April 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

CLOSED FRIDAY

The Gaffney Ledger will be closed Friday, April 6, in observance of the Easter season.  This will not affect the regular delivery of your paper.  We hope you will attend the church of your choice Sunday.  We wish for you a safe weeken More...

LifeStyles

4 vie for Distinguished Young Woman of Gaffney title in competition April 7

Program begins at 7 p.m. in GHS Auditorium

Distinguished Young Woman of Gaffney will have its program on Saturday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in Gaffney Senior High School Auditorium. More...

HOMESTYLE HEALTHY:

Salads

Here comes Spring, complete with sunshine, pollen and much warmer temperatures. This is the time of year when salads begin to show up on our tables more often. There are not many meals that a beautiful side salad can’t improve upon.  More...

Sheriff speaks at club meeting

Stresses importance of taking precautions against fraud, scams

Members of the Tuesday Women's Club held their regular monthly meeting on March 13 in the ladies' parlor at First Baptist Church. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Evelyn Belle Martin Seals

SPARTANBURG – Evelyn Martin Seals, 80, formerly of 112 Hampton Ave., Gaffney, peacefully entered into eternal rest on Friday, March 30, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  Mrs. More...

Oscar (Ozzie) Spencer

COWPENS – Oscar (Ozzie) Raymond Spencer, 82, of 1806 South Green River Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center .  More...

Phyllis Brown

BLACKSBURG -– Phyllis Annette Dover Brown, 71, of 135 Eaglewood Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 2, 2012, at her residence.  Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Lewis Brown and daughter of the late Jesse and Inez Whel More...

Group seeks scholarship allotment from county

Cherokee 20/20 on Monday asked Cherokee County Council for financial support for students in need.  Oscar Fuller, lead consultant for the group, said the $60,000 appropriation would be used to help students in technical fields of study meet thei More...

McCraw enters race for BPW commissioner

Former State Rep. More...

America’s Most Wanted show generates tips

SUPERBIKE MOTORSPORTS SLAYINGS

Exposure of the Superbike Motorsports quadruple homicide to a national audience not only resulted in some newly released details of the grisly killings, but five new tips for investigators.  More...

Trustees will get first look at proposed budget numbers at Thursday meeting

The Cherokee County School Board will get an overview Thursday of a preliminary $60 million budget that includes spending increases and higher state revenues.  Finance director Brock Heron will provide trustees with an update on this year&rsquo More...

Local News

Man convicted of dumping sentenced

A Gaffney man accused of dumping two loads of construction debris on area roadways was ordered to pay restitution for Cherokee County’s cleanup costs and serve six days of community service picking up litter.  More...

City begins annual planning workshop today

As the City of Gaffney gears up to discuss its next fiscal year budget, Gaffney Administrator James Taylor delivered a financial report at the start of today’s (Wednesday) annual planning workshop.  Taylor told council that costs are risin More...

GOOSE CROSSING

Looking both left and right for traffic, this gaggle of geese carefully crosses Hetty Hill Street near the Limestone College tennis courts. These geese are regular visitors to the nearby quarry. More...

Sports

Indians shine at Rivals combine

Several high school football prospects stood out among more than 100 who participated in the V.T.O. Rivals Elite 100 Combine Saturday at York High School, but none more than Gaffney’s Hyleck Foster and Jaylen Miller.  More...

Taylor leads Indians to 7th place showing

The weather and scores each improved for the Gaffney High golf team.  The Indians shook off a first round 323 to fire an impressive second round 303 to finish tied for seventh at last weekend’s Lowe Country Invitational at Edisto.  Fo More...

HEADED FOR HOME

- A Spartanburg runner collides with Gaffney High jayvee catcher Wesley Humphries during Wednesday's game. The Indians swept a doubleheader from the Vikings. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Death awaits our furry friends unless you help

It has been said that it is a good practice to learn something new every day.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Ex-Im Bank helps fuel jobs in South Carolina

The U.S. Senate should act quickly to debate and pass a bill that would renew the charter for the Export-Import Bank of the United States before that charter expires at the end of May. Sen. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

Update from Columbia

I begin this newsletter with a big thank-you.  I amgrateful for the opportunity to serve the constituents of S.C. House District 29. The election filing period closed Friday. 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?