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A JOLLY OLE TIME

Santa is shown here during his visit to the Cherokee County Disabilities & Special Needs Board consumers and children served by the CCDSNB Early Intervention Department. More...

LifeStyles

Cowpens National Battlefield readies for 231st anniversary on Jan. 14-15

Guided lantern-lit walks, demonstrations, arrival of Morgan's marchers will highlight festivities

On Jan. 14-15, 2012, reenactors in Revolutionary War period clothing will bring the 18th century to life at Cowpens National Battlefield. More...

Moss – Gaut

BLACKSBURG – Tony and Angie Moss announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla, to Gary Gaut, son of Gary and Jewel Gaut of Blacksburg.  More...

Helpful home remedies for colds

Don't bother asking your doc for antibiotic; they won't work

ROCHESTER, Minn. – What are the best remedies for a nasty cold? The November issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter offers suggestions to ease the misery:  * Fluids: Drink plenty of liquids. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dr. James W. Sanders, Sr.

The Celebration of Life Entombment Services of the late Reverend Dr. James W. Sanders, Sr., of Gaffney, husband of Mrs. Rubye L. Corry, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery, College Drive entrance, Gaffney. More...

Brenda Joyce Gibbs-Rippy

Brenda Joyce Gibbs- Rippy, 64, of 420 West Peeler St., Gaffney, passed on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  Daughter of the late Walter Edward Gibbs Jr. and the late Perniece Tate-Gibbs, she was a native of Gaffney. More...

Betty Oglesby

COWPENS – Betty Sawyer Oglesby, 85, formerly of 2019 Battleground Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at White Oak Estates in Spartanburg.  Born in Spartanburg County, she was the widow of the late Rev. More...

State News

Haley has great days and bad days in SC in 2011

COLUMBIA (AP) — These are some great days in South Carolina, if the people who answer the phone at state agencies are to be believed. But was 2011 a great year in the Palmetto State?  More...

HOME INVASION

Intruders hold three people at gunpoint

Gaffney police are on the hunt for three home invaders who forced their way inside a city residence and held three people, including a teenager, at gunpoint.  According to an incident report, the incident occurred Dec. 21 at about 8:10 p.m. More...

Cherokee County agencies get portion of $3.3 million

After-school education programs for children and processing deer meat so local hunters can feed the hungry are just two examples of how United Way will support nonprofit organizations in Cherokee County in 2012.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

ffi A 27-year-old Hickory, N.C., woman was arrested for shoplifting Christmas Eve at the Gaffney Premium Outlets.  Erika Nicole Self, whose address is listed as 5th Street, subsequently was served Dec. More...

Gaffney students named to Dean’s List, Honor Roll at Gardner-Webb

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – Three students from Gaffney have been named to the Dean's List and five from Gaffney were named to the Honor Roll for the Fall 2011 semester at Gardner Webb University.  More...

Local students graduate

More than 340 students recently graduated during Gardner-Webb University’s 2011 fall commencement exercises. More...

Sports

Just too much

Ballard’s torrid shooting from deep range sinks Indians despite Peak’s 40 points

Too hot to handle, too cold to hold.  Ballard (Ky.) was a little of both Tuesday night at Myrtle Beach’s Convention Center, shooting lights out from the perimeter and using a strong effort on the boards to defeat Gaffney 91-76 in the openi More...

Wildcats set to tip-off at Landrum holiday tournament

The Blacksburg basketball team heads to their second home for the holidays today.  The Wildcats kickoff the boys first round schedule with an 11 a.m. game against Blue Ridge in the 12th annual Battle of the Border shootout at Landrum. More...

COMING MONDAY

2011: The Year In Sports

The Gaffney Ledger takes a look at the top 10 sports stories of the year, one which saw athletes shine both locally and nationally.   More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Whose country is it, anyway?

Half a century ago, American children were schooled in Aesop’s fables. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A merry Christmas is in the cards

Have you ever thought about how the number of Christmas cards you receive is directly proportional to the number of Christmas cards you send?  No?  Not one of the things you really care to clutter your mind with, eh?  Good for you. More...

THEIR VIEW

Gamecocks, Tigers had banner years

It’s been a while since South Carolina’s Gamecocks and Clemson’s Tigers both were headed to significant bowl games with hopes of ending highly ranked nationally and setting a foundation for greater success the next season.  More...

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