August 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

WHAT A COOL SHIRT — SERIOUSLY!

Limestone College student Shiniqua Gist gnaws into a frozen T-shirt, hoping to pry it open in an effort to win a contest that was part of “Welcome Back to Limestone” festivities held Thur More...

LifeStyles

Miss Moss, Mr. Gaut wed July 21

BLACKSBURG – Kayla Marie Moss and Gary Lee Gaut were united in marriage on Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Hopewell Baptist Church. The Rev. Eddie Bolin conducted the 6 p.m. double ring ceremony.  More...

Hot? Thirsty? USC professor offers advice to keep athletes hydrated

COLUMBIA – Susan Yeargin started her master’s program in exercise science at the University of Florida in 2001, the day after freshman football player Eraste Autin died from heat stroke following a conditioning workout.  More...

ANNIVERSARY

Mr. and Mrs. Love observe 45th wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. William A. Love of Kings Creek celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Aug. 20, 2012.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Leroy Fowler, 88, avid gardener and loved to play guitar

Leroy Fowler, 88, formerly of Ford Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. More...

Shirley Kulpinski, 75, retired from Cleveland County Mental Health

Shirley Mintz Kulpinski, 75, of Mintz Farm Road, Gaffney, died on Thurday, Aug. 23, 2012, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.  More...

Elizabeth London, retired schoolteacher

Elizabeth Sapoch London, beloved Mother, Grandmother and Greatgrandmother, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at Peachtree Centre. More...

West Nile Virus threat is very real

Already a nuisance during the summer months, mosquitoes this year are doing more than producing itchy, irritating bites.  At least 12 cases of the West Nile Virus have been confirmed in nine counties around the Palmetto State this year.  Th More...

City nears closing on park property

Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly said he expects the city to close on a 3-acre parcel adjacent to the new county administration building within 30 to 40 days.  The deal is part of an agreement with the property’s former owner, Milliken.  More...

Online football contest offers $25,000 prize

Local residents can show off their gridiron expertise while working toward a potential $25,000 prize this season by way of a partnership between The Gaffney Ledger and Athlon Sports.  The two entities have come together for the 2012 football sea More...

Salute Our Troops caravan makes two stops in Gaffney

Each day, up to 400 weary travelers pull into Kangaroo Express’ Shelby Highway service station, each looking to fill their tanks with gas or feed the need for refreshments or snacks.  Little do many of them know, however, that their presen More...

Local News

Paving contract awarded

Boggs Paving submits low bid of $1,239,374.70

The dog days of summer are almost over and the clog days are about to begin — at least where county roads are concerned.  At Monday’s meeting, Cherokee County Council awarded Boggs Paving its C-Fund contract to resurface state and co More...

Woman taken to hospital

A local woman was taken to Upstate Carolina Medical Center for treatment following an Aug. 21 accident on Old Georgia Highway. A cement truck driver was subsequently ticketed following a police investigation into the crash.  More...

Company buys building here

Royce International is the new owner of the former Felters building in the Peach View Executive Park.  The company paid $825,000 for the 48,000-squarefoot building. More...

Sports

Indians get bounce back win

The Gaffney Indians probably wouldn’t have minded if the regular season started Friday instead of a week earlier.  Luke Lancaster passed for 255 yards and three touchdowns, Hyleck Foster rushed for 138 yards and the defense turned in a bou More...

Super soph makes impact

If it looked like Jalen Sims had returned punts before it’s because he has.  Sims breathed life into the Indians’ special teams on Friday with a pair of dazzling punt returns for 85 yards.  Sims said he was told before the game More...

Mistakes doomWildcats

St. Joseph’s blocked an extra point in the fourth quarter Friday and took advantage of three costly turnovers to squeak past Blacksburg, 28-27, in Greenville.  More...

Columns

rEADErs oN tHE roAD

rand and Mary stratton are pictured here with the Ledger during a trip to the Pro football Hall of fame in canton, ohio. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Sometimes it’s very difficult to find ‘my stuff’

I got home from playing golf a while back and noticed my wife was in the back yard on my riding mower.  More...

LETTER

Asks for support in sending ‘little piece of home’ to our soldiers  Dear Editor:  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?