November 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

A BIRD IN THE HAND ...

Gaffney Ledger Publisher Cody Sossamon gave Paula Deen and Rachel Ray a run for their money Tuesday, demonstrating his well-honed deep-fried turkey techniques just in time for Thanksgiving. More...

CLOSED THURSDAY

The Gaffney Ledger will be closed Thursday, Nov. More...

LifeStyles

Hey shopper, can you spare a dime?

The Cherokee County Fire Safety Team will be hitting area roads on Black Friday hoping holiday shoppers can spare a dime.  The Safety Team teaches elementary school children at Cherokee County schools about fire and storm safety throughout the s More...

Limestone Steinway Series continues with performance by Marina Lomazov

Ukranian-American pianist will play Limestone’s restored Steinway on Nov. 29

Limestone College will continue its Steinway piano series on Tuesday, Nov. 29, with a performance by Ukranian-American pianist and Steinway artist Marina Lomazov. Her performance begins at 7:30 p.m. More...

Wilkerson honored for countless hours of community service

BLACKSBURG – Robert Phillip Wilkerson Sr. was presented the Senate of the State of South Carolina Certificate of Honor on Saturday, Nov. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James A. Davidson

James Albert Davidson, 75, of 613 Marion Ave., widower of Carolina O’Neal Davidson, passed on Monday afternoon, 3:54 p.m. at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg.  Son of the late D.B. More...

Kathy Ross Putnam

BLACKSBURG – Kathy Ross Putnam, 65, of 202 West Clairborne St., passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  More...

Marshall A. Camp

Funeral services for Marshall Antonio Camp, 55, of 1208 North Granard St., will be held Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m. at Foster Funeral Home with the Rev. Dolly Elmore and the Rev. Larry Hames officiating. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Join us in helping to make a child’s Christmas brighter

The following column has been published for the past several years to kick off our “Christmas Is For Kids” campaign. A few changes are made each year to update amount raised each year and the number of years. — C.S. More...

Economists: Holiday sales should exceed 2010 totals

Local merchants expect to hear the sweet sound of the cash register’s jingling bells as enthusiastic shoppers rev up their annual holiday purchasing this week.  Merchants, retail forecasters and local leaders expect a solid holiday season More...

FOOTBALL CONTEST

Six people tied in last week’s football contest, all of them correctly predicting the outcome of 11 of the 12 games listed.  Once again, the tiebreaker was used to determine the winner. More...

Police expect crowded roads

Warm weather combined with one of the busiest travel holidays of the year has police warning travelers to be extra careful this Thanksgiving.  More...

Latest jobless numbers bring encouragement

Heading into Thanksgiving and the Christmas shopping season, the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce was able to spread a little good cheer Tuesday.  For the month of October, unemployment rates fell in 45 of 46 South Carolina More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

Goucher Green Bethel Road resident reports theft of mail

Mail was reported stolen from a mailbox on Goucher Green Bethel Road recently. According to a complaint filed with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone took mail from a box in the 100 block between 1 p.m. Nov. 14 and 7 a.m. Nov. 15. More...

Upstate Carolina provides help for diabetics

With nearly 26 million children and adults in America living with diabetes, and another 79 million at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, the disease is taking a devastating physical, emotional and financial toll on our country. More...

AND THE WINNER IS... —

Newark employees raised more than $2,000 for Relay for Life with their turkey shoot. More...

Sports

GO, INDIANS! –

Young Gaffney fan Zach Johnson found the Indians ' star wide receiver Quinshad Davis happy to oblige his request for a photo after Friday night's victory over Dorman. More...

Indians jump in national polls

Gaffney moved up in several major high school football polls.  The Indians (13-0) are ranked No. 2 in the Rivals poll and No. More...

Defense getting its due

The Gaffney defense continues to treat running backs as if they were tree limbs fed to a wood shredder.  Just ask Dorman’s all-time leading rusher Raymond Smith, who was held to only 58 yards on 17 carries this past Friday.  More...

Letters

Enjoyed article about football player

Dear Editor:  I recently read an article in The Ledger about Edward Bigby, a player on this year’s Gaffney Indians football team. I enjoyed this very much.  More...

Thanks from Relay For Life

Dear Editor:  After holding a national No. 1 ranking in per capita fundraising for two consecutive years (a record-breaking accomplishment), the Relay For Life of Cherokee County ended 2011 in the No. More...

State News

Woman uses Bible to smuggle

LANCASTER (AP) – Deputies in Lancaster County have arrested a Kershaw woman they say used two Bibles to try to smuggle weapons, drugs and a cell phone to a prison inmate.  More...

National News

Trouble in toyland

WASHINGTON (AP)— Shoppers awaiting this week's traditional kickoff of the holiday shopping season should find plenty of safe toys for children, but consumer advocates say some dangers still lurk.  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?