December 18, 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

Chasing the chills with a fireplace? Make sure you use it properly

COLUMBIA – With temperatures cooling off around South Carolina, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control wants residents to be aware of the proper use of fireplaces.   More...

Finally – a boy!

It took five generations, but a boy is finally the first-born child in the family of Sarah Benton. In the first through fourth generations, a girl was always the firstborn. Mrs. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Mr. and Mrs. Cobb married 50 years

Mr. and Mrs. Claude S. Cobb Sr. celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 26, 2009.   Mr. and Mrs. Cobb were honored with a reception by their children, Claude Cobb, Suzy McLean and Tommy Cobb on Nov. 21 at St. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jean Guthrie

Jean Elizabeth Humphries Guthrie, 88, formerly of 945 Buck Shoals Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   More...

James Allen

James Edward Allen, 75, of 301 Knolls Drive, Rutherfordton, N.C., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Charles A. Russell

Services for Charles Albert Russell, 61, of 1104 Bunche Lane, Cowpens, will be held Saturday, Dec. 19, at 2 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home in Gaffney with Minister Randy Anderson, the Rev. Jack Dover, the Rev. More...

National News

Last obstacle?

WASHINGTON (AP) — A moderate Democrat whose vote could be crucial said Thursday an attempted Senate compromise on abortion is unsatisfactory, raising doubts about whether the chamber can pass President Barack Obama's health care overhaul by Ch More...

Blast of winter weather coming this way — or not

Apparently, Mother Nature is keeping a poker face in regard to her plans for Cherokee County this weekend. More...

Road track proposal draws little opposition

Citizens in the Draytonville and McKowns Mountain areas have apparently given the green light to two Midwest businessmen who want to build a multi-purpose motor sports facility here. More...

Local News

Youngsters at Boys and Girls Club get gifts, visit from Santa

Santa Claus rode his motorcycle into a gym filled Thursday with 250 children eager for one last word before Christmas arrives.   More...

First Piedmont’s Wayne Sellars stepping down after 37 years

Technology has come a long way since 1972. More...

POLICE REPORTS

 A Gaffney man is accused of firing a gun while under the influence Saturday following an alleged domestic dispute at his home.   Dennis Ray Bailey, 40, of 126 E. More...

Sports

Indians gun for sweep

The second-ranked Gaffney Indians beat No. 3 Dorman 66-60 a week ago. But you wouldn’t know it by the reaction of Gaffney coach Mark Huff, who was displeased with his team’s execution down the stretch. More...

Costello switches positions for Shrine Bowl

Gaffney’s Rice to be recognized as NFL alum award winner

You can add versatile and quick-learning to the other superlatives that describe Gaffney offensive tackle James Costello. More...

BRIEFS

Harris bowls   300 - again   Russell Harris bowled the second 300 game of his career, 14 years after he first accomplished the feat.   Harris had his 300 game on Dec. 7, at Westlane Bowl. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Anxiously looking forward to another decade

Life is what happens when you are making other plans.   This thought crossed my mind the other day when I received an e-mail from a friend named Nate back from my days in Boy Scouts. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Grady Bailey took The Ledger with him on a recent trip to North Myrtle Beach, home of Vanna White.On your next trip out of town or tour of duty, take a copy of The Ledger along and send a picture of y More...

THEIR VIEW

Few were spared the ax

The budget ax has been swung again and pared a huge limb off the state's 2009-10 budget. More...

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Poll

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