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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

Two talented actors team up again to present hilarious comedy

Timothy Baxter-Ferguson and Jamie Grindstaff star in Limestone College Theatre production Dec.12-14

If   Black Friday shopping stressed you out and you’re looking for some comic relief just in time for the holidays, Limestone College Theatre has what you’re looking for with its upcoming performances of “Tuna Christmas.” More...

WHAT’S UP

Christmas programs l The Children’s Choir and the youths of Southside Baptist Church will present “Chris-Myth Busters” on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 4 p.m. and at 6 p.m. The Cherub Choir (ages 3-4) will be performing at the 6 p.m. More...

70th ANNIVERSARY –

Gene McCraw and Evelyn Osment became husband and wife on Dec. 11, 1943. They are pictured here at Chimney Rock. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

William E. Dover Jr., retired from Duke Power

BLACKSBURG – William E. Dover Jr., 856 S. Charleston St., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at home surrounded by his family.  More...

Linda Champion, 61, a homemaker

Linda Ann Coyle Champion, 61, of 134 Midway Terrace, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. More...

Harry Mullins, 62, self-employed roofer

BLACKSBURG – Harry Robertson Mullins, 62, of 235 River Hill Road, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at his residence.  More...

State News

SC lawmaker proposes teacher evaluation plan

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina Republican lawmaker is introducing his own plan for performancebased pay, even though dozens of schools are already testing Superintendent Mick Zais’ proposal for evaluating educators.  More...

Man charged with sex crime enters plea deal

A 24-year-old Gaffney man charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor entered into a plea agreement for a reduced charge and a guaranteed prison sentence on Tuesday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court.  More...

Christmas parades in Gaffney, Blacksburg slated for Saturday

Cherokee County residents are in for a heaping helping of holiday cheer this weekend.  It’ll be a doubleheader of sorts for local delegates, high school bands and an assortment of others, as Gaffney and Blacksburg hold their respective Chr More...

Local News

Christmas on Limestone

- A threat of rain Friday evening did nothing to dissuade hundreds of people from turing out for the city’s annual Christmas celebration. More...

POLICE REPORT

Argument over game of pool leads to assault

A disagreement during a game of pool led to the assault of a 31-year-old Smyrna man Dec. 7 at a downtown Gaffney bar.  More...

Miracle Hill raises ‘white flag’

Homeless shelter opens overflow beds

Typically a signal of surrender, those among the local homeless population are finding the white flag blowing in the wind above Miracle Hill’s Cherokee County Rescue Mission to have quite a different meaning.  More...

Sports

Another Peak performance in Gaffney win

When asked about his star wingman L.J. More...

WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED

Week 1 of the S.C. prep basketball season

PEAK RETURNS WITH EXPANDED SKILL SET   The change in Gaffney star L.J. Peak's body was apparent, adding a bit of bulk to his 6'5" frame. But what new facets would he show in terms of his skills on the hardwood?  More...

Belk Bowl a virtual home game for UNC’s Davis

Tasked with studying for finals before the University of North Carolina dismisses for winter break, Tar Heels wide receiver Quinshad Davis has found it harder this week to focus on upcoming exams.  More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

A toast to Buckley

To millions of readers, he was William F. Buckley, Jr.: book author, magazine publisher, televised debater. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It’s important to know what you are eating

Have you ever sat down for a meal, looked at the plate in front of you and wondered, “What the heck is that?”  Or ordered something (especially in a foreign country) and had absolutely no idea what would be brought to your table?&nbs More...

THEIR VIEW

Boeing a big chance for S.C.

Gov. More...

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