August 31, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

CLOSED MONDAY

The Gaffney Ledger will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day.  We will resume regular business hours at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4.   More...

2-CAR CRASH

Two people were taken for treatment at Upstate Carolina Medical Center following a Wednesday afternoon accident on Old Georgia Highway that sent one of the vehicles through a fence into a cow pasture.  More...

LifeStyles

Cowpens National Battlefield gets ready for fall events

Special ‘Revolutionary Weekend’ is planned Oct. 6-7 at Walnut Grove, Cowpens and Kings Mountain

Cowpens   National Battlefield has lined up a number of late summer and autumn events that will begin this weekend.  On Sunday, Sept. More...

Concussion jolts brain into crisis

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Concerns are growing about the prevalence of concussions in children and teens who play sports, as well as in professional athletes. More...

CONTEST WINNERS –

The Senior Centers of Cherokee County recently had a fun “Great Grandpa” and “Gorgeous Grandma” competition. Winners were Darlene Riddle (left) and Eugene Manning (right). More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dr. Barney Austin Sr., U.S. Army veteran and retired dentist

GREER – Dr. Barney Clary Austin Sr., a prominent retired dentist from Lexington, passed away at his home in Greer on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.  A Greenville native, Dr. Austin, 76, was the son of the late Dr. James Monroe Austin Sr. More...

Patricia O’Steen, an avid reader

Patricia Ann Bloomer O’Steen, 69, of 523 W. Montgomery St., Apt. 23, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  More...

Paul Cannon, 73, Vietnam veteran

BLACKSBURG – Paul Henry Cannon, 73, of 631 Kings Creek Drive, Blacksburg, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center in Gaffney.  Born Sept. More...

Other News

The Sunday School Lesson

Steadfast Determination

Hebrews 10:19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,  20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;  21 And having an high priest ov More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

Eternal Father, Strong To Save

ETERNAL FATHER, STRONG  TO SAVE  Author: William Whiting  (1825-1878)  Composer: John B. Dykes  (1823-1876)  More...

BHS fans can watch the game on our website

Following a narrow defeat last week to St. Joseph’s of Greenville, the Blacksburg football team returns to T.A. Campbell Stadium tonight (Friday) for its home opener. More...

Gas prices likely a big factor in holiday weekend travel plans

Surging gas prices might put a damper on many people’s Labor Day plans, according to a report from AAA Carolinas. More...

Local News

THEY’RE BAAAACK

— Remember April and May 2011 when parts of Corinth, McKowns Mountain, Kings Creek and Blacksburg were so noisy with the buzzing sound of cicadas you couldn’t get any sleep? More...

Scholarships for vets

County veterans interested in retraining for an industrial career will have an opportunity to participate in a $60,000 scholarship program.  More...

Bakery will spend $2 million on upfit

A company will spend about $2 million renovating a building in the Cherokee Corporate Park.  According to the latest Home Builders Association report, the county building department issued a permit for $1,854,100 to upfit the former Romeo Rim bu More...

Sports

Bristol: The Beast is Back

Hamlin wins a wild one in the Bristol Night Race

Few topics in NASCAR have been as polarizing as track owner Bruton Smith’s decision to “narrow up” Bristol’s historic half-mile oval.  More...

News & Notes

ffi ESPN. com reported on Tuesday that Martin Truex Jr. has signed a contract extension with Michael Waltrip Racing as driver of the No. 56 NAPA Toyota. A Friday press conference at Atlanta Motor Speedway is expected. More...

Horsepower rankings

1. Jimmie Johnson Even in a race where Johnson never seemed to have the car, he managed a runner-up finish. He also leads all active drivers in Atlanta — sight of this weekend’s race — with a 10th-place average run.  More...

Columns

THE UNKNOWN SOLDIERS

Christy Meador, wife of Sgt. John David Meador II, and the couple's daughter, Elana, stand beside a memorial dedicated to the fallen soldier. Sgt. Meador was killed in Afghanistan on June 20. More...

Thursday night bowling league

For Christy Meador, Thursday night is bowling night. Not only is the sport a beloved hobby but her favorite Columbia, S.C., bowling alley is also where she met her future husband, Sgt. John David Meador II, known to most as “J.D.”  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

My eclectic taste in music

As the old saying goes, “Never say never.”  So many times in life, we claim with assurance the things for which we will or will not do, knowing at the drop of a dime our plans can change in an instant.  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?