November 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Shindig’ fund will buy kids’ Christmas gifts

While he was always blessed with the love and support of family and friends, Clay Greer can understand what it means to have nothing.  Only days after Christmas in early January 2011, fire tore through his Blacksburg home destroying the home and More...

LifeStyles

Cherokee Special Olympians participate in bowling competition

Student-athletes from Cherokee County schools – CTC, Gaffney High, Gaffney Middle, Granard Middle, Limestone-Central, Luther Vaughan, and Mary Bramlett – participated in Area 12 bowling competition on Wednesday, Nov.14, at Star Lanes in S More...

‘White Christmas: The Musical’ set for production Nov. 29-Dec. 2 and Dec. 6-8 in Fullerton Auditorium

The Limestone College music and theatre departments will present Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas: The Musical” Nov. 29-Dec. 2 and Dec. 6-8 in Fullerton Auditorium. Curtain time for each performance is 7:30 p.m.  More...

WHAT’S UP

Church news lMount Zion Baptist Church will observe the 46th anniversary of its pastor, Dr. A.L. Brackett on Sunday, Nov. 25, at 8 p.m. The Rev. Timothy Hunter and Island Creek Baptist Church will be guests.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Patrick Weldon, 13, 8th grader student at Blacksburg Middle

BLACKSBURG – Patrick Michael Weldon, 13, of 700 Lookout Tower Road, Blacksburg, passed away Sunday, Nov, 11, 2012, at his residence.   Patrick was the son of Michael Jay Weldon of the home and the late Donna Coombs Weldon. More...

Sybil Estes, 64, homemaker, member of Northside Church

Sybil Elaine Ledford Estes, 64, of 192 Rosa Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at her residence.  Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Ledford and Elizabeth McKay Ledford. Mrs. More...

Other News

The Sunday School Lesson

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Acts 28:23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning ti More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

Father, Whate’er of Earthly Bliss

Father, Whate’er of Earthly Bliss! Author: Anne Steele (1716-1778) Composer: Hans G. Nageli (1773-1836) Arranged by: Lowell Mason(1792-1836) Rev. Augustus Montague Toplady (1740-1778)   More...

County OKs loan to build new rec district office

Cherokee County Recreation District officials have been in possession of an architectural rendering of their new office building for several weeks.  Now, they finally have the money to pay for the project.  More...

Jobless numbers drop half a point

On the eve of Thanksgiving and the start of the Christmas shopping season, the latest report from the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce indicates the state’s economy could be getting in a more festive mood.  More...

Ledger kicks off annual Christmas Is For Kids drive

Children will have a reason to smile on Christmas morning through a holiday fundraiser held by The Gaffney Ledger for the past 22 years.  The newspaper is asking the community to help make the holiday season brighter for underprivileged children More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

Police searching for suspect in shooting incident

City of Gaffney police are the lookout for the person responsible for a Nov. 18 shooting incident on West Carlisle Street in which a parked vehicle was struck twice by gunfire.  More...

2 $100,000 winning tickets sold here

In less than a week’s time, two Gaffney retailers have sold winning lottery tickets worth $100,000.  More...

Corinth students learn how to ‘upcycle’

Why recycle when you can upcycle?  Upcycling is the art of turning unwanted items into useful objects. More...

Sports

KESELOWSKI!

Brad Keselowski brings Penske first NASCAR

Brad Keselowski entered Sunday’s Ford Eco- Boost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a 20-point lead in NASCAR’s Chase standings.  Problem was, his competition came in the form of a five-time champion.  More...

Athlon Sports

ffi Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won his second straight Nationwide Series title at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday evening. Like Brad Keselowski in the Cup Series, Stenhouse entered the season finale with a 20-point advantage in the standings.  More...

Sprint Cup Standings

DRIVER (WINS) POINTS BEHIND 1. Brad Keselowski (5) 2400 — 2. Clint Bowyer (3) 2361 -39 3. Jimmie Johns More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

South Carolina – working to be the most military-friendly state

Many things make South Carolina a special state. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Thanksgiving in Jamaica

Many years ago I happened to spot a flyer on a professor’s door while walking to a journalism class in the University of South Carolina coliseum.  More...

LETTER

Theft victim had no way to respond to letter  Dear Editor:  I am a proud citizen of Gaffney and a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom. More...

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