April 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

GAFFNEY HOSPITAL JOINS FORCES WITH MARY BLACK

Gaffney Medical Center and Mary Black Memorial Hospital have united to form Mary Black Health System. The hospitals will be known as Mary Black Health System – Gaffney and Mary Black Health System – Spartanburg. More...

Woman takes her life despite officers’ best efforts

A Gaffney woman took her own life late Tuesday as city police surrounded her home, desperately trying to make contact with her. It was an outcome that no one wanted, Gaffney Police Chief Rick Turner said. More...

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LifeStyles

Cherokee County DSN Board athletes take part in Special Olympics; ‘coach’ receives special award

Jay ‘Coach’ Huffstetler honored for years of service and devotion

Athletes from the Cherokee County Disabilities and Special Needs Board (CCDSNB) recently participated in the Area 12 Special Olympics held Thursday, April 2, at Gaffney High School. More...

What's Up?

Capri on Main will host a comedy improv show on Saturday, April 25, beginning at 8 p.m. Three teams – the A.O.S. Bread Co., Teenage Handbook and Mom’s Adhesive (adult content) More...

CAVA FUND RAISER –

CAVA will have a Fatz pancake breakfast fund raiser Saturday, April 25, from 8-10 a.m. Tickets are available from CAVA members or at the door for $8. More...

Obituaries

Jackie Cooper, retired from Johns Manville

BLACKSBURG – James Marion (Jackie) Cooper, 75, of 197 Cooper Trail, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Gaffney Medical Center. More...

Gloria Sellars, owner/ operator of Gloria’s Drycleaning and Laundry

Gloria Martin Sellars, 62, of 407 Pecan St., passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at her residence. Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Richard Earl Sellars and daughter of the late Claude Lee Martin and Lillie Wilkie Martin. Mrs. More...

Donald (Greasy) Robinson Sr., retired from Cherokee Acoustics

PACOLET – Donald Lee Robinson Sr., 74, of 122 Little Friends Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at his residence. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Carolyn Mc- Craw Robinson and son of the late Rev. Cecil H. More...

Vehicle overturns on interstate

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Travel in both directions of Interstate 85 slowed to a crawl shortly after 2 p.m. Friday as a southbound vehicle rolled over and came to rest in the median near the 85 Mile Marker. The S.C. More...

SPORTS EXHIBIT OPENS

Staff members at the City of Gaffney Visitors Center were busy Thursday putting the finishing touches on a special Smithsonian traveling exhibit that opens today (Friday) with a “pre-game show.” More...

County could be site of veterans nursing home

Cherokee County Council will be asked next week to donate county-owned land on Hyatt Street for the possible construction of a $41.1 million SC State Veterans Nursing Home. “It’s win, win, win,” state Sen. More...

Local News

Ewing teacher conference presenter

Math teachers find interesting ways to challenge themselves and increase their own math knowledge even when visiting a historic city. More...

Activities and events aplenty this weekend

Mother Nature’s replenishing of the water table is typically a good thing, but local residents are hoping she decides to turn off her water spigot … at least for this weekend. More...

Cherokee County GOP elects officers, delegates

Shannon Tyler has been elected Chairman of the Cherokee County Republican Party. Brenda Neal has been elected State Executive Committeewoman. Brenda has served many roles in the party, but this is her first time in this seat. More...

Sports

Fishing for gold

Gaffney’s Brannon, partner Walters seek to continue Palmetto State dominance on home lakes

Apparently, Palmetto State anglers spit in the face of superstition … well, one of them at least. More...

Good catching eye of NFL scouts

Standing 6-foot-6- inches and weighing 338 pounds, it is awfully difficult not to notice former Mars Hill and Gaffney offensive lineman Denzell Good in a crowd. More...

BACK IN ACTION

Blacksburg’s Kyle Loveless is congratulated at home plate by teammates after hitting a home run during a game earlier this season. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The American Dream remains out of reach for many

I read with great interest where a Seattle CEO stunned his workers earlier this week when he announced he is cutting his roughly $1 million salary to $70,000. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Election 2016 is not about the candidates

This was a big week for the political press. That means it was also a good week for highlighting how the world of the political elite is so out of touch with the world of everyday Americans. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Hell in the hole

Bernard Kerik, who headed New York City’s jails and then the Police Department before a felony conviction landed him in federal prison for four years, is reinventing himself as a prison reformer. More...

Poll

Should the city turn its garbage collection service over to the county?