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Ledger photo / SCOTT POWELL TAKING A POWDER - These Gaffney High male students formed their own cheerleading squad Friday for the annual Powder Bowl football game that involves girls from the junior and senior classes playing for bragging rights. 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...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

This pair enjoys being just friends

Dear Annie: I'm a 25-year-old single woman whose best friend for the past 10 years has been a guy. "Tony" and I have a lot in common and enjoy hanging out and playing video games together. More...

'Eight Oaks'resplendent for Christmas holiday tours

CHAPS will host weekend tours of historic 1902 home

Ed and Pam Cazel will offer a rare glimpse into Gaffney's past with the opening of their historic home for this year's Christmas holiday tour. Eight Oaks at 209 S. Johnson St. More...

Local dancers perform in 'Nutcracker'

Ballet Spartanburg's production of holiday classic is set for Dec. 7-9

Ballet Spartanburg will present one of the area's most cherished holiday traditions, The Nutcracker, Dec. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Datis E. Cole Sr.

U.S. Air Force veteran

GREENVILLE - Datis Eugene Cole Sr., of 232 Shannon Lake Circle, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, at St. Francis Hospital Downtown. Born Sept. More...

Betty C. Vernon

Services for Betty Camp Vernon, 54, of 416 Northgate Road, wife of the Rev. David Vernon, will be held Friday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. at Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. C.A. More...

Winfer E. Leigh

Union native

Winfer Elizabeth Blankin Leigh, 84, formerly of Gaffney, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, at Regional Hospice Home in Spartanburg. Daughter of the late Callie and Ruth Blankin, she was born in Union on March 7, 1923. More...

Columns

When oil was $2.52 a barrel

A friend of mine forwarded an e-mail to me he received from an acquaintance in Texas, whose father had been in the oil business in the 1900s. "When they sent Papa to Beaumont in 1903 to start the Magnolia Oil Refinery, oil was six cents a barrel! More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Pictured here are (front row, left to right) Joel Camp and Jordan Clawson along with (back row) Kristie Camp and Marc Camp with their copy of The Gaffney Ledger during a Thanksgiving holiday trip to Disney World. More...

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The 'Eagle' has landed at outlet mall

A popular clothing and accessories retailer will soon be landing at Prime Outlets - Gaffney. More...

Murder case on docket

Jury selection in the trial of a Cowpens man accused of a 2006 murder is likely to start this morning in Cherokee County. Jeremy Richard Phillips, who was 28 at the time of his arrest last September, is one of three people accused in an Aug. More...

'E-Ledger' edition now available

The Gaffney Ledger has begun posting an electronic edition of the newspaper on its web site. More...

City receives glowing report from year-end audit

The City of Gaffney received a clean bill of financial health from a local accounting firm Monday. More...

Local News

Boys & Girls Club needs your help to make Christmas party merry

The Cherokee County Boys & Girls Club is hoping the community will lend a helping hand to make the holidays brighter for local youngsters. More...

Three robberies in three days under investigation in Gaffney

Bin Chen doesn't ask for much. The manager of New Golden China Restaurant on Wilkensville Highway in Gaffney simply wants a safe environment for him, his employees and his customers. More...

Christmas parades Saturday

Gaffney and Blacksburg are making final preparations to hold their respective Christmas parades Saturday. More...

Sports

Landrum runs away from Wildcats, 67-43

Blacksburg couldn't keep up with the fast break Landrum offense Friday in a 67-43 loss. Landrum controlled the tempo on both sides of the court and benefited from several periods of cold shooting by Blacksburg. More...

Gaffney topples Bearcats

Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff got what he wanted to see from his team on Tuesday - improvement. Unlike in their opener the Indians were smart and sharp with the ball to beat visiting Rock Hill, 68-58. More...

BRIEFS

Blacksburg jayvees beat Landrum The Blacksburg jayvee team beat Landrum 38-34 Tuesday for its first victory of the season. Dondray Hyatt hit a layup and two free throws with 12 seconds left for the final margin of victory. More...

Letters

Streets were filled with festive atmosphere

Dear Cody: This year's Christmas On Limestone was a huge success because of the combined efforts of many dedicated people and sponsors. More...

Inside Report

U.S. investment in Pakistan has not paid big dividends

WASHINGTON - Diplomats at the U.S. embassy in Islamabad could hardly believe what President George W. Bush said to anchor Charles Gibson on ABC "World News" Nov. 20. More...

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