April 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

7.3 magnitude earthquake (exhibit) hits Gaffney

An exhibit about the Great Charleston Earthquake of 1886 is now on display at Gaffney Middle School, one of several schools statewide chosen by the South Carolina State Museum to serve as a host site. More...

LifeStyles

WORTHY OF DISTINCTION

Local girls compete for crown, scholarship money

During the Distinguished Young Women of Gaffney program on April 13 at Gaffney High School, $2,000 in scholarship money was awarded to five young ladies.  More...

Game plan for beating Alzheimer’s already lies within

Matters of the brain

Three recent stories about brain health and dementia spotlight a frequent conundrum in the world of health: sometimes pills just don’t have the answers.  More...

Local man ACHIEVES GED

Many obstacles have been put in the way of local resident Aaron Coker through the years, but none kept him from reaching the goal of earning his GED.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dr. Johnny Neighbors

Dr. Johnny Leo Neighbors, 55, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Regional Hospice Home in Spartanburg.  More...

George Tate Jr.

Funeral service for George Tate Jr., known as "Ray" of 186 Cornelius Road in Spartanburg, widower of Mrs. Carrie Rodgers Tate, will be held on Friday, April 19 at 2 p.m. at Mount Tabor Baptist Church with the Rev. More...

Esther Witherspoon

Mrs. Esther Nell Knuckles Glymph Witherspoon of 1825 Saint Julian Place 3- H, Columbia, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday morning, April 13, 2013, around 7:15 a.m. at her residence.  More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Your county could soon become part of nation’s garbage dump

It isn’t fair to South Carolina citizens to have their choices limited, but that’s what a large corporate out-of-state waste industry bill that’s flying through the legislature does.  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

The world (America) is upside-down, Part 2

Recently, I wrote a column arguing that the world is upside-down — by which I meant “our” world, America. Today I offer more exhibits in support of my case that our culture is unraveling. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘Tell everybody about how it’s already working’

Friday afternoon, a woman left a message at my office for me to call her, as she had something urgent to discuss with me.  I was on my way to the Cherokee Education Liftoff for KNOW(2) when I got the message and called her.  In a very excit More...

German car maker mulls building new plant here

A German company looking to locate in Cherokee County would produce custom, lightweight cars, according to sources with knowledge of the project.  The plant would be small in comparison to the BMW plant in Greer, and would likely employ less tha More...

Former senior centers boss gets probation

With cash in hand, a former Senior Centers of Cherokee County official charged last year with embezzlement repaid $4,103 to the agency in Cherokee County General Sessions Court on Monday while entering into a plea agreement.  More...

‘OUT OF CHANCES’

Plea deal lets burglar avoid potential life sentence

A 25-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced to a total of 17 years in prison Monday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court after he entered into a plea agreement that spared him from the possibility of a life sentence.  More...

Local News

Gaffney High academic challenge team finishes third in regional tournament

The Gaffney High academic challenge team finished third overall March 29 in a regional quiz bowl tournament in Chester sponsored by the Olde English Consortium.  More...

Band members, parents show support for director

Trustees vote 7-2 to approve 600 personnel recommendations

A large contingent of Gaffney High band members and parents waited patiently for four hours Thursday evening for news about their band director.  More...

Support group receives donation to help armory remodeling project

It’s a secret, so don’t say anything.  But local soldiers assigned to the S.C. More...

Sports

Peak to be a factor on and off court

Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff expects L.J. More...

Slumping Indians pull shocker; beat Trojans, 5-2

The Gaffney High baseball team has had little to celebrate this season. More...

New BHS head man eager to take program “to next level”

New Blacksburg High football coach Drew Chisholm will have a short learning curve when he starts spring practice in the next couple of weeks.  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?