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Ledger photo / RODGER PAINTER MISTY AUTUMN - A misty Autumn morning reflected in a Cherokee County lake stirs to mind the words of 19th century poet Thomas Hood when he penned, "I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like Silence, liste More...

LifeStyles

2007 Little Jill and Little Jack crowned

Elaylyn Mayberry, Harlem Walker win titles in Dec. 3 contest

The Ladies Progressive Club held its annual Jack and Jill contest Monday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at B.D. Lee Elementary School. There were six four-yearolds competing for the titles. More...

ANNIES MAILBOX

She can't demolish wall surrounding her

Dear Annie: My divorce will be final in two weeks. For the past 18 months, my two sons and I have been on our own. Actually, I've been on my own for the past 10 years because my ex-husband is an alcoholic. More...

The Legend of the Christmas

Mayor calls for candles to be burned

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This heart-warming article is provided by Scrapbook columnist Jack Allison. It first appeared in The Ledger during the Christmas season of 1950. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Linda Kennedy

Retired from Alcoa

Linda Marie Dowdle Kennedy, 63, of 108 Osment St., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, at her residence. More...

Paul A. Weaver

Retired from A&P Tea Company

GASTONIA - Paul Ambers Weaver, 82, of 3708 Old York Road, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, at Gaston Memorial Hospital. Born Feb. 8, 1925, in Gaston County, he was the son of the late James and Bessie Weaver. More...

Pamela H. Newton

Former textile worker

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. - Pamela Hamrick Newton, 46, of 1913 Holly Hill St., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, at her home. A native of Cleveland, she was born May 1, 1961, a daughter of the late Grady Eugene and Joyce Walker Hamrick. More...

State News

Governor proposes optional flat income tax rate, cigarette tax hike

GREER, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford on Wednesday again called for a 30-cent per pack increase on cigarettes and said he wants to use the money to cut income taxes for most of the state's wage earners. More...

Massacre at Virginia Tech voted top news story of 2007

NEW YORK (AP) - The massacre of 32 people at Virginia Tech by a mentally disturbed student gunman was chosen the top story of 2007 by U.S. editors and news directors in The Associated Press' annual vote. More...

Tears, prayers for missing woman

It's admittedly not much. But Lerkeshia Littlejohn hopes the $500 reward she scraped together will help bring her younger sister home. More...

Attorney general's office issues opinion about BPW practices

When the Gaffney Board of Public Works decided several years ago to design and build a public golf course, the approach was simple - create a nonprofit corporation to fund and oversee the project. More...

Local News

New state director of mental health outlines challenges

Aiming to inform people of the many misconceptions of mental health in South Carolina as well as nationwide, state director of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) John Magill paid a visit to Cherokee County last Tuesday as the gu More...

Teen robbed of cash in parking lot

Gaffney Police are investigating a strongarm robbery outside a Factory Shops Boulevard business late last Thursday. More...

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SPECIAL DELIVERY - Gaffney postmaster Garvin Daniels, right, presents Ledger publisher Cody Sossamon with a check for $250 from employees of the local post office for "Christmas is for Kids." Also shown are postal employees Tammie Patterson and Ray B More...

Sports

Carolina upends Wildcats, 53-44

Blacksburg boys basketball coach Travis Miller summed up his team's woes in a short sentence: "We can't score." The Wildcats, who are shooting in the low 30s from the field for the season, couldn't find their scoring touch again in a 53-44 loss at More...

Indians still perfect

Dawkins sinks free throws to lift Gaffney over Cavs

Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff proved prophetic when he told his team it would pull out a hard-fought victory against Dorman on Wednesday. More...

BRIEFS

Parcells inks deal with Dolphins A week ago, Wayne Huizenga seemed poised to sell his beloved Miami Dolphins and abandon his long quest for a Super Bowl title. Scratch those plans. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Some items that appear to be hot in more ways than one

It goes without saying that stolen merchandise is "hot" property. But I'm beginning to wonder if stolen merchandise can be "hot" in more ways than one. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Fred, Amanda and Daniel Knowles have been to Hell and back this year, and they took the Ledger with them! Literally! They visited Hell in Grand Cayman on a recent cruise. More...

LETTERS

Puppies, kittens enjoy Christmas miracle Dear Editor: Two of Cherokee County's animal welfare organizations joined forces Dec. More...

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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?