November 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

HOW ’BOUT THOSE GAMECOCKS!

The Carolina Gamecocks defeated the Clemson Tigers 16-12 in the 5th Annual Carolina-Clemson Shootout golf tournament Friday, Nov. 25, at Cherokee National. More...

LifeStyles

Gather family and friends around the table for brunch

Holidays are perfect time to indulge your passion for baking

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Sharing a festive brunch is a treasured holiday tradition for many families and their friends. It’s the perfect setting for enjoying good conversation and delicious food. More...

Jones – Cobb

Richard and Lisa Jones of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Tamara Danielle, to Christopher Andrew (“Drew”) Cobb, son of Chris and Jo Cobb of Gaffney.  More...

WHAT’S UP

Meetings ffi The Cherokee County Republican Party will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, at Kelly’s Steak House with featured speaker Solicitor Barry Barnette. Cost is $13 per person, due at the door.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

JAMES A. DAVIDSON

Funeral services for James Albert Davidson, 76, of 613 Marion Ave., widower of Carolyn O’Neil Davidson, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 3 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church with Dr. James W. Sanders Jr., the Rev. More...

ELIZABETH T. JONES

Elizabeth Ann Thompson Jones, 64, of Flushing, N.Y., wife of James Jones, passed on Tuesday morning, Nov. 22, 2011, at Flushing Hospital.  More...

DR. RONALD DEAN RAY

ORANGEBURG - Dr. Ronald Dean Ray, 515 Willow Road, passed on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at the Georgia Health Science Medical Center.  Funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday, December 1, at Mt. More...

Other News

Can you spell ‘stratosphere?’

— Ewing Middle sixth grader Haila Kaylin won the school spelling bee on Nov. 18. She is shown with teacher Shamona Fernanders and eighth grader Courtney Garner, who was the runner-up. The spelling bee went 33 rounds. More...

Middle school students get charge from new car

Sam Burns of Burns Automotive in Gaffney recently went to Granard Middle School to show the new 2012 Chevrolet Volt to some of the students and teachers. More...

National News

How much crazier can Black Friday get?

NEW YORK (AP) — Pepper-sprayed customers, smash-and-grab looters and bloody scenes in the shopping aisles. How did Black Friday devolve into this?  More...

Black Friday violence at a glance

Scuffles broke out around the U.S. as bargain-hunters crowded malls and bigbox stores on Black Friday.  In two incidents, shoppers got a little extra competitive:  More...

North Carolina woman dies in single-vehicle accident on interstate

A North Carolina woman was killed Monday morning after the vehicle she was driving veered off of Interstate 85 and struck a tree, authorities said. 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. Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, or mail them to:   Christmas Is For Kids c/o The Gaffney Ledger  P.O. More...

Fire displaces family of four

Corinth Volunteer Fire Department along with the Cherokee County Fire Investigation Team traced the cause of a Friday afternoon fire on Brick House Road to an electrical short in the home’s kitchen.  More...

Chester County expected to decide today on new school boss

The Chester County School Board will meet Monday to finalize its decision on a new school superintendent.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

More than $1,000 in metal was reported stolen from a Chesnee Highway home recently. More...

Pep rally included in‘Christmas on Limestone’

It’s often said “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.”  Assuredly full after feasting on turkey and other Thanksgiving fare, Cherokee County residents will receive their first tastes of Christmas cheer this Friday wi More...

Crime spree occurs on College Drive

Gaffney police are investigating a minicrime spree that occurred Nov. More...

Sports

No. 1 Gaffney 35, Boiling Springs 7

STILL PERFECT

On the day after Thanksgiving, Boiling Springs believed it had the recipe to beat the nationallyranked Gaffney Indians - a dash of option, a pinch of gimmickry and a heapin’, helping of pressure.  The mixture turned bittersweet, though, as More...

Running back makes final home game memorable

Friday was a day to remember for Gaffney running back C.J. More...

Commentary

Gaffney, Byrnes makes for dream matchup in finals

The prep football gods couldn’t have scripted the 2011 Class 4A Division I championship game any better. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

They got paid by Cash, as in Johnny Cash

“That’s the first one of their songs you ever sang for me.” The missus and I were listening to The Statler Brothers farewell concert the other night and among the songs they did was “Bed of Roses." More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

In tough times, let’s remember those in need

Even in the best of times, it’s important for those of us having enough to meet our own needs to share our material blessings with those who don’t.  More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Larry Sossamon, Donald Lester Jr., Randy Childers, Stan Littlejohn and Tracy Boyles met up with Old Tom Morris while playing in a golf tournament in Las Vegas, Nev., Nov. 16-20. More...

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