Indians bring home historic state crown

By LARRY HILLIARDLedger Sports Editor Dynasty trumped destiny at the Colonial Center in Columbia on Friday. Phillip Buckson scored 15 points and Julius Wilkerson had a huge game with 14 points and 13 rebounds as the Gaffney Indians became the first Class 4A school to win three straight basketball championships with a hard-fought 54-51 victory over Marlboro County. The 24-5 […]

North Carolina driver dies in single-car crash

By SCOTT POWELLLedger Staff Writer A North Carolina man was killed early Sunday in a single-vehicle accident when his car struck a tree. Christopher Paul Stanley, 31, of Bessemer City was traveling south on Possum Trot Road at 4:30 a.m. when he disregarded a stop sign, said Lance Cpl. Bryan McDougald of the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Stanley traveled through […]

Ledger earns prestigious FOI Award, seven others

The Gaffney Ledger joined elite company at Friday’s South Carolina Press Association (SCPA) annual awards ceremony in Spartanburg. For the fourth time, the paper brought home the Reid Montgomery Freedom of Information (FOI) Award. Bill Rogers, executive director of the SCPA, presented the award to Ledger Publisher Cody Sossamon. “This is the most prestigious award we give,” Rogers said. Given […]

Economic report not the best-ever, but not gloomy

By LARRY HILLIARDLedger Staff Writer When it comes to capital investment here, 2004 wasn’t one for the record books. But it wasn’t gloomy, either. According to local economic officials, the county attracted between $60 and $80 million in capital investment during 2004. The exact figure won’t be released until tonight when the Development Board presents its annual report to Cherokee […]

Man accused of electronic voyeurism in restroom

By TARA JENNINGSLedger Staff Writer In a disturbing invasion of privacy, Gaffney police arrested a man Saturday for taking pictures of people inside a men’s restroom at Prime Outlets at Gaffney. Officer Mike Scruggs of the Gaffney Police Department charged Jerry Lewis Collins, 41, of Spartanburg with obscene preparations of material. Collins remains at the Cherokee County Detention Center on […]

Police Report

Big rig target of gunfire Approximately $1,000 in damage was done to an 18-wheeler Saturday when someone shot at the big rig, a report at the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office states. The truck belonging to TransAm Trucking of Alathe, Kansas, was struck by multiple gunshots at 1:10 a.m., the report states. There were bullet holes in the windshield and on […]


— Blacksburg High students Adam Kirby and Zac Martin were named Mr. BHS on Saturday for their performance in the scholarship pageant.

Limestone students will exhibit work in March

Two studio art majors from Limestone College will have their senior art show on display throughout the month of March. The works of Susan Dunn of Spartanburg and Chimere Sherald of Georgetown will be showcased in the A.J. Eastwood Library at Limestone College beginning March 1. The work will remain exhibited until March 31. A reception in honor of the […]

Applications being taken for 2005-06 Head Start program

The Head Start Program is currently taking applications for the 2005-06 school year. To apply, the following information is needed: S.C. Immunization Certificate, proof of 2004 income, certified birth certificate, Social Security cards for everyone in the household and Medicaid or insurance information. Applications will be accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the center sites, […]

Councilman Reid graduates from municipal institute

Councilman Thomas Reid of Gaffney graduated from the Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government on Feb. 16. Graduates received their diplomas during the Municipal Association of South Carolina’s Hometown Legislative Action Day in Columbia. Established in 1986, the Institute gives municipal officials a better understanding of how local government operates; the role of elected officials and administrative staff; and the […]