November 30, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Redish not offered Chester County job

A Kershaw school administrator is the top choice to become the new Chester County superintendent.  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...

LifeStyles

14th Candlelight Tour of Churches is set for Dec. 6

The Broad River Baptist Women’s Missionary Union will host its 14th annual Candlelight Tour of Churches on Tuesday, Dec. More...

CAVA DECKS THE WALLS AT VISITORS CENTER AND ART GALLERY –

The Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists will have its biggest art show ever on Friday, Dec. 2, from 6-8 p.m. during Christmas on Limestone. More...

December birding programs planned at Congaree Park

HOPKINS – Congaree National Park and the Friends of Congaree Swamp will host two birding programs in December. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert (Bob) Jones

CHESNEE – Robert Lee Jones, 79, of 7148 Parris Bridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at his residence.  More...

Betty Martin

WELLFORD – Betty Ruth Moss Martin, 80, formerly of 135 Martin Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at Magnolia Manor in Inman.  More...

Audry Harrison

Audry Mae Allison Harrison, 99, of 1000 Filter Plant Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. More...

State News

Hunter shoots horse; charged with animal cruelty

AIKEN (AP) – Authorities say they have charged an Aiken County hunter with animal cruelty after he shot at what he said was a buck and killed a horse instead.  Investigators told the Aiken Standard that the 7- year-old Dutch Warmblood geld More...

CITY TREE GETS LIGHTS

Gaffney beautification department worker Michael Combs works in rainy weather Tuesday afternoon to place lights around the city’s Christmas tree. More...

Boiler gas leak forces evacuation at school

Blacksburg Middle School students were evacuated Tuesday morning after a gas leak was reported at the school.  A school resource officer reported smelling gas in a school hallway at 9:30 a.m.  More...

FOOTBALL CONTEST

Robert Hoey saved the best for last, as in winning the last football contest of the 2011 season.  Robert and 18 other people correctly predicted the winners of all 12 games, but Robert correctly predicted the exact score of the tie-breaker game. More...

Local News

Christmas on Campus Saturday

A Cherokee County holiday tradition will be held for the 27th straight year when Limestone College hosts its Annual Christmas on Campus event on Saturday, Dec. 3. The event is free, and the entire community is encouraged to attend.  More...

PROCLAMATION —

Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly presents Melanie Pruett of Tidewater Hospice with the National Hospice Month proclamation. More...

Music store now open downtown

On most occasions, if local musician John Brackett is around, his trusty guitar is likely somewhere nearby.  “You can look back at some of my old family photographs; I’ve pretty much had a guitar in my hand since I was 2 years old,&r More...

Sports

2011 SCHSL football championships to be broadcast live

Gaffney vs. Byrnes on channel 62 at 3 p.m. Saturday

Ten of the best high school football teams in South Carolina will take the field this weekend in the SCHSL football championships from Benedict College in Columbia on Friday, Dec. 2, and Memorial Stadium at Clemson University on Saturday, Dec. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

A lifeline for mental health

Gov. Nikki Haley strongly supports a frugal state government, so her decision to seek more funding for mental health efforts underscores a dire situation. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I was beginning to get nervous

According to one definition I found, sportsmanship is an aspiration or ethos that a sport or activity will be enjoyed for its own sake, with proper consideration for fairness, ethics, respect, and a sense of fellowship with one’s competitors.&n More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Ashley Sides went to Washington, D.C., to take part in the Junior National Young Leaders Conference. She was the only student from South Carolina in her group.  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?