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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

Give a special gift from your kitchen

Home-baked treats are certain to deliver holiday cheer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – If it’s truly better to give than to receive, why not give special gifts from your kitchen this holiday season? Delight family and friends with homemade treats that are frugal and festive. More...

LENDINGA HAND —

The Gaffney Business Professional Women (GBPW) recently held a "Blanket Drive" for Iron City Ministries in Blacksburg. More...

WHAT’S UP

Christmas services   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Fred Dawkins

Fred Dawkins, 96, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 in Largo, Md .  Widower of Lorene Bonner Dawkins, he was born in Cherokee County, a son of the late Bee and Julia Littlejohn Dawkins.  Mr. More...

Carolyn Couture

GREER — Carolyn P. Couture, 76, of Greer, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at her home.  A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of Armand Couture and Bill Hennessey, and daughter of the late Aughty and Roland Parker.  More...

Eileen Shafer

BLACKSBURG — Eileen Varian Shafer, 59, of 170 Lona Road, passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at her residence.  Born in New Jersey, Mrs. More...

State News

Sen. Peeler, Gov. Haley spar over DHEC permits

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Senate panel determined Thursday that Gov. More...

Other News

Reading classes going to the dogs

Wagging her tail, KC obediently listened for her handler’s command Thursday and walked purposely over to three books neatly arranged on the Goucher Elementary Media Center floor.  The 92-pound rottweiler never hesitated. More...

School boss cites "good-ole-boy" politics as reason for leaving

Dr. Taylor: "I hope the voters will not allow the status quo to continue"

Micromanaging by the school board and good-ole-boy-politics convinced Cherokee County Superintendent Dr. Ed Taylor he needed to step down at Monday's meeting. More...

Board mum on details about personnel moves

Shortly before he resigned Monday, Cherokee County School Superintendent Dr. Ed Taylor watched the school board accept personnel recommendations he presented during an executive session.  More...

LEGO robotics lab program gets $100,000 boost from Duke Energy

A fledgling program to get children in Cherokee County interested in subjects important to the jobs of tomorrow received another major shot in the arm Tuesday when the Duke Energy Foundation announced a $100,000 grant, matching a previous grant by on More...

Local News

Textile company moving opeation to Cherokee County

A textile company has moved its operations from Clover to Gaffney.  Northeast Textiles has leased a 23,850-square-foot industrial facility on Huntington Road. More...

GHS grad completes basic

Army Reserve Pvt. Donald L.T. Turner has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.  Turner is the son of Gloria Turner and Roy Pennington of Joy Avenue, Gaffney.  He is a 2011 graduate of Gaffney High School.   More...

PRAYER MEETING

In a Gaffney version of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, local residents gathered to pray last week at the Michael Gaffney Log Cabin for the local areas' industries and businesses. More...

Sports

Blacksburg to present awards at annual football banquet

Blacksburg High will hold its Hall of Fame and football banquet Wednesday at 6 p.m. More...

THE PEAK OF HIS GAME -

Gaffney's L.J. Peak goes up for a shot during Satuday's win at Byrnes. Peak and his teammatss will return to the court Friday at Union County.   More...

Limestone's Blue honored

Limestone College junior forward Charles Blue has been named the Conference Carolinas Men’s Basketball Player of the Week as announced by the league on Tuesday.  Blue posted the most impressive week of his career as he helped lead the Lime More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Keeping Christ in Christmas

Christmas... a special time to be with family and remind them how much we love them.  A time to be thankful for our blessings.  A time to set aside differences and show good will toward men.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Councils use your money to give themselves bonuses

I hate to be a Scrooge and write anything that might dampen your Christmas spirit, but recent actions by our elected officials leave me no choice. I’ll get it off my chest and be done with it.  Or maybe not.  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?