April 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

JETLINE

It all started with a world map on a blue Slinky

A blue Slinky set Eric Levin on a path to launching a $30 million business printing promotional items with company logos that now makes its home in Gaffney. More...

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LifeStyles

‘Always A Bridesmaid’ offers more than just laughs

Deliriously funny comedy set for four performances at Gaffney Little Theatre

The Gaffney Little Theatre is bringing another Jones/ Hope/ Wooten comedy to its stage to close the 2014-2015 season. The uproarious comedy, “Always A Bridesmaid,” opens Thursday, April 30, and runs May 1 and May 2 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Drawing for Mack Davis print, music by Bernadette Swayngim and Ladies Rejoice will highlight CAVA fund raiser on April 25

Pancake breakfast 8-10 a.m. at Fatz; local artists will be waiting tables

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

94th BIRTHDAY –

Marie Dawkins celebrated her 94th birthday on April 23, 2015. Mrs. Dawkins’ children are Etta, Jessie, Mary, L.D. Jr., Pam and Sheila. More...

Obituaries

Polly Boyle, retired from Gaffney BPW

Polly Boyle, 94, of 214 Crestview Drive, formerly of 655 Corinth Road, died at her home on April 22, 2015. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Born on Dec. 27, 1920, in Gaffney, she was the daughter of Alie Boyle Jr. More...

Donald Spencer, worked at Sunnydale Meats

Donald Lamar Spencer, 52, of 983 River Drive, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015, at his residence. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Donald Rufus Spencer and the late Brenda Spencer. Mr. More...

Ann Farriss, retired from S.C. Highway Dept.

Ann Childers Farriss, 75, of 103 Leonora Ave., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital. More...

State News

Study: Economic impact of national parks in SC $103 million

CHARLESTON (AP) — A new study estimates that South Carolina six national parks and historic sites mean about $103 million to the state’s economy. More...

Breaking News - 8:46 AM

Campo Giiorno cancelled - Free Access

Campo Giorno scheduled for today has been cancelled and will POSSIBLY be rescheduled. The Band Boosters will be selling biscuits, hot dogs and barbecue at The Reservation beginning at 10:30 as they had already purchased food to sell at the event. More...

HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE

Fire destroyed a River Drive home Thursday morning. City of Gaffney firefighters were dispatched to the 100 block shortly after 8 a.m. regarding a report of a structure fire. Fire Capt. More...

Campo Giorno highlights weekend events calendar

Though unrelated to most, there is a common chord in regard to the fight for education and the one against the cancer epidemic. Victory is necessary so all can win. More...

Local News

Relay fundraiser events planned this weekend

With another Relay for Life event swiftly approaching, local organizers of the event are scurrying to ensure all of its I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed. More...

Blacksburg will accept county offer on garbage collection, Gaffney won’t

Local municipalities have a few more weeks to either accept or reject the county’s offer to take over residential curbside solid waste collection throughout the county. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Titus & Cameron Cobb spent their Spring Break at Graceland, the home of the late great Elvis Presley. More...

Sports

A FOUL MOOD

An Oriole batter fouls off a pitch during a Major League game Wednesday at the Cherokee County Youth Sports Complex. Games are played nightly at the complex. More...

Wildcats knock off Wolverine ace

Blacksburg coach Josh Batchler knew the Wildcats would have their hands full against Woodruff’s Graham Lawson. More...

Lady Indians keep playoff hopes alive

The Gaffney batters provided ace Olivia Henson with plenty of offensive support. Turns out, she didn’t much. Henson overwhelmed York with 17 strikeouts in an 8-0 home win on Wednesday. Henson gave up only four hits. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Thieves costing their victims, and all of us, a lot of money

It’s the nature of the beast I wrestle with on a daily basis as a police and court reporter. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Depressed journalists are depressing the nation

I am far more pessimistic about our political system than most Americans. At the same time, I am very optimistic about the future of our nation. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Democracy at its best

New Hampshire makes presidents. The way it’s done was in full view last weekend when 16 Republican hopefuls pressed into the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua for two days of Q and A and coffee huddles with local voters. More...

Poll

Do you think aspartame (artificial sweetner in diet colas) is a heath concern?