October 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Programs in place to help disabled achieve their goals

Students with disabilities run a potato bar for faculty members on Thursdays inside the Gaffney High cafeteria.  More...

LifeStyles

Museum celebrates 25th anniversary

S.C. State Museum will name its iconic shark and host 25th birthday party Oct. 26

COLUMBIA – During the month of October, the South Carolina State Museum is marking its 25th anniversary by celebrating its rich history, naming its iconic three-ton model shark and hosting a 25th birthday party on Saturday, Oct. 26 .  More...

CORNHOLE CHAMPS –

Jeremie Martin (left) and Ozzy Phillips (right) were winners of the cornhole tourney held last Saturday at Pacolet Road Baptist Church. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Thompson – McGill

Alesha Renee Thompson and Kelon L. McGill, both of Boiling Springs, S. C., will be married on Oct. 26, 2013, at Concord Baptist Church.  Miss Thompson is the daughter of Alice Thompson of Spartanburg and Mr. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joey Mayfield, an avid baseball, Gamecock fan

BLACKSBURG – Joey Lynn Mayfield, 59, of Apt. 7B, Blacksburg Terrace Apartments, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late John and Claudia Wheat Mayfield. Mr. More...

Mary Pat Allen, 49, employed by Suminoe

BLACKSBURG – Mary Pat Mizell Allen, 49, of 1781 N. Mountain St., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at her residence.  Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Dana Lee Allen and daughter of the late Beverly Ramsey Mizell. Mrs. More...

Al Wilkins, retired from Overnite and Miles Rubber Co.

Al Franklin Wilkins, 67, of 1016 E. O’Neal St., died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Police seek man wanted in stabbing

City of Gaffney Police are investigating a Wednesday evening stabbing incident that occurred outside a Providence Road convenience store.  According to a police report, which labeled the incident as an attempted murder, a 22-year-old Jasmine Dri More...

Parks applying polish, gearing up to reopen after 17-day shutdown

Finally … back to business.  Weary from monitoring her email inbox and flipping from channel to channel for a glimmer of hope, Kings Mountain National Military Park Superintendent Erin Broadbent finally was able to rest easy Wednesday nig More...

Watch the BHS-Landrum game live on our website

Blacksburg will celebrate homecoming tonight (Friday) in addition to seeking its first victory of the 2013 season when the Wildcats take on Landrum.  The game, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m., will be webcast by Ledger Live, a service courtesy of T More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

Customer steals donation box, dog attacks 5-year-old

A thief stole cash from a donation box at an East Frederick Street business Oct. 16.  According to the Gaffney Police Department, an unidentified man entered the Dollar General store between 11:50 a.m. and 11:58 a.m. More...

‘Danger to the community’ sentenced

A 25-year-old man awaiting trial on two separate charges of leading Gaffney police on highspeed chases earlier this year pleaded guilty Monday in Cherokee County Court to a November 2012 drunk driving case involving a hit-and-run accident.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

l Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded Oct. 14 after a burglary was discovered on Antioch Road in Blacksburg.  More...

Sports

GAFFNEY (5-2, 3-0) at BYRNES (6-1, 3-0)

When Byrnes and Gaffney get together in anything it means a lot. When they play in football, it means everything. As usual, the stakes will be high when the rivals meet today at Byrnes. More...

Putting his best foot forward

All Vicente Botello wanted was to make some new friends and try a new sport.  He never dreamed it would lead to this.  More...

‘Puntrooskie’ still resonates

eRoy Butler won a Super Bowl with Green Bay, got picked for four Pro Bowls and began a modern “Cheese Head” tradition 20 years ago with his leap into the Lambeau Field stands after a touchdown.  But the former Florida State defensive More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Democrats may lose by winning

Shortly after the end of World War II, a pair of allergists gave some medication to a patient suffering from hives. Surprisingly, the patient reported her lifelong battle with carsickness had disappeared. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Pumping up gas tax is right decision

The possibility of increasing the state’s gas tax has become a perennial issue for our legislature but, so far, remains a dormant idea.  For some lawmakers, the possibility of adding more cost to traveling our roads is a nonstarter. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Turf options

One of the worst-kept secrets in the local community is that Limestone College plans to play its football games at the $8.4 million Gaffney High stadium, more affectionately known to Indians fans as The Reservation.  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?