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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

Miss Burns, Mr. Geary married Nov. 9

Laura Burns of Gaffney and Donnie Geary of Fairfax, Va., were united in marriage on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at The Presbyterian Church on Edisto Island. Dr. Timothy Dennis officiated the 4 p.m. double ring ceremony.  Debbie Dorman and Dr. More...

Melodious Earth featured at Music Sandwiched-In concert

Melodious Earth will play for the Christmas Music Sandwiched-In concert on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 12:15-1 p.m. at the Cherokee County Public Library. Friends of the Library will serve a free lunch.  Melodious Earth was formed in 2009. More...

Miss Earls, Mr. Vinson exchange vows Sept. 21

Katie Cherie Earls of Cherokee Falls and Zachery Allen Vinson of Blacksburg exchanged marriage vows on Sept. 21, 2013, at Cherokee Falls Baptist Church. The bride’s father, the Rev. Lucky Earls, officiated the double ring ceremony at 4:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James Guilmette, formerly employed by Hamrick Mills and an avid fisherman

COWPENS – James Michael Guilmette, 46, of 117 Deer Creek Court, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at his residence.  More...

Jennifer Hames Huffman, Gaston County, N.C., native, worked in food service

Jennifer Hames Huffman, 31, of 3360 Scott Drive, Gastonia, N.C., died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.  Born in Gaston County, N.C., she was a member of Pentecostal Worship Center in Gastonia and worked in food service. More...

Police claim some transactions occurred at Allison’s home

2 charged with EBT card fraud

Folks who allegedly defrauded the EBT (food stamp) card system by exchanging their food aid for cash payments from a Gaffney business should expect a call or visit from investigators in the very near future now that a still ongoing 6-month investigat More...

Authorities take 22 suspects into custody in drug sweep, still seek 8 more

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies with help from several other agencies fanned out Thursday and Friday to conduct a roundup of 30 people wanted for alleged drug law violations.  As of Saturday, Sheriff Steve Mueller said, a total o More...

Local News

Vote for your favorite gingerbread house and help Habitat for Humanity build a real home

Since coming aboard earlier this year, the rallying cry for local Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Candace Waters has been “What will YOU build?,” offering area residents the opportunity to contribute to making the dream of home ow More...

Identity of ‘Project Lips’ company revealed

Cherokee County Council approved a tax break for a local textile manufacturer’s latest expansion.  For confidentiality reasons, the manufacturer was identified as ‘Project Lips’ on the first and second reading of the fee-in-lie More...

City relaxes regulations

Developers will not be required to build a sidewalk in a new city subdivision.  A change approved this past Monday to the city’s land development regulations permits developers to build a less costly 5-foot wide multi-purpose path rather t More...

Sports

‘Peak’ing just in time

Peak nets 33 points to help Indians upset No. 2-ranked team

South Pointe’s bid to knock off Gaffney started perfectly on Friday.  It couldn’t have ended any worse.  The Stallions jumped out to a 23-11 lead at the end of the first quarter but were outscored 38-24 in the second half to fal More...

Broome’s last-second shot sinksWildcats

With a one-point lead, seconds to play and possession of the ball, all Blacksburg had to do was dribble out the clock.  But what followed stunned everyone.  Broome stole the ball and scored a layup as the buzzer sounded to beat the homestan More...

Spartans top OSU; Auburn to play FSU for BCS title

Connor Cook was determined to shake things up in the Big Ten title game.  By the end of the night, the sophomore quarterback’s teammates were bouncing up and down right along with him.  More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

It’s time to take America back

President Obama has shown he is absolutely unconcerned that the American public is firmly opposed to his calamitous Law of the Land that is destroying our health care system and harming millions of innocent people, many of whom foolishly trusted him. More...

IT’S JUST ME

What 19 cents used to buy

Back in the day (and by “the day” I mean when I was in elementary school) one of the most important parts of a young man’s life (and maybe the girls too, although we were of the impression that girls weren’t really big fans of More...

THEIR VIEW

Battling the bad-news bugs

Public health menaces originating in such disparate places as Asian slums and American hospitals are proving very difficult to eradicate even though they kill tens of thousands of victims a year.  Obamacare isn’t the only health care issue More...

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