February 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

SLED asked to investigate threat

The school board has requested the State Law Enforcement Division investigate the possibility of criminal misconduct in its superintendent search. More...

Black community rallies; says Redish should have been superintendent finalist

Black community leaders want to know the reason acting superintendent Dr. Carlotta Redish is not a finalist for the Cherokee County superintendent position.  More...

LifeStyles

TOURNEY WINNERS –

Food Lion of Gaffney raised $6,840 in 2011 for Children's Miracle Network Hospital and kicked off its 2012 campaign with a bowling tournament on Saturday, Jan. 28. More...

Legendary pianist Abbey Simon will perform Feb. 11 in Newberry

NEWBERRY – Abbey Simon, one of the true international giants of the piano, will perform at the Newberry Opera House on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m.  Simon has appeared with America’s major orchestras. More...

ROTARY CLUB —

Dr. Randy Nichols, above right, Chair of the Department of Communication and Interdisciplinary Studies at Limestone, was the featured speaker during the January 17 meeting of the Gaffney Rotary Club. During his presentation, Dr. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Salona Mae Hambright

Salona Mae Hambright, 101, of Peachtree Centre, 1434 N. Limestone St., passed on Friday morning, Jan. 27, 2012, at her residence.  More...

Betty Chambers

BLACKSBURG – Betty Louise Wilson Chambers, 69, of 494 Young Grove Road, slipped into eternal rest on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.  More...

Winfred Vassey

CROSS HILL – Winfred Lee Vassey, 86, of 761 Lakeshore Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at his residence.  More...

Other News

Sen. Peeler, Rep. Moss recognized by chamber

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the state’s unified voice of business, presented 54 South Carolina legislators with the third annual Business Advocate Award. More...

Scam Alert: airline phishing e-mail

Columbia — The SC Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) warns consumers to be wary of fraudulent e-mails that appear to be from American Airlines. More...

National News

Budget report shows deficit will be $1.1 trillion this fiscal year

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new budget report released Tuesday predicts the government will run a $1.1 trillion deficit in the fiscal year that ends in September, a slight dip from last year but still very high by any measure.  More...

Breaking News - 2/2/2012 5:43 PM

Craig kicked off team

Swinney dismisses for Gaffney star

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Clemson receiver Joe Craig was arrested on a criminal domestic violence charges hours before being dismissed from the football team. More...

Gaffney High standout Davis chooses Tar Heels

A month ago, Gaffney star wideout Quinshad Davis never imagined he would be playing for North Carolina next season. But a lot changed in just four weeks. More...

Board responds to charges of racism

The Cherokee County School Board objected Wednesday morning to suggestions at a NAACP rally Monday that "good old politics" and racism played a role in the selection of four superintendent finalists. More...

Threats prompt angry response from chairman of school board

“I have never been more sickened by anything in my life”

Cherokee County School Board chairman Donnie Smith vowed school trustees will take any action necessary to address potential criminal misconduct in its ongoing superintendent search.  The school board met Tuesday evening to receive legal advice More...

Local News

Former senior centers director surrenders, released on bond, issues apology

A day after she turned herself in to face a charge that she embezzled money from the Senior Centers of Cherokee County, former executive director Joan Wood offered her apologies in a e-mailed letter.  More...

Limestone College Theatre will present original production, ‘Switched,’ written by Limestone senior

Play is for children of all ages; show dates are Feb. 2-4 in Limestone Center Theatre

“Switched,” an original production by Limestone College senior Joey Mayberry, will be performed by Limestone Theatre on Feb. 2-4 in the Limestone Center Theatre. The play is for children of all ages. More...

Senior with highest score will be crowned Miss Cherokeean 2012

GHS beauties compete for titles

Thirty-nine young women from the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes at Gaffney Senior High School will compete in the 2012 Miss Cherokeean pageant on Saturday, Feb. 4, in GHS Auditorium. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. More...

Sports

SPRING FLING -

Monday was the official start of practice for prep spring sports. More...

Saint picked No. 1 in draft

Limestone men’s lacrosse standout Shayne Jackson was selected by the Ajax Rock as the No.1 overall selection in the 2012 Major Lacrosse Series Draft.  Jackson closed out his career in the junior ranks in grand style last summer leading the More...

Columns

OUR VIEW

The new superintendent should get our support

No matter how the search for a new Cherokee County school superintendent ends, somebody is going to be unhappy.  Chances are the board could be split in its vote, which would probably — and regrettably — result in long-term dissensio More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

There’s an app for that

I bought my wife an iPad for Christmas  She hasn’t spoken to me since.  She’s not mad. She’s hooked.  She can’t put it down. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

The Gaffney Ledger recently visited the Painted Desert, Petrified Forest, Grand Canyon, and the Four Corners area. More...

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