December 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

LifeStyles

Oh, deer!

Deer develop new browsing trails as food sources change with the seasons

Deer do some of their worst damage to your garden, landscape, trees and shrubs in winter, when other food sources are hard to come by. More...

Library celebrates the holidays with ‘Family Movie Night’

The Cherokee County Public Library will host a “Family Movie Night” on Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 4-6 p.m. All ages are welcome and snacks will be served. More...

Wilson – Crook

ENGAGEMENT

Tammy Wilson of Gaffney and Michael Crook Jr. of Blacksburg will be married in January, 2010, at New Heights Baptist Church. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Louise Thompson

BLACKSBURG – Louise Hulon Thompson, 91, of 617 Leagon Drive, formerly of Rock Hill, passed away Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   Born in Dillon, Mrs. More...

Yvonne Petty

Yvonne Brown Petty, 78, of 328 Limestone Springs Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at her residence.   Born in Blacksburg, she was the wife of Edward (Buddy) Petty and daughter of the late Charlie A. More...

Alvin (Toby) Morris

CHESNEE – Alvin Edwin (Toby) Morris, 76, of 602 Buck Creek Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.   More...

Columns

At Christmas they also bought a birthday cake

LEDGER COLUMNIST

My specific memories of Christmas Day 32 years ago are probably as vivid today as they were the day after Christmas 32 years ago. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Rhonda Robbins, Luke Robbins, Shawn Casey and Dylan Casey took The Ledger with them to Disney World on Thursday, Nov. 26. More...

Ex-cop takes witness stand in misconduct charge case

A former Gaffney cop argued he was only doing his duty and used only necessary force while arresting three men at a now-closed West Floyd Baker Boulevard sports bar in 2007. More...

Landlord says Starmax owners violating lease

It’s been more than three years since American Family Entertainment Centers (AFEC)/Southeast opened its $5.6 million Starmax facility with much fanfare and high expectations.   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...

Local News

Rain threat won’t stop parades

The show will go on.   Despite threats of a wintry mix making its way into the county this weekend, Christmas parades in Gaffney and Blacksburg will go on as scheduled. More...

Photo

ALL SMILES — Vance Hammond, at right, director of the Boys and Girls Club of Cherokee County accepts a contribution of $3,520 from Johnny Greene, Vice President of First Piedmont Federal Savings More...

Election move one step closer

Blacksburg town officials cleared the first hurdle in the governing body’s plan to move municipal elections to coincide with those held by the Cherokee County School District.   More...

Sports

Indians ready to shine at beach

Strickland said team is fastest he’s coached at North-South game

Gaffney coach Phil Strickland isn’t one for hyperbole. So when he says the North all stars have a long way to go, you better believe him. More...

Ranked teams clash when Indians travel to Dorman

The No. 2 ranked Gaffney Indians will travel to third-ranked Dorman today in one of the most anticipated prep matchups of the early season. More...

Gaffney grapplers looking to build on last year’s success

The Gaffney High wrestling team made strides last season under the command of Larry Lackey and Dave Bush to finish second in the region. More...

Letters

Says it’s past time for a change to be made

Dear Editor:   I’m not gonna let this die. The NAACP has carried on their boycott of all things South Carolina for over a decade now.   More...

The Million Dollar Question: Does the community want a place like that?

Dear Editor:   This is in response to Mr. Travis M. Childers (whose letter regarding Starmax-Gaffney appeared in Wednesday’s edition). More...

Thanks to Lowe’s of Gaffney for being a part of Alma Elementary’s mission

Dear Mr. (Thomas) Kuehne (of Lowe’s of Gaffney):   On behalf of the faculty and students of Alma Elementary, I would like to truly thank Lowe’s of Gaffney for its generous donation to our school. 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?