October 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Good news regarding the costs of heating your home

Keeping yourself warm might be a relative bargain this winter — unless you use home heating oil. More...

LifeStyles

Phantoms of famed souls occupy world’s most famous graveyards

Many ‘cities of the dead’ are filled with history and beauty

NEW YORK (AP) — Even if you don't believe in ghosts, walking through a graveyard can be a little spooky – especially in autumn as the trees lose their leaves, flowers wither away and light fades in the late afternoon. More...

CREE PY PL ACES

NEW YORK (AP) – Haunted house attractions and ghost tours can be a lot of fun. But some things are naturally spooky, with no fake blood or recorded howls required.   More...

Haunted houses rival Hollywood horror flicks

TOLEDO, Ohio – The towering stone walls of the Gothic prison are scary enough in the daytime. Some say it looks like Dracula's castle. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Shirley Alexander

Shirley Cabaniss Alexander, 68, of 104 Osment St., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, at her residence.   More...

Thomas Ray Reid

Employed by Medley’s Concrete

Thomas Ray Reid, 56, of 601 Davis St., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, at his residence.   Son of Maxine Rodgers Reid of the home and the late Napoleon Reid, he was born June 5, 1953, in Inman. More...

Hydric Posey

Retired from Ford Motor Co.

Hydric Posey, 78, of Detroit, Mich., husband of Linda F. Posey, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, at Beacon Shire Nursing Home.   Son of the late George Posey Sr. and the late Octavia G. Posey, he was born in Gaffney. More...

Columns

Pride goeth before a fall: You can count on it

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Let’s have confession time. Me first? OK.   I confess I am a football addict, which makes October one of my favorite months. By then the starting jitters and the “sure to win games” are over. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I double dog dare ya to try to go the speed limit

It might be a bold statement devoid of a factual basis.   It also might be a bit of puffery on my part.   Call it what you will, but I am firm in this belief. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Al and Hyacinth Phillips are pictured here with The Gaffney Ledger in front of the White House. The photo was taken while on a trip with Shady Grove Baptist Church in July. More...

GHOST STORIES

Limestone College no stranger to things that go bump in the night

Classes go on without a hitch at Limestone College, with students roaming through the building’s halls all hours of the day. More...

City about where it projected, fiscally speaking

Because of the downturn in the local economy, City of Gaffney officials shaved thousands off their revenue projections in the new fiscal year budget. More...

Local News

Freightliner’s recycling effort eliminates landfill waste

“Going green” is not just a mantra, it’s a reality for the local Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) plant.   More...

Photo

HAY! IS THAT A WITCH? — Andrea Gordon, Gage Gordon (left) and John Ben Hatcher and Faye Hatcher (right) created this Halloween witch out of a bale of hay. More...

Future looks less cloudy for Timken

Canton, Ohio-based Timken Co., parent company of the Timken Gaffney Roller Bearing Plant, lost $50.1 million in the last quarter and expects losses to continue for the remainder of the year amid continuing weak demand.   More...

Sports

Coach speak

  “We are very similar.” – Mickey Moss Blacksburg head coach   “...It's the best tandem of backs.” – Phil Strickland Gaffney head coach   More...

Player Profile

Harris kicks up a storm for Indians

A s a sophomore on the Gaffney football team, Josh Harris found himself in a pressure situation.   Penciled into the starting lineup, the lanky Harris stepped toward the tee and matter-offactly kicked the ball between the goalposts.   More...

Wildcats face must-win game for a playoff spot

A healthy dose of Dasher and good defense was the winning formula when the Blacksburg Wildcats beat Southside Christian in week two of the season in a nonregion matchup. More...

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