March 30, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Oxygen masks designed to fit animals added to fire department’s rescue kits

When Gaffney firefighters respond to emergencies, it’s their overriding mission to protect life and property.  Now, thanks to a donation from the Wag’N 02 Fur Life Program, they’re better equipped to help protect some of the sm More...

LifeStyles

‘Cinderella’ continues tonight, Saturday at Gaffney Little Theatre

13 talented actors compose cast of .rags to riches' classic

The Gaffney Little Theatre Guild’s youth production of Cinderella opened Thursday evening at the playhouse on Robinson Street.  More...

A vitamin a day might not keep the doctor away

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Over the past few years, studies have found that vitamins previously considered beneficial may not be helping – and may be causing harm. More...

MAYORS FOR MEALS

– March for Meals had more than 1,376 participants deliver meals to the elderly, homebound and disabled across the country. Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly and Blacksburg Mayor David Hogue participated in Mayors for Meals. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Blanch Floyd Rains

BLACKSBURG – Blanch Floyd Rains, 84, of 143 Rains Road, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, Mrs. More...

Jessie Sprouse

Jessie Theodore Sprouse, 97, formerly of 196 Ruth Drive and Holmes Street, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Peachtree Centre.  More...

Edith Tate Mintz

Edith Tate Mintz, 86, of Mintz Farm Road, Gaffney, died on Thursday, March 28, 2012 at her residence.  A native of Rutherford County,   N.C., she was born on March 30, 1925, a daughter of the late Noah E. And Biddie Hawkins Tate. More...

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READERS ON THE ROAD

Pictured here are members of the 2012 Gaffney High School Winter Guard. The Winter Guard is broken into two groups, Jayvee and Varsity. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Future Scholar 529: A tax deadline savings tip

Do you have kids or grandchildren and ever find yourself wondering how to help pay for their college education? More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘I want to hit that thing’

It’s amazing how goals change the older you get.  More...

Fishermen checking traps find dead body

Fishermen going to check turtle traps at a Blacksburg pond made a gruesome discovery Thursday morning when they found a man dead off the side of Burnt Mill Road. More...

‘America’s Most Wanted’ will air segment featuring slayings at Superbike Motorsports

National television show America’s Most Wanted will be focusing on the unsolved Superbike Motorsports quadruple homicide case Friday night.  The show is set to air at 9 p.m., March 30, on the Lifetime Channel cable network, according to th More...

Local News

Blacksburg council gives final approval to bath salts ban

Little discussion was necessary among Blacksburg town officials in regard to the drafting an ordinance prohibiting the sale and use of “bath salts.”  All that was needed was a vote and the swift penning of their signatures.  More...

WHICH CAME FIRST?

Gaffney Middle School 6th-grade students Gracie Pall and Hannah Wilborn observe the progress of two chickens hatched from an incubator as part of a general science class project by teacher Terry Stua More...

City to discuss judge’s bill and county’s sidewalk request

Repairing a break that’s on the homeowner’s portion of a utility line can be costly. More...

Sports

Indians hope to show off strength

The Gaffney Indians hope to show off their strength at Saturday’s state strength meet in Sumter.  Gaffney’s Don Manning, Dylan James and Jaylen Miller will be competing on the varsity level, while Hayden Peterson and Jordan Shippy wi More...

Indians go for 3 straight

The Gaffney High baseball team will be looking to cap the week in style with a win at Rock Hill today.  Gaffney coach Jeff Osment said he wants to keep the momentum after beating Dorman on Monday and Lancaster on Tuesday.  More...

Lady Cats ranked 7th in latest coaches poll

The Blacksburg Lady Wildcats are ranked seventh in the latest SC Coaches Softball Poll.  However, the Lady Wildcats could drop in the next poll after losing to No. More...

State News

School district art expo set for April 3

Midnight Fire music and a performance from “West Side Story” are among the highlights of a April 3 arts expo presented by the Cherokee County School District.  More...

Unemployed will lose their benefits if they fail drug tests

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

Schools won’t have to provide printed report cards

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — School officials will not have to provide printed copies of schools' and districts' 2012 state report cards under a bill approved unanimously in the House.  More...

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