March 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

MOW, Daddy Joe’s join forces

Food prices and demand for services might be on the rise, but those at Meals on Wheels of Cherokee County describe their feelings in a single word — blessed.  More...

LifeStyles

You can‘Get Into Genealogy’ Saturday at GaffneyVisitors Center and Art Gallery

The grass is green and flowers are in bloom! More...

HOMESTYLE HEALTHY:

Sweet Potato and Apple Hash

Two hundred years ago, John Chapman’s calling became clear — to spread apple trees across the American frontier. More...

Library to hold Community Forum to plan for the future

Meetings set for March 26 in Gaffney; April 2 in Blacksburg

The Cherokee County Public Library is planning for its future and inviting the community to attend a Community Forum at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 26, in the large conference room of the library, 300 E. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Christopher H. Koon

Christopher Harold Koon, 80, of Gaffney, passed away on March 17, 2012.  Born in Seffner, Fla., he was the son of the late Whitner W. and Sarah Jane Chastain Koon. He retired from the U.S. More...

Steve C. McCord Sr.

Steve Charles McCord Sr., 33, of 634 Fourth St., passed on Tuesday afternoon, March 20, 2012, in Gaffney.  Son of Willa Davidson Adams, he was born April 7, 1978, in Gaffney. More...

Leroy Camp

Leroy Camp, 59, of 301 Mimosa Drive, husband of Wanda Jefferies Camp, passed Thursday, March 22, 2012, at 3 a.m. at his home.  Son of Lenoira Camp of Charlotte, N.C., and the late William Camp, he was born on April 11, 1952, in Gaffney. More...

‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE SNEEZING

There’s not necessarily more pollen; it’s just that it’s arrived a little sooner

Whether this year’s pollen is worse or heavier than it’s ever been, some say, may be a matter of perception.  “Perhaps a mild winter affected it,” offered Scott Hawkins of the South Carolina Forestry Commission. More...

Woman ticketed in wake of fatality involving mo-ped

A 27-year-old Gaffney woman was ticketed for failing to yield the right of way following a Gaffney Police Department investigation into a fatal mo-ped accident that occurred Tuesday afternoon at North Logan and East Frederick streets.  More...

Local News

Movie focuses on life of woman who survived an attempted abortion

Nomatter whether they’re decades old or mereminutes removed from the womb, all lives are precious.  Oftenmeeting local men and women at a low point in their lives, the staff at Options Medical does its part to ensure those who come in with More...

SAFETY FIRST

— Hoping to keep children safe, members of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and Cherokee County Fire Safety Team visited the Gaffney National Guard Armory's Family Fun Day on Saturday to im More...

Councilman has opponent

Local incumbents seeking local and state offices made it official this week by filing their paperwork and paying their filing fees.  At least one race will be contested.  After an unsuccessful bid to unseat longtime councilman Charles Mathi More...

Sports

Heading for a fall

Trojans blank Gaffney, 2-0

Don’t tell the Gaffney High boys soccer team it didn’t have a chance against highlyranked Northwestern.  They didn’t want to hear it.  The Indians were making believers out of themselves and their fans before the Trojans&r More...

AAU hoop teams tip off season this weekend

You can get a glimpse of future Gaffney High basketball stars today, Saturday and Sunday when the Gaffney AAU teams tip off their seasons at a tournament hosted by Spartanburg Day School.  The tournament begins today and will end with the champi More...

Wildcats blank Class 2A Indian Land; set to battle St. Joe’s for region’s top spot

The Blacksburg High baseball team is rolling up the wins.  Evan McCurry and Bradley Norman each had three hits and three pitchers combined to allow only two hits as the Wildcats improved to 10-1 with a 7-0 win at Indian Land on Wednesday.  More...

Letters

THEIR VIEW

Reality of eliminating budget board is giving governor more power

In 2011, Gov. Nikki Haley was embroiled in a constitutional struggle with lawmakers over their return to Columbia after the legislative session. More...

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READERS ON THE ROAD

A group from Grace Baptist Church recently went to Israel and carried a copy of The Gaffney Ledger along. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Shooting sparks outcry

As beautiful as the weather has been in the Carolinas over the past few weeks, I’ve found it almost impossible to roll the windows in my car down and enjoy the breeze which the good Lord has provided us.  Believe it or not, He’s offe 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?