October 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

LEARNING THE ROPES —

Abby Elliott makes her initial descent off a 50-foot climbing tower Thursday afternoon on a high ropes course at Gardner-Webb University. More...

Silhouettes highlight domestic violence

With the help of Cherokee Technology Center students, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is trying to make a big impression on anyone who passes by the county Law Enforcement Center.  More...

LifeStyles

Jazz Ambassadors vocalist joined group in 1999

Free concert Nov. 19

Master Sergeant Marva J. Lewis, vocalist with the Jazz Ambassadors of The U.S. Army Field Band of Washington, DC, is originally from Denison, Texas. More...

Paws and claws rescue relief

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...

“Tournament of Champions”

Gaffney High Band of Gold will host “The Reservation Tournament of Champions” Saturday, Oct. 17 at 4 p.m.  The marching band competition will be held in The Reservation stadium at Gaffney High. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carolyn Campbell, loved to travel

Gaffney, SC — Carolyn Graham Campbell, 75, of 134 Macedonia Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Geannette Leach, evangelist

The beloved Father and General President of the First Pentecostal Church of America, Inc., Geannette Leach, 89, of Linden, New Jersey, widower of Mrs. More...

Grace Williams, devoted to her family

Grace Davis Williams, 81, of Gaffney, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at Gaffney Medical Center.  Services to celebrate her life will be held at 11 a.m. More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Debates give advantage to GOP

In 2008, underdog candidate Barack Obama gained prestige by defeating a heavily favored front-runner to win the Democratic presidential nomination. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Bergdahl show trial: Record shows a cover-up in the works

After a preliminary hearing, Army officials are recommending Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl get off without jail time or a punitive discharge for walking off his Afghanistan military base in 2009. He could even get back pay and lifetime disability payments. More...

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SC Forestry Commission estimates $65 million loss from flood - Free Access

COLUMBIA—South Carolina Forestry Commission officials estimate a loss of at least $65 million in the forest industry’s economic impact because of last week’s historic flooding. More...

5th suspect faces murder charge

Authorities in Shelby, N.C., investigating the early Monday shooting death of a Gaffney man inside a Shelby motel room have charged a fifth person with murder.  Capt. More...

WATCH KEY BLACKSBURG GAME ON OUR WEBSITE

Blacksburg can punch its ticket to the playoffs by winning two of its three remaining games.  Blacksburg will get its first chance in Friday’s region game against rival Landrum in the Ledger Live Game of the Week. More...

Two new members added to Ledger staff

Abbie Sossamon has been named Features and Lifestyles editor of The Gaffney Ledger, becoming the fifth generation of the Sossamon family to be involved with the newspaper.  More...

Local News

Police seek help from public to identify ‘smash and grab’ suspect

City of Gaffney police are seeking the public’s help in their investigation of a Tuesday morning burglary on North Logan Street. According to an incident report, police were dispatched to Page Plus in the 400 block at approximately 3 a.m. More...

New paving crumbles

Hours after it was resurfaced, portions of Windslow Avenue began crumbling away on Wednesday. The resurfacing project included pouring a halfinch layer of an asphalt mixture on Windslow Avenue, more commonly referred to as Frontage Road. More...

WHAT’S UP

Fundraisers The goal for the fourth annual Parson’s Pantry Walk fundraiser is $44,777 to help approximately 90 needy pastors, widows of pastors, and married ministerial students. More...

Sports

Interim coach wins for USC - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Steve Spurrier wasn't on the sidelines for South Carolina. But his visor was, waved by interim coach Shawn Elliott as he ran on the field.  More...

Watson has big day for Tigers - Free Access

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Boston College coach Steve Addazio thought his team had hung steady and headed into the second half toe-to-toe with the country's fifth-ranked team.  More...

Limestone has chance to shine under TV lights

Limestone College football players will play their first game on television Saturday when it travels to Brevard College.  The game will be broadcast live on WMYA My40 at 7 p.m. at Brevard College. More...

Inside Report

LEDGER COLUMNIST

School districts scramble to Keep up with the Joneses

There is a popular expression called “Keeping up with the Joneses.” This is actually an idiom in many areas of the English-speaking world, meaning our frequent desire to compare ourselves to our neighbors as a benchmark of social standing More...

National News

Government: No benefit hike for Social Security next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Older Americans got a double dose of bad news Thursday: There will be no cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits next year, and Medicare bills are set to soar for many.  It’s just the third time in 40 ye 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?