January 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Burglars thrice target BPW facility

Gaffney Board of Public Works officials are at a loss to explain why anyone would continually target a wastewater treatment plant. More...

ONLINE Poll

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS What do you think of the new college football playoff system? More...

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LifeStyles

Tricks, repeat?

The best Super Bowl gimmicks of all time

Trick plays stand out in a Super Bowl a little like clown suits at a cocktail party. In this highest-of-high-stakes contest, the appetite for NFL coaches whose strategies lean more conservative than not is typically low for gadgets and gimmicks. More...

Library will host special programs during February

The Cherokee County Public Library has announced its line-up of special programs for February. Early Literacy Storytime for ages birth to 3 years, will be held on Monday, Feb. 2, from 10:30-11 a.m. Will the groundhog see its shadow? More...

Amy Dill earns BSN degree from Lander

Amy Kathleen Dill graduated on Dec. 13, 2014, from Lander University with a Bachelor of Science Nursing degree. While working toward her degree, Amy also earned a Certificate in Healthcare Management. More...

Obituaries

Bill Turner, 63, will be remember as a hard-working country boy with a heart of gold

William Marion Turner, 63, of Gaffney went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. A service to celebrate his life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Shuford- Hatcher Funeral Home’s downtown chapel. More...

Max Hines, retired from textiles

GREENWOOD – Max DeFoy Hines, 77, of 109 Sand Trap Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at Self Regional Medical Center in Greenwood. More...

Basil W. Owensby, retired from DuPont

SPRINGFI ELD, Tenn. – Basil W. Owen sby, 92, pass ed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. More...

State News

Haley creates committee to study domestic violence

COLUMBIA (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley on Thursday created another task force charged with finding a way to stem South Carolina's generational cycles of domestic abuse, on the heels of legislators advancing their own proposals. More...

‘Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America’

SMITHSONIAN EXHIBIT COMING TO GAFFNEY THIS SPRING

Apparently, one trip to Gaffney was not enough for the Smithsonian Institution and The Humanities Council of South Carolina. More...

Warning to owners of ATVs

A rash of all-terrain vehicle thefts in the past two weeks has the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office telling ATV owners to be careful and the public to keep their eyes open to help protect their neighbors. More...

Former police chief named to state task force

Law enforcement, judicial and social services workers from across the state will soon be coming together to find ways to reduce the problem of domestic and family violence in South Carolina. On Thursday, Gov. More...

WATCH GHS VS CLOVER ON OUR WEBSITE

Gaffney High’s basketball teams will host Clover in a hoops doubleheader Friday night at The Burial Ground. Both games can be viewed by way of Ledger Live. To watch the Gaffney vs. More...

Local News

‘Souper Bowl of Caring’ gives everyone a chance to be a winner

Sixty minutes separate the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots from football immortality, the teams nearing their day of reckoning in Glendale, Ariz., and Super Bowl XLIX. More...

Trustees discuss building plans

Repair work on aging Cherokee County school buildings this summer is the primary focus of architects in the early planning stages for a $60 million building program. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

These folks are shown here during their vacation in Gatlinburg, Tenn. From left to right are Dana Cobb, Brittany Cobb, Bobby Duncan and Diane Duncan. More...

Sports

Crunch time

Not currently in line for a bid to the Class 4A playoffs, the Indians welcome region leader Clover to The Burial Ground for a pivotal matchup

While there are still playoff hopes, Gaffney High basketball coach Mark Huff said his team must finish the season strong over the next two weeks. More...

Gaffney grapplers set for region tournament

Three Gaffney High wrestlers earned number one seeds for Saturday’s region tournament at Rock Hill. Coming off two straight state titles, Clary is the top seed in the 120-pound weight class. More...

Wildcats seek to continue roll in region play vs. Liberty

Blacksburg hopes to continue its recent roll in Region I-2A play tonight (Friday), welcoming league foe Liberty to the Iron City. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Those who didn’t pass exit exam in luck this year

Cherokee County students received their report cards this past week, an event which does not bring many happy memories personally. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Federal budget deceit

Monday, President Obama will unveil his proposed federal budget for 2016. Voters should be warned that virtually all the numbers reported in news coverage of the federal budget will be misleading at best. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Lawmakers kick into high gear

The 2015 legislative session is in full force. There has been so much going on in Columbia. Two weeks ago was full of festivities. On Wednesday, Jan. 14, Governor Haley was inaugurated and her second term as governor of South Carolina began. More...

Sports News

Poll

Do you support a gas tax increase to pay for road improvements?