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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. Floyd Baker Blvd. More...

LifeStyles

WHAT'S UP

Church news The Helping Hands Ministry of Limestone Missionary Baptist Church is giving away free clothing for men, women and children to anyone who needs it. If you are in need of clothing, go by the church on Tuesdays from 11:30-1 p.m. More...

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Local family prepares for visitors as Gaffney Holiday House tour approaches

"If it's not broke, don't fix it" is the usual method for Paula Boggs and her husband, Steven, as the local couple prepares for the Christmas holiday. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Wife: What'll it be... me or the soccer game?

Dear Annie: I've been married 34 years. My husband is a soccer fan, as in fanatic. When our children were growing up, he would either play or coach five days a week. On Sundays he would get to the field at around 8 a.m. and leave after 5 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Merdis Annie Morris Westmoreland

BLACKSBURG— Merdis Annie Morris Westmoreland, 75, of 202 West Carolina Street Apartment C12, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2008 at Spartanburg Restorative Care. Born in Snake Bite, N.C., Mrs. More...

Junior Bell

KINGS MOUNTAIN— Edward Marshall (Junior) Bell, Jr., 82, of 121 Niagara Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at White Oak Manor. More...

Joyce Marilyn Gilley Phillips

Mrs. Joyce Marilyn Gilley Phillips, 78, of 273 Green Acres Road, Gaffney formerly of 260 Quinnís Trail in Cowpens passed away Thursday night, Nov. 27, at her residence. More...

Columns

In the woods without a gun

Green specks of paint splattered the tree beside me as I crouched low, waiting for a break in the latest paintball rounds being lodged in my general direction. There was an orange handkerchief dangling from a loose tree limb over to the left side. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

The Richards family kept up with local news by reading The Ledger while on a Disney cruise to the Bahamas. More...

Booze or drugs, prohibition makes no sense

WASHINGTON, D.C. — America ended Prohibition 75 years ago this week. The ban on the sale of alcohol unleashed a crime wave, as gangsters fought over the illicit booze trade. It sure didn't stop drinking. More...

County council has 3 options on how to proceed after presentation

Following Waste Management's presentation Tuesday on its plans for the 3Cycle Environmental Management Center, Cherokee County Council members were mum on what comes next. More...

Officers honored for DUI arrests

Five area police officers were honored Wednesday by the Cherokee County Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse for keeping Cherokee County motorists safe by taking drunk drivers off the streets. More...

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Local News

2000 murder case to be subject of TV show

Gaffney residents with access to the Tru Tv cable television channel, formerly known as Court TV, may want to check out the show Forensic Files airing tonight at 10 p.m. More...

Museum has special Santa event planned

Cherokee County children will get to see Santa Claus in a different light at a holiday fest in historic Gaffney this weekend. The county museum is presenting an "Old Tyme Santa" on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 2-5 p.m. More...

Cabin tour tonight

The City of Gaffney invites all to attend Michael Gaffney's Candlelight Tour at the Historic Michael Gaffney Cabin on Friday Evening, December 5, 2008. More...

Sports

Lady Indians anxious for season tip-off

Work ethic and pressure defense key to season

Gaffney High girls basketball coach Stacey Parris hopes the old axiom that "defense wins championships" or in this case the seasonopener holds true. More...

Indians ready for action

Look for the best shot and play good defense. That's always been the Gaffney Indians credo, and that won't change this year. Gaffney opens the season today at Union with a team that returns four starters. More...

BRIEFS

Blacksburg Middle improves to 2-0 Treyvon Parker scored 14 points and Nick Hames added 12 to lead Blacksburg Middle School to a 51-30 win over Jonesville on Thursday. Timothy Stevenson chipped in nine for Blacksburg, which is now 2- 0. More...

Letters

New jobs look pretty good

Dear Editor: The economic times we are facing aren't pretty. Already this fall, there have been hundreds of layoffs announced in Cherokee County, not to mention reduced work hours for many employees. More...

Land could be put to better use

Tuesday night Waste Management made their presentation to the County Council for the proposed landfill in the McKown's Mountain area. More...

Special Sections

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?