December 15, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Robber who used taxi as getaway car gets 10-year prison sentence

A 22-year-old Shelby, N.C., man who used a taxi to flee from a grocery store stick-up, admitted responsibility in Cherokee County General Sessions Court last week, saying he knew what he did was wrong. More...

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LifeStyles

9-year-old bids goodbye to 14 inches of hair

Donated to Locks of Love

For most youths attending church on Sundays, the story of Samson is one they could tell without a second of thought. More...

Warm coffee cake welcomes holiday guests

Moist cake fast to make for unexpected visitors

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - When the weather outside is frightful, a coffee cake warm from the oven will be a delight for family and friends. More...

She wants to be paid a fair salary

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Dear Annie: I have been the bookkeeper for a small company for six months. The previous bookkeeper was embezzling money, and I now have to deal with a lot of micromanaging due to the office manager's trust issues. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Patsy Jo Peek Tate

Retired from TNS Mills

Patsy Jo Peek Tate, 65, of Peachtree Centre, formerly of 310 W. Birnie St., passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, at her residence. Widow of Henry Lewis Tate, and daughter of the late Matthew Peek Sr. More...

Mary Starnes

Retired from Burlington Ind.

Mary Alice Starnes, 97, of Magnolias of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008. Born in Blacksburg, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Meek Starnes and Sally Hardin Starnes. More...

Shirley Clary Cross

Retired from Self Help Community Service of Manhattan, N.Y.

Shirley Clary Cross, 70, of 1479 E. Terrace Circle, Teaneck, N.J., passed away Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008, at her residence. Daughter of the late T. C. Clary and the late Lizzie Idella Ross Clary, she was a native of Gaffney. More...

Columns

I'm plumb fed up with all these leaves

LEDGER COLUMNIST

So where have I been? We've been on vacation, the missus and me. I've wanted to take a Christmas vacation ever since I saw the movie of the same name. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Zach Harper, Paul Harper, Collin Goodale, Madison Millwood, Austin Millwood, Caden Richards, Chloe Richards, Colby Richards, Caitlyn Rogers, Lauren Rogers, Connor Seay, Abbie Seay and Claire Seay are shown with The Gaffney Ledger on the beach of Disn More...

The Bible provides the better solution

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Do you have trouble going to sleep or do you wake up in the night and can't go back to sleep? If so, you are not alone. Some people do all of the time and all people do some of the time. More...

Landfill debate could end at tonight's council meeting

With counties struggling to ride out this financial storm, a Cherokee County Councilman warns his fellow council members will be scaring off future industrial prospects if, as expected, they reject Waste Management's proposal at today's council mee More...

Photo

FLOAT RIDERS — Cherokee County children got into the Christmas spirit Saturday, tossing candy and waving to the crowds gathered along the streets in downtown Gaffney and Blacksburg during Christmas parades. 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

POLICE REPORT

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery Friday evening of more than $600 in jewelry and cash. More...

Junkyard ordinance being 'tweaked'

The county's controversial junkyard ordinance isn't on the books just yet. But that should change early next year. More...

Garage gutted, decorations lost

Fire gutted a garage behind a Nesbitt Street home Wednesday afternoon. The blaze broke out around 3:30 p.m. at the property of George and Dorothy Person. It was contained in a matter of minutes but the structure and its contents were lost. More...

Sports

Lady Indians stave off Boiling Springs' comeback

The Gaffney girls basketball team almost celebrated a little too early on Friday. Leading by as many as 19 points, the visting Lady Indians held on for a 54-50 victory over Boiling Springs. More...

Bulldogs shock Indians

Gaffney coach Mark Huff stared straight ahead while describing what went wrong. More...

BRIEFS

Indian jayvees crush Bulldogs, 71-33 The Gaffney junior varsity improved to 2-0 wtih a 71-33 win over Boiling Springs on Friday. Michael Wright had 13 poitns and Drey Dover added 12 points for the Indians. More...

Letters

States she's happy on road to the landfill

Dear Editor: I was reading an article in the paper about the proposed landfill, where a woman stated how would you feel if someone put a dump in your backyard. More...

Has an issue with apparent exaggeration by landfill supporters

Dear Editor: Several issues relating to the the proposed Waste Management project still need to be discussed. I find the statement that there will be some 300 construction jobs to be a bit misleading. More...

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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?