December 26, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Development board considers endorsing Carolina Thread Trail project

Organizers of Carolina Thread Trail hope Cherokee County will become involved in a conservation effort linking trails in 15 counties across the Carolinas. More...

LifeStyles

Spartanburg gets in the mood for Glenn Miller Orchestra

SPARTANBURG - The legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra will swing into Spartanburg's Chapman Cultural Center on Sunday, Jan. 25, for a 3 p.m. matinee concert in the David Reid Theatre. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She's not responsible for brother's situation

Dear Annie: My son and daughter each have two young girls. My daughter is very rich, but my son is poor. He is divorced and has sole custody of his girls with no mother in the picture. More...

Generics can help reduce drug costs

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Today, more than ever, consumers can opt for generic equivalents of brandname medications at substantial cost savings. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lee Dickson Albright

Lee Dickson Albright, 86, of Smyrna, passed away early Tu e s d a y morning, Dec. 23, 2008, at the Hospice House of Union County in Monroe, N.C., after a brief illness. Born in Smyrna on Dec. More...

Ettress Eveleene Ledbetter White

SHELBY - Ettress Eveleene Ledbetter White, 74, of 5006 Pecan Drive, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008 at her home. A native of Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Dennis and Leona Gordon Ledbetter. More...

Ola Smalley

INMAN - Ola Peeler Smalley, 87, of Rosecrest Retirement Center, formerly of Conrad Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008. More...

Peachtree Centre boss feels rating system unfair

In a world where a little dust on a sprinkler head can cost you big points, Cindy Matthews knows her facility isn't perfect. More...

Former city police chief dead at 67

On the same day a Gaffney police chief stepped into retirement and a new chief was sworn into office, a former Gaffney police chief died. Former Chief Jimmy Scates, 67, died Tuesday night at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Local News

City's new 'Fire Training and Safety Officer' begins duties

Scott Coleman's job description is several pages long and the to-do list he's been compiling is starting to grow. With so much on his plate, it's hard to boil his duties down to a single sentence or two. More...

POLICE REPORT

A West Floyd Baker Boulevard business fell victim to crime twice in a two-day period. At about 11:15 a.m. Dec. 20, an unknown man walked into the Movie Gallery at 840 W. Floyd Baker Blvd. and ran out the door with a video game valued at $60. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Randy and Mattie Chambers of Gaffney recently visited Guapiles, Costa Rica, located in the Limon District at the edge of the Rain Forest and Nogal National refuge. Several inactive volcanos are also located nearby. More...

Sports

HOLIDAY HOOPS TIP-OFF

Gaffney coach not willing to settle for fast start Strong field awaits team in Rutherfordton tournament

Gaffney High girls basketball coach Stacey Parris hopes her team can build on a strong start with its appearance in this weekend's Lady Hilltopper Classic. The Lady Indians placed second in the holiday tournament last year. More...

Indians to face some of country's best during holiday trip to Kentucky

After a brief Christmas break, the Gaffney High boys' basketball team will travel to Kentucky for the Cumberland Falls Invitational tournament. More...

Lakers get measure of revenge against Boston in Finals rematch

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sixmonth wait is over. The Los Angeles Lakers can put the anguish of losing the NBA finals to the Boston Celtics and the embarrassment over the way the series ended behind them. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Searching for some Christmas meaning

Christmas has always been one of my favorite times of the year. My opinions on the holiday season and the meaning behind Christmas has changed greatly since I was a child. More...

Political Cartoon

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THEIR VIEW

Legislators should make cockfighting a felony

Legal penalties have been increased for cockfighting, but not enough. A recent bust in Anderson County revealed that the blood sport continues to operate on a fairly large scale. 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?