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WHAT ARE YOU GRATEFUL FOR THIS THANKSGIVING?

Thanksgiving began with the Pilgrims in 1621 as the country's original settlers gathered with their Indian friends to give thanks. We asked some Blacksburg Primary students Tuesday what they are grateful for this year at Thanksgiving. More...

LifeStyles

Beautifully decorated trees will grace city hall during Christmas season

City hosts second annual Festival of Trees for nonprofit organizations

Nonprofit organizations serve a distinct purpose in communities around the country - being there to help and support those in need, many times at a crucial point in their lives. More...

Christmas open house Dec. 12-13 at Rose Hill Plantation

UNION - Christmas in the years before the War Between the States and the common perception of Charles Dickens' Victorian Christmas are vastly different. More...

Scouts fix boxes for Operation Christmas Child

Girl Scout Troop 2613 of Berry Memorial Baptist Church put together six shoe boxes for Samaritan Purse's Operation Christmas Child on Nov. 23. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Frances Millwood

Retired from TranSouth Financial Corporation

Frances Elaine Turner Bland Millwood, 84, of 115 Greenbriar Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Cherokee County, she was the wife of Jack E. Millwood Sr. More...

Nina Sprouse

Former owner/operator of Sprouse Antiques and Allen Antique

Neva (Nina) Ruth Brown Sprouse, 75, of 174 Brittany Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, at her home. More...

Thomas Kitchens

Retired from Brown & Weave

Thomas Weldon Kitchens, 76, of 164 Garvin Lake Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, at his home. Born in Cliffside, N.C., he was the son of the late James Henry Kitchens and Beulah Elizabeth Mize Kitchens. More...

Columns

Christmas is for Kids drive kicks off tomorrow

Every year at this time I use this column to promote The Ledger's annual fundraiser, "Christmas is for Kids." Following is basically the same one I've written for the past several years with minor changes to reflect the current effort. More...

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HOW MUCH WILL YOU SPEND?

In light of national predictions that a souring economy will lower holiday spending and bring a smile to the Grinch, staff writers Tim Gulla, Joe Hughes and Scott Powell set out to randomly ask people in advance of Black Friday a basic question More...

Merchants braced; shoppers poised for Black Friday

Local retailers hope to avoid lumps of coal landing in their stockings by offering deep discounts and door buster craziness on the day after Thanksgiving. More...

Don't be a victim

Christmas is supposed to be a time of year that brings out the best in people. Unfortunately, it also can be a time that brings out the worst. More...

CLOSED THURSDAY

The Gaffney Ledger will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27, to allow our employees to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with their families. We will resume regular business hours at 8 a.m., Friday, Nov. 28. More...

Local News

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GAME BOUND — Tracy McCraw (center) is the winner of The Gaffney Ledger Publisher Lookalike Contest. Her entry was drawn from the 84 that correctly guessed that Pam Lester was the person who portrayed publisher Cody Sossamon on Halloween. More...

Hey mister, can you spare some change?

"If you see a fireman with a boot in his hand this Friday, they're doing it for the safety team."

The Cherokee County Fire Chiefs Association will join shoppers Friday at locations across the county but it won't necessarily be on the lookout for bargains. It's hoping, instead, that holiday shoppers might be able to spare some change. More...

Blacksburg adds officer to police force

Blacksburg has added local resident Shane Godwin to the town's police force. After sifting through dozens of applications, town council settled on Godwin, who replaces former officer Derek Greer. More...

Sports

Commissioner of officials to review playoff tape

A South Carolina High School League official will review the videotape of this past Friday's Sumter-Gaffney playoff game. But he didn't get the tape from Gaffney coach Phil Strickland. More...

Deja vu for Gaffney's Long

In some ways, it's like 2005 all over again for Malcolm Long. The South Carolina State quarterback is once again completing more than 60 percent of his passes, making game-winning plays and leading his team into the playoffs. More...

BRIEFS

Strickland named all-conference Former Gaffney High standout Andy Strickland was among nine players from Wofford College named to the Coaches All-Southern Conference Team as announced by the conference on Tuesday. More...

Letters

Claims CASE is being duped by landfill company

Dear Editor: The proposed Waste Management Landfill affects me as I own land adjoining Sardis Church and the proposed landfill property. As a member of CLOUT, I had the opportunity to attend the Cherokee County Council meeting on Nov. More...

Says he knows how Waste Management runs a landfill

Dear Editor: Having worked in the trash hauling industry for four years (1999-2003) with a company that contracted hauling for Waste Management in Wellford, S.C. I have working knowledge of how Waste Management runs a landfill. More...

Grateful for all who offered support after wife's passing

Dear Editor: I would like to extend my gratitude and appreciation to everyone who has visited, called and prayed for me and my family since the passing of my wife, Paula Potter Phillips. More...

Other News

92 percent of USC fans pay to keep tickets

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ More than 90 percent of people with South Carolina football season tickets paid up to $395 in new annual fees to keep their seats for the 2009 season, athletic director Eric Hyman said Tuesday. More...

Michael Vick pleads to state dogfighting charge

SUSSEX, Va. - Michael Vick knows this time next year he will be a free man. What he doesn't know is if he'll get another shot at being an NFL player. More...

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