February 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

B.D. Lee Elementary to be replaced

School trustees will build a new B.D. Lee Elementary and renovate Mary Bramlett Elementary in an effort to address poor conditions in its two oldest elementary schools.  Trustees voted 8-1 Monday night to replace B.D. More...

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Here are the members of the “Cherokee County Business Advisory Council” handpicked by Cherokee County School District Superintendent Dr. Quincie Moore. More...

LifeStyles

State Museum opens new civil rights exhibit

‘COURAGE: The Vision to End Segregation, the Guts to Fight for It’ portrays story behind the first lawsuit challenging racial segregation in public schools

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina State Museum will open a new traveling Civil Rights exhibit, “Courage: The Vision to End Segregation and the Guts to Fight for It,” on Saturday, Feb. 28.  More...

Spurlin – LeCroy

James and Robin Spurlin announce the engagement of their daughter, Deanna Michelle, to Jeremiah Pierce LeCroy.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of David and Janice Yannello of Gaffney, Dave Fox of Troy, Pa., the late David and Ginger Border More...

Bethel to host banquet Feb. 27

The Cherokee County Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance will sponsor its first “Upstate South Carolina Salute To Our Heroes” scholarship banquet” in celebration of Black History Month on Friday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Frances Fitzgerald, retired from Hamricks

Frances Moore Fitzgerald, 85, formerly of 606 E. O’Neal St., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at Peachtree Centre.  More...

Mahlon 'Louis' Strickland, retired as a machinist

YORK – Mahlon "Louis" Strickland, 80, of 111 S. Congress St., passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at White Oak Manor of York. Born in Scotland Neck, N.C,. More...

Freida Mabry, retired from Hoechst Fibers

COWPENS – Freida Keturah Mabry, 94, formerly of 4930 Cannons Campground Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at Peachtree Centre.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Old dogs get a Photoshop lesson

Which is it?  “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” or “You’re never too old to learn.”  More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Hanging Rudy out to dry

Back in 1987, this writer was invited by friends to advise them on a press conference they had called to oppose President Reagan’s signing of an INF treaty to remove all nuclear missiles from Europe.  My advice: Deplore the treaty; do not More...

THEIR VIEW

Social media, prisons don’t mix, but get real

A social media problem that appears to exist in South Carolina prisons goes beyond just a head scratcher.  More...

Got your bread and milk?

NWS SAYS SNOW ON THE WAY

Sleep has proven hard to come by recently for Cherokee County Emergency Preparedness Director Rick Peterson, largely due to Mother Nature being constantly at work. More...

WINTER STORM WARNING

ACCORDING TO THE NWS, Cherokee County is expected to receive up to 4 inches of snow between 4 p.m. on Wednesday and 7 a.m. Thursday morning. A winter storm warning has been issued in anticipation of the storm.   More...

Man struck by shotgun blast fired through door

City of Gaffney police were continuing to investigate Tuesday a shooting incident in which a man was struck in the face with a shotgun blast fired through the door of a city home.  More...

Local News

Volunteer fire department wants to create tax district

With just a few more signatures to go, representatives of the Goucher White Plains Volunteer Fire Department expect they will soon present a petition before county officials for a voter referendum on creating a new tax district to fund fire departmen More...

POLICE REPORTS

Several guns and electronics were reported stolen following the Feb. 15 burglary of a Bens Farm Road home. More...

Decorated solider to attend several local events

Growing up in rural Georgia, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Thomas Perry was told he would not amount to anything and education was not important.  More...

Sports

Indians are armed and dangerous

If pitching is king, then Gaffney High should be primed for perhaps one of the best seasons in recent memory.  The bevy of arms could be the formula for a long playoff run.  The staff is led by junior Josh Gregory, who has verbally committe More...

Long-time GHS strength coach hired byVols

After a stint in college, Tony Smith was hired seven years ago to run Gaffney’s strength and conditioning program.  Now, he’s returning to college as an assistant strength coach for the University of Tennessee football team, Gaffney More...

Help on way for GHS varsity hoops

It’s been banner seasons for the Gaffney boys junior varsity and ninth grade basketball teams.  The jayvee team, coached by former Gaffney High standout Bubba Wright, finished second in the region with a 9-3 mark and 17-4 overall. 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?