December 3, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Victim fondly remembered

Days after the tragedy on Pleasant School Road, questions remain but none bigger than the often most difficult to answer. Why? More...

LifeStyles

WHAT'S UP

Meetings Tuesday Woman's Club will meet Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Crescent Room at The Piedmont Club. Members are reminded to bring bread for Meals on Wheels and a Christmas ornament. More...

BIRTHS

Trevor Aiden Smith David, Jennifer and Turner Smith of Gaffney announce the birth of their son and brother, Trevor Aiden, on Sept. 2, 2008, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center weighing 8 lbs. 5 oz. More...

Effective, low-cost ways to get rid of a stuffy problem - sinusitis

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Home remedies often can reduce problematic sinus symptoms, according to the October issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource. Symptoms, including nasal congestion, facial pain, headache and fatigue, are common. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lunnie Inez Hopper

Homemaker

MT. HOLLY, N.C. - Lunnie Inez Hopper, 80, of 125 Ben Harkey Lane, passed away Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, at her home. Born in Cherokee County, Mrs. Hopper was the widow of J.R. Hopper and daughter of the late Robert E. More...

James T. Guyton

SPAR- TANBURG - James Thomas Guyton, 64, of 134 Norris Court, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, at his home. Husband of Brigitte Rainey Guy-ton, he was born in Cherokee County, a son of Rosa Lee Smith Guyton of Gaffney and the late J.T. More...

Cindy Bernice Byers

A memorial service for Cindy Bernice Byers, 38, of 81 Withrow Road, Forest City, N.C., wife of Warren Byers, will be held Friday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home with the Rev. C. A. Wallace officiating. More...

Presentation does little to sway minds

Waste Management Inc. officials set out Tuesday night to impress Cherokee County Council with their plans for a state of the art recycling center and landfill in McKowns Mountain. 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...

Sheriff says officers had no choice

While details of the early Saturday morning tragedy on Pleasant School Road are still being sorted out, Cherokee County Sheriff Bill Blanton was sure about several things. More...

22 DAYS 'TIL CHRISTMAS

LOCAL MERCHANTS HAVE THE BEST BARGAINS

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Local News

Revenue from county's local option sales tax will vary from year to year

The local option sales tax is akin to a bad relationship, filled with misunderstanding and unmet expectations. More...

Board of Public Works drops permit requirement

People need not carry that Board of Public Works permit along with that fishing pole to Lake Whelchel anymore. More...

Free tests offered by DHEC on World AIDS Day

Each year, thousands of high school students take a number of tests that could play a part in whether they will go to college. More...

Sports

Strickland: We're in the right offense

The question swirled around the Gaffney High football team this season: "Was the move to the nohuddle offense the right one? Gaffney coach Phil Strickland gave the answer this week. More...

BRIEFS

Wildcats open season with big win Nick Hames scored 20 points and Treyvon Parker added 10 to lead the Blacksburg Middle School boys basketball team to a seasonopening 52-12 victory over Landrum on Monday. More...

Chesnee blasts Wildcats

Blacksburg players were apparently satisfied with keeping the game close in their season opener against Chesnee. Unfortunately, Chesnee players had a much different idea in a 76-50 victory over Blacksburg. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Gotcha

They finally did it. They got me and got me good. For years I've written columns detailing the antics of my wife and friends. It was all in good fun, of course, but occasionally the subjects of these columns didn't quite see the humor. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Lambda Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. took the Gaffney Ledger along when they met for their national convention in Washington, D.C. in July. More...

Obama's Myths: Young Voters and Small Donors

Myths in politics take on a life of their own, and the Obama campaign has been quick to cloak its incredible electoral success with a new coat of mythology. More...

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