December 12, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Gaffney, Blacksburg will hold Christmas parades Saturday

Rain may have made things difficult for local residents for much of this week, but the skies are expected to be clear Saturday for two of Cherokee County's favorite Christmas traditions. More...

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Singing Christmas Tree will be presented Dec. 14-16 in Blacksburg

Wanting to present the story of Christmas in a way no one else could was nothing more than a dream in 1991 for First Baptist Church of Blacksburg members Vincent Tharpe and Linda Meetze. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

If you know a suicidal person, tell someone

Dear Annie: Yesterday, my wife and I were called to our son's school to talk to the crisis prevention officer. We were told our 16-year-old son had attempted suicide. You can imagine our shock. Where were the signs, the clues? More...

Buford Street Chancel Choir presents 'Tidings of Great Joy'

The Chancel Choir of Buford Street United Methodist Church will present a Christmas cantata, Tidings of Great Joy, by Robert Hebble on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Thomas (Tommy) Scott

Retired from Joy Manufacturing

Thomas (Tommy) Francis Scott, age 96, whose life was marked by an uncommon devotion to his family, friends, church and community died peacefully at home on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008. More...

Stephen Bruce Huskey

Truck driver for Joe Ryan Trucking

Stephen Bruce Huskey, 51, of Seale, Ala., died Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, at his home after a long battle with cancer. More...

Ronald Osborne Sr.

Formerly employed by Freightliner

COWPENS - Ronald Franklin Osborne Sr., 63, of 112 Catawba St., Apt. B, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, at his residence. More...

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LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Madison Millwood, Austin Millwood, Maddie Wade and Caleb Wade are shown with The Gaffney Ledger in Port Canaveral, Florida. More...

This exemption was more troubling than most

THEIR VIEW

A lot of people were surprised to find out that the state was offering a tax-free weekend after Thanksgiving — for guns. Even happy gun-store owners had not realized that the Legislature had chosen to single them out for a businessbooster. More...

Landfill issue on Monday county council agenda

People power. That's the likely theme of Monday's Cherokee County Council meeting when council members are expected to vote down Waste Management's proposal to build a recycling center and landfill on a 1,550-acre site in McKowns Mountain. More...

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Ledger photo / SCOTT POWELL LIMESTONE GRADS — Limestone College graduates wait in line to receive their diplomas Thursday from vice presidents Dave Rilling and Karen Gainey. More...

Lights go out briefly

About 2,500 Board of Public Works customers were without power briefly on Thursday afternoon due to a problem with a substation. 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 P.O. Box 670 Gaffney, SC 29342 or bring them by The Gaffney Ledger, 1604 W. More...

Local News

Three in a row

Grassy Pond Elementary School third grade teacher Terri Bridges spends a few minutes every evening updating her message on "Roll Call." In this case, Bridges isn't taking attendance in class. More...

Judge issues $335,533 judgement against company

A circuit court judge on Tuesday handed down a $335,533 judgement against a Gaffney firm sued in 2007 following a verbal contract dispute. A firm called Thunder Industries Inc. had sued Sanders Brothers Inc. More...

Group recommends freezing teacher pay

"We faced the threat of losing up to 1,000 teacher jobs."

School districts statewide were hit with a 7 percent cut Thursday by the state Budget and Control Board. More...

Sports

Owens in spotlight at North-South

Tom Owens wants to make something clear - he may be spending the week in Myrtle Beach, but he's not in vacation mode. More...

Hot Shots

Indians shooting 53 percent to start the season

The Gaffney Indians, missing the playoffs for the first time in nine years, have taken their frustrations out on their opponents. More...

BRIEFS

Wildcats break into win column JJ Lattimore scored 15 points and Josh Elmore added 12 to lead the Blacksburg boys varsity basketball team to its first win of the season, beating the Scuth Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind, 77-65, on Thursd More...

Letters

Says previous letter had misleading statements

Dear Editor: We would like to clear up some misleading statements that were expressed in a Letter to the Editor on Friday, Dec. 5, entitled "Land Could Be Put to Better Use. More...

Landfill leak would continue for all time

Dear Editor: Waste Management representatives clearly stated in their presentation there will be approximately 42 permanent jobs available and furthermore their employees at other locations will be given priority in hiring employees at the propos More...

Your concern and support touched us greatly

Dear Editor: On behalf of the family of Major James Ellie "Cecil" Brogden, I would like to thank the community for the generous outpouring of concern and support during this difficult time. More...

State News

Sen. Peeler files bill calling for roll call votes

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A continued push to increase the accountability of South Carolina lawmakers and cap government spending were among 180 proposals senators filed Wednesday for the upcoming legislative session. More...

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