December 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Missing elderly woman found unhurt near home

An 87-year-old woman who wandered away from a Houser Road home in the Antioch-area sometime Tuesday morning — barefoot and in her pajamas — was found about 75 yards away from the home by Sheriff Bill Blanton.   More...

LifeStyles

Is it stuffing or dressing? No matter what you call it, it’s a revered holiday tradition all over the country

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – No matter what you call it, dressing or stuffing is a revered holiday tradition all over the country.   More...

Novel H1N1 vaccine now available to all

COLUMBIA – The Novel H1N1 vaccine is now available to all South Carolinians who want to receive it, according to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. More...

More people have dogs, cats on their Christmas lists

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Dogs across the country can expect some bone-shaped presents under the Christmas tree this year. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nell Lanier

BLACKSBURG – Nell Kathleen Upchurch Lanier, 70, of 118 Lanier Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Gertrude Oliver

Gertrude Pearl Gerhard Oliver, 86, of 116 Vinesett Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   More...

Stan Bailey

MOORESBORO, N.C. – Stanley Fred Bailey, 65, of 581 Harrill Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, at his residence. More...

Letters

Twas the Blacksburg Night Before Christmas

Twas the Blacksburg night before Christmas, And from Charleston Street to Hwy. 5, Not a creature was stirring. Was anyone alive? Our stockings were hung, At our house on the rail, So Santa could fill them, With peaches and ginger ale. More...

Grateful for the outstanding service provided by Upstate Carolina Medical Center

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter was written to Upstate Carolina Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Joe Howell and a copy furnished to us for publication.)   Dear Mr. Howell:   More...

GAFFNEY LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

The Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Mass Choir, pastor Rev. C.A. Wallace, and several members of the congregation took The Ledger along with them on a trip to Deland, Fla. More...

Owners of club sue city

The owners of a now-closed Gaffney nightclub filed suit in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas last week against the City of Gaffney, claiming the city was negligent in its supervision of a former cop.   More...

Money woes will keep many home for Christmas

Trying to weather the nation’s economic downturn, most families are taking a second look at their budgets, hoping to trim as much fat as logically possible. More...

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS GETS BIG BOOST

Cherokee County Cogeneration Plant Manager Robert Phillips (left) presents a $3,000 check to The Gaffney Ledger Publisher Cody Sossamon for Christmas is for Kids. More...

Local News

CANDYMEN

Waving tasty pecan logs in the air is a surefire way to attract drivers with sweet tooths and big hearts. More...

Council delays action on new industry

Cherokee County Council on Monday was expected to approve final reading of an ordinance to grant a tax incentive to a new textile manufacturer. More...

Contracts awarded for courthouse renovation

Cherokee County County Council on Monday selected a couple of local contractors to complete the county courthouse renovation project. More...

Sports

NFL Falcons sign Strickland

Injury to wideout opens spot on practice squad for GHS star

Gaffney’s Andy Strickland couldn’t imagine a better Christmas present.   Nearly four months after his release by the Jacksonville Jaguars, Strickland signed a contract with the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday. More...

Smith leads Indians to tournament championship

Although undersized, Gaffney’s Chase Smith has a knack for scoring around the basket. More...

Blacksburg honors former athletic greats

If you define athlete, Stanley Watts fit the bill perfectly when he played at Blacksburg High in the early 1970s.   Watts was a four sport athlete, earning letters in football, basketball, baseball and ran track. More...

Columns

In a depressed economy, this was truly incredible

LEDGER COLUMNIST

“Twas the Saturday before Christmas and all through the store, children were smiling, choosing toys and more!” I could try to go on with a clever takeoff on the famous Clement Moore poem, but what I witnessed this past Saturday — 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?