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August 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Committee forwards two measures to city council

City of Gaffney council members serving on the city’s police committee advanced two measures for a full vote of council that could impact both bar owners in the downtown and tobacco-using members of the police force. More...

Local News

DOINGTHEIR PART

Gaffney Middle School Beta Club students are shown with GMS staff member Wendy Batchler after assisting in packaging 16,000 Stop Hunger meals at Limestone College, bringing the two-day total to 100,0 More...

POLICE REPORT

Thieves take purses from parked cars

An estimated $85 in theft losses were reported after a woman’s purse was stolen from a vehicle parked outside a Huntington Square apartment. More...

Grassy Pond elementary principal takes personal leave of absence with no specific reason given

Grassy Pond Elementary School Principal Ashley Clary has taken a personal leave of absence six days into the school year. Clary had just started her fifth year as principal at the school. More...

Sports

New season, new start, new faces

Opener offers look at fresh talent for Gamecocks, Aggies

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina and Texas A&M find out this week what life's like minus two of college football's most transcendent, attention-grabbing stars of recent years. More...

Back to the basics

Tribe regroups, begins building toward tilt with Dorman

Sometimes, putting a heartbreaking defeat in the rear view is more difficult than originally perceived. But for Gaffney, that is exactly what is in the cards, losing on a last second field goal to Union County last Friday night. More...

WEEK O WRAP-UP

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

No. 38 Jordon ShippyGaffney seniorrunning back Shippy rushed for 237 yards on 33 attempts in the Indians’ 29-28 loss to Union County last Friday night. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

New technology resulting in lots of changes

“Officers claim to have captured twelve gallons of whiskey in Cherokee county but it is hard to believe that the Cherokee people we know could permit that much whiskey to exist at any one time.” More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama’s staggering blindness to growing terror threat

One does not need to be Sun Tzu or George Patton to know that a nation must recognize an enemy before it can develop a strategy to defeat it. But one apparently does have to be someone other than President Barack Obama. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

NFL could always use another dose of sportsmanship

I’m always excited to see Clemson or USC athletes ascend to the NFL, but it was particularly thrilling to watch former Gamecock quarterback Connor Shaw play in the preseason Monday Night Football matchup between the Cleveland Browns and Washing More...

Trustees negotiating with Columbia firm to head proposed building plan

The Cherokee County School Board passed a resolution Monday to open contract negotiations with M.B. Kahn to head a proposed $61 million school building program and use “design build” as the construction delivery model. More...

Blacksburg mayor wins re-election

Blacksburg Mayor David Hogue won his sixth term Tuesday in a runoff election for the town government’s top spot. Hogue received 214 votes, or 55.4 percent of the 386 votes cast in Blacksburg. More...

New home starts reach 8-year high

Local builders are hopeful that recent building activity in Cherokee County is a sign of more good things to come. More...

LifeStyles

Last chance at the big prize

Local baker Brenda Watts is hoping the third time is the charm. For the third consecutive year, Watts was selected to compete in the finals of the annual Pillsbury Bake-Off with the potential of a $1 million prize for the top recipe. More...

BACK TO SCHOOL –

Members of the Cherokee County Education Association – Retired recently donated school supplies to Luther Vaughan Elementary School. More...

What's Up Around the Town

High school reunions The Gaffney High School Class of 1944 will celebrate its 70-year class reunion Friday, Oct. 3. The day's activities will be: 8:30 a.m More...

Obituaries

Margaret Gettys Robbs, retired as owner/manager of Gettys Lumber Co.

Margaret Lemmons Gettys Robbs, 82, of 1258 Robbs School Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center. More...

Tommy F. McCraw, skilled and respected nuclear physicist

Tommy F. McCraw, 86, of Burnside Drive, Gettysburg, Pa., died Friday, June 13, 2014, at the Gettysburg Lutheran Home after a short illness. He was born March 1, 1928 in Gaffney, the son of the late French V. and Corinne Shields McCraw. More...

Bertha H. Wilson, retired from Threads Mill in Gastonia

Bertha Hambrick Wilson, 89, of 202 Annette St., widow of Charles L. Wilson, answered the Master’s call on Monday morning, Aug. 25, 2014, at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center. More...

National News

Katy Perry channels Britney Spears at MTV VMAs

Katy Perry and Riff Raff took it back to 2001 Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake in matching denim, while Amber Rose channeled Rose McGowan circa 1998 in barely there silver with cascading chains at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards. More...

Bryan Benson hopes to inspire others to create their own something special

Often, artist Bryan Benson surprises himself at how quickly he can turn a blank canvas into a picturesque mountain scene. "Once your mind gets going, it's pretty difficult to put the brush down," he said. More...

Limestone swim teams dive into volunteer effort

The day before they plunged into the new fall semester, the Limestone College swim teams and their coaches immersed themselves in some serious volunteer work at The Salvation Army of Gaffney. More...