October 14, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Man found shot to death in motel

The Shelby, N.C, Police Department announced Tuesday afternoon four people had been charged with murder and were being held in the Union County jail in connection with the early Monday shooting death of a Gaffney man in a Shelby motel room.  More...

FOOTBALL CONTEST

Six people turned in perfect football contest entries last week. Perfect in that they correctly predicted the winners of all 11 games.  But Sherry Darwin did them one better, turning in a deadsolid perfect entry. More...

LifeStyles

PEACHCenter Ministries 92-year-old employee retires

“This job is what got me up every morning, it gave me something to do.”

A new person might occupy the desk that welcomes all into PEACHCenter Ministries’ downtown Gaffney office, but in the belief of the help group’s executive director Tammie McGee no one can fill Velle Horn’s shoes.  More...

Paws and claws rescue relief

Bring items to Walmart Saturday

Southern Hawg Dogs (SHD Kennels) is holding a donation drive to collect items needed to help animals rescued from the tragic flooding in the lower part of South Carolina. Donations are being collected on October 16 from 5-7 p.m. More...

New Harvest Ministries raising money for new roof

Members of New Harvest Ministries on Pecan Street in Gaffney were hard at work Saturday morning, hoping to turn sausage biscuits and hot dog plates into a new roof for their church. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Plane slams into mobile home, killing pilot, sleeping woman

MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press   More...

David Johnston, avid golfer

Gaffney, SC — Maj. David Lee Johnston, 74, of 124 Vienna Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at Mary Black Health System-Gaffney.  More...

Virginia McDaniel, homemaker

Gaffney, SC — Virginia McSwain McDaniel, 70, of 1503 W. Rutledge Avenue, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Cherokee County School Board approves personnel moves - Free Access

Here is the list of personnel changes approved by the Cherokee County School Board at its October 12, 2015 meeting: CERTIFIED EMPLOYEES   Recommendations:  More...

Clemson takes page from Hollywood to address pedestrian safety - Free Access

CLEMSON — Two human factors psychologists from Clemson University are employing technology used in Hollywood filmmaking to make pedestrians and bicyclists more conspicuous to drivers.  More...

‘America’s Big Band’ comes to town Nov 15; no charge for admission

The Gaffney Ledger and Limestone College are joining together to bring a free concert to the community.  The Jazz Ambassadors, the official touring big band of the United States Army, will perform at Fullerton Auditorium on Limestone’s ca More...

Business incubator project gets $188,000 boost from ARC

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded a $188,000 grant in support of a business incubator project starting in Gaffney.  More...

Local News

Man gets 6 years

A 32-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced to six years in prison last Wednesday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court after he entered into a plea agreement related to a Dec. 13, 2013, shooting.  More...

$100 winner

Virgie George was the winner of the Sept. 28 football contest. She correctly predicted the winners of 10 of last week’s 11 games and tied for first place with four other people. More...

Y SUPPORTERS

Y SUPPORTERS — Kapstone Kraft Paper Corporation is presenting the YMCA with a check for $5,000 in support of building an athletic field at the YMCA. More...

Sports

State organizers move back high school playoffs - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The flooding that affected South Carolina and played havoc with the high school football schedule has led the South Carolina High School League to push the playoffs and championship games back a week. More...

SEC games this week - Free Access

Here are some things to watch in week seven of the Southeastern Conference:  More...

ACC this week - Free Access

A look at things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference for Week 7:  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Things are bound to change

I wrote about change back in August, but recent events have ‘forced’ me to broach the subject again.  Have you ever really put a lot of thought to all the changes that occur in your life and how they affect you?  For the most pa More...

THEIR VIEW

Rising to flood’s challenge

Catastrophic rainstorms like this one happen only every thousand years, climate and weather experts explained as unprecedented flooding forced people out of their homes, closed roads and submerged stalled vehicles. More...

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