February 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

County, city no longer at odds over parking

Visitors to the proposed new city park will be able to park free of charge at the county’s new administration building. “It’s all public parking,” county administrator Ben Clary said. That wasn’t the case two years ago. More...

LifeStyles

Special Olympics highlights

The Area 12 Basketball and Cheer Competition was held on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Limestone College. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Childers – Wilson

Warren and Wonda Childers of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber, to William Wilson, son of Angie Wilson of Gaffney and Rick Wilson of Greenville.  More...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ‘GRANNY’ GREENE!

Vivian (“Granny”) Greene celebrated a very special 90th birthday with family and friends at Tucker’s Restaurant. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mandret Wilkins

Deacon Mandret Bill Wilkins Sr., 87, of 419 W. Birnie St., husband of Mary Ann Wilkins, answered the Master’s call on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at 1:29 a.m. More...

Shannon D.Wilson, truck driver and disabled veteran

Shannon Dale Wilson, 45, of 631 Potter Road, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at his home.  More...

Johnny D. McCall, retired from Gough Econ Engineering

CHARLOTTE – Johnny Donald McCall, 72, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Presbyterian Medical Center.  Born in Charlotte, he was married to Mary Helen Pence McCall and was the son of the late Archie and Lois Rhyne McCall. More...

State News

It’s ‘Springtime at the Garden’ on March 22 at Riverbanks Zoo

COLUMBIA – Visit Riverbanks Botanical Garden on the first Saturday of spring and dig into a new growing season during Riverbanks' annual Springtime at the Garden festival on Saturday, March 22 .  Whether you're an experienced planter, a bu More...

Breaking News - 3/2/2014 10:23 AM

Woman dies after hit-and-run

Walked out of assisted living facility

     Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says a 46-year-old Gaffney woman was struck and killed by a hit and run driver after walking out of an assisted living facility Saturday. More...

County building department returns to fully staffed status

The county’s building department is now fully staffed.  The county found itself with a manpower shortage in its building department last fall when longtime chief building official Chuck Bobo and inspector Doug Wright resigned.  Weeks More...

Detective will charge woman with using wreck survivor’s bank card

A City of Gaffney police detective said Thursday afternoon that he would be issuing warrants for a 21-year-old Campobello woman for the alleged unauthorized use of another woman’s bank card at numerous stores.  More...

Get 2 KNOW(2) video contest offers chance to win prizes

The sky is the limit for creativity in a new video contest announced to promote the county's KNOW(2) education initiative. Individuals and groups are invited to participate in the Get 2 KNOW(2) video contest. Simply explain what More...

Local News

Mother reports children are safe and sound after fire

3-year-old and 7-year-old have been released from hospital

While her family lost everything, a Blacksburg woman was happy to report that all of her children were safe and together now with the last of them released from the hospital Monday in the wake of a house fire that erupted last week.  More...

New twist to ‘Voice of Hope’ concert

With every song and melody there exists a sense of hope that surpasses understanding, not only for the singer but the audience allured by their voice.  More...

Colon cancer survivor on a mission to educate others

George Barber counts his blessings daily, for without them the local resident admits he possibly would not be alive.  Though seemingly a common refrain as all persons on planet Earth are indeed "day-to-day," but being employed at an Upstate medi More...

Sports

Huff has big rebuilding task ahead

Gaffney coach Mark Huff is an eternal optimist.  But the coach candidly admits he’s facing a major rebuilding task next season after the graduation losses of L.J. More...

Gaffney’s Peak picks up another honor

On the heels of being named as the Class 4A Player of the Year by the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association, it should come as no surprise that Gaffney’s L.J. More...

Local youth hoop program partners with Upward Stars

It’s a match made in heaven.  The local Team Rice Youth Basketball is partnering with Upward Stars. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

His name indelibly etched in prep roundball history

Over the summer, Gaffney’s L.J. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

21st-Century Politics: A Minus-Sum Game Where Everybody Loses

“A simple recipe for violence: promise a lot, deliver a little. More...

THEIR VIEW

Keep lawmakers out of college classrooms

Funding the state’s universities shouldn’t be based on a personal agenda.  But that sensibility was apparently lost on S.C. Rep. More...

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