April 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Student accused of hitting man faces felony DUI charge

A local college student has been charged with felony driving under the influence after she allegedly ran over another student outside a Brookside Drive home late March 28.  While a full report is not yet available and the matter remains under in More...

CLOSING EARLY

The Gaffney Ledger will close at noon on Friday, April 3, in observance of Good Friday.  We encourage you to attend the church of your choice this weekend and wish you a blessed Easter.  We will resume regular business hours at 8 a.m., Mond More...

LifeStyles

Life in the 18th Century

A Living History encampment by the Upper Broad Regiment took place at Cowpens National Battlefield this past weekend at the park’s historic Robert Scruggs House. More...

What's Up?

Church news Salem Presbyterian Church (PCA) will have a Maundy Thursday service April 2 at 7 p.m. Communion will be observed. Salem is located at 1907 Hickory Grove Road (SC-211). See the church’s website (sites.radiantwebtools.com/Salem- PCA) More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Donald Lee Hood

YORK – Donald Lee Hood, 68, of York, died Monday, March 30, 2015, at his home.  Born in Charlotte, Mr. Hood was a son of the late Eugene Dykes Hood and Nellie Irene Boatwright Hood. More...

Scott Moss, worked in construction

SPARTANBURG – Richard Scott Moss, 51, of 462 E. Main St., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 30, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Eva Hopper, loving wife, mother and MawMaw

Carrie Eva Garner Hopper, 93, of 205 Lansdell Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at her daughter’s home.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Hazing should be permanently banned

I have never understood the rationale behind hazing.  Hazing is defined thusly: humiliating and sometimes dangerous initiation rituals, esp. More...

THEIR VIEW

Critics? Or Traitors?

“Traitors.” That’s a strong term, obviously. It should never be used lightly. Yet there it was, flying around like confetti in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Cruzing toward the resurrection of mainstream conservatism

The ambush-prone mainstream media (MSM) has difficulty trapping Sen. Ted Cruz, not just because he is mentally agile and verbally adroit. He has truth and authenticity on his side, and it is much harder to trip up someone of that description.  More...

Man dies while trying to help wreck victims

A Gaffney man was identified Monday afternoon as the “Good Samaritan” who died trying to help during a horrific March 19 accident on Interstate 26 in Spartanburg County that claimed six lives, including three young children.  More...

5-year-old airlifted after car runs over her

A 5-year-old girl was rushed for emergency medical treatment in Greenville on Monday afternoon following a freak accident on 4th Street that remains under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.  More...

Moped driver dies of injuries

A Cowpens man severely injured in a March 25 accident on Highway 29 in southwest Cherokee County died Monday at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said Mark Patrick Coleman, of Acorn Drive, had suffered a More...

Local News

Hundreds turn out for MOW

Knowing that hunger never takes a day off, hundreds of area residents turned out on Palm Sunday for a fundraising luncheon that will help Cherokee County Meals on Wheels continue to provide food and comfort for local residents in need.  More...

SOMETHING'S FISHY

SOMETHING’S FISHY — Blacksburg High marching band members coat fish with flour Saturday during a fish fry in the school’s cafeteria. More...

Local unemployment drops slightly

South Carolina’s unemployment rate held steady in February while the number of people working continued to rise.  More...

Sports

SPRING FLING

Limestone linemen take part in drills as part of Monday’s spring practice session. Instead of a traditional spring game, Limestone football will hold scrimmages on April 11 and April 18. More...

Indians kick off season Aug. 21 against Union County

The 2015 Gaffney Indian football team will play the final two games of the regular season away from The Reservation.  The Indians will travel to Fort Mill on Oct. 30 before finishing the regular season at Northwestern on Nov. More...

Blacksburg tops Cards 4-2 in 10

The Blacksburg Wildcat baseball team played its longest game of the season on Monday.  Like all but two of the others, the outcome was the same - a 4-2, 10 inning win.  After the game, Blacksburg coach Josh Batchler had a feeling the game w More...

State News

SCDCA resolves more than 3k consumer complaints in 2014

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) received 3,908 consumer complaints in 2014 and was able to save consumers nearly $1,000,000 in the form of credits, refunds and adjustments.  More...

National News

Congressman’s son named in lawsuit

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The son of U.S. Rep. John Carney, D-Del., is one of five defendants in two lawsuits seeking at least $50 million stemming from the death of a Clemson University fraternity pledge.  More...

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