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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

CAVA hosts 2nd annual ‘Deck the Walls’ exhibit, sale at Visitors Center and Gallery

Event opens Thursday, Nov. 29, with reception from 5:30-7 p.m.

The   Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists will open its second annual “Deck the Walls” exhibit on Thursday, Nov. 29, with a reception from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery. More...

Library announces December events for children, teens

The Cherokee County Public Library has announced its lineup of events for children and teens during December.  CHILDREN'S EVENTS at GAFFNEY  Early Literacy Storytime (birth–3 years): Every other Monday from 10:30-11 a.m.  More...

HELPING OUT AT MEALS ON WHEELS –

GHS 9th grade students help Roy Bolton from Meals on Wheels pack up more than 3,000 canned goods that were donated by the students. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gene Pennington, 89, decorated U.S. Army veteran

Riley Eugene Pennington, 89, of 109 Poplar St., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Grover Cleveland Pennington and Hattie Solmon Pennington. Mr. More...

Ulysses Edwards, 71, retired from City of Gaffney

Ulysses Edwards, 71, of 107 N. Sparks St., affectionately called “Plookie,” passed on Monday, Nov. 26, at Brookview Healthcare Center.  Son of the late Early Edwards and the late Gladys Tate Edwards, he was born on Aug. More...

Bobby Gene St. Clair, 77, last survivor of St. Clair family

Bobby Gene St. Clair, 77, formerly of 2069 Twin Bridge Road, Gaffney, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Woodruff Manor Long Term Care Facility in Woodruff.  More...

City to kick off Christmas season with tree lighting, music, Santa

With help from a local child, Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly will flip the switch that will light up the city’s Christmas tree and kick the municipality’s slate of holiday activities into high gear.  More...

Electrical problem, playing with matches ruled how fires started

One Sunday afternoon fire likely was sparked by an electrical problem while a second fire likely resulted from children playing with matches, according to fire officials from two east side communities.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

Burglar awakens sleeping woman

City of Gaffney police responded Nov. 23 to a Sunset Drive home after a burglar startled a resident.  More...

Broad River Charities donates $25,000 to local ministries, Sandy relief

Toy drives, food banks, and Sandy Relief are just some of the causes that will benefit from donations totaling $25,000 from Broad River Electric Charities.  More...

Residents of Cherokee and Union fill 20,000 shoeboxes full of goodies

Thousands of children across the globe will receive personal doses of holiday cheer this year, thanks to residents of two Upstate counties.  With help from Cherokee and Union counties, more than 20,000 shoeboxes crammed full of goodies will be d More...

Sports

Lineman’s selfless act spurs running game

For Gaffney’s Joe Leach, the selfless act was all about helping the team.  Leach moved from nose guard to offense, relinquishing his shot at glory and sacks for a life of obscurity as a member of the offensive line.  More...

Dutch Fork’s size poses challenge

for Indians’ offense .... and defense

Gaffney’s Hyleck Foster has rushed for 1,747 yards but will find it tough going against Dutch Fork’s giant defensive line. More...

Indians still make run game top priority against Silver Foxes

The Gaffney offensive line has a big challenge - block the Dutch Fork defensive front, easily the biggest in the state including college.  That front features 6-4, 267 pound defensive end Omar Staley, 6-2, 324 pound defensive tackle Auntrell Mac More...

Columns

THEIR VIEWS

Legislature should show its hand on poker games in home

The now-you’re-guilty, now-you’re-not, now-you’re-guilty-afterall tale of a 2006 poker game in a Mount Pleasant residence should give legislators something to deal with when they convene in January.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Those big red circles used to burn me up

The following was posted on the comments section of The Gaffney Ledger Facebook page. It is reprinted exactly as posted:  More...

Don’t use letter grades to evaluate SC teachers

South Carolina needs to develop a fair and effective way to evaluate teacher performance in the near future. We agree with critics who say that the new system should entail something more nuanced than handing out letter grades to teachers.  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?