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22ND ANNUAl SINgINg CHRISTMAS TREE

Blacksburg First Baptist Church will present its 22nd annual Singing Christmas Tree on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 2:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 17, and Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. More...

STUDENTS HONORED FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT –

The education committee of Shady Grove Baptist Church recently recognized and presented awards to students with outstanding achievement. More...

Bethany Church children, youths present musical Sunday evening

The children and youths of Bethany Baptist Church, lead by Chris Byars and Linda Dickson, will present the musical, “The Christmas Shoe Tree,” on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Andy Hambright, 68, retired from Regional Utilities of Spartanburg

BLACKSBURG – Samuel Anderson "Andy" Hambright Jr., 68, of 1399 E. Cherokee St., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at home.  Husband of Patricia Queen Hambright, he was the son of S.A. More...

Beckie Teasley, 59, Georgia native

Rebecca Faye Teasley, 59, of 1551 Overbrook Drive, Lot 20, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. More...

Virgie Hambright, 91, accomplished seamstress

BLACKSBURG – Virgie Beatrice Leagan Hambright, 91, of 556 Leagan Drive, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at her residence.  More...

Other News

The Sunday School Lesson

Unity in the Body of Christ

Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,  2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;  3 Endeavouring to keep th More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

In A Lowly Manger Sleeping

In A Lowly Manager Sleeping Author: Fanny Crosby (1820-1915) Composer: William Howard Doane (1832-1915)   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...

Vandals damage fountain in park

Vandals returned twice to damage a $10,000 decorative fountain early Wednesday morning at the Johnny Q. More...

Local News

Another good year for economic development — all things considered

It appears 2011 will turn out to be a typical year in regards to capital investment in the county.  Although the final numbers have yet to be made official, Cherokee County Development Board Director Jim Cook estimates companies poured between $ More...

POLICE REPORT

Resident reports $5,000 in vandalism damage

More than $5,000 in vandalism damage was reported Friday afternoon at a Cowpens residence.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

l A mower was recently stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Ellis Ferry Avenue.  More...

Sports

Athlon Sports Bowl Preview - Part I

NEW MEXICO BOWL – ARIZONA VS. NEVADA   More...

Athlon Sports Top 25

1. Notre Dame (12-0) Fighting Irish back among the nation’s elite. 2. Alabama (12-1) Alabama seeking a third title of the Saban era. More...

Complete Bowl Schedule

New Mexico Bowl Arizona vs. Nevada Albuquerque, N.M.  Dec. 15  1 p.m.  ESPN Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Toledo vs. Utah State Boise, Idaho  Dec. 15  4:30 p.m.  ESPN  More...

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RASMUSSEN REPORT

Health care law is still fighting for its life

Having survived the Supreme Court and the November elections, President Obama’s health care law now faces an even bigger hurdle: the reality of making it work.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

One man’s sobering story

The holidays are one of my favorite times each year.  It’s a time-consuming season spent running around to fun activities such as all-star football games, holiday parties and a time filled with hope and optimism as I look towards another y More...

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Poll

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?