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Housing market numbers slide

The housing market took a hit here this year. With just two weeks remaining in 2007, there have been 16 fewer home starts in the county compared to the same period last year. November was no exception to that trend. 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

Miss Jones, Mr. Littlejohn speak vows

Detric Michelle Jones and Marvin Dewayne Littlejohn were married Saturday, May 12, 2007, at Concord Baptist Church. Dr. Michael A. Bridges performed the 3 p.m. double ring ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

'Bar lady'is taking advantage of lonely man

Dear Annie: My parents were married 50 years when Mom died of cancer two years ago. After that, Dad, who rarely drank, started going to bars on a regular basis. He seemed to fall in love with every woman he picked up. More...

Photos

SPREADING HOLIDAY CHEER - The Gaffney Middle School 8th grade chorus, under the direction of Ellen Owen, visited Peachtree Centre and Brookview HealthCare Center on Thursday, Dec. 6. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Betty Jo Benton

Betty Jo Parker Benton, 73, of 415 Chatham Ave., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, at her residence. Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Dexter Benton and daughter of the late Daniel Jackson Parker and Jessie Lee Pace Parker. Mrs. More...

Terry L. Rainey

Services for Terry Leon (George) Rainey, 53, of 702 Oak Street, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. Freddy Davidson, Rod Oglesby, Doris Mauney and Minister Agnes Harvey officiating. More...

Roy F. Carpenter

Service for Roy Franklin Carpenter, 71, of 104 Sycamore St., will be held Saturday at noon at Dunton United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Wesley Evans officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. More...

Inside Report

Hillary's slush-fund attack

WASHINGTON - David Axelrod, the seasoned Chicago Democratic political operative who is chief strategist for Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign, was taken by surprise in the last minute of CBS's "Face the Nation" on Dec. 2. More...

High-speed chase ends in fatality

A 41-year-old Grover, N.C., man died early today near Blacksburg after he reportedly lost control of his truck and crashed during a police chase. More...

Feds indict Gaffney woman on possessing stolen mail charge

A Gaffney woman was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Greenville on a charge of possession of stolen mail. The charge against Metta Pridmore, 26, stemmed from an investigation by the United States Postal Inspector. More...

HMMM, LET ME SEE ...

Jackson Gore tells Santa Claus what he wants for Christmas on Thursday evening at a party organized by the FFA student chapters at Blacksburg High and Cherokee Technology Center. More...

Local News

Students collect 4,322 items in 'Kans for Kids' food drive

Limestone-Central Elementary students have collected more than 4,000 canned food items over the past two weeks for the local Salvation Army. More...

Duke submits construction application

The construction of a nuclear power plant here took a big step forward Thursday when Duke Energy submitted a construction and operating license (COL) application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. More...

Voter registration deadline nears

The last day to register to vote for the Republican Presidential Preference Primary to be held on Jan. 19, 2008, is Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007. The deadline to register to vote for the Democrat Presidential Preference primary to be held on Jan. More...

Sports

Irvin and ASU look to make history

Mountaineers try for unprecendented third national crown

Former Gaffney High standout Brett Irvin and his Appalachian State teammates will be looking to make history tonight when they try for an unprecedented third consecutive title. More...

Brockman sidelined by injury

Gaffney guard Kevin Brockman won't be on the field when South Carolina takes on the Tar Heels Saturday at the 71st Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas. A badly sprained ankle has made certain of that. More...

Three Wildcats selected to all-region teams

By SCOTT POWELL Ledger Sports Writer spowell@gaffneyledger.com

Blacksburg High School had three all-region selections for this year's football and volleyball Class 2A Region II teams. More...

Letters

Lots of folks helped make Christmas on Limestone happen

Dear Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to some very special people who assisted in making Christmas On Limestone a big success. Joe and Shirley Randolph spent hours decorating the Michael Gaffney log home. More...

Merchants impressed with O'Donald's efforts

Dear Editor: The Downtown Merchants Association, which recently sponsored "Christmas On Limestone," expresses gratitude to Loretta O'Donald, who chaired this year's annual event. More...

Columns

Santa has followed me around the world

There has never been any question in my mind about whether Santa Claus exists. Even at the age of 35, I am still a true believer in the jolly old fellow who lives at the North Pole. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

The "Print Time" group from Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church is shown at Johnson Square in historic Savannah, Ga., looking over The Gaffney Ledger before eating at Lady & Sons. More...

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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?