November 18, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Students gravitating toward robotics competition scheduled for next spring

Area middle and high schools are forming robotics teams to participate in the Green City Challenge next spring.  Centered on the theme of renewable energy, students will learn the basics involved in programming a robot. More...

YEAH, BUT CAN IT DO THE LAUNDRY?

This robot was programmed by Cherokee 20/20 education committee member Cindy McFadden to help promote a robotics competition for local middle and high school students in 2012. More...

LifeStyles

LIMESTONE STUDENTS RING THE BELL

Limestone College students covered half of the Salvation Army's ringing locations on Saturday, Nov. 12, and raised $684.73 to help needy families in the community during the Christmas season. More...

Limestone College and Community Chorus will give fall concert Nov. 20 at Grassy Pond Church

The 33-voice Limestone College and Community Chorus will perform its fall concert Sunday, Nov. 20, at 4 p.m. at Grassy Pond Baptist Church, 254 Grassy Pond Road. Admission is free and the public is invited.  Dr. More...

Beta Sigma Phi chapter meets; plans services for Christmas

XI Alpha Delta Chapter 4037 of Beta Sigma Phi met Monday, Nov. 7, at 6:30 p.m at Aegean Pizza. Ann Fuller was hostess and after the opening ritual and the Beta Sigma Phi blessing, a meal was served.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kim Benson

COWPENS – Kimberly Michelle Goforth Benson, 37, of 3180 Battleground Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Sandra White

Sandra Faye Ledbetter White, 61, of 851 Darwin Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at her residence.  More...

Daisy Smith

Funeral services for Daisy Smith, 72, of 103 Carver St., widow of the Rev. Cleveland S. Smith Sr., will be held Monday, Nov. 21, at 4 p.m. at Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. C.A. Wallace, the Rev. Tony Macomson, Dr. J.W. More...

Letters

Jobs fair at Gaffney Middle was well-planned and organized

Dear Editor:  Quite often agencies are asked to participate in career fairs and events at local schools in an effort to help students recognize what types of jobs are available and how important education is to those jobs.  More...

State News

Man sentenced

(AP) — A Chesnee man has been sentenced to 21 years in prison after admitting to using marijuana and alcohol when he caused a wreck that killed a 69-year-oldman.  Prosecutor Barry Barnette says 31-year-old James Lee McKelvey was sentenced More...

FOR THE TROOPS

Members of the Supporting Each Other Military Style support group turned to the U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday to make sure some very important packages are delivered by Thanksgiving.  Of the 15 boxes mailed, 13 were addressed to U.S. More...

GAFFNEY-DORMAN GAME WILL BE CARRIED LIVE ON OUR WEBSITE

Arch-rivals Gaffney and Dorman will tangle for the second time this season. But this time there’s a Class 4A “Big 16” semifinal berth at stake in the Ledger Live Game of the Week. More...

Two men face multiple charges after traffic stop

City of Gaffney Narcotics agents seized purported crack cocaine, powder cocaine and marijuana with an estimated street value of more than $7,5000 following a Tuesday evening traffic stop during which a man allegedly tossed a bag of drugs onto the roo More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

ffi A copper thief targeted the National Park Service.  According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone cut 15 feet of copper tubing from a propane gas tank at the National Park Service office on New Pleasant Road between 5:15 p More...

Vehicle overturns during rainstorm; woman cited

Two people were taken to Upstate Carolina Medical Center after a Wednesday morning crash on Old Georgia Highway during a driving rainstorm.  A couple from Cowpens was headed north on Old Georgia Highway when their vehicle ran off the right side More...

Adults are ‘stewards of children’

Limestone College education professor Dr. Penelope Saurino will hold free workshops to help educate adults on taking the right steps in protecting children from sexual abuse.  More...

Sports

Playoff tickets on sale today

Tickets for the Dorman playoff game will be on sale from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in front of the auditorium. All tickets will be $7.  Everyone will need to purchase a ticket to attend.   More...

With Foster, Indians have plenty in reserve

Growing up, sophomore Hyleck Foster envisioned playing running back for a nationallyranked prep football power.  But it’s not the school you’re thinking.  Foster was born in Gaffney but at age 3 moved to Patterson, N.J., home of More...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL BREAKDOWN

Clemson (9-1, 6-1 ACC) at N.C. State (5-5, 2-4 ACC)   More...

Columns

SEND US YOUR PHOTOS

The next time you go out of town, take a copy of The Gaffney Ledger along and snap a photo of yourself and/or your group reading it so we can use it in our “Readers On The Road” feature.  Please make sure the photo is good quality.&n More...

THEIR VIEW

Something needed to be done

Changes to the South Carolina Retirement System by the state Budget and Control Board were not ideal. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Crossing the musical line

Thousands locally might confess to being the No. More...

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Poll

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?