July 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Dunkin’ Donuts will be here by Christmas

Local residents who prefer their coffee and treats to be of the Dunkin’ Donuts kind are in for a treat.  A Dunkin’ Donuts shop is set to open before the end of the year, according to architect Roger Layman, who designed the building. More...

ONLINE Poll

RESULTS   Would you vote for a tax increase and continuation of the 1-cent sales tax to pay for a yet-to-be-determined school building plan?   More...

LifeStyles

Dunton, Buford Street churches distribute free books to local kids

Dunton and Buford Street United Methodist churches are distributing books to children in Cherokee County. The books were donated as part of the South Carolina Conference drive to collect a million books for distribution throughout the state.  More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Kaemmerlen – Kabool

Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Kaemmerlen of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenny Rebecca, to Christopher Donald Kabool of Charlotte, N.C.  More...

Redesigned Limestone license plate features popular ‘Fast Fleur’ design

Limestone College alumni, supporters and fans can show their school spirit while supporting much-needed scholarships and funding student enrichment programs at the same time by purchasing the Saints’ newly redesigned license plate.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ben Moore, co-owner and operator of B & C Moore Excavating Co.

ILLINOIS – Benjamin R. “Ben” Moore, 83, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at Presence-St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin, Ill.  Ben was born Feb. 8, 1930, in Shelby. He was the son of the late Buren R. More...

James W. Aiken

Funeral services for James Walter Aiken, 91, of 2453 Prospect Church Road, Mooresboro, N.C., widower of Deliah Camp Aiken, will be held Saturday, July 19, at 2 p.m. at Mikes Creek Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Courtney Mills officiating. More...

James J. Hughey, was a prison guard in Germany at end of World War II

BLACKSBURG – James J. Hughey, 89, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center.  More...

Festival off to a sweet start

Andy and Joanne Balint drove 10 hours from their home in Pittsburgh to check out desserts and a peach-eating contest Thursday at the South Carolina Peach Festival.  More...

THE WINNERS ARE ...

Here are the winners from the Peach Festival dessert contest held Thursday morning at the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce:   1ST PLACE: Shelia Wilson (Peach Pudding)  2ND PLACE: Angela Blubaugh (Peaches & Cream Cupcake with Bacon)& More...

Youngsters finish week of Jerusalem Project volunteer work

A competitor on the softball field, Margaret Anne Queen on more than one occasion has felt the need to speak, offering words of advice and inspiration to teammates in need of a “pick me up.”  More...

Local News

Blacksburg park gets new lease on life

As most Cherokee County churchgoers settle into their seats at their respective dinner tables, dozens of Blacksburg residents young and old prepare themselves for another type of fellowship.  This type doesn’t involve delicious morsels of More...

Fish caught in Broad River deemed safe to eat

Good news for local anglers: Fish caught from the Broad River have been given a clean bill of health.  More...

Saturday forum will focus on stopping violence

While many people will be enjoying the Peach Festival Parade in Downtown Gaffney on Saturday, others will be gathering in a different part of town hoping to quell a recent increase in violence.  Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller will be amon More...

Sports

American Legion Junior State Playoffs

York bounces Post 109 from state playoffs

The Post 109 junior legion team’s season came to an end Wednesday.  York scored twice in the first and fourth innings to top Post 109 5-1 in the completion of a game that began Tuesday.  Gaffney lost the three game series 2-0 and fini More...

Gaffney’s Coggins finds success on mini tour

Gaffney’s Brandon Coggins is finding success and some extra money this summer on a pro mini tour.  Coggins has finished first and tied for third and has finished no worse than sixth in four Carolina Mountain Tour events this summer. More...

Baseball swings back to action after All Star break

Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. More...

Letters

The blame belongs to the animal shelter; they do the killing

Dear Editor:   While out running errands, I ran into an old friend with whom I love to banter, argue lightheartedly, and hop on my usual soap box of No Kill Animal Shelters, which Gaffney’s is NOT.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

My hobby smells good and is edible

Everybody needs a hobby.  My teenage years and my rolling 20s played out to an almost constant life soundtrack filled with loud rock ‘n roll music. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Supreme Court autopsy ruling trumps public accountability

For the second time in a month, the S.C. More...

THEIR VIEW

Go after sources of polluted sea water

Permanent signs warning of potential pollution of seawater along South Carolina beaches are a good idea. But they should be backed up with media advisories and other warnings when pollution rises to dangerous levels .  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?