February 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Utility offers enLIGHTen-ment

Local teachers are invited to a free teacher training event March 1 focused on helping students explore the world of energy in a workshop sponsored by Broad River Electric Cooperative in Gaffney.  More...

LifeStyles

The Boys Next Door

Poignant comedy provides humorous commentary on lives of four very different men who share a small apartment

Tom Griffin’s poignant comedy, “The Boys Next Door,” will open Thursday, Feb. 20, for a four-day run at The Gaffney Little Theatre. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. More...

Let’s play some bunco, girls!

History and Arts Museum will host ‘Girls Night Out’ on Feb. 25

As most folks know, CHAPS is the Cherokee County History and Arts Preservation Society housed in the old Central School Building now known as the History Museum. More...

WHAT’S UP

Gospel singings  l The Carolina Boys Quartet will be singing at Crestview Baptist Church, 3010 Chesnee Hwy., on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m. The singing is free and all are welcome to attend. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rosie Powell

Rosie Lee Powell, 81, of Boiling Springs, N.C., went to be with the Lord on February 15, 2014.  More...

Charles Farriss

Charles Sherwood Farriss, 78, passed away February, 14, 2014.  Services to celebrate his life will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday February 18, 2014 at Oakland Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Singleton officiating.  More...

Boyce Mullinax

Boyce (Stinker) Wayne Mullinax, 50, of 790 River Drive, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

State News

HEAD OF THE CLASS

A PROFILE OF SCHOOLS IN CHEROKEE COUNTY

Snow day, huh? No problem Clemson professor uses Twitter  CLEMSON — With classes canceled for a second day because of winter weather, one Clemson University professor is taking her teaching to Twitter.  More...

School district faces lawsuit over alleged bleach incident

A recent incident in which a Gaffney Middle School student allegedly spiked a sports drink cooler with bleach during a middle school basketball game has resulted in a lawsuit against the Cherokee County School District.  More...

Suspect in phone store break-ins charged

Already serving 15-year sentence

Some dogged detective work, inter-agency cooperation among police departments in two states, and long-awaited test results on some blood evidence have allowed a Gaffney Police Department investigator to file charges against a Charlotte man who now st More...

Local News

The Gaffney Ledger celebrates 120 years of service to Cherokee County

February 16, 1894 - February 16, 2014

At the invitation of a group of Gaffney businessmen, Edward Hope Decamp came to Gaffney in 1894 to begin a weekly newspaper.  More...

Thank you...

for inviting us into your home for the past 120 years!

The first edition of The Gaffney Ledger (The Weekly Ledger as it was named then) rolled off the presses on February 16, 1894 and ever since the good people of Cherokee County have counted on us to provide them with the news they care about: the good, More...

Sports

Indians, Cavs battle for bragging rights, not region title

Tonight’s game between heated rivals Gaffney and Dorman won’t be for first place in the region. But that doesn’t lessen its importance.  “It’s significant,” Gaffney coach Mark Huff said. More...

Start of playoffs pushed back — again

Gaffney, Blacksburg to open Thursday; second round is Saturday

Gaffney will have more days to rest before the start of the playoffs.  The South Carolina High School League has delayed the start of the state playoffs again because of the lasting effects of the winter storm to hit the state.   More...

Wildcats top Powdersville, forces 4-way tie for first

The Blacksburg Wildcats had a tougher time than expected against lowly Powdersville on Saturday.  Daquan McNeil had 20 points and Montel Sutton added 12 to help the Wildcats hold off the Patriots fora 60-56 win.  More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

I couldn’t be more excited

I wish I was in Goodyear, Ariz., right now.  That’s where my beloved Cincinnati Reds are holding their spring training camp. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Upward mobility: The “true system”

One of the most important principles underlying the American Dream is upward mobility — the ability to move up the income ladder. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED

Keeping love and romance alive

February is the month of love and romance with Valentine’s Day the main marker.  Not to fear husbands. You will NOT forget this one. Vendors of lovely roses, expressive cards, fancy lingerie and oh, yes, chocolate candy, see to that.  More...

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