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April 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Blacksburg officials expect thousands to attend Iron City Festival

An early spring tradition returns to Blacksburg this weekend, one offering fun-filled activities for folks of all ages. More...

Local News

Clarys pursuing naming rights

Along with many other families in Gaffney, the Clary family has a rich tradition of football prowess in Cherokee County and across the state of South Carolina. And now that family plans to invest in new traditions at Limestone College. More...

POLICE REPORT

l An estimated $3,000 in theft and damage losses were reported after someone targeted copper pipes on air conditioning units on East Robinson Street. More...

Band boosters hosting arts and crafts fair

The Gaffney Band Boosters Club is hosting the Band of Gold Arts and Crafts Fair on Thursday, April 17, through Saturday, April 19, in front of Hamrick’s. More...

Sports

On the national stage

Gaffney’s Peak excited to play in prestigious Jordan Brand Classic

Despite suffering from allergies that have left him less than 100 percent, Gaffney star L.J. Peak is excited to take the national stage on Friday. More...

Peak named Mr. Basketball by publication

The list of awards continue to grow for Gaffney’s L.J. Peak. Peak was recently named the state’s Mr. Basketball by the Charleston-based High School Sports Report. “I’m just blessed and very honored,” Peak said. More...

Indians down Boiling Springs for 4th region win in a row

The Gaffney Indians keep showing they are resilient and a team coming together at the right time. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Boards, brackets and azaleas

The Masters is over so, in my mind, spring has officially begun. This tournament is to golf what the Super Bowl is to the NFL or March Madness is to NCAA basketball. People follow these events and watch them on TV whether they are fans or not. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

South Carolina’s encouraging economic news

When the unemployment rate is down, politicians swoop in to take credit. When joblessness is up, there’s blame and finger-pointing. More...

THEIR VIEW

Committee’s ‘stand your ground’ tweak is misguided

Thanks to hoodies and loud music in Florida, “stand your ground” laws are under an intense microscope these days. More...

Renaissance begins in Mill Village area

After months of delays, the city’s Mill Village Renaissance Project has finally begun. More...

7th Circuit solicitor, sheriff laud passage of ‘Emma’s Law’

First time drunk driving offenders in South Carolina, depending on their blood alcohol level at the time of arrest, now face the possibility of being required to have an ignition interlock device installed on their vehicles. More...

CLOSING EARLY

The Gaffney Ledger will close at noon on Friday, April 18, in observance of Good Friday. We will resume regular business hours at 8 a.m., Monday, April 21. More...

LifeStyles

Harry Folsom exhibit will end soon with additional events planned April 24-25

The current exhibit of paintings and sculpture by Harry Folsom at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery may be seen for only two more weeks. Titled Harry Folsom: 1976-2014, A Retrospective, this exhibit chronicles his career as an artist. More...

Potters on Gaffney’s Old Field set for May 17

Several first-timers, dedicated locals will be on hand with their works

The Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society Inc. (CHAPS) will sponsor its annual Potters on Gaffney’s Old Field Pottery Show and Sale on Saturday, May 17, at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum at 301 College Drive. More...

WHAT’S UP

CAVA Children'sSaturday Workshopl CAVA has started a children's art workshop on the thirdSaturday of each month forages 4-7. This is an age thatoften is neglected in community offered art classes and it isthe desire of CAVA to introduce More...

Obituaries

Jim Sullivan

YORK – Jimmy ("Jim") Ross Sullivan, 81, of 1434 California Road, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill. Jim was a son of the late Blythe Sullivan and Pappie and Janie Morrow Austin. More...

Deborah Lemmons

SPARTANBURG – Deborah Anita Threadgill Lemmons, 48, of Spartanburg, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 14, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. More...

William (‘Bill’) Gardner

William (“Bill”) Lawrence Gardner of Caroleen, N.C., passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Hospice House of Rutherford County after a courageous battle with melanoma. More...