January 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Blacksburg chief believes ‘we’ll get one soon...’

Though he and his police force have little to show for their work along Interstate 85 as of yet, Blacksburg Police Chief Jamie Ham believes the department is getting ever closer to crimping the supply network of drug distributors through the municipa More...

LifeStyles

Miss McDaniel and Mr. Balderas wed at Gaffney FreeWill Church

Erica Brooke McDaniel and Justin Rigo Balderas, both of Blacksburg, were united in marriage on Nov. 11, 2011, at Gaffney Free Will Baptist Church. The Rev. Dennis Tolley conducted the 6 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Camp wed 32 years

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dale Camp of Gaffney celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary on Jan. 5, 2012.  Mr. Camp and the former Mauree J. Addis were married in 1980 at High Point Baptist Church by the Rev. Grady Pierce. More...

Spar tanburg Youth Theatre announces Spring classes

SPARTANBURG – The Spartanburg Youth Theatre continues its 2011-12 Theater Education Program with an array of classes beginning the week of Feb. 13.  More...

Letters

This is an opportunity to participate in a project that will affect your children, grandchildren

Dear Cherokee County Residents:  More...

Our fight is a righteous one and we will win ... we won’t be defeated

Dear Gaffney:  According to Tami Desmond of No Kill Nation:  More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

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. More...

New software system helps 9-1-1 dispatchers respond more quickly

Dispatchers at Cherokee County E-9-1-1 put a full year of practice into action last week as a new computerized system aimed at getting vital information to First Responders and paramedics during medical emergencies became operational.  More...

Father drives son to work, disappears

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a local man who failed to return home following a trip to Duncan on Sunday.  More...

Crippled truck dumps diesel fuel on parking lot at shopping center

A trucker heading to Louisiana ended up making an unscheduled stop in Gaffney on Tuesday morning that left a big mess for local firefighters, road crews and an environmental cleanup company.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

ffi A thief or thieves targeted a Smyrna church between Jan. 8 and Jan. 13 .  According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, a Yorkbrand heat pump was taken from the premises of Canaan Methodist Church, Canaan Church Road. More...

Bethel Senior Day Care clients celebrate Christmas

Parties, Fancy Feet Dancers and visit from Santa highlight holidays

Bethel Senior Day Care Center Inc. got the past Christmas season off to a great start with its annual Community Christmas Luncheon on Dec. 2.  More...

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE –

The Unity Praise Team of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church will host “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: A Praise and Worship Experience” on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m. More...

Sports

Lady Indians battle Clover to the wire

The Gaffney Lady Indians stayed close but couldn’t quite make a complete feel-good story in falling to host Clover, 46-45, on Tuesday.  Clover entered the game atop the region standings at 2- 0.  The Lady Blue Eagles held the lead fo More...

Parker’s 3 lifts Wildcats to win

Treyvon Parker hit a 3-pointer with :30 left to play to lift the Blacksburg Wildcats to a 57-55 win over Greenville Tech on Tuesday.  It was the Wildcats’ first lead of the game.  Vinnie Thompson paced the Wildcats with 17 points, whi More...

What's on Tap

Thursday  High School Wrestling  Rock Hill at Gaffney. 7 p.m.  Ninth-Grade Basketball Gaffney at Spartanburg. 6 p.m.  Jayvee Basketball  Gaffney at Spartanburg. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

What really happened at the Holson plant

I’m not one to wish my life away, but Sunday can’t come soon enough for me.  Maybe then all of these bitter attack campaign commercials will stop and we’ll get back to those boring, annoying regular ones.  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?