January 7, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Committee agrees to renovate, not raze

Fearing boosting the cost significantly would ramp up even more opposition to the proposed performing arts center, the City of Gaffney’s Building and Grounds Committee agreed Tuesday to move forward with the original plan to renovate the existi More...

LifeStyles

L’Etoile Club will have 61th winter dance Saturday evening

The L’Etoile Club will hold its 61st annual winter formal on Saturday, More...

Obituaries - Free Access

TOM BYERS

Tom Junior (“Pokey”) Byers, 68, of 301 Humphries St., answered the Master’s call on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at 11:28 p.m. at Gaffney Medical Center.  More...

Max O. Gregg Sr.

PACOLET – Max O. Gregg Sr. passed away on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel, Gaffney. More...

Phyllis Bemisderfer, retired registered nurse

LEXINGTON, N.C. – Phyllis Huskey Bemisderfer, 90, of East Center St., Lexington, passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at Lexington Medical Center. A service will be Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m. More...

WOMAN SUES 9-1-1, COUNTY

CLAIMS WRONG FIRE DEPARTMENT WENT TO WRONG ADDRESS

An alleged dispatching error that sent the wrong fire department to a location almost 17 miles away from the scene of a Blacksburg house fire has led to a civil lawsuit against Cherokee County and its 9-1-1 service.  More...

The big chill coming; take appropriate precautions

A bitter barrage of icy air is expected to hit today with the coldest temperatures so far this winter.  In addition to the falling temperatures, northwesterly winds will increase to 15-20 mph with gusts to 30 mph through the evening hours.  More...

Local News

Camper fire ‘suspicious’

City of Gaffney firefighters labeled a Monday afternoon fire that burned a camper on Jackson Street as being suspicious and turned over investigation to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.  More...

TIGER FISH

TIGER FISH — Clemson Bass Fishing Team members, Jacob Reome, of Gaffney, and Matt Garvin finished 12th out of a field of 130 boats in the 2015 Carhartt College BASSMASTER Southern Regional on t More...

Gas company kicks in $50 K for spec building

The county’s effort to construct a much-needed industrial spec building received another financial boost from a service provider.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘Y’all dress the way you want, and I’ll dress my way’

Rules are made to be broken, the saying goes.  As I recently found out, that is especially true when it comes to fashion.  And the more I look around, the more it seems there ARE NO RULES when it comes to what you wear or how you wear it.&n More...

PAT BUCHANAN

“If you see 10 troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you,” said Calvin Coolidge, whose portrait hung in the Cabinet Room of the Reagan White House.  Among the dispositions More...

THEIR VIEW

State protocol needed for CDV policing

Myrtle Beach is less than 100 miles from Charleston, but in one important way, the two cities are worlds apart: the way the police departments handle domestic violence.  More...

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