January 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

BPW likely to raise rates again

It appears that Gaffney Board of Public Works customers will be paying higher rates again this year.  More...

LifeStyles

New series of CAVA classes begin Feb. 2

POTTERY ON THE WHEEL  Instructor: Connie Stuart  Thursday, Feb. 2 – 6:30-8:30 p.m.  More...

11 young women will be presented at Carolina Debutante Society ball

Opening season tea kicks off 2012 debutante season

The Carolina Debutante Society's opening season tea was held Sunday, Jan. 22, at the home of Mrs. Edward Ellsworth Cazel, marking the official beginning of its debutante season.  More...

Couple married 53 years

BLACKSBURG – Gary and Brenda Thomas of Blacksburg celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on Jan. 23, 2012. Mrs. Thomas is the former Brenda Ellis.  Mr. and Mrs. Thomas were married in Blacksburg in 1959. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ione Peeler

PACOLET – Ms. Ione Peeler, 84, of 407 Asbury Road, Pacolet, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. More...

Catherine J. Gibbons

Catherine J. Gibbons, 76, of 305 Marion Ave., wife of Julius Gibbons Jr. of the home, passed on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at 1:10 a.m. at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

MSgt. Elbert Roy Bridges

NORTH, S.C. – MSgt. Elbert Roy Bridges, 86, of North, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012.  Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at Culler-McAlhany Funeral Home Chapel in North with the Rev. Sam Fordham officiating. More...

SLED arrests man teaching concealed weapons class

A 51-year-old firearms instructor from Roebuck has been charged with perjury in the wake of an undercover investigation by SLED into an allegedly bogus concealed weapons permit (CWP) class taught in Gaffney.  More...

Redish named interim school district boss

School trustees officially named Dr. More...

Man surrenders after standoff

A 9-hour standoff at a Soapstone Road home ended peacefully Wednesday morning when a 53-year-old man, who had barricaded himself in a bedroom, surrendered to authorities.  The tense situation began at about 12:45 a.m. More...

Local News

District adjusts superintendent candidate schedule

A scheduling conflict has led the Cherokee County School District to push back a district tour for superintendent finalist Dr. Quincie Moore.  The dates are being moved to Feb. 7 and 8. More...

Premiere showing of three short films by Abe Dueñas tonight at Capri Theatre

Local filmmaker Abe Dueñas will premiere two of his latest short films along with his first short film, “El Caniquero,” tonight (Jan. 27) at the Capri on Main. Festivities begin at 8 p.m. More...

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day events scheduled

COLUMBIA – Events will be held in South Carolina around Feb. More...

Sports

Gaffney grapplers take aim at region championship

As a senior, Gaffney wrestler Daniel Ruppe has figured things out, coach Thomas Voelker said.  “He is wrestling real smart now,” said Voelker of Ruppe. More...

Indians aim to stay perfect in region play

Make no mistake, Gaffney High basketball coach Mark Huff wants to win the region.  The Region III-4A champion could host as many as three playoff games. More...

Local middle school wrestlers shine at state tourney

The expectations of Gaffney wrestlers Zack Clary and Mason Bradley were simple: win a state championship.  Clary and Bradley did just that at this past weekend’s Carolina Invitational for middle school and jayvee wrestlers.  More...

Columns

Still not ‘a great day’ in S.C.

As is usually the case, there were no surprises from Gov. Nikki Haley in her state of the state address.  More...

Education’s learning curve

South Carolina Superintendent of Education Mick Zais and the State Board of Education got off to a bad start, but now say they are committed to patching things up.  That is encouraging because they need each other, and the state’s schools More...

Article

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...

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