November 25, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Limestone College students pick up donations, deliver Thanksgiving meals

The Thanksgiving holiday took on a special meaning Tuesday when a group of Limestone College students embarked on a trek to multiple schools in Cherokee and Spartanburg counties.  More...

LifeStyles

GHS theatre students will perform ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Dec. 8-10

High school students have come to expect their reading assignments will include "To Kill a Mockingbird" at some point in their English classes.  More...

Keith Plott in concert at Bethany

Keith Plott, a Southern Gospel bass soloist, will present an all Christmas music concert Sunday, Nov. 27, at 11 a.m. at Bethany Baptist Church, 215 Wilkinsville Hwy.  More...

Danni’s gymnasts open competition season Oct. 22-23 inWest Columbia

Danni's Tumbling and Gymnastics competition team opened the season by participating in the Judges Cup on Oct. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James P. Martin

BLACKSBURG – James P. Martin, 80, of 714 Cherokee Falls Road, Blacksburg, died Tuesday, Nov. More...

David E. Howell

MERIDEN, Conn. – David E. Howell, husband of 64-plus years of Rubye S. Howell, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at Meriden Center.  More...

State News

Firefighter slapped while helping victim

GREENVILLE (AP) – A Pelzer man has been arrested after authorities say he pushed and slapped a firefighter trying to help him after a car wreck.  Greenville County deputies say 28-year-old Kenneth Henderson was arrested Tuesday night and c More...

Ledger kicks off ‘Christmas Is For Kids’ drive

A smiling child’s face on Christmas morning is the ultimate reward for parents each holiday season.  The Gaffney Ledger is asking for help from the community to help make this Christmas brighter for underprivileged children in Cherokee Cou More...

’TIS THE SEASON

Matthew Hiers uses a chainsaw to trim a Christmas tree for a customer Wednesday afternoon at Cherokee Small Engine. More...

Local News

Regenerative medicine – using stem cells for healing – still in early stages

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Science isn't there yet, but one day doctors may be able to treat a damaged heart by injecting cells that could create healthy new heart muscle and blood vessels. More...

Blacksburg man graduates Marine basic training

Marine Corps Pfc. Devin J. Thompson, a 2011 graduate of Blacksburg High School, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.  More...

Want to help a child with autism?

A local nonprofit group hopes Cherokee County residents are the missing pieces to a puzzle, doing their part to ensure children with autism enjoy the upcoming holiday season.  More...

Sports

Indians advance to state championship game

Send Boiling Springs packing with 35-7 victory

On the day after Thanksgiving, Boiling Springs believed it had the recipe to beat the nationally-ranked Gaffney Indians - a dash of option, a pinch of gimmickry and a heapin', helping of pressure. More...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

FACE OFF

The never failing disappointment of college football in South Carolina fell in the hands of the Clemson Tigers this year.  Beginning 8-0 in relentless pursuit of the Cinderella season, Clemson defeated multiple overrated opponents relying solely More...

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Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

A day of “Public Thanksgiving and Prayer”

Most of us have heard or read at least part of Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving proclamation at some point. But even those who have heard it many times can overlook two important aspects of this important document.  More...

SEND US YOUR PHOTOS

The next time you go out of town, take a copy of The Gaffney Ledger along and snap a photo of yourself and/or your group reading it so we can use it in our “Readers On The Road” feature.  Please make sure the photo is good quality.&n More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘Go to the chalkboard and diagram this sentence’

A family member has been asking me for years to work with her on a collaborative project.  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?