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TOP 10 WEBSITE STORIES OF 2012

Murders, accidents and the occasional good news story about a Cherokee County native grabbed the most attention of readers who visited The Gaffney Ledger online editions in 2012.  More...

LifeStyles

South’s abundance of pecans have made favorite family recipes for generations

Simple ingredients come together to create classics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The abundance of pecan groves that sweep across the South have made delicious favorite holiday recipes for generations: pralines, fruitcakes, a variety of cookies and the all-time holiday favorite — pecan pie. More...

SUCCESSFUL FUND RAISER

– The local law enforcement community sponsored a drawing for a Ruger 1911 handgun with proceeds of $5,881 going to Heath and Katye White’s son, Sawyer, who was born with Spina Bifida. More...

WHAT’S UP

'Watch Night' services l Mikes Creek Baptist Church will be joining with Piney Grove Baptist Church of Cowpens for its Watch Night service Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. at Mikes Creek Baptist Church. Speaker will be the Rev. C. Dennis Rector. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Col. Horace M. Brown Jr. (Brownie)

Horace M. Brown Jr. died 27 December, 2012, in Asheville, N.C. He was a resident of Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community.  More...

Betty Bramlett, retired assistant kindergarten teacher at Luther-Vaughan

Betty Faye Martin Bramlett, 80, of 225 Ellis Ferry Ave., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  More...

Randy Wilson, 51, an avid CB operator

Randy Grayson Wilson, 51, of 130 Old Race Track Road, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  More...

State News

Bad elections, hacking made for unaccountable 2012

South Carolinians want to know “What happened?”

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina residents could be forgiven in 2012 for wondering how their institutions would fail them next.  More...

Woman returning movie has her car stolen

City of Gaffney police are on the lookout for a vehicle that was stolen Dec. 29 during a daylight robbery outside a West Floyd Baker Boulevard convenience store. More...

Indicators Project will have $1.4 million impact over next decade

A community planning group is focused on changing the education culture in Cherokee County in order to leave a lasting economic legacy.  The Cherokee County Community Indicators Project is expected to have a total economic impact of nearly $1.4 More...

Traffic accident damages veterans park

Two women were able to walk away from a Friday afternoon accident that sent their vehicle through a fence, over a retaining wall and into the center of the Cherokee County Veterans Appreciation Park on South Logan Street.  More...

Local News

No license required to hunt Jan. 4 & 5

Don’t think just because deer season ends on New Year’s Day that hunters need to put away all their weapons and outdoor clothes.  South Carolina will hold free hunting days on Jan. 4 and Jan. 5. More...

A museum in the works?

It is Blacksburg Mayor David Hogue’s belief that the personality and workmanship exemplified by residents of the Iron City can be personified in an aging — yet pristine — 1941 Chevrolet fire truck.  More...

Sports

Lady Indians pound York

Lessons learned a day earlier paid dividends to the Gaffney Lady Indians basketball team on Friday, using a quick start to overwhelm York 61-34 in the consolation game of the Bank of York/Wing Bonz Girls Basketball Tournament. More...

Tale of two days

Dominant in rout of Newberry, Gaffney hits wall against Hillcrest in Upward Classic final

Gaffney head coach Mark Huff likes to use holiday tournaments to guage exactly what things his team does well, and others in which they can improve. More...

Gamecocks’ sackers face formidable Michigan front

OUTBACK BOWL

TAMPA, Fla.— With an All-American on each side, South Carolina's sack-happy defense faces Michigan's formidable offensive front in the Outback Bowl. More...

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THEIR VIEWS

Benghazi’s costly lessons   The men and women of our armed forces aren’t the only Americans sent into harm’s way by the U.S. government. Diplomatic personnel also risk their lives in distant realms. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Welcome to 2013

So here we are.  It’s 2013 ... 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?