October 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

WHAT?

Job numbers prompt some head-scratching

Job figures released Tuesday morning, which appear head-scratching at first blush, show South Carolina’s jobless rate climbed for the third straight month in September despite almost every county experiencing job gains. More...

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CHOCK FULL O’ SPIRIT

Cheerleaders steal spotlight, showcase skills at 2014 Indian Invitational

Gaffney High varsity cheerleaders huddle prior to last Saturday’s Indian Invitational, ironing out last minute details and assignments before the group was called on to perform. More...

What’s Up?

Fall festivals uA fall fun festival will take place on Sunday, Oct. 26 at Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church. Activities, which are being sponsored by First Baptist, Cherokee Avenue Baptist, St. More...

Add healthy protein to your daily diet

At a time when over a third of American adults are obese and childhood obesity rates are rising exponentially, more Americans are looking for meat alternatives in their dining choices. More...

Obituaries

Dean Ross

Robert Dean Ross, Sr., 92, of 105 Hillside Drive, passed away on Oct. 20, 2014 at the home of Sherri and Earl Almond of Gaffney. More...

Earl Winn

WINCHESTER, Tennessee — Earl H. Winn of Winchester, Tennessee, suffered a massive heart attack and died while riding his motorcycle Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. He was 72. More...

Doris Campbell

A funeral service for Doris Elizabeth Campbell, 83, of Vacaville, California, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at Vaca Hills Chapel, 524 Elmira Road in Vacaville. She will be laid to rest at the Vacaville Elmira Cemetery. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘Acceptable to kill a man to silence his pen’

In this day and time when crime stories are reported almost hourly — if not more frequently — one would be hard-pressed to be shocked by anything. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Criminalizing innocent Christian behavior

Where are all the atheist freedom lovers we always hear about? It’s time for them to start standing up for religious liberty. The left and militant gay movement are getting bolder and bolder, and too many Christians are stewing in their apathy. More...

Political Cartoon

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COUNTY MOURNS

Noted historian Dean Ross passes away at age 92

As much a part of Clemson lore as the touching of Howard’s Rock and the Tiger football team rambling down the hill in anticipation of another gridiron battle, no Saturday afternoon at Death Valley is complete without the playing of “Tiger More...

NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND LAW

Four schools receive Fs

Five Cherokee County schools received A’s and four schools received F’s Tuesday in letter grades issued under the No Child Left Behind Law. More...

Local News

Blacksburg senior citizens center in danger of closing

Certain services offered to Blacksburg senior citizens could soon be lost due to lack of participation. More...

‘Rocky Horror’ coming to town

Prospective Greenville theater entrepreneurs, The Film House, and the historic Capri Theater have teamed up to bring the timeless and colorful “Rocky Horror Picture Show” to Gaffney. More...

The results are in: 7th graders getting healthier

The sweet tooth is often the first craving 7thgraders still satisfy instead of grabbing carrots and broccoli from the refrigerator. More...

Sports

Time well spent

Indians use bye week to heal up; improve execution for home stretch

After a rough eight games to begin the season, the Gaffney Indians used their bye week to get healthy and prepare for the home stretch of the regular season. More...

CLASS 4A VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFFS

New season begins for Lady Indians

It’s now or never for the Gaffney High volleyball team. The No. 1-seeded Lady Indians (28-6, 11-1) begin postseason play Thursday at home against Boiling Springs (19-15-1, 9-5). More...

Lady Indians struggle at Upper State tourney; but season a huge success for first-year team

Gaffney girls golf coach Will Coggins won’t let Monday’s upper state performance tarnish a hugely successful season for his first year program. “They exceeded expectations,” Coggins said. More...

Letters

National Football League is making headlines with domestic violence

The NFL policy on domestic violence is being noticed across the nation. Now a player, coach or owner will be suspended or lose a job if displaying such dishonorable conduct. More...

Sports News

Poll

Will you vote to continue the one cent sales tax to build new schools and renovate old ones?