February 13, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Man facing attempted murder counts

A 55-year-old Gaffney man was charged by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office with attempted murder and malicious damage after he allegedly tried to strike two people with his vehicle and ended up striking a porch.  According to a police r More...

LifeStyles

S.C. State Museum hosts second annual History Day

This year’s event on Feb. 14 commemorates Sherman’s march across the state and burning of Columbia

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina State Museum and the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum are partnering to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Sherman’s march across the state and the burning of Columbia during the St More...

Fayssoux McLean highlights Feb. 17 Music Sandwiched-In concert at library

Fayssoux McLean with guitarist Brandon Turner will present a Music Sandwiched In concert on Tuesday, Feb. 17, from 12:15-1 p.m. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Petropoulos – Anthony

Mark James Petropoulos of Greenville announces the engagement of his daughter, Allie Jean, also the daughter of the late Lynn Ivester Petropoulos, to Timothy Dustin Andrew Anthony, son of Timothy Douglas Anthony of Shelby, N.C., and Patricia Lynn Ree More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Reginald Lamar Robbs, last employed by Cherokee County Schools

Reginald Lamar Robbs, better known at “Tab,” 56, of 1003 E. Frederick St., answered the Master’s call at his residence.  More...

Gary Bailey, retired from Cherokee Finishing; baseball coach for Gaffney Little League

Gary Alfred Bailey, 64, of 717 Union St., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at his residence.  More...

Delia Champion, Cherokee County native

SHELBY – Delia Mc- Craw Champion, 89, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  A native of Cherokee County, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Vivian McCraw. More...

National News

Subsidies for premiums on health insurance could be done away with by Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of people signing up for health insurance this weekend may not realize it, but their coverage under President Barack Obama’s law could be short-lived.  More...

Breaking News - 2/15/2015 3:57 PM

Woman dies in Sunday morning fire

A fire early Sunday morning claimed the life of a Gaffney woman, according to Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler. More...

Councilman irked by talk of selling Peachtree Centre

One thing county councilman Charles Mathis did not want to hear at Wednesday’s human services committee was any discussions about selling or closing Peachtree Centre.  “Some county officials have said negative and derogatory things a More...

Valentine’s Giveaway winner feels like she ‘won the lottery’

Jessie Mae Manning was beaming with joy after she learned Thursday that she was the big winner of The Gaffney Ledger’s Valentine’s Giveaway.  “I feel like I won the lottery,” offered Manning, pictured (right) with The Gaf More...

Local News

Big man, big message

Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles and former Gaffney High standout Joe Craig spread some cheer Wednesday at the local Boys and Girls Club.  More...

Junior Achievement program now being taught in all four district middle schools

More than 60 volunteers have lent their talents over the past year to help Cherokee County middle school students learn keys for managing personal finances and success in business.  More...

CONTRIBUTION

Captain and Lt. Rockwell with the Salvation Army, accept a contribution of $4,300 More...

Sports

A banner night

Brookins, Saints roar past Belmont Abbey, clinch fourth straight league title

The nationally fourth-ranked Limestone College (23-1, 18-0) women's basketball team clinched its fourth straight Conference Carolinas Regular Season Championship with a 91-66 win over rival Belmont Abbey College (15-9, 11-7) on Wednesday, February 11 More...

Dance’s 23 points lifts Limestone past Crusaders

With a convincing 85-70 win Wednesday night over Belmont Abbey, the Limestone Saints (6- 19, 6-11) clinched a berth in the 2015 Conference Carolinas tournament and will be back to defend their 2014 title.  More...

SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS

Jordan Rodgers lays one in for Blacksburg during a recent win against Woodruff. More...

Letters

Grateful to Bi-Lo

Dear Editor: On behalf of the faculty/staff and students of Alma Elementary, I would like to truly thank BI-LO Supermarket. Last spring, our school signed up for the BI-LO Hometown Educational Rewards program. More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Looking forward to the day after Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I’ve been carefully making plans this past week to make just the right chocolate purchases.  More...

OUR VIEW

The time has come to let Peachtree Centre go

It comes as no big surprise that county officials have met recently with a Chicago-based real estate broker who specializes in the sale of medical facilities, including those devoted to elderly care.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

President Obama’s jawdropping perspective

Recently, while responding to a question about how to get young people involved in politics, President Obama expressed fears that they see politics as a “sideshow in Washington” and should be taught that “government is not something More...

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