May 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Spencer retires from 22 years of paycheck-less job

‘I wouldn’t trade it for the world,’ he says

After 22 years of service to the residents of Gaffney, Lee Spencer retired this week from a job that never earned him a dime.  But if he had the chance to do it all over again, he said he gladly would.  More...

LifeStyles

Remembering times gone by...

Former Cashion School students gather May 3 to share memories of their years at old two-room school

Sixty years after the schoolhouse closed, Blacksburg residents gathered May 3,  2014, in the gym at Hopewell Baptist Church to hold their first reunion to remember Cashion School. More...

WHAT’S UP

Yard sale benefits Gaffney Soup Kitchen More...

BPW MEETING MAY 12 –

The Gaffney Business and Professional Women will meet Monday, May 12, at 12:30 p.m. in the meeting room at Aegean Pizza. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ellen Briggs, employed by Magnolias of Gaffney

Ellen Marie Dover Briggs, 48, of 141 Deer Ridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Gaffney Medical Center .  More...

Terrence Robbins Sr., retired from Milliken

Terrence Arno Robbins Sr., 78, of 300 Briarcreek Trail, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at his residence. More...

Roy “Paw” Beheler, retired from Cone Mills

Roy "Paw" Beheler, 75, of McCraw Road, Mooresboro, N.C., died Monday, May 5, 2014, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby, N.C. A native of Cleveland County, N.C., he was born on Dec. More...

Teens rescued from cold river

Two teens found out the hard way that despite warming temperatures, the Broad River is still quite cold and potentially dangerous.  Firefighters from the DMW Volunteer Fire Department and CKC Volunteer Fire Department had to conduct a river resc More...

Imbibing shopper ‘just had to take a drink of the wine’

A 40-year-old Gaffney woman was ticketed for shoplifting after she allegedly helped herself to a swig of wine at an East Frederick Street supermarket.  More...

Local News

Celebrate Recovery program now meeting in Gaffney

No matter the trial or tribulation, it’s mighty assuring to know there’s always a way out.  Offering a sense of hope in the midst of despair, the local Celebrate Recovery program has returned, providing the simple message that it is More...

City considering using reserve fund for capital purchases

The City of Gaffney might have to tap into its reserves as projected expenditures outpace revenues, according to the 2014-2015 budget summary presented at Monday’s city council meeting.  More...

Relay for Life headlines weekend of activities

Assuredly, Wednesday was not a typical business day at the Limestone Street branch of Palmetto Bank.  Local residents flocking in and out of its doors with envelopes chock full of money, “Bank Day” served as the bridge between fundra More...

Sports

THE QUEST BEGINS

Limestone lacrosse teams take aim at national title with pair of first round matchups at Saints Field

Two teams … one goal.  The Limestone men's and women's lacrosse teams begin their respective journeys through the NCAA Division II tournament this weekend at Saints Field, hoping it culminates in each squad's earning a national championsh More...

Blacksburg preps for start of spring practice

Spread offenses, dual threat quarterbacks and four wide receiver sets have become the popular trend in football these days.  More...

HOT SHOT —

Anna Grace Cooper has been recognized as the Greater Cleveland County Soccer Association Underwood Cup Individual Champion. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It’s all in a day’s drive

Red light.  Yellow light.  Green light.  Seems simple, right?  Not so much if you notice what is taking place on local roads these days.  Being a journalist and avid driver, much of the day is spent behind the wheel of my car More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Pop culture sheds different view on inequality debate

Pop culture is a better indicator of the public mood than political talking points, so it’s interesting to see how two top-rated and long-running television dramas have recently dealt with the issue of inequality. More...

THEIR VIEW

School districts must adjust to new financial reality

Funding inequity among South Carolina’s school districts has been debated for years by educators, lawmakers and parents.  Should anything be done to correct it, they have asked? More...

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