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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. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Husband has become jealous and insecure

Dear Annie: I've been married for almost two decades to a good husband. During most of those years, I was obese. I was a stay-at-home mom to our children, depressed and bored, and I ate a lot. More...

Blacksburg First Baptist hosts 17th Singing Tree

The Music Ministry of First Baptist Church of Blacksburg will present the 17th annual Singing Christmas Tree on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 17, and Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. More...

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CHRISTMAS CONCERT AT LIBRARY THURSDAY - The Cherokee County Public Library in Gaffney and the Friends of the Library will present the Arbor Wind Trio for their annual Christmas concert on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 12:15-1 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mary Ann Dawkins

Mary Ann Dawkins, 81, of 506 Oliver St., passed Sunday at 4:17 p.m. at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. A native of Cherokee County, Dawkins was the widow of the late Jack Leonard Dawkins and the daughter of the late James and Mary Steen. More...

Elaine Montgomery

Elaine Dawkins Montgomery, 56, of 125 Beltline Road, died Sunday at 6 p.m. at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. A native of Cherokee County, Montgomery was the wife of Charles Montgomery and the daughter of the late Monroe and Ruth Dawkins. More...

Eric Smarr

Daniel Eric Smarr, 24, of 1359 McKown's Mountain Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec.7, 2007, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Columns

GUEST EDITORIAL

A healthy choice for county schools

In today's society, it is crucial that we recognize the mental health needs of our children and adolescents as psychosocial and health problems can arise that profoundly affect their learning and social and emotional development. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Red light, green light ...

All I want for Christmas is for the traffic lights in this city to work in some kind of basic vehicle control-andflow system. I gotta tell ya, I just don't get the traffic lights system. More...

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Man gets life plus 20 years for execution-style slaying

A Gaffney man has been sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years for the 2006 execution style killing of a man in Augusta, Ga. A jury found 32-year-old Demetric Twitty guilty Friday in the murder of 25-year-old Mickel Ian Mosley of Gaffney, S.C. More...

GUILTY

Phillips sentenced to life for burning man to death

Technically, Assistant Solicitor Michael Morin of the Seventh Circuit Solicitor's Office had no duty to provide a Cherokee County jury with a motive for the murder it was pondering. More...

Local News

Carolina football player stabbed in neck

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A University of South Carolina football player was recovering Sunday after his neck was slashed during a weekend altercation near the school campus, according to several reports. More...

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ALL SMILES - The Gaffney High cheerleaders wave to the crowd during Saturday's Christmas parade in Gaffney. They rode on The Gaffney Ledger float. More...

End of course exams remain 'unacceptably low'

Cherokee County middle school students had a high "B" average on end-of-course exams in algebra. Most Blacksburg and Gaffney High students failed the physical science exam. More...

Sports

Indians hold off York

Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff says his undefeated Indians are playing well in spurts. Just imagine how good the team will be when it strings together four quarters of solid play. More...

BRIEFS

Vick to be sentenced today How much, if any, will Michael Vick's role as financier of a brutal dogfighting ring hurt him? What about his use of drugs while awaiting sentencing? Or will he benefit from his public apology? His cooperation? More...

North tops South

Local all-stars make statement in win

Gaffney defensive back Johnny Woods had his hand in a momentum changing interception Saturday that helped the North defeat the South 26- 10. Woods batted a pass from South quarterback Aramis Hilliary into the air. More...

Inside Report

BLOCKED VATICAN ENVOY

WASHINGTON - President Bush's nomination of Harvard Law School professor Mary Ann Glendon as U.S. More...

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