April 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

City jousting with railroad over farmers market plan

The asking price has been a bit too rich for the City of Gaffney in its negotiations with Norfolk Southern for a permanent farmer’s market shelter.  In exchange for a long-term lease of the property and $100,000 toward construction of the More...

LifeStyles

KIDS VISIT FIRE DEPARTMENT –

The Team Kids of Calvary Baptist Church recently visited the Gaffney Fire Department on Cherokee Avenue. More...

Performances set for April 25-26

‘Love is Blind/Hate is Deaf’ will wrap up spring season for Limestone College Theatre

Limestone College Theatre will present its final spring production, “Love Is Blind/Hate is Deaf,” during a two-night run this weekend.  The show will open Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Audrey Hailstock will be speaker for YWA program at Shady Grove

The Shady Grove Baptist Church Young Women’s Auxiliary will observe its annual service on Sunday April 27, during the 11 a.m. worship service. The Rev. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Helen Mullinax, retired from Hamrick’s Inc.

Grace Helen Phillips Mullinax, 78, formerly of West Ninth Street, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Peachtree Centre.  Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Bobby B. More...

Mattie Dawkins, 79, services set for April 26 at Island Creek Church

Funeral services for Mattie Lee Haywood Dawkins, 79, of 225 Bunche Circle, Cowpens, will be held Saturday, April 26, at 12 p.m. at Island Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Timothy Hunter, the Rev. Allen Goggins, the Rev. James Armstrong, the Rev. More...

Rachel Smith, memorial services planned Saturday

Rachel Lail Smith, 73, of 928 Goucher School Road, answered the Master’s call on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.  Daughter of the late Grady David Lail and the late Nellie Champion Lail, she was a native More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

On staycation ... except for that trip to Beaufort

High gas prices and Uncle Sam created a perfect storm last week for me to join the latest frontier in vacation land.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

A supreme need for educational diversity

In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ended legal segregation in public schools with a unanimous 9-0 decision in Brown v. Board of Education. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Tax Day shows need for tax reform

Historically speaking, April 15 has never been a day marked by good fortune. The Titanic sank on that day in 1912 (after striking an iceberg shortly before midnight on April 14). Abraham Lincoln died after being mortally wounded the day before. More...

Brush fire spreads to house located on adjacent parcel

Despite recent drenching rains, two men burning yard debris on Northey Street learned Wednesday afternoon that there’s still plenty of brush fire fuel on the ground.  More...

House, car, victim struck by bullets

Police try to sort out shooting

City of Gaffney police on Thursday were continuing to investigate a Wednesday night shooting incident at West Carlisle and Broad streets that resulted in a house being struck and a man being taken to the hospital with a bullet hole in his arm.  More...

OUCH!

Police: Firefighter bitten on leg during emergency call

A City of Gaffney firefighter was sent for medical treatment, including a tetanus shot, after he was bitten by a patient during a Tuesday afternoon medical call.  More...

Local News

Firefighters hope breakfast can provide costume to help save lives

Local firefighters are hopeful that some pancakes will help fund a major initiative aimed at saving the lives of young children.  More...

Proposed county budget has no tax hikes

Although passage of the final reading is weeks away, a preliminary county budget that will be unveiled at a special called meeting Monday calls for no tax hike.  Cherokee County Interim Administrator Ben Clary confirmed Thursday the administrati More...

Roof gets new home

Most historical artifacts donated to the county museum come through the front door. More...

Sports

Saints rout Belmont Abbey to advance to tourney title game

Facing a familiar postseason foe, No. 3 Limestone (14-1, 4-0 CC) produced a similar result to past meetings, delivering an 18-4 victory over Belmont Abbey (6- 10, 1-3 CC) in a Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinal game on Wednesday.  More...

Indians set date for spring drills

It’s been something the Gaffney Indians have been working toward since January.  On Monday, May 5, the true test begins when the Indians kick off spring drillswithaaweekinshortsandhelmets and 10 more practice sessions in pads.  The sp More...

UNC star battling leg injury

Former Gaffney High superstar Quinshad Davis has been battling chronic pain in his shins that appear to be result of a stress fracture.  Gaffney coach Dan Jones said he was told of Davis’ condition in a recent visit by North Carolina assis 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?