November 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Merchants foresee brisk business for holidays

Despite slumping early retail sales nationally, the Grinch won't be stealing the Christmas shopping season this year, local retailers predict. More...

CLOSED THURSDAY, FRIDAY AFTERNOON

The Gaffney Ledger will be closed Thursday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will open at 8 a.m. Friday but will close at noon. We will resume regular business hours at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26. More...

LifeStyles

Howser House open for tours Saturday at Kings Mountain National Military Park

The Howser House will be open to visitors Saturday, Nov. 24, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Kings Mountain National Military Park. The 1803 stone house, located in a remote area of the park, is only open for tours once or twice a year. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

A doctor can only do so much

Dear Annie: My husband comes from a family with a history of manic depression, mood disorders, suicides, addictions, etc. He self-medicates by overeating, gambling, watching too much TV and wanting a lot of sex. More...

RIDIN' THROUGH THE ORCHARD

Best friends at Crayons 2 Computers, Zoe Follmar and Vanessa Addy, enjoyed a hayride on a recent field trip to Fisher Orchard. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Necy F. Roberts

Services for Necy Fowler Roberts, 74, of 108 Camellia Circle, widow of Fleet Roberts Jr., will be held today at 3 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Freddy Davidson, the Rev. D. Samuel J. Cornelius, Dr. More...

Lizzie Tate

Retired from Cherokee County Memorial Hospital

Lizzie Tate, 96, of 420 Peeler St., widow of Aaron Tate, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at 2 p.m. at her residence. A native of Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Edd Tate and the late Mary Dowdle Tate. More...

Geraldine D. Dawkins

Services for Geraldine Dewberry Dawkins, 53, of 210 Hampton Ave., formerly of 400 Bonner Lake Road, Apt. F- 4, will be held today at 3:30 p.m. at Island Creek Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. J.W. Sanders Sr. and the Revs. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The chances we took all turned out fine

Sometimes when making decisions, you just have to take a chance and hope everything works out okay. Such was the case this past weekend when my wife and I, along with three other couples, spent a few days at North Litchfield beach. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Pictured here with a copy of The Gaffney Ledger are some folks who went to Cuba to begin new churches. They are (left to right) Dr. More...

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County boss gets assistant; process irks councilman

An outspoken Cherokee County councilman said council has a poor track record when it comes to hiring. Councilman Quay Little made the imflammatory comment following the hiring Tuesday of Spartanburg County planner J. More...

TREE-MENDOUS COLOR

This maple tree on - where else - Maple Drive in Gaffney bursts out in its full autumn splendor. The tree "color season" has reached its peak and the red and yellow leaves will soon give way to bare branches and the onset of winter. More...

Senior Centers director stepping down after 35 years

Joyce Beason often reflects on when she began her stint as executive director at the Senior Centers of Cherokee County. After 35 years, Beason will step down at the end of this year. More...

Local News

Drop in graduation rate keeps Cherokee Tech from being 'excellent'

A decline in graduation rates kept Cherokee Technology Center (CTC) from continuing its recent trend of excellent report card ratings. More...

Council votes to 'send a message'

Saying Cherokee County Council needed to send a message, council voted 4-3 to delay third reading Tuesday on transferring a tax incentive to the new owner of the Romeo Rim building in the Cherokee Corporate Park. More...

Cherokee County Adult Education program tops in the state

The Cherokee County Adult Education program was number one in the state this year with 80 percent of its students passing the national GED exam for a high school diploma. More...

Sports

McKissick: Not a vintage Greenwave team

You'd think a rifle-armed quarterback, an early national ranking and NFL-lookalike wide receivers would vault this team to the ranks of the best-ever Summerville squads. You'd be wrong. More...

Unselfish attitude key to Indians' win streak

No Sidney Rice. No Malcolm Long. No problem for this year's Gaffney Indians. More...

Depleted Indian hoopsters fall to Landrum at Byrnes jamboree

Most of the Gaffney boys basketball team is still in cleats - and it showed Tuesday at the Byrnes Jamboree. The Indians led by five in the first quarter but Landrum rallied for a 28-24 victory. Each game in the jamboree lasted two quarters. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Democratic Iran dilemma

WASHINGTON - Sen. Barack Obama, desperate to cut down front-running Sen. Hillary Clinton, did not take advantage of one opening in Thursday night's Las Vegas Democratic presidential debate. More...

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