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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

Singing Christmas Tree performances set for Dec. 20-22

BLACKSBURG – Nineteen years ago, Linda Meetze, music director, and Vincent Tharpe, director of Art Alive Ministries, had a dream of a Singing Christmas Tree at Blacksburg First Baptist Church. More...

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'SINGING JUDGE' STRIKES AGAIN – The Rev. Dr. More...

‘A Clover Christmas’ holiday 4-H day camp is planned Dec. 21

Cherokee County 4-H will be hosting a holiday day camp, ‘A Clover Christmas,’ on Monday, Dec. 21, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Cherokee County Clemson Extension Office on Floyd Baker Boulevard in Gaffney.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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...

Rion Moss

BLACKSBURG – William Rion Moss, formerly of 208 West Carolina St., Apt A-1, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at Brookview Healthcare Center. More...

Columns

They gave themselves a nice Christmas bonus

LEDGER COLUMNIST

There’s been a lot of news coverage in recent weeks about bonuses.   Specifically, the year-end rewards for the “fat cats on Wall Street,” in the words of President Obama. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Darby Blanton, Jr. went to Lake Junaluska in Western North Carolina for the Blanton family reunion. More...

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$1 million

Projected cost to school district of state cutbacks

Cherokee County schools will lose $1 million in revenue as the state budget undergoes a 5 percent cut entering the Christmas holiday season.   More...

‘Angels’ from Gaffney High making sure children have merry Christmas

A steady stream of Gaffney High students spent a few minutes Monday morning filling a truck with gifts. More...

Local News

County added more than 400 jobs in ’09

There’s a four-letter word to sum up 2009 in regards to economic development.   But it might not be the one you think.   Jobs — or more accurately, job creation — rose sharply this year.   More...

Passing rates for AP courses at county high schools dramatically different

Advanced Placement (AP) scores at Gaffney High plummeted this year amid a rise in popularity of dual credit courses offered in local colleges. More...

Contractor has 1 year to complete renovation

Don’t look for the city’s new visual arts and visitors center to open anytime soon. More...

Sports

Indians humble Byrnes

Teams whistled for 13 traveling calls that slowed down play

By its own coach’s admission, it wasn’t a vintage performance by the No. 2- ranked Gaffney Indians.   Then again, it didn’t have to be. More...

Phillips scores 29 to lift Lady Wildcats to victory

After jumping to an 11-point first-quarter lead, the Lady Indians had to work for their 56-42 victory over the visiting Byrnes Lady Rebels on Monday. More...

No. 6-ranked Saints will face three top 10 teams this season

Limestone College Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Mike Cerino has released his team’s 2010 schedule.   The Saints, ranked No. More...

Letters

‘Green’ is good for the environment and business

Dear Editor:   More...

Thanks to all who helped with the fashion show

Dear Editor:   The Gaffney Little Theater Fall Fashion Show held at the Brown Building was a tremendous success due to the help and support from many friends. More...

State News

Board cutting state budget 5 percent

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

Panel advises scrapping teacher bonus

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s education oversight panel is again advising lawmakers to scrap an incentive pay plan for teachers who earn national board certification.   More...

Meeting on I-385 detours held Tuesday

LAURENS, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina transportation officials held a meeting to discuss the impending repairs for a stretch of Interstate 385 and their impact on traffic. More...

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