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Duke still serious about local nuclear plant project

Duke Energy is seeking the blessing of North Carolina regulators to spend an additional $229 million on planning costs for its proposed William States Lee nuclear station here.   Duke had spent $230 million on the project through 2009. More...

LifeStyles

Muffins get dressed-up for the holidays

Nothing says you care more than tasty, homemade treats

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – If you want to make loved ones feel really cared-for, nothing is better than a tasty, homemade treat, carefully prepared and packaged in pretty wrapping. More...

40TH ANNIVERSARY –

40TH ANNIVERSARY – The Shady Grove Baptist Church Gospel Choir recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with a special service. Speaker was the Rev. More...

Open house Dec. 10-11 at Rose Hill Plantation

UNION – Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site will host a Christmas open house on Friday, Dec. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 11, from 12:30-4 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Barbara Bigelow

SPARTANBURG – Barbara Ann Woods Bigelow, 62, passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Levine and Dickson Hospice House. She was the widow of James Edward Bigelow Sr. and daughter of Doris and Etta Mae Clancey Woods.   Mrs. More...

Doris Moore

BLACKSBURG – Doris Hardin Moore, 88, formerly of Mt. Paran Road, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Cleveland Pines Nursing Center.   More...

Elvira J. Hunter

COWPENS – Elvira Jeffries Hunter of 150 Huff Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.   More...

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. More...

Architect gets green light to begin designing new county complex

Sixteen other counties do it.   Cherokee County Council on Monday looked into joining that list of counties that give preference to local vendors for its county administration complex project. More...

‘Knowledge Economy’ subject of key Indicators meeting

Dr. Garrison Walters, executive director of the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, will present a program titled “The Knowledge Economy” at Limestone College on Monday, Dec. 13. The breakfast discussion will begin at 7 a.m. More...

Local News

Man sentenced to seven years in ‘thumb tack’ case

A 33-year-old Gaffney man claimed he had nothing to do with placing thumb tacks in a young boy’s flip-flops as a form of punishment, but told a judge he was afraid to put his case in a jury’s hands and had no choice but to plead guilty. More...

Guilty plea nets 20 years

A 22-year-old man who forced entry to a Connecticut Village apartment while armed with a shotgun was sentenced Monday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to 20 years of imprisonment after pleading guilty to numerous offenses. More...

ARC blood drive Dec. 22 at Buford Street Drugs

Marion Patton, local businessman and accident victim, continues to raise awareness of the immediate and constant need for a healthy blood supply by bringing a blood drive back to his store. More...

Sports

Extreme Makeover

Renovations would triple seating capacity, add dressing rooms

American Legion 109 Athletic Director Jerry Wallace hopes to give Commissioners Field an extreme makeover.   This fall, Wallace announced his plan to renovate the venerable structure. More...

Indians excited to play at home

What’s everybody getting so excited about?   That’s right, the defending Class 4A state champion Gaffney Indians play their home opener tonight against Boiling Springs. More...

Indians place 7 on all-region team

The accolades keep coming for Gaffney quarterback DeEdward Burris.   Burris, chosen to the Shrine Bowl, was among seven Indians named to the all-region team by the Region III-4A coaches. More...

Columns

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

His vision and belief are now being vindicated

It is Thanksgiving Day morning in the North Carolina mountains. The aroma of bacon and pancakes drifts from the kitchen where son-in-law Jim is cooking breakfast. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

What’s in a name?

’Tis but thy name that is my enemy;— Thou art thyself, though not a Montague. What’s Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot, Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part Belonging to a man. O, be some other name! What’s in a name? More...

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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?