April 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Japanese dignitaries visit local manufacturing plant

Suminoe Textile America received a special visitor Thursday when the new consul general of Japan visited the automotive textile company’s plant in Gaffney.  More...

LifeStyles

One-of-a-kind show coming to Iron City Festival this weekend

A motorcycle stunt show will offer fresh excitement this weekend when Blacksburg rolls out the red carpet for this year’s Iron City Festival.  Motorcycle stunt shows are scheduled for Friday from 7:15-7:45 p.m. More...

Miss Columbia raises money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

The Miss America Organization has partnered for many years with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to raise funds and awareness for children’s hospitals throughout the United States.  More...

Calling all artists: Mural contest to award cash prize

The City of Gaffney’s Main Street Program has received a grant from the National Park Service to design and install a mural in the My Downtown Gaffney Main Street area, and submissions from local artists will be accepted for a $500 cash prize.& More...

Obituaries - Free Access

L. D. Wood

Gaffney, SC — Lacy Dwight (L. D.) Wood, Jr., 77, of 331 Sarratt School Road, went home to be with the Lord on his birthday on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Katy Ramsey

Blacksburg — Katy Sue Ledford Ramsey, 65, of 208 Short Street, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at her residence. More...

Jane Bluford

BLUFORD, June Watts, passed away April 8, 2016 at the age of 93. June was preceded in death by her parents, Bessie and Wallace Watts, and sister, Barbara Smith.  More...

National News

Dude, that's rude - Free Access

AP Poll shows manners matter, even in election campaigns

AP Poll: Dude, that's rude: More say GOP is discourteous   LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press  EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press  More...

CSI for animals: Forensic vets battle pet abuse, neglect

NEW YORK (AP) — The cocker spaniel arrives at the animal hospital with a police officer, whimpering and shaking. He has a pusfilled pink socket for a left eye and is so skinny his spine and ribs show through his caramel-colored fur.  More...

Yard sales easy to find now with our new online feature

Bargain hunters can find local yard sales right at their fingerprints with a new mobile friendly app on The Gaffney Ledger website.  A map provides people with information about the event date, location and times for all local yard sales appeari More...

Gunfire erupts after argument about cars

A heated argument about race cars led to a gunshot and an attempted murder investigation by the Gaffney Police Department on Wednesday morning. More...

That’s OK; they were going to replace it anyway

No one was hurt but a very long-in-the-tooth Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office patrol car that was set to be replaced next week likely was reduced to scrap following a Thursday afternoon mishap on West Frederick Street. More...

Local News

Mullinax receives top honors for DUI enforcement

A Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputy was honored as one of five officers of the year April 6 by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety for his efforts in getting drunk or impaired drivers off the streets.  More...

Blacksburg officials mull logging proposal

Loggers asked Blacksburg Town Council on Tuesday for permission to remove trees from a 29- acre site at the water tower on Whitaker Mountain.  More...

PLAYING THE ANGLES

Miniature golf and geometry became a cool math project for Blacksburg High School students this year when their teacher Molly Bridges assigned the task of designing three miniature golf holes. More...

Sports

Local High School Sports Schedule - Free Access

GHS Athletic Events     April 15  • 5:30 p.m. soccer vs. York (home game)   More...

Limestone puts spotlight on players headed into spring game

Going with a new format this year, Limestone College football team captains held a draft Thursday and selected teammates to put together the lineups for its annual Blue & White spring game.  More...

SPORTS WRAP-UP

l Blacksburg product Bradley Norman threw six strong innings Wednesday to pick up his first win of the year as Limestone College closed out its 2016 nonconference schedule.  Norman, a junior, scattered two runs on five hits and a walk in Limesto More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

That’s a lot of telephone calls

It’s only a 3-digit number but it means a lot.  When you need help and need it fast, the number automatically springs to mind — 9-1-1.  We ingrain it in our children. More...

In depressing campaign season, millennials offer hope

As I’ve watched the 2016 campaign unfold, I’ve come to realize that the millennial generation has a better grasp on reality than the nation’s top political journalists. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Legal plunder

If you’re employed, beware. An alarming attitude is sweeping the nation that your paycheck is fair game to fix any social problem. More...

Print Edition

Click here for digital edition
2016-04-15 digital edition

Special Sections

Poll

Who do you support for Cherokee County Sheriff?