December 14, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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

Keep your pets safe and happy during festive season

Many of the things that make holidays special pose hazards to dogs and cats

The Humane Society of the United States is reminding people that as they celebrate the season, many of the things that make the holidays special – the hustle and bustle of travel and large gatherings, festive food and beverage, and holiday deco More...

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FIVE GENERATIONS – Lauran Grace Turner, sitting on top of the sofa, represents the fifth generation of her family. More...

At turkey boot camp, no need for scrub brush

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Workers at Butterball's turkey-tips hot line are used to oddball situations:    The woman who cleaned out her turkey with a scrub brush and asked if that was OK to do. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

DWIGHT D. JEFFERIES

Dwight Devon Jefferies, 53, East Stroudsburg, Pa., departed this life Dec. 11, 2009, at VNA Hospice House in East Stroudsburg. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Sheila (Jordan) Jefferies.   More...

Eliza P. Black

BLACKSBURG – Eliza Pelham Black, 92, of 208 W. Carolina St., Apt. D-17, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, in her home.   More...

William E. White

COWPENS – Former Cowpens Mayor William Edward White, 75, of 144 Martin Lane, died Dec. 12, 2009, at Countryside Village nursing home in Easley after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.   More...

Former cop found guilty

Defense lawyers for a former Gaffney police officer and the officer himself all maintained that he did everything by the book during his arrest of three men at a city nightclub in December 2007. More...

City gets good news in audit

In a time when most local governments are grappling with lagging revenues and cost hikes, City of Gaffney officials did the nearly impossible — increased its fund balance during the past fiscal year.   More...

Local News

City serves as ‘collection agent’

You can add collection agent to the other unflattering names city officials have been called. More...

Students, teachers presented creative ideas on how to improve writing skills

Safari Greg Carter bounded into the Corinth Elementary gym Wednesday morning, armed with hot sauce to inspire spicy word choice among students.   More...

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LIMESTONE GRADUATION — Limestone College graduate Jessi Sullivan receives her diploma from president Dr. Walt Griffin Thursday afternoon during commencement ceremonies at Fullerton Auditorium. More...

Sports

Indians notch big win

Corry scores 30 points as Indians win battle of top-ranked teams

The second-ranked Gaffney Indians led thirdranked Dorman by six points at halftime. So that wasn’t an issue. So, why was Gaffney coach Mark Huff miffed? More...

Lady Indians give coach biggest road victory

Gaffney girls’ varsity basketball coach Stacey Parris didn’t hide her enthusiasm about beating perennial power Dorman on Friday. More...

Strickland: ‘I’m very happy where I’m at.’

Gaffney football coach Phil Strickland said there’s no truth to the rampant rumors that he plans to resign to take another coaching position.   More...

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READERS ON THE ROAD

Pictured here (left to right) are Cody Duffie, Cameron Duffie, Hannah Ruppe and Chase Crawford of Blacksburg. They took the Gaffney Ledger with them on a cruise to the Bahamas in November. More...

Salvation Army bell-ringers help provide for those in need

There’s usually an increase in charitable giving during the holidays. It’s not that those needing assistance are fewer during other times of the year; it’s that the spirit of the holidays moves people to give a little more.   More...

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