December 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Suspect has bond revoked

A 20-year-old Gaffney man accused of participating in a deadly home invasion had his bond revoked Monday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court.   More...

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS

Here is the list of donors to Christmas Is For Kids, sponsored by this newspaper. Bring contributions to The Gaffney Ledger at 1604 W. Floyd Baker Blvd. in Gaffney, or mail them to: Christmas Is For Kids c/o The Gaffney Ledger P.O. More...

LifeStyles

Hitting the right notes

Entertaining audiences is goal of Tha Band, but the local music group has bigger purpose in mind

A house rarely is built in a day, needing as many people and tools available to ensure the safety and comfort of those planning to make the structure their home. More...

Photo

4-F CLUB —Jim Aughtay, Hoke Parris and Jack Hodge exchange pleasantries during a recent 4-F Club meeting at Draytonville Baptist Church. More...

WHAT’S UP

Holiday hours    The History & Arts Museum’s holiday will be Monday, Dec. 21-23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The museum will be closed Dec. 24-Jan. 2. Regular hours are Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, 2-5 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

LeRoy Clary

LeRoy Clary, 73, 302 Hardin Street, went home to be with the Lord on December 6, 2009, at 9:25 PM, at the SRMC Palliative Care Center. More...

Patti Bright

Patricia Bolin Bright, 53, of 837 Filter Plant Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009.   Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Ralph G. Bright and the daughter of Mary Spencer Bolin of Gaffney and the late Broadus M. More...

Pearl McMurray

Pearl Blanton McMurray, 88, formerly of Drayton Trail, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at Brookview Healthcare.   Born in Cherokee County, she was the wife of the late Henry L. More...

Parent company of Starmax files for bankruptcy protection

American Family Entertainment Center (AFEC), the parent company of Starmax- Gaffney, has announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a step necessitated by an unresolved multi-million dollar construction lawsuit.   More...

Ex-cop goes on trial

A jury of six men and six women are being asked to decide if a former Gaffney police officer was just doing his job or, as the state Attorney General’s Office alleges, abused the power with which he was entrusted.   More...

Cherokee County SCC campus seeing ‘phenomenal’ growth

Spartanburg Community College (SCC) is operating at near-capacity at its Cherokee County branch campus as registration begins for classes next spring.   More...

Local News

Big brother, er, parent is watching

Parents can keep an electronic eye on how their children are doing in school with the help of the state’s new PowerSchool.   More...

Merchants make donation to choir

Downtown merchants pitched in Friday evening to provide an early Christmas gift for high school music students.   More...

Limestone graduation scheduled

Dec. 10, 11, 12

Limestone College will welcome nearly 500 graduates to the Limestone Alumni Association following this week’s Fall Commencement ceremonies December 10, 11 and 12 at 4 p.m. each day in Fullerton Auditorium.   More...

Sports

Gaffney places 7 on all-region team

Trojan quarterback garners region player of the year honor

Fitting a second-place finish in the region, the Gaffney Indians placed the second most players on the All-Region III team.   More...

Second-half blitz keys Indians’ win over Spartanburg

In the first half, the second-ranked Gaffney Indians paid for failing to follow their coach’s instructions to hustle back on defense and deny Spartanburg second shots. More...

Spartanburg takes charge down stretch to top Lady Indians

Gaffney girls’ varsity basketball coach Stacey Parris summed up her team’s 58-44 loss to Spartanburg on Tuesday with a single sentence, “Down the stretch they hit shots and we didn’t.”   More accurately, Spartanbu More...

Letters

Where, you might ask, might one find such an enticing bit of adult entertainment?

Dear Editor:   After a long day at work this past Friday, finding myself a   bachelor for the evening, I decided to indulge in some alltoo rare alone time, and headed to a local establishment to pass the evening.   More...

Columns

One of the most deserving ever

I’ve got to admit there have been times when I was somewhat disillusioned with the awarding of the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian award for service. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Beverly Blanton and Darby Blanton Jr. took a copy of The Gaffney Ledger with them to the Isle of Palms. Darby Blanton, Sr. took the picture. 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?