November 30, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

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...

CHRISTMAS BUSTING OUT ALL OVER THIS WEEKEND

The City of Gaffney will celebrate the holiday season Friday with the lighting of a 25-foot Christmas trees at 6 p.m. at City Hall Park. The lighting will be followed by 'Christmas on Limestone' with numerous activities in downtown Gaffney. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Mom doesn't like being object of teen's crush

Dear Annie: I live in Southern California and have two kids. The oldest is 12. She has a brown belt in karate and two of her friends (they're brothers) also have brown belts. More...

Christmas on Campus welcomes the holiday season at Limestone

Luminaries, concert and Santa highlight Saturday's festivities

ACherokee County Christmas tradition will celebrate its 23rd anniversary Saturday evening when Limestone College presents Christmas on Campus, a night of holiday festivities that includes a Sounds of the Season concert, the Miller-Rowe Consort, More...

10th Candlelight Tour of Churches is set for Dec. 4

The 10th annual Candlelight Tour of Churches, sponsored by the Broad River Baptist Association WMU Leadership Team, is set for Tuesday, Dec. 4. All of the churches on this year's tour are located in Blacksburg. The tour starts at 6 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mattie Jo'Lee Lockhart

Mattie Jo'Lee Lockhart, 65, of 127 Bethlehem Church Road, Grover, N.C., died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, in Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Shelby. More...

Thomas A. Petty

Graveside services for Thomas Arnold Petty, 68, of 2000 East Gun Hill Road, Bronx, N.Y., will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, at 11 a.m. at Limestone Cemetery with Dr. Michael A. Bridges officiating. Military honors will follow. More...

Pearlie S. Martin

Pearlie Humphries Sisk Martin, 84, widow of Carl Sisk and Charlie Martin, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home. More...

Columns

Something in the mist

An older man approached the water slide with a young child in tow and leaned down to give a little push. The man flipped head over heels over the child and went flying backwards down the water slide. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Lee Garvin is shown with a copy of The Gaffney Ledger in this photo taken by his daughter Sherry while on a trip to Morgan City, LA. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Why not interstate tolls? The tolls are coming ... on a couple of interstate highways, that is. South Carolina has received permission from the federal government to collect tolls on parts of I-95 and I-26. More...

Pursuit ends with crash, arrest in Cherokee County

A Greer man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after leading Spartanburg Sheriff's Office deputies on a high-speed chase that ended with a crash in Cherokee County. More...

Veteran newsman joins Ledger

Pennsylvania native Tim Gulla has joined The Gaffney Ledger staff as its new police reporter. Gulla is a native of Swoyersville, Pa., a former coal mining town near Wilkes-Barre. More...

Festival might adopt a theme that's more sports oriented

Bowling and basketball tournaments are among the new events that could be held as part of next year's South Carolina Peach Festival. More...

Four suspects arrested after chase

Four men suspected in the theft of more than $1,700 in cigarettes from a Blacksburg store on Tuesday were apprehended near the Mecklenburg County (N.C.) line following a police chase on Interstate 85. More...

Local News

Saggy pants

There ought to be a law, or should there?

While many shoppers started their Christmas shopping Friday looking at toys and various appliances, 23-year-old Gaffney native Jeffrey Johnson spent much of his day hoping to find a pair of blue jeans that fit. More...

Photo

DECK THE TREE - Public works employees and other volunteers place ornaments on the City of Gaffney's Christmas tree located near the Michael Gaffney log cabin downtown. Thr tree will be lit tonight at 6 p.m. More...

Two local businesses agree to sponsor stadium scoreboards

First Piedmont Federal Savings & Loan and Cherokee Masonry have signed on as new sponsors of electronic scoreboards planned for the new Gaffney High football stadium. More...

Sports

Union depth too much for Blacksburg

Blacksburg played Union County evenly for a half Thursday before the Yellow Jackets superior depth turned a close game into an 86-43 rout. Blacksburg (0-2) trailed Union County by seven points with one minute left in the first half. More...

Gaffney players ready to rumble in season opener against Cougars

Gaffney basketball coach Mark Huff will see a rare sight Friday when his team opens the season with a home game against York at 8 p.m. More...

BRIEFS

Bob Prevatte Night benefits scholars Bob Prevatte Night is every Monday at Sagebrush on Baker Boulevard. Ten percent of the toal bill for evening meals will be donated to the Bob Prevatte Scholarship Foundation. More...

Inside Report

For many in Congress, big money trumps public service

WASHINGTON - Well-connected Republicans in Mississippi were shocked by more than the unexpected nature of Trent Lott's announced resignation Monday. 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?