on the way.  Opening last month, Fortress Comix is doing its part to fill a void for those yearning to keep up with their favorite “superheroes” found in the pages of DC, Marvel and other comic books.  More...

Local News

FLIP THAT SWITCH!

Energy saving program immensely cutting school district utility costs

An energy savings program is on track to save $1 million for Cherokee County schools after its recent revival by school superintendent Dr. Ed Taylor.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

An estimated $300 in vehicle damage was reported on Hackberry Drive.  Between 11:30 p.m. More...

Egg hunt serves several purposes

Restoration Church of Gaffney Pastor Joey Turner would be the first to tell you there is more to Easter than beautifully colored eggs and a gracious bunny rabbit spreading candy and cheer to all.  However, if it brings people closer to the real More...

Sports

2011 Gaffney High football schedule

Indians open season in week zero - again

For the second straight year, the Gaffney High football team will open the season in week zero.  Like last season, the Indians also will have a bye week. The opponents remain the same from the 2010 schedule. More...

Byrnes blanks Indians, 10-0

Second seed, home field on line against Spartanburg today

It was in Gaffney coach Jeff Osment’s words, “Just a bad game.”  Bad hitting, bad defense and some bad pitching all conspired to create an unstorybook ending in a 10-0 non region loss at Byrnes on Wednesday.  Josh Mata and More...

Ex-GHS star transfers to LC

The most successful season in the program’s Division II era has continued into the offseason recruiting period as Limestone men’s basketball has landed a pair of top recruits in Gaffney’s Josh Corry and DeAndre Alston following a re More...

Columns

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A muddled message to dictators?

Local forces, backed by United Nations-sanctioned French helicopter gunships, fought their way through the final defenses of Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and arrested him. U.S. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Voter ID bill is a pricey proposition

The South Carolina House of Representatives has been particularly aggressive this year with voter identification legislation. More...

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