September 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

South Carolina gas prices likely to go lower

Although Labor Day somewhat marks the official end of the summer travel season, the holiday also ushers in a period of savings at the pump for consumers.  Already the only state paying less than $2 on average for a gallon of unleaded gasoline, More...

LifeStyles

Cherokee County Public Library events - Free Access

Early Literacy Storytime (birth–3 years) Every other Tuesday  Now offered at two different time slots! Morning Session 10:30-11 a.m. Afternoon Session 3-3:30 a.m.  More...

WHAT’S UP

Spook Handy will perform at the Cherokee County Public Library’s Blacksburg branch after a triumphant fall and winter tour with Judy Collins and Arlo Guthrie on Thursday, Sept. 10. Activities will go from 12:15-1 p.m. More...

BIRTHS

Braylee Lane Coleman

Kevin and Sarah Jo Coleman of Gaffney announce the birth of their daughter, Braylee Lane Coleman, on Aug. 14, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center weighing 6 lbs., 7 ozs.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

EDNA MARLOW

GASTONIA, N.C. — Edna Roberts Marlow, 89, passed away peacefully on Sunday Sept. 6, 2015 at Courtland Terrace.  Born in Blacksburg, she was the daughter of Robert J Roberts and Esther Green Roberts.  Ms. More...

PAT ADAMO

LINCOLNTON, N.C. — Patricia Sparks Adamo, 50, of 144 Quail Trail, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015 at her residence.  More...

ANNIE GAY

Annie Mae Little Gay, 85, of 128 Goforth Dr., passed away on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 at home.  Born in Canton, Ga., Sept. 7, 1930, she was the wife of the late Charles William Gay and the daughter of the late Grady Little and Emma Bolin Little. More...

Council votes to sell Peachtree Centre

In what must have seemed like the ultimate in irony, moments after Cherokee County Council voted in favor of selling the Peachtree Centre to a New York-based company for $9 million, chairman Tim Spencer closed the meeting with a reminder of the nursi More...

School district hit with lawsuits

The Cherokee County School District is a defendant in two lawsuits recently filed in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas, both of them apparently stemming from the same 2013 accident involving a school bus.  More...

FOOTBALL CONTEST

Robert Carroll is the winner of the year’s first football contest.  Robert had only one incorrect pick, as did Ron Baker and Elaine Lathan, but Robert’s tiebreaker score was closer and earns him $100.  Couldn’t you use a h More...

Local News

Y SUPPORTER

Y SUPPORTER — Ed Elliott, right, manager of Gaffney Correll Insurance Group, is presenting a check in the amount of $500 to the YMCA in support of the Annual Support Campaign to Mike Goforth CE More...

Dollar Tree on schedule

Construction on a $104.4 million distribution center is on schedule.  The Dollar Tree project is expected to receive its first shipment in late April and be operational several weeks later.  “From everything I’ve heard, they are More...

Nearly 250 local students involved in robotics

Students will design and build autonomous robots over the next several months to score points.

Nearly 250 Cherokee County students will explore the fascinating world of trash in this year’s robotics challenge.  More...

Sports

VIDEO: Ledger Live Sports Player of the Week — Week 2 - Free Access

Following a dominant performance in Gaffney's 45-0 trouncing of Boiling Springs, Indians senior defensive lineman "Tez" Littlejohn was honored with the Ledger Live Player of the Week award for Week 2. More...

LEDGER STAFF PICKS — WEEK ONE - Free Access

See how Ledger staffers did in week one of The Gaffney Ledger's Football Contest. Be sure to get your own selections in before the Friday (Sept. 11) deadline. More...

Clemson dealing with injuries - Free Access

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Next man up is more than just coach speak at Clemson, it's the 12th-ranked Tigers way of life so far this season.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

They do it for 2 reasons: Money and exposure

Here’s a novel idea: why doesn’t the NCAA — in particular the Power 5 conferences and FBS — just have a one-game exhibition season in which the big schools play smaller ones?  I try not to write too much about sports in t More...

THEIR VIEW

No place for secrets in fighting crime

When witnesses clam up or disappear — and suspected criminals are released as a result — the good guys lose. Police, whose hands are tied, lament that not enough citizens help them get bad guys off the streets.  More...

OUR VIEW

County council should proceed with the sale

Last night’s vote to sell the Peachtree Centre doesn’t mean it’s a done deal. There are still some procedures to go through.  Two more readings and a public hearing are still required. 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?