2021-10-11

2021-10-11 E-Edition

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WE HAVE A WINNER

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Terry Sanders is the $250 winner of the ‘Cover All’ prize in the Ledger’s BINGO contest. He is shown here, right, with his winning card receiving his check from Larry Littlejohn, graphic designer/columnist for The Gaffney Ledger.

GAFFNEY CHOSEN TO HOST CAROLINA BOWL

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As the executive director of Gray Collegiate Academy, which lost a nail biter to the Gaffney Indians several weeks ago, Todd Helms looked around The Reservation and had only one thought — this is the new home for the Carolina Bowl. On Friday, in The Reservation’s Booster Club meeting room, Helms and other Carolina Bowl representatives officially announced that Gaffney […]

Mayor Moss changes committee assignments

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In a deviation from mayoral norms, and according to one Gaffney City Council member, as a reward for his supporters on council and a rebuke to his critics on council, Gaffney Mayor Dr. Randy Moss announced wholesale standing committee changes a little more than a year after making the assignments. Typically, the mayor announces new standing committee assignments after an […]

PUMPKIN PICKERS

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Madelyn and Bella Myers leave a pumpkin patch Saturday with their own pumpkins after finding their way through a hay maze at the Iron City Festival. After Friday’s evening concerts were cancelled, visitors enjoyed perfect fall weather Saturday for the main festival events in downtown Blacksburg.

FESTIVAL FUN

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Trackless train and tractor rides along with Mad Hatter amusement rides Saturday were among the entertainment activities at the Iron City Festival in downtown Blacksburg.

Limestone to offer pre-licensure nursing program

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Limestone University has announced that it will begin in the fall of 2022 to accept students into its new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Pre-Licensure program. The new program, recently approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, will provide the educational foundation for students to be ready to work as a registered nurse in […]

New cases, deaths occurring mostly in the unvaccinated

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More than 85% of new cases and 78% of deaths from COVID-19 over the past month in South Carolina occurred in people who were not fully vaccinated. The state Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) recently looked at 31,993 reported cases from Aug. 16-Sept. 15 where it was able to determine the vaccine status for South Carolina residents who […]

35 counties will get less money

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The 2020 U.S. Census numbers mean less state funding for 35 of South Carolina’s 46 counties. The Local Government Fund provides money to counties based off their share of the state population. South Carolina grew 10.7% from 2010 to 2020, so only counties that grew faster than that rate will see more money. Those 11 counties […]

Woman killed, infant hurt in Thursday crash

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A Gaffney woman was killed and an infant was hurt Thursday evening in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 18. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the victim as Betty Ann Lipscomb, 46, of 823 8th St. Lipscomb was traveling west in a 2007 Saturn on Highway 18 when the wreck happened at 6:21 p.m. near Bridges Farm Road, said Master […]