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28th annual ‘Christmas on Campus’ Saturday evening at Limestone College

Soft glow of luminaries and sounds of Christmas music highlight festivities

Limestone   College students will continue a 28- year tradition Saturday of lighting luminaries to celebrate their annual Christmas on Campus.  More...

‘White Christmas: The Musical’ a holiday treat for entire family

Upstate South Carolina is guaranteed a white Christmas this holiday season as the Limestone College Music and Theatre departments present Irving Berlin's “White Christmas: The Musical” today, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. More...

WHAT’S UP

Church news l In celebration of almost a combined 200 years of meritorious service, Bethel Baptist Church will honor its four most senior deacons as part of the church’s annual Men’s Day service Sunday, Dec. 2, at 10:30 a.m.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Olin Butler, 75, retired from Nestlé

Olin Phrone Butler, 75, of 1615 Twin Bridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at Carolinas Medical Center.  Born in Blacksburg, he was the son of the late Marion Ansel (M.A.) Butler and Clara Moss Butler. Mr. More...

Ulysses Edwards, 71, services set for Dec. 3

Funeral services for Ulysses "Plookie" Edwards, 71, of 107 N. Sparks St., will be held Monday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. at Restoration International Church with Pastor Joey Turner officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery. More...

Jimmy Runyan, 61, formerly employed by Greene’s Salvage

Jimmy Dolphus Runyan, 61, of 131 Greenfield Road, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late William Dolphus (Burlo) Runyan and Marilyn (Murl) Greene Runyan. Mr. More...

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The Sunday School Lesson

Chosen and Claimed

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:  4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be h More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

Shine On, Bethlehem’s Star

Shine On Bethlehem’s Star Author: Lizze de Armond (1847-1936) Composer: Isaac Hickman Meredith (1872-1962)   More...

Down at the barbershop, the talk is all about Gaffney football

“I’m proud of the opportunity I had, but also wish at times I could go back and relive those moments.”

No topic escapes the scope of discussions at Classic Cutz barber shop, employees and customers alike engaging daily in conversations ranging from politics and religion to family and sports.  More...

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...

Local News

County’s reading teachers honored at banquet

Corinth Elementary kindergarten teacher Michelle Moss and Ewing Middle 8th-grade teacher Shannon Burgess were named the district’s top reading teachers Nov. 15 by Cherokee Reading Council.  More...

Students at two county schools get ‘sneak peek’ at new test

“This is a different type of test from anything our students have ever seen before.”

Gaffney Middle and Grassy Pond Elementary students were recently given a sneak peek at a new state test that will track student progress towards college and career readiness.  More...

B.D. Lee student selected to be ‘Heart Ambassador’

Jada White has learned there is no substitute for a healthy heart.  When she was just 2 days old, doctors discovered a narrowing in one of the two major arteries in Jada’s heart. More...

Sports

QB Davidson’s play keys Gaffney’s playoff surge

Nothing was coming easy for the Gaffney offense. The offense generated one late score and less than 200 total yards in an embarrassing 17-10 loss to lowly Wade Hampton.  The coaches had a huge decision to make.  More...

Gaffney sets sights on 17th state title

The Gaffney-Dutch Fork Class 4A Division I championship game is most unusual from the fact that it features one team in search of its 17th state title and the other making its first ever appearance.  But never mind that unusual fact, this truly More...

What To Watch

1. Hyleck Foster vs. Dutch Fork defense Foster has had his way with every defense this season. However, the Dutch Fork defense poses a signficant challenge because of its unusual size. More...

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RICHARD ECKSTROM

Medal of Valor honors S.C. law enforcement’s bravest

It’s something folks might often take for granted, and understandably so. After all, we live in a modern society and pay our taxes, and therefore we fully expect the traffic lights to work and the fire trucks to respond when we need them. More...

ED FEULNER

Taking down Twinkies

Twinkies selling for hundreds of dollars on eBay. Union membership dropping steadily over the past decade.  Sound unrelated? They shouldn’t. 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?