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Christmas at Peachtree

TOP: Christmas stories told around the Christmas tree with a cup of hot cocoa is a special treat for the residents of Peachtree Centre. More...

Wrap up your holiday with a visit to Riverbanks

COLUMBIA – It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so add to your holiday cheer with a visit to Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The zoo’s annual lights display will continue through Friday, Dec. 30.  More...

XI Alpha Delta sorority has Christmas social Dec. 6

XI Alpa Delta of Beta Sigma Phi met Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at Kelly's Steak House. Approximately 16 persons attended the Christmas party. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

SAMUEL BROWN

BLACKSBURG – Samuel Brown, 68, of 221 Brugg St., Apt. 242, husband of Brenda Camp Brown, passed on Sunday, Dec. More...

Carrine H. Bivens

BLACKSBURG – Carrine Houser Bivens, 77, of 973 Antioch Road, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at her residence.  Born in Blacksburg, Mrs. More...

Geneva P. Oglesby

Geneva Phillips Oglesby, 97, of Winston-Salem, N.C., widow of Hosie Oglesby, passed on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at 5:35 p.m. at Hospice Center in Winston-Salem.  More...

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Reflecting on the quiet wonders of life

Candles provide the sole source of light as voices ring out with the carol “Silent Night” in a traditional close to Christmas Eve church services.  More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Amanda, Fred and Daniel Knowles took The Gaffney Ledger with them on a Roman holiday. They are show here in front of the Trevi Fountain. More...

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MOTORIST INJURED

A 58-year-old Georgia man was transported to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center following a Thursday morning wreck on Interstate 85 that spilled over onto Hampshire Drive, temporarily closing the roadway.  More...

SCHP will increase patrols this weekend

Heading into the Christmas holiday, members of the South Carolina Highway Patrol are trying to keep an ominous figure from growing.  The number of highway deaths in 2011 is 18 ahead of last year’s record low, and mining the data shows high More...

Local News

Teen injured in accident

A 14-year-old boy was transported to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after a Wednesday night motorcycle accident on Henson Road in Blacksburg.  The boy’s name was not released by authorities due to his age and his condition was not ava More...

‘Santa Claus’ once again visits children’s home

Santa Claus takes on a special role every year so children at the Cherokee Children’s Home can find a warm coat and gifts under the tree.  More...

WHAT’S UP

Holiday announcements ffi The Cherokee County Public Library and the Blacksburg Public Library will be closed Dec. 23-26. Both libraries will reopen Dec. 27. The libraries will also be closed Jan. 2 and reopen on Jan. 3. More...

Sports

If he built it....

... they will come and come and come

Nearly a decade ago, Sonny Delashmet saw a need for a youth wrestling club where local wrestlers could develop their skills at a high level.  Nine years into the process, Gaffney Elite wrestlers have become familiar with the winner’s circl More...

Gaffney jayvees finish fifth at tournament

The Gaffney jayvees basketball team wasn’t fazed a bit by a tournament-opening loss to Laurens on Tuesday.  After that 8-point loss to the eventual champion Raiders, the Indians quickly rebounded on Wednesday with a 68-20 rout of Greer and More...

Lady Indians rout Byrnes; finish fifth at tournament

Gaffney girls’ varsity head coach Susan Wade has been waiting for her team to put together four solid quarters.  It finally happened Wednesday as the Lady Indians beat Byrnes 63-36 to claim fifth place in the Bojangle’s Christmas tou More...

National News

Understanding Congress’ payroll tax cut fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Barack Obama, the House and the Senate all want to extend a Social Security payroll tax cut and jobless benefits through next year, why are they fighting so bitterly over doing it?  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?