September 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Blacksburg High getting new stadium

Construction of a new Blacksburg High football stadium and Gaffney High weight room were unanimously approved Monday by school trustees.  The school board directed architects to design a nearly $4 million Blacksburg High stadium. More...

LifeStyles

City’s founder will be celebrated with day-long event

Paying homage to the City of Gaffney’s founder, Michael Gaffney, the Downtown Business Association will be hosting a Founders Day celebration event on September 30.  More...

Woman’s Missionary and Educational Convention prepares for 99th Annual Session

Officers of the Woman’s Missionary and Educational Convention, an auxiliary of the Thickety Mountain Baptist Association, are preparing for their 99th Annual Session set for Tuesday, September 26 at Green Bethel Baptist Church in Pacolet, S.C.& More...

ENGAGEMENT

Byers – Cerny to wed May 5

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Byers Jr. of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Danielle, to Chad Alexander Cerny of Cowpens.  More...

Sports

Defense steps up in blowout win

Gaffney shuts down Rams’ ground game and records 5 sacks

Entering Friday’s game with Hillcrest, Gaffney coach Dan Jones said the Indians needed to improve its rushing defense.  And they did.  The Indians had allowed 259 yards a game on the ground in the team’s first three games.  More...

Gaffney’s opponent fires head coach, OC after drubbing by Vikings

Gaffney High coach Dan Jones said he doesn’t know how the Northwestern Trojans will react to the firing of its coach this past weekend.  “I just don’t know,” Jones said. “It could be a minus or a plus. More...

Gaffney is back in media poll

The latest South Carolina high school football state rankings are out and the Gaffney Indians return to the poll after Friday’s lopsided 42-7 win over Hillcrest.  The Indians had been ranked in the preseason poll but dropped out of the pol More...

National News

Securities Exchange Committee under fire for being hacked - Free Access

The federal agency responsible for ensuring that markets function properly and for protecting investors is under fire after disclosing its computer system was hacked despite repeated warnings about deficiencies in its cybersecurity measures. More...

Bond denied for suspect in fatal hit-and-run case - Free Access

Cherokee County Chief Magistrate Julian Wright denied bond Wednesday morning for Noe Castillo, a 46-year-old Spartanburg man accused of hit-and-run involving a death for allegedly leaving the scene of an early Monday morning accident. More...

Police make another breach of peace arrest - Free Access

City of Gaffney police announced Wednesday afternoon another arrest has been made as part of an investigation into an Aug. 7 shooting incident on Lincoln Drive that led to an 18-year-old Gaffney woman’s death. More...

Man charged with breach of peace in shooting case

Just a few days after announcing a large cash reward to drum up leads in two recent fatal shooting incidents, Gaffney police announced Monday they had filed a breach of peace charge against a Gaffney man as part of the ongoing probe.  On Aug. More...

Local News

IT’S A COMPLETION

Shag Stepp watches his dog Mojo leap high in the air to catch a frisbee Friday while performing at halftime during the Gaffney High-Hillcrest football game. Mojo and Stepp will compete at the Dock Dogs world championship Oct. 25-29 in Knoxville. More...

HEADING OUT

Retired East Gaffney Baptist Church Rev. Ron Jackson and his wife, Karen, along with supporters, begin this year’s Parson’s Pantry Walk Saturday from Gaffney City Hall. There will be a celebration meal Thursday, Oct. More...

County’s oldest textile company investing $6 mil on equipment upgrade; council OKs tax break

Hamrick Mills official Charles Hamrick thanked Cherokee County Council on Monday after its approval of final reading of a tax break for the local company. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joyce Coyle

Gaffney, S.C. — Joyce Sparks Coyle, 78, of 317 Twin Bridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Harold McSwain

Blacksburg, S.C. — Robert Harold McSwain, 91, of 395 Gibbons Road, passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Mary Black Health System-Gaffney.  More...

James Byers

James Henry Byers, age 64 of 172 Zelure Rd Gaffney, S.C. peacefully transition Sunday September 17, 2017 at his home. Funeral Service are incomplete and will be announced by Genesis Funeral Cremation Service & Chapel Inc. of Gaffney. More...

Columns

LETTER

Shag and his staff served more than 550 meals in less than 2 1/2 hours

Dear Editor:   I want to take this opportunity to thank Shag Stepp and his staff at Daddy Joe’s Beach House BBQ & Grill for the great support we received from them at our Miracle Hill/Daddy Joe’s Fundraiser held Sunday, Sept. More...

THEIR VIEW

The state should do better by its citizens with special needs

How the state cares for some of its most vulnerable citizens should offer taxpayers a glimpse into its priorities. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

So far they have told all sides of the story

I don’t usually get too excited about shows on television, but there are a few I enjoy as pure entertainment, like NCIS or Gotham or LOST. More...

Print Edition

Click here for digital edition
2017-09-20 digital edition

Special Sections

Poll

Are you willing to pay more taxes to help fund Recreation Department projects?