November 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Rain a welcome sight, but lots more needed

Recent rains have done little to improve the area's drought conditions, Gaffney Board of Public Works General Manager Donnie Hardin said. More...

Many questions hover as festival officials prepare for 2008 events

The South Carolina Peach Festival will break from a tradition that has been in place since the event started 30 years ago. The 2008 festival is scheduled to kick off June 20. The festival has traditionally been held in July. More...

LifeStyles

City of Gaffney ushers in the holiday season with Christmas on Limestone

Festivities get underway Friday evening with tree lighting ceremony

Christmas on Limestone gives the City of Gaffney an opportunity to celebrate the season with every citizen. On Friday, Nov. 30, the event will be officially announced by the Town Crier at 6 p.m. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Second cousins may legally marry

Dear Annie: Recently, while visiting out-of-town relatives, I was reunited with a second cousin whom I had not seen in 28 years. We are both in our early 40s and single. More...

Miss Phillips, Mr. Gold wed Sept. 8

Emily Claire Phillips and Jason Christopher Gold were united in marriage Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, at Grassy Pond Baptist Church. Dr. Roger Aycock officiated the 5 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rev. Donald G. Roper

Retired Presbyterian minister

SPARTANBURG - The 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...

N.B. Bright

Retired barber and retired textile employee

Nathaniel Beecher (N.B.) Bright, 91, a resident of Brookview HealthCare, formerly of 902 Beech St., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, at Brookview HealthCare. More...

Joe Hughes

Retired from U.S. Air Force and Michelin Tire Co.

Joseph Carroll (J.C.) Hughes, 71, of 448 S. Green River Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, at his residence. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The children need you

Every year at this time I use this column to promote The Ledger's annual fundraiser, "Christmas is for Kids.' Following is basically the same one I've written for the past several years with minor changes to reflect the current effort. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Doc and Debbie Wallace are shown on a recent trip to Kentucky to celebrate their 28th wedding anniversary. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Advocates of airport proposal face key date, meeting

Circle Tuesday, Dec. 4, on your calendar as an important date in the effort to build a county airport. More...

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS

Here is the list of donors to Christmas Is For Kids, sponsored by this newspaper. Mail contributions to: Christmas Is For Kids The Gaffney Ledger PO Box 670 Gaffney, SC 29342 or bring them by The Gaffney Ledger, 1604 W. Floyd Baker Blvd. More...

Nursing home death ruled an accident

A 100-year-old Cowpens woman's death at the Cherokee County-operated Peachtree Centre earlier this month has been ruled accidental by the Cherokee County Coroner's Office. Mitchel Agnes Watkins Whelchel, of 297 S. More...

Photo

TUESDAY CRASH - A Greenville man is facing a traffic ticket for failure to yield following a Tuesday morning accident on Limestone Street that injured two people. More...

Local News

Ninth grade addition nearing completion

Blacksburg High will wait until January before moving into a ninth grade addition scheduled for final inspection early next month. More...

Cracker Barrel celebrates 10 years

The local Cracker Barrel reached a milestone Monday when it celebrated its 10th year of business in Gaffney. More...

Thieves take equipment from church

Rev. Larry Brooks is willing to live by his faith, to forgive while turning the other cheek. The same faith teaches him the conscience of those who stole from his church will eventually weigh them down. More...

Sports

New hoops coach has high expectations

Stacey Parris has the formidable task of rebuilding the Gaffney girls basketball program which finished 7-13 a year ago and 4-8 in the region - and she appears up to the challenge. More...

BRIEFS

Clemson's Harper has shoulder surgery Clemson starting quarterback Cullen Harper and two other Tigers had minor surgeries Monday, but all of them should be back in time to begin bowl practice, the school said. More...

Indians make coach proud with their desire to win

The Gaffney Indians played with a never-givein attitude this season - and head coach Phil Strickland couldn't be prouder. "I have never been one to compare teams," Strickland said. More...

Letters

Thinks BHS coaching staff needs to go

Dear Editor: I agree with Mrs. Hames and Mr. Mullinax that it is time for Coach (Robbie) Blanton to go. Blacksburg has become the joke of our region. I am sick of the excuses that we are young and it's the kids' fault. More...

Raffle raises money for emergency medical gear

Dear Editor: On Nov. 1, the Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department held a raffle involving several items donated by Blacksburg businesses. More...

Credits UCMC emergency room with saving her life

Dear Editor: Thank goodness for Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Our local hospital sometimes lacks appreciation, but without this hometown facility I would not be writing this letter today. More...

Special Sections

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?