December 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

School district adopts dress code for its employees

A new dress code will be in effect for school employees when students head back to class in January.   The district’s male school administrators will be expected to wear jackets and ties with a collared shirt on typical days. More...

LifeStyles

Twas the night before Christmas

T was the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. More...

Couple married 40 years

Mike and Barbara Cobb of Gaffney will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Dec. 27, 2009.   Mr. and Mrs. Cobb were married in 1969. More...

BIRTHS

Jackson Wyatt Guyton   Randy and Shannon Guyton announce the birth of their son, Jackson Wyatt, on Nov. 5, 2009, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 8 lbs. 12 ozs.   Jackson has three siblings, Dustin, Madison and Lucas.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joann Spencer

Joann Millwood Spencer, 66, of 163 Powell Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at her residence.   Born in Spartanburg County, she was the daughter of the late Claude Millwood and Pauline Moss Millwood. More...

Victoria Lipscomb

Victoria Cash Lipscomb, 90, formerly of Gaffney, passed away Wednesday morning, Dec. 23, 2009, at Spring Arbor Residential Assisted Living in Spartanburg.   More...

Stacy Bolin

BLACKSBURG – Stacy Leigh Sprouse Bolin, 33, of 1046 W. Pine St., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at her home.   Born in Gaffney, Mrs. Bolin was the daughter of Terry and Brenda White Sprouse of Blacksburg. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Without rain, there could not be a rainbow

R.I.P. Georgia Mae Robinson and Jordan Smith. Both of you made an impact on my life through your kindness and love for others.   The two of you will reside in my heart until I take my last breath. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Stimulus update: More than $900 million so far

Ten months after Congress passed the stimulus, South Carolina state agencies have received more than $900 million in federal stimulus funds. Here’s a breakdown:   • Dept. More...

3 men arrested by former cop file lawsuits in federal court

The City of Gaffney now faces three more lawsuits related to the actions of a former cop.   Three men arrested by former Gaffney Police Sgt. More...

White Christmas chances are, well, not good

Nothing says Christmas like plenty of gifts neatly wrapped under a nicely lit tree placed by a window, the only thing separating it from the warmth indoors and the snowy, cold conditions outside. More...

Local News

Boxed with care

A couple of boxes of new toys sat carefully guarded Friday morning in Gaffney High School waiting to be collected by U.S. Marines.   More...

Morgan’s march to Cowpens remembered Jan. 16-17

Local residents will get a chance to celebrate the Battle of Cowpens in January by retracing the route Gen. Daniel Morgan took on his way to the decisive American Revolutionary War battle.   More...

Beltline Boulevard to be widened

You’ll likely spot some red construction barrels along Beltline Boulevard this spring.   The state Department of Transportation has bid the road-widening part of the project, according to DOT resident maintenance engineer Stephen Ellis. More...

Sports

Sims flourishes under new coach

Former Gaffney High hoop standout Donald Sims couldn’t be happier - or more productive - under new Appalachian State head coach Buzz Peterson.   Sims is flourishing under Peterson’s no-nonsense approach.   More...

Lady Indians test mettle against new competition

Gaffney High girls basketball players will prepare for their region schedule by going against strong competition in North Carolina following the Christmas holidays.   Gaffney (3-5) will play Kings Mountain Saturday at 3:30 p.m. More...

Indian freshmen claim tourney title

The Gaffney High ninthgrade basketball team has this South Pointe tournament championship thing down pat.   The Indians defended their tournament title with a 65-45 victory Tuesday over South Pointe.   More...

Letters

LETTER

A Christmas message from Governor Mark Sanford

Gov. Mark Sanford today issued the following Christmas message: As we near Christmas Day, I’d offer both cheerful Season’s Greetings and encouragement on three fronts to each one of us that calls South Carolina home.   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?