November 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Former VA officer exonerated

The terse, 3-sentence letter seems rather insignificant compared to the amount of attention the situation received. More...

LEDGER CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

The Gaffney Ledger will be closed Thursday,   CLOSED   Nov. 26, to allow our employees to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with their families.   We will resume regular business hours at 8 a.m., Friday, Nov. 27. More...

LifeStyles

First Cherokee County ‘Fare’ could begin a new tradition

Agricultural products, homemade items take center stage

T he Cherokee County Clemson Extension Service, in conjunction with the Cherokee County Soil and Water Conservation District, recently sponsored the inaugural Cherokee County ‘Fare’: A Brand New Tradition.   More...

Photo

'CANDYMAN' CELEBRATES 85th BIRTHDAY – Jack Millwood (The Candyman) celebrated his 85th birthday recently with a party at Ken and Mary's Restaurant in Shelby, N.C. More...

BIRTH

Samuel Christopher Elliott

Rachel and Christopher Elliott of Spartanburg County announce the birth of their son, Samuel Christopher, on Nov. 10, 2009, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center weighing 7 lbs. 5 ozs.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Charlie Putnam

Formerly employed by Timken Company

Charles Garrett Putnam, 46, of 102 Harrison St., passed away on Monday, Nov. 9, 2009.   Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late John Thomas Putnam and Catherine Hall Putnam. More...

Carolyn Goodson

Retired nursing home medication aid

BLACKSBURG – Carolyn Hollifield Goodson, 77, of 349 Henson Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.   More...

Columns

You can help make a difference this Christmas

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The following column has been published for the past several years to kick off our “Christmas Is For Kids” campaign. A few changes are made each year to update the amount raised and number of years. — C.S.   More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Jim and Brenda Martin enjoyed eating tacos and enchiladas at (the soon-to-be “world famous”) Lala's Cafe in Mirando City, Texas. More...

McDaniel, Moss win runoff races

The Democrat rivals had another close tussle, while Tracy McDaniel ran away with the Republican nomination in Tuesday’s runoff election for the vacant Cherokee County District 7 council seat.   More...

$42.91

The cost of Thanksgiving dinner for a family of 10

Shoppers will not have to wait for “Black Friday” to benefit from holiday savings. More...

Price is right in FB contest

Five people tied in last week’s Gaffney Ledger Football Contest, so, as is often the case, the tie-breaker score was used to determine the winner.   Dewitt Price’s guess of 56 total points in the Gaffney vs. More...

Local News

Middle school students take a history tour

Local middle school students got quite a workout Friday, but the morning’s lesson required more than physical fitness and stamina to achieve. More...

POLICE REPORTS

 A pistol and bullets were reported stolen following a burglary on Bear Creek Road in Blacksburg. More...

Boot drive will be held Nov. 27

Cherokee County Fire Chiefs Association will be conducting a boot drive on Friday, Nov. 27, at major intersections around Cherokee County.   More...

Sports

Long intent on changing outcome

It ended badly for quarterback Malcolm Long and his South Carolina State Bulldogs last year. More...

Gaffney Indians 2.0

Cavaliers will face an improved version of Indians on Friday

Call it the Gaffney Indians’ version of Black Friday. More...

BRIEFS

Limestone blanks SMC   The Limestone College wrestling team defeated Spartanburg Methodist 48-0 on Monday night at the Timken Center.   More...

State News

House panel holds first meeting on Sanford’s impeachment

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina legislators upset with Gov. Mark Sanford’s summer disappearance to see his lover in Argentina began a monthslong process on Tuesday that could ultimately remove the two-term Republican from office. More...

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