October 12, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Burglars taking aim at pickups

Thieves broke into three trucks at or near the Gaffney Premium Outlets on Oct. 9 during a narrow time span, making off with hunting equipment, cash and electronics.  More...

Man charged in connection with home invasions

A 19-year-old Gaffney man was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of first degree burglary in connection with two home invasions Sept. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Jones, Mr. McDowell wed Sept. 3

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Patterson Jones of Gaffney announce the marriage of their daughter, Erica Joy, to Daniel August McDowell, Jr. on Saturday, September 3, 2011. More...

Witten – Kaemmerlen

Mr. and Mrs. David A. Witten of Sykesville, Md., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristy Lynn, to Stephen Robert Kaemmerlen of Gaffney.  More...

Marie Prevatte speaker at sorority meeting Oct. 3

Xi Alpha Delta of Beta Sigma Phi met Monday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m. at Trackside with Shirley Turner as hostess. Twelve members were present.  The president, Ann Loftis, was in charge. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Raymond O. LeCroy Jr.

Raymond Orbit LeCroy Jr., 69, of 602 River Drive, passed away Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care.  Mr. LeCroy was born Aug. 30, 1942, in Gaffney, son of the late Raymond Orbit LeCroy Sr. More...

Paul D. Icard Sr.

FORTMILL – Paul David Icard Sr., 62, of Fort Mill, passed away Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at his home.  Born in Gaffney, Mr. Icard was the son of Pauline Icard Sisk Weekley and the late James H. Sisk. More...

Matthew A. Franklin Sr.

Matthew Alexander Franklin Sr. of Richmond, Va., husband of Elizabeth Franklin, passed on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, in Richmond.  He was a member of King David Lodge No. More...

Struggling economy hits home

58 Freightliner employees laid off

Citing the lingering effects of the economic downturn on its business, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. More...

DRESSING UP FOR THE HOLIDAY

Blacksburg High student Chaynn Morales puts the finishing touches on a pumpkin Tuesday for a decorating contest sponsored by Food Lion. Students have decorated 152 pumpkins for Halloween with various kinds of creative touches. A portion of the More...

FOOTBALL CONTEST WINNER

OK, we’re about to reach the conclusion that this football contest is getting w-a-a-a-y too easy.  Fer instance, last week five people correctly predicted the winners in all 12 games — all dad-blamed 12 of ’em.  Once again More...

Residents will have opportunity to learn the Cherokee language

Local residents will receive the opportunity to learn a new language, one which for some may be part of their family heritage. The Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society (CHAPS) will host two Cherokee language classes Oct. 21 at 10 a. m. More...

Local News

Touchberry apparently among candidates for alternative school boss job

Former Blacksburg High principal Jim Touchberry could be a top candidate to become director of Cherokee County alternative school.  More...

Broad River Electric Cooperative named ‘Business of the Quarter’

Broad River Electric Cooperative has been selected as the Charter Business “Business of the Quarter.” Ken Pelanda of Charter Business awarded a plaque to Doug Wilson of Broad River Electric Cooperative on Monday, Oct. 3.  More...

4-F MEETING THURSDAY –

The 4-F Club will meet Thursday at noon in the family life center of Draytonville Baptist Church. Pictured are Cobb Barnhill and Charles Poole at a past meeting of the group. More...

Sports

Shrine Bowlers!

Shrine Bowl rosters expected to be announced today

Joey Copeland and Quinshad Davis, Shrine Bowlers.  The official announcement won’t be made public until later today or tomorrow but it appears that the Gaffney quarterback and wide receiver are virtual locks to be among the 44 players sele More...

Offensive line dominates in victory over Blue Eagles

It was the Indians offensive line that dominated the trenches Friday against Clover, helping Gaffney running backs produce 235 yards and protecting Joey Copeland so well that he was sacked just once.  “I was glad that we were able to run t More...

Recruiting news

Gaffney defensive end top S.C. target of ACC school

The University of Maryland has made no secret of its interest in Gaffney junior defensive end Jaylen Miller.  According to Gaffney defensive coordinator Ben Fuller, the Terps recruit only one player each year from the Palmetto State and Miller i More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

Want a secure retirement? Just get yourself elected

I, like most folks, used to think about retirement as the time in my life when I could slow down and really enjoy living. The golden years.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Celebrating the American journey

I sit at my desk and write this on one of our nation’s overlooked holidays — Columbus Day, the annual observance of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas. 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?