December 8, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

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

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Woman afraid boyfriend's weight will cause issues

Dear Annie: I am not a small woman. I weigh close to 200 pounds, and at 5 feet 4 inches, I am solidly built. More...

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Shoppers, as seen through the showcase windows, check out the wares at Hartzog's Gifts and Fine Jewelers on Friday night during the Christmas on Limestone celebration. More...

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...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carolyn Robbs

Gaffney, SC - - Carolyn Rosinda Whitesell Robbs, 85, of 1093 Wilkinsville Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 4, 2008 at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Columns

Can This Marriage Last?

Having savaged each other for a year, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have now formed a rare partnership in power. Not since James Garfield chose James G. Blaine has a new president chosen his principal rival to be secretary of state. More...

Get it in writing, then vote

OUR VIEW

Cherokee County Council is faced with making a decision on one of the most controversial issues that public body has seen in years and one that could impact this county for years to come. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Jack and Zonia Reynolds are shown with The Gaffney Ledger while standing on 900 feet of ice at the Athabasca Glacier at the Columbia Icefield in the Canadian Rockies. More...

Fired VA clerks still in dark about results of hearing

But county has already begun advertising for their positions

More than three weeks after appealing their firings to the county's Grievance Committee, former Veterans Affairs Office clerks Kathy Love and Michele Tucker said they have yet to learn of the committee's ruling. More...

Sheriff, restaurant respond to lawsuit

Attorneys for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and a local restaurant both recently responded to a $1 million false imprisonment lawsuit against them by requesting that the suit be dismissed. The local police agency, CKE Restaurants Inc. More...

17 DAYS 'TIL CHRISTMAS

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Local News

Arson suspected in Sunday morning house fire

Homeowner has donated statues honoring firefighters to several departments

An early Sunday morning fire gutted the home of a local woman known by many area fire departments because of her generosity and ongoing efforts to honor firefighters. More...

Filing for town council underway in Blacksburg

It didn't take long for Blacksburg council members Janie and Steve Wilson to decide what their intentions were for March. The town officials officially declared they would be running for re-election, according to town treasurer Dell Bagwell. More...

How high? How deep? What if...? Waste Management answers the questions

Following Waste Management's presentation Monday to Cherokee County Council on its plan to construct a recycling center and landfill, council members had the opportunity to ask questions. Here's a sampling of the questions and answers. More...

Sports

Ex-Indian standout comes through in clutch

Sims scores nine of 18 points in final minutes to secure win

Donald Sims saved his best for the closing minutes to help the Appalachian State Mountaineers top Wofford on Saturday. More...

BRIEFS

Rocky has team high 7 tackles Former Gaffney High standout Rocky McIntosh had seven tackles and three assists in the Washington Redskins' 24-10 loss to Baltimore on Sunday. More...

Gaffney thumps Union

The Union Yellow Jackets tried to play the Gaffney Indians' uptempo style - and paid for it. Josh Corry had 36 points and reserve Ivan Vernon added 19 to help the Indians to an impressive 111-89 season-opening victory at Union Friday. More...

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