October 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Big E offering some free cinematic treats for Halloween

Looking to provide a fun, safe, and family-friendly opportunity for children on Halloween, The Big E Entertainment Center is gearing up for a Halloween Film Festival on Oct. 31. More...

ONLINE Poll

RESULTS Should the City of Gaffney spend up to $5 million to build a performing arts center in an unoccupied building in the downtown area? More...

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LifeStyles

Miss Littlejohn, Mr. Jefferies wed Sept. 20

Ashley Nicole Littlejohn and Prentiss Deterence Jefferies were united in marriage on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Encounter Church of Gaffney. The Rev. Joey Turner officiated the 4 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

PUMPKINS UNDER THE MOON! –

Anita Jones, Susan Lowe, Bernadette Swayngim, Vickie Cornmesser, LeighAnn Snuggs and Theta Dennis gathered with Cindy Wilson at CAVA to paint pumpkins on canvas. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Cochran – Parker

Dannielle Cochran of Grover, N.C., and Chris Parker of Gaffney will be married in the summer of 2015. Miss Cochran is the daughter of Max Cochran of Grover and granddaughter of Paula and Mike Stockwell of Gaffney. More...

Obituaries

Robert Dean Ross Sr., noted county historian

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

Eloise Eggers, 90, retired registered nurse

Eloise Guinn Eggers, 90, of 1803 Cherokee Ave., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center. More...

Irene Martin, 85, retired from textiles

INMAN – Irene Martin, 85, of 82 N. Main St., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at Golden Age Nursing Facility. Born in Smyrna, she was the daughter of the late William (W.H.) Martin and Maggie Bolin Martin. Mrs. More...

HEY VOTER, WANT TO PUT YOUR 1-CENT’S WORTH IN?

In 11 days, Cherokee County voters will decide whether to continue a penny sales tax to provide $60 million for new school construction and repair work on aging school buildings. The district has placed a 2-question referendum on the Nov. More...

PATRIOTIC SCARECROW

Old curtains, soda cans, cardboard and corrugated drain pipe are just a few recycling items Village School of Gaffney 5thgrade students used to build “Lady Liberty.” The students won $75 More...

WILDCATS’ FINAL HOME GAME CAN BE SEEN LIVE ON OUR WEBSITE

Honoring its seniors during pre-game activities, the Blacksburg Wildcats aim to make its final home game of the season a winning one against Chesnee. More...

Local News

Blacksburg students learn about the ‘game of life’

Career expert, author talks jobs to teens

Brooks Harper views every day as a job interview at which first impressions matter and a person’s attitude is the first step toward starting a fulfilling career. More...

County votes to replace wrecked truck

At the urging of its administration, Cherokee County Council on Monday gave the green light to spend $135,000 to replace a dump truck damaged in an accident last week. More...

Purpose of concert is to ‘Reverse the Trend’

Pop music band Reverse Order will perform an antibullying concert Monday at Gaffney Middle as part of its national tour aimed at preventing school bullying. More...

Sports

WORTH THE WAIT

After biding his time, Ward is savoring every moment of senior season in Iron City

High school quarterbacks are often gunslingers allowed to throw the football all over the field in today’s wide open offenses. Blacksburg quarterback Brett Ward looks like a throwback in comparison. More...

Blacksburg seniors aiming to end home slate on high note

Fourteen Blacksburg seniors will play their final home game tonight when it hosts longtime rival Chesnee. More...

GAFFNEY AT CLOVER

Indians, Clover gearing up for physical affair

After weeks of facing spread offenses, dual-threat quarterbacks and five-receiver sets, the Gaffney Indians will face Clover’s run-heavy wing-T tonight. It’s not exactly cool, but it’s effective. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Inkjet counterfeiting hardly seems worth the effort

One of the benefits of scouring police department incident reports on a daily basis is that you can quickly notice new trends, hot spots, and patterns. Sometimes, I admit, the police reports also make for good reads. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama can’t help throwing his party under his bus

Politically speaking, President Barack Obama is almost as toxic as the ominous viruses he continues to mismanage. Every Democratic candidate fears the contagion and seeks to quarantine himself from his presence and policies. More...

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