November 23, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Davidson, Phillips families share holiday tree tradition

Wrestling with a 10-foot Frazier fir, Eddie Davidson smiled after winning the battle and getting the tree perfectly upright on a stand. Luckily, though, he had a lot of help to get the other 314 trees in similar order. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Dear Annie: In 1994, my first real relationship ended when "Lisa" and I parted ways. For reasons that are still valid, I broke it off. It was emotional and very tough on her. More...

'Tis the season

Easy recipes take some stress out of holiday baking

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Beautiful pumpkins are a glorious symbol of the season and a key ingredient in many of our favorite recipes. More...

Bakes Sale

BAKE SALE BENEFITS MEALS ON WHEELS - Van Heusen and Bass Prime Outlet Stores put their baking skills to the test by having a bake sale for Meals on Wheels, donating the proceeds which amounted to $100.16. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hugh Patterson

Former owner/operator of Patterson Trucking

Hugh Patterson, 88, of 125 Forestdale Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Elizabeth Whelchel Patterson and son of the late J.W. More...

Bonnie Cooper

Retired from City of Gaffney

Bonnell (Bonnie) Rollins Cooper, 75, of 227 Chestnut Ridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Sevierville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late A.A. More...

Rev. Donald G. Roper

SPARTANBURG - Rev. Donald Gardner Roper, 84, of 400 Webber Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the husband of Margaret Annette Hatcher Roper. More...

Inside Report

Congressional tax blundering

WASHINGTON - Habitual congressional gridlock usually has no impact on the lives of ordinary Americans. More...

Christmas Is For Kids drive now underway

County residents can help provide a merry Christmas for underprivileged children through the Gaffney Ledger's annual fundraiser "Christmas Is For Kids." The generosity of local residents allowed 119 children in Cherokee County to enjoy a better Ch More...

Part of Upstate Alliance 2008 strategy involves marketing 10-county region on a global basis

GREENVILLE - The fall of the U.S. dollar could be Cherokee County's gain. With the dollar declining in value against foreign currencies, it becomes cheaper for foreign companies to invest in the United States. More...

Local News

Poor economic conditions in housing industry blamed for brick plant's shutdown

Hanson Brick and Tile is blaming a lingering downturn in the construction industry for its decision to close its Blacksburg plant, a move that will put 39 people out of work beginning Dec. 31. More...

One school trustee rates James as near-perfect

Numbers are the only insight local residents will gain on how school trustees feel about the job performance of Cherokee County School Superintendent Dr. Bill James. James has been superintendent since February of 2001. At its Oct. More...

FOP elects new officers

Cherokee County Lodge No. 20, Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) has elected new officers. More...

Sports

Catchin'the Greenwave

Most teams design something different for each opponent - a new coverage or a different offensive look. Not 12-1 and second-seeded Summerville, which hosts Gaffney tonight in a Class 4A Division semifinal game. More...

BRIEFS

Gaffney football broadcast delayed The Gaffney-Summerville football playoff game will already be in progress when FBC begins its traditional radio broadcast of Gaffney football on WOLT 103.3 FM. More...

Gamecocks look to salvage season with win over rival Clemson

COLUMBIA (AP) - Steve Spurrier is not always right. South Carolina's head ball coach found that out the hard way this season, enduring his longest college losing streak since starting out at Duke in 1987. More...

Letters

Support the Indians as they travel to Summerville

Dear TRUE Gaffney Fans: This year has been yet another good year for the Gaffney Indian football team. We are 11-2, and heading into a big showdown at Summerville for a chance to win a third consecutive state title. More...

Columns

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Pictured here are a group of seniors from Grassy Pond Baptist Church and friends at Myrtle Beach. More...

Driving and pondering, and getting a ticket

There are many times in life when you wonder, "Why did this happen to me" or "what did I do to deserve this?" Well, half the time the person responsible for your problem is staring yourself right in the mirror as you wash your face and brush your tee More...

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Poll

Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?