October 5, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Tiny dog killed while owner is away

Jack Rash can’t understand why anyone would target one of his beloved pets.  After being away from his Kraft Street home for just a few hours Sept. More...

FOOTBALL CONTEST WINNER

Last week’s contest was a real tightly contested battle among six contestants, all of whom correctly predicted 11 winners from the 12 games listed.  Once again, the tie-breaker proved to be the difference and the person with the best numbe More...

LifeStyles

Kings Mountain National Military Park marks 231st anniversary of historic battle

Randal Jones will be keynote speaker at wreath-laying ceremony Oct. 7

British Major Patrick Ferguson sure could have used an e-mail or some sort of instant message on Oct. More...

McDaniel – Balderas

Mr. and Mrs. Walter McDaniel of Blacksburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Brooke, to Justin Rigo Balderas of Blacksburg, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

‘The Rainmaker’ kicks off 2011-2012 theatre season at Limestone College

Limestone College Theatre will launch its 2011-2012 season with a production of the N. Richard Nash classic The Rainmaker. The show opens Thursday, Oct. 6, and runs through Saturday, Oct. 8, in the college’s Limestone Center Theatre. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Georgia Manning

Funeral services for Georgia Lynn Manning, 57, of 108 Osment St., widow of Willie “Plankey” Manning, will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. at Mikes Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Courtney Mills and the Rev. More...

James H. Broome Jr.

James Hillard Broome Jr., 85, of 224 Chandler Drive, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2011, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, N.C.  Mr. More...

James (Bud) Atkins Jr.

James (Bud) Rufus Atkins Jr., 64, of 106 Ellis Ferry Avenue, Apt. 212, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at his residence.   Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late James Rufus Atkins Sr. and Rosa Dover Atkins. Mr. More...

Former narcotics agent charged with misconduct in office

Accused of engaging in sexual act with a confidential informant

A former Cherokee County Sheriff's Office narcotics investigator was arrested by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division on Tuesday afternoon and charged with misconduct in office. More...

Lucky mystery couple becomes instant hundred-thousandaires

Imagine purchasing your dream home on the state’s tab.  A Gaffney family is planning to do so after striking gold last week courtesy of the S.C. More...

Copper thieves cost victim $50,000

An estimated $50,000 in theft and damage losses were reported after burglars broke into a Corporate Drive commercial building and stripped out copper wiring.  The burglary occurred between 11:30 a.m. Sept. 28 and 11:15 a.m. Oct. More...

Local Relay for Life effort raises more than $240,000

No doubt, the nation’s economic downturn has everyone watching every penny, making sure none goes to waste.   But in the case of cancer, no expense is too much when it comes to saving lives.  More...

State GOP primary date changed after Florida goes ‘rogue’

Voters in South Carolina will go into the Republican primary more than a month sooner than expected because Florida Republicans went “rogue” on their party once again.  More...

Local News

FRIDAY FIRE

— No injuries were reported but a Friday evening kitchen fire filled a Chaucer Drive apartment with smoke. City of Gaffney Firefighters were dispatched to Chaucer Drive at 6:12 p.m. More...

County changing healthcare insurance

Cherokee County Council on Monday gave approval to a plan that will result in a steep reduction in the county’s annual health care costs.  Cherokee County Assistant Administrator Holland Belue introduced the proposal during the Finance Com More...

BPWOKs new district lines

By a unanimous vote, the Gaffney Board of Public Works gave a redrawn voting map the green light Tuesday, clearing the way for the proposal to be sent to the U.S. Justice Department for approval.  More...

Sports

Coaches say league prez should go

Some local youth football league coaches say Gaffney Youth Football League President Ray Head went too far in allowing teams to add players as the playoffs loom.  More...

Bye week blues?

With six consecutive wins under their belt, and riding a wave of good feelings after a dominating 73-0 win over Greenville, the nationally-ranked Gaffney Indians may have felt a bit disappointed in having a bye week, right?  Wrong!  More...

To the champs, goes the rings and dinners

Post 109 players and fans like the sound of “2011 American Legion state champions.”  Those words will have a real ring to it when the players and coaches receive their state championship rings at an awards banquet on Saturday, Oct. More...

Letters

Remember those who fought so valiantly

Dear Editor:  The battle of Kings Mountain was an attack by American frontiersmen on Oct. 7, 1780, against Lord Cornwallis’ scouting forces under Major Patrick Ferguson. More...

Columns

OUR VIEW

A year later and much progress has been made

During the past year, much work has been done regarding the Community Indicators Project. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

What do Italians think about the Knox case?

I began following the Amanda Knox murder trial in 2009 when I began making plans to go to Italy the following year. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

How local festivals improve our quality of life

Over the weekend of Sep. 30 - Oct. 1, I attended the Rock Around the Clock Festival in Winnsboro.  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?