December 17, 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 P.O. Box 670 Gaffney, SC 29342 or bring them by The Gaffney Ledger, 1604 W. More...

LifeStyles

Local 12-year-old enjoying the journey on way to realizing her life-long dream

Caroline Harris featured performer in Ballet Spartanburg's 'Nutcracker'

Every father has a special place in his heart reserved for his children - especially daughters. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Ignoring this situation won't make it go away

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for 20 years and have two great kids. When we first married, life was fun. We did things together, held hands, cuddled in bed, talked and laughed a lot. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Wells - Jordan

Joseph and Sandra Wallace of Darlington announce the engagement of their daughter, Caitlin Brooke Wells, to Justin Blake Jordan, son of Ricky and Audrey Jordan of Timmonsville. Miss Wells is also the daughter of the late Buddy Wells. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rosanell "Rose" Spencer Kennedy

Retired from Cherokee Recreation

Rosanell Spencer Kennedy, 76, of Regency Retirement Village in Charlotte, N.C., went home to be with the Lord and join Ken on Monday, Dec. 15, 2008, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, 16 years to the day of her brain aneurysm. More...

Patsy Jo Peek Tate

Services for Patsy Jo Peek Tate, 65, of Peachtree Centre, widow of Henry Lewis Tate, will be held Thursday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. with Dr. J. W. Sanders, Sr. officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery. She will lie instate from 1 p.m. More...

Robby E. Sprouse

GREENVILLE - Robby Edwin Sprouse, 37, of Greenville, formerly of Blacksburg, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, from injuries sustained in an accident. Born in Shelby, N.C., he was the son of the late Kenneth Edwin and Brenda Jean Sparrow Sprouse. More...

Columns

You sure that guy in the back row is a Sossamon?

Have you been to any Christmas parties this year? How 'bout school or church plays? And, oh, those infamous office gatherings! If so, did you have fun? Years ago, it seems like I went to some holidayrelated event every day during December. More...

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LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

SSG Frank Thayer and friends are pictured here with The Ledger in Afghanistan, where Thayer is a squad leader. More...

C.A.S.E. tactics irk councilman

A Cherokee County councilman was unapologetically blunt in his reaction to a recent pro-Waste Management mailing that suggested the county would have to hike taxes or cut essential services if it rejected the company's controversial proposal. More...

Coroner rules missing woman's death accidental

A day after the car of a missing 77-year-old Asheville, N.C., woman was pulled from the Broad River, authorities were able to determine her death was a tragic accident. More...

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Local News

School officials pushing for 4-day week

A 4-day school week is among the issues school boards statewide will ask lawmakers to discuss when the new session starts in January. More...

Sagging pants outlawed in Jasper

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — It will cost you if you get caught with your pants down in one South Carolina county. The Jasper County council passed an ordinance Monday prohibiting sagging pants in public. More...

GHS grad makes history

First woman in the U.S to be elected as presiding officer in both legislative bodies.

Even as a child, the responsibilities of being a leader never phased Gaffney native Elizabeth Mitchell. More...

Sports

Gaffney grapplers hold on for win over Yellow Jackets

Gaffney's wrestling match against T.L. Hanna came down to this on Monday: Randy Hopson needed a victory to seal a win for the Indians. Hopson did just that with a secondperiod pin after falling behind 6-2. The pin gave the Indians a 41-35 victory. More...

Spurt helps Gaffney top rival Rebels

This is what Gaffney High basketball fans have become accustomed to. Three days after a slowdown tactic backfired in a loss to Boiling Springs, the Indians unleashed their patented fastbreak offense and press to beat host Byrnes 54-44 on Monday. More...

BRIEFS

Indian jayvees crush Bulldogs, 71-33 The Gaffney ninth-grade boys basketball team improved to 2-1 with a 65-47 victory over Byrnes on Monday. Ron Best and Russell Hughes each scored 14 points to pace the Indians. More...

Letters

Joe's story brought tears to our eyes

Dear Editor: A heart-warming story from a little girl who will never know just how many lives she has touched just giving her hair to Locks of Love. It has never been cut in the length and took over an hour to dry with a hair dryer set on high. More...

Thanks to everyone who helped with the fundraiser

Dear Editor: Bethel Senior Day Care Center, Inc.'s, clients and staff recently held their Fall Festival. This was a great fundraising event to assist our clients with field trips and "wish lists" of items for their personal care and enjoyment. 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?