September 2, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Rings Of Honor

A fundraising drive to purchase championship rings for the American Legion Post 109 baseball team is under way. More...

CLOSED MONDAY

The Gaffney Ledger will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of Labor Day.  We will resume regular business hours at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. More...

Powerhouses lock horns at The Reservation

Today’s game between Greenwood and Gaffney will likely mean little when it comes to qualifying for the state playoffs.  Heck, the teams won’t be competing in the same state playoff classification and they don’t play in the same More...

LifeStyles

Broad River Charities donates to non-profits

$22,000 will help 11 local agencies help .neighbors' in need

Eleven local non-profit organizations received donations totaling $22,000 from Broad River Electric Charities on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Broad River Electric Cooperative headquarters in Gaffney.  More...

ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS –

The local chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. awarded scholarships to seniors at Gaffney and Blacksburg high schools. More...

Peachtree Centre hosts annual Fun Day on Sept. 24

Peachtree Centre will have its annual Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 24, beginning at 10 a.m.  A highlight of the event will be a cornhole tournament. The tourney is a double elimination/two-player team format. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rose Lee Burris

Funeral services for Rose Lee Burris, 69, of Brookview Healthcare Center, will be held Friday, Sept. 2, at 3 p.m. at Youngs Grove Baptist Church with Dr. Larry Brooks, Dr. Michael Hull, Dr. Ruby Miller, the Rev. More...

Annie Mae Posey

Annie Mae Posey, 84, of 325 Vermont Drive, passed on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at 7:35 p.m. at Regional Hospice Home of Spartanburg.  Daughter of the late Hampton Posey Sr. More...

Jimmie “J.R.” Richardson

Funeral services for Jimmie Richardson, known as "J.R.," 63, of 402 East Junior High Road, will be held Sunday, Sept. 4, at 2:30 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church with Dr. A. L. Brackett officiating. Military honors will follow in Oakland Cemetery. More...

National News

9 companies recall fuel gel for firepots

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nine companies are recalling about 2 million bottles and jugs of the gel fuel used in outdoor patio decorations known as firepots because of the risk of serious burns.  More...

Beachgoers expected back for Labor Day

MYRTLE BEACH (AP) – Labor Day weekend tourism along South Carolina's Grand Strand is expected to bounce back strongly after last weekend's brush with Hurricane Irene.  More...

AIRLIFTED AFTER CRASH

A woman was airlifted (inset photo) to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center following a “T-bone” collision at East Frederick and New streets late Thursday afternoon.  City of Gaffney police still were investigating the accident as of More...

Labor Day Weekend

Cops will be out in force

Drivers traversing Highways 221 and 221A in northwest Cherokee County were greeted near the state line Wednesday night by a small army of law enforcement officers from two states who were looking to send a message. More...

Police, schools join forces to tackle gang problem

Although there has been little gang activity recently in Cherokee County, schools and local law enforcement are working together in an effort to prevent teenagers from becoming involved in delinquent gang behavior.  More...

Council redraws the redrawn district lines

Cherokee County District 3 Councilman Quay Little is fine with the new council voting map. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

ffi Two vehicles parked in the 200 block of Rogers Street were targeted for break-in.  According to the Gaffney Police Department, someone gained entry to a 2008 Chrysler and a 2001 Ford between 8:30 p.m. Aug. 19 and 1 p.m. Aug. More...

Children’s Advocacy Center names new executive director

SPARTANBURG – The Spartanburg-based nonprofit that works to help physically and sexually abused children has a new leader.  Jo Willa Gramling Lopez has been named executive director of the Children’s Advocacy Center. More...

Medical Explorers get up close look at helicopter service

Area high school students had their cell phone cameras out Tuesday evening when a medical helicopter landed behind Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  More...

Sports

Indians go to the air to dominate Greenwood

GHS offense racks up 690 yards, including record-setting TD

Lightning forced the game between highly-ranked teams Gaffney and Greenwood to be delayed for about 50 minutes. More...

‘Cats defense faces stern test in Truesdale

If history is any indication, Blacksburg head coach Mickey Moss expects his defense to be put to the test by Indian Land’s Rondreas Truesdale.  Truesdale, who plays both quarterback and running back, rushed for 157 yards on 10 carries, inc More...

GAME AT A GLANCE

WILDCATS(1-0) VS. INDIAN LAND (1-0)  Indian Land High School  Kickoff at 7:30 p.m. Players to Watch: Blacksburg QB Treyvon Parker, RB Ray Ellis, DE Colton Greene, S Scottie Wilson. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

If you think that earthquake shook Washington, wail ’til election day

The earthquake that shook Washington in August 2011 may not have moved things around as much as voters will in November 2012.  Americans are plenty angry at Congress in the aftermath of the debt crisis and Republicans could pay the greatest pric More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It’s not the same without Bernie behind the clippers

Looking at the mirror the other day, and noticing how badly I needed a haircut, it dawned on me that I hadn’t had a haircut I really loved in about five years now.  And it also dawned on me why I felt that way.  For the vast majority 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?