December 22, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Local elderly care facilities get 'much below average' rating

Industry officials critical of ratings system

Cherokee County's Peachtree Centre has a lot of company in a new nursing home rating system unveiled by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services last Thursday. More...

LifeStyles

Bluegrass queen honors family traditions during the holidays

Homemade cinnamon rolls are special memory for Rhonda Vincent

O ne of the most important gifts of the holiday season is the time spent with family - coming together to share traditions that stay true generation after generation. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Woman putting husband above welfare of her kids

Dear Annie: A year ago, I visited my daughter, "Cindy," her husband, her two sons from her first marriage and their new baby daughter. Things were fine except for the way her husband treats those two boys. Abusive is putting it mildly. More...

BIRTH

Delani Caroline Lipscomb

Tony and Holly Lipscomb of Gaffney announce the birth of their daughter, Delani Caroline, on Nov. 17, 2008, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center weighing 6 lbs. 7 ozs. Maternal grandparents are Bobby and Sue McAbee of Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Manuel Etters White

Retired insurance agent

Manuel Etters White, 82, formerly of 207 Pinewood Drive, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at Woodruff Manor. A native of Gaffney, he was the son of the late David P. More...

Creola E. Floyd

Retired from United Cloth

ROEBUCK - Creola Edwards Floyd of 149 Evans Circle entered eternal rest on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008. A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Ervin Floyd Sr. and daughter of the late William and Loemma Burris Edwards. More...

Maxine S. Putnam

Worked with husband for more than 40 years in Putnam Hosiery Company

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. - Helen Maxine Short Putnam, 81, of 340 Oak Grove Road, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, at her home. Born in Cleveland County, she and her husband, the late Buren Russell Putnam, were married for 56 years. More...

WE WILL CLOSE EARLY WEDNESDAY

The Gaffney Ledger will close at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, to allow our employees to spend the holiday with their families. We will resume regular business hours at 8 a.m., Friday, Dec. 26. More...

Jobless rate here hits 11.6%

The jobless rate in Cherokee County rose again in November — to 11.6 percent. That's up three-tenths of a percentage point from October, and even more from when the rate stood at 7 percent last year. The S.C. More...

Investment in '08 topped $60 million

Thanks to existing companies pouring millions into expansion projects, Cherokee County avoided the equivalent of an economic tsunami this year. More...

House heavily damaged by fire

A Friday afternoon house fire in the Cowpens area was traced to an electrical problem. More...

Local News

Holiday traffic expected to be down 1 percent due to 'Grinch' effect

For many this holiday season, Dr. Seuss' story of "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" seems all too real. Hoping to survive a sinking economy, many have scratched traveling to the homes of friends and families off their wish lists this year. More...

City OKs Chick-fil-A plans

Restaurant will include an indoor playground.

Residents apparently won't have to wait that much longer before sampling the menu at a local Chick-fil-A. More...

Airport commission to discuss sites

It's no secret what the Cherokee County Airport Commission wants for Christmas, but they'll have to settle for a discussion of the issues surrounding the proposed airport when they meet Tuesday. The meeting is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Good opens holes and eyes at Shrine Bowl

Gaffney's Denzelle Good probably never envisioned himself playing defense but maybe he should. Good, at 6-5, 321 lbs. More...

Indians advance to title game

Gaffney didn't play the congenial host role for former assistant coach Mark Ireton and his Woodruff Wolverines Saturday. More...

BRIEFS

Anglels withdraw offer to slugger The Los Angeles Angels have pulled their eight-year offer to Mark Teixeira and will no longer go after the first baseman. More...

Columns

Honey, these pants are a little tight

I am at the mercy of the missus when it comes to — well, a lot of things actually — but clothing in particular. See, I have no fashion sense. More...

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HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

What would Christmas be without a tree?

Every Christmas I am privileged to celebrate, my stocking is figuratively filled with memories. Many are from my childhood. One of my fondest childhood Christmas memories is going to cut our Christmas tree. 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?