November 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

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Ledger photo / SCOTT POWELL THE AGONY OF DEFEAT - Gaffney High linebacker J.B. More...

LifeStyles

Stuffed yourself on Thanksgiving? Work off those extra calories fast

ST. LOUIS (AP) - This shouldn't come as a surprise: Thanksgiving is not the green light to a sixweek indulgence that precedes the waddle back to the gym Jan. 2. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Maturity sometimes means sacrifice

Dear Annie: In the past year, I have gotten engaged, moved away, bought a new home, received my own business from my future in-laws and set a wedding date. All of these amazing things and I am miserable. More...

Gist Mansion decorated for holidays at Rose Hill

UNION - The differences between what Christmas really was in the years before the War of the Confederacy and what the common perception of the "Charles Dickens-Victorian" Christmas, are really two completely different things. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rev. Donald G. Roper

Retired Presbyterian minister

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. More...

Edward Hill

Retired from textiles

Edward Monore Hill, 79, of 211 12th St., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, at his residence. Born in Mullins, Mr. Hill was the widower of Evangeline Smith Hill and son of the late A.K. Hill and Minnie Howell Hill. More...

Jesse Hopper

Retired from textiles

Jesse Thomas Hopper Jr., 64, of 108 Crestmont Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

They're out there, hovering, watching, waiting

To conquer an enemy, one must first study their ways, get to know their culture, diagnose their habits and tendencies. The aliens know this. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Rock-solid leadership Bob McNair, governor of South Carolina from 1965 through January 1971, provided South Carolina rock-solid leadership during one of the most difficult eras in the state's modern history. More...

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Man killed in crash

A 24-year-old North Carolina man was killed Friday afternoon in a single-vehicle accident outside Blacksburg. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the victim as Lawrence F. Farrell, of 137 Salene Drive, Earl. More...

Man wanted in murder case arrested

One of two suspects wanted for the murder of a former Gaffney resident has been captured in California. John Franklin Jackson, 54, whose last known address is Myrtle Beach, was arrested Friday in Los Angeles, said Sgt. More...

Here's how you can help brighten the life of a child at Christmas

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...

Local News

School district's energy savings for eight years total $5 million

The Cherokee County School District has saved more than $5 million on utility costs since it implemented an energy conservation program eight years ago. More...

Man accused in armed robbery of 74-year-old woman faces other charge

A 19-year-old Gaffney man, one of two men charged with the Monday robbery of a woman in a salon parking lot, also is the subject of an arrest warrant linking him to a vehicle break-in. More...

Merchants pleased with early holiday shopping numbers

Shoppers gave local retailers what they want most for Christmas - a strong start to the holiday shopping season. More...

Sports

Heartbreaker

Gaffney lets third straight trip to state title game slip away

SUMMERVILLE - Gaffney was one minute away Friday evening from earning another trip to the state championship game when Summerville took the dream away with a touchdown pass and interception. More...

BRIEFS

Dolphins finish second at meet The Cherokee YMCA Dolphin swim team finished second at a recent meet. More...

Lady Saints fall short in battle with Upstate

Courtney Bradley and Kasey Thompson made sure Limestone wouldn't be celebrating after the final horn on Saturday. Bradley made two free throws and Thompson blocked a 3-pointer to lead USC Upstate to a 59-56 victory over the visiting Lady Saints. More...

Inside Report

HARRY REID'S JUNKET

WASHINGTON - After Congress recessed for Thanksgiving with urgent unfinished business that included facilitating income tax refunds and providing veterans benefits, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid left on an eight-day government financed trip th More...

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