March 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Mill village project could begin soon

A project to revitalize the mill village section of the city could begin within a couple of weeks.  Gaffney City Administrator James Taylor said the city has signed a contract with RJJ Construction to install 1,300 feet of new sidewalk near Mary More...

LifeStyles

Artworks by 1976 Limestone graduate can be viewed in exhibit at CAVA Gallery

Reception for artist Harry Folsom set for Friday, March 24, from 5:30-7:30

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Shady Grove Church will honor Byers on 8th pastoral anniversary

Shady Grove Baptist Church will honor Rev. Lee Byers Jr. and First Lady Esther Byers on their eighth pastoral anniversary during a special service Sunday, March 16, at 2 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. C. A. Wallace, pastor of Mt. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Mr. and Mrs. Baker married 52 years

Ernest and Earnestine Baker of McDonough, Ga., are celebrating their 52nd wedding anniversary today, March 12, 2014. Mr. and Mrs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James (“Heavy”) Lipscomb

James “Heavy” Lipscomb, 79, of 220 Vernie Road, entered eternal rest on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Brookview HealthCare Center. Husband of Annie Love Dillard Lipscomb, he was born in Cherokee County and was the son of the late Jimmie D. More...

Bertha Ratchford Phillips

Bertha Ratchford Phillips, 64, of 210 Martin Luther King Road, widow of Sevoir Emmanuel Ratchford Sr., answered the Master’s call on Monday, March 10, 2014, at 3:20 a.m. at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. More...

Elbert Moore Sr., loved fishing and the mountains

BLACKSBURG – Elbert Sonny Moore Sr., 60, of 239 Wendy Drive, passed away Friday, Feb. More...

City swaps land as part of training center plan

Visitors now will have easier access to the city’s proposed new fire training facility.  In a special called meeting Monday, Gaffney City Council approved final reading of a parcel swap with Daddy Joe’s restaurant owner Dave Stepp to More...

Police enter fire probe

City of Gaffney firefighters turned a Saturday afternoon fire on Gertrude Street over to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office for further investigation, officials confirmed. More...

Board members give OK to new school calendar

With little fanfare, school trustees approved the new school year calendar Monday, a month after deadlocking on the issue.  More...

ONLINE Poll

RESULTS   Will the closing of the Post Office drive-through window affect you?  NO: 301 votes (63%) YES: 174 votes (37%)  TOTAL VOTES: 475  THE NEW POLL QUESTION   More...

Local News

Irish eyes will be smilin’

Gaffney residents will shroud the city in green Saturday, paying homage to the city’s founder and his Irish heritage.  More...

Councilman mum on why he wants to discuss ‘topic’ of Peachtree Centre

The county will continue to comply with state guidelines regarding Medicaid reimbursement payments at the Peachtree Centre.  However, that doesn’t mean every councilman is on board when it comes to operations at the elderlycare facility.&n More...

Council selects architect for jail renovation project

Cherokee County Council has selected an architect to design plans for its detention center renovations.  The architectural firm of McMillan and Pazdan and Smith was selected over Moseley Architect and Adeptus.  All three firms responded to More...

Sports

Peak gets Brand new honor

Gaffney’s L.J. More...

Huff gets call from Hall of Fame

Gaffney coach to be inducted into SCBCA Hall on Fame on March 21 in Columbia

All Mark Huff ever dreamed of being was a high school basketball coach.  Being elected to the Hall of Fame never entered his mind.  However, Huff learned Tuesday he has been selected for induction into the SC Basketball Coaches Association More...

Lady Indians top rival Dorman to start 2-0

The Gaffney High softball team is off to a hot start after beating region rival Dorman 10- 5 on Tuesday.  The Lady Indians now are 2-0 after a season-opening 21-2 win over non-region foe Broome on Monday.  “It’s great to be 2-0, More...

Letters

Cashion School Reunion Committee unveils plans

Dear Former students of Cashion School:   The Cashion School Reunion Planning Committee met on the 13th and decided on the following:   More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It’s the volunteers who make the world go ’round

Imagine what your city, state and country would be like WITHOUT those who volunteer their time and talents to benefit our quality of life?  Then imagine also a world in which no one contributed financially to any cause.  More...

OUR VIEW

Kudos L.J. ... and thanks for the memories

There’s hype … and then there’s reality.  Rarely do the two intersect. More...

THEIR VIEW

Look for job creation via higher education

A new generation of high-tech manufacturing is undoubtedly emerging, but if South Carolina can’t keep pace with that transformation, the state’s economy will be left in the dust. 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?