December 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

City OKs buying land on which to construct FD training center

City officials gave approval during a special called meeting Thursday to strike a deal that would locate their next fire department substation and a training center near Floyd Baker Boulelvard.  The tract is behind Daddy Joe’s restaurant, More...

LifeStyles

CHEROKEE COUNTY CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS

SEASON’S GREETINGS

Above, a reindeer is featured as the main piece of a downtown Gaffney holiday storefront, while the Limestone College Christmas tree and the school’s chorus give light to the holiday season. More...

Local woman celebrates 96th birthday

Edna Goudelock of Gaffney will celebrate her 96th birthday on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. She is survived by five children, 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one greatgreat grandchild.  Mrs. More...

8-year-old contributes to Locks of Love

Eight-year-old Lindsey Ellis donated 10 inches of her hair to Locks of Love. She is a second grader at Grassy Pond Elementary. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James Richards

BLACKSBURG — James Victor Richards, 69, 146 Canton Drive, Blacksburg, died Dec. 11, 2013, at home.  He and his wife, Ruth Childers Richards, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 4, 2013. More...

Harvanna Mickles

Ms. Harvanna Mickles, 80, of Saginaw, Mich., answered the Master’s call on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at her residence.  Daughter of the late Condred Littlejohn and the late Lorraine Littlejohn, she was a native of Cherokee County. More...

Dennis Owens

Dennis Earl Owens, 56, of 901 Filter Plant Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at Christus St. John Hospital in Houston, Texas.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Janet Ruppe Owens and was the son of Franklin J. More...

State News

Eckstrom faces ethics investigation

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's top accountant is accused of using campaign money to accompany his girlfriend to the Republican National Convention last year.  More...

National News

Six geezers laying?

NEW YORK (AP) — Milk and spiders? Nine lazy Hansons? Sleep in heavenly peas?  It's that time of year: holiday music time. And with holiday music comes all the strange and twisted things we sometimes think we're hearing.  More...

City gets land to expand park

It’s doubtful he was riding a white horse. More...

PARADES

One will be held Sunday, one won’t be held at all

Doing their part to stay a step ahead of Mother Nature and her ebbs and flows, Gaffney and Blacksburg have both swiftly acted in regard to their plans for Christmas parades.  More...

Thieves get $30 worth of copper; cause $3,000 in damage

A thief or thieves caused $3,000 in damage in stealing $30 worth of copper from a heating and air conditioning unit at a West Buford Street church.  According to the Gaffney Police Department, someone targeted the copper in a HVAC unit at the Ch 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

MATCH seen as possible solution to obesity in children

Child obesity is being tackled in county middle schools with support from The Fullerton Foundation and an East Carolina University professor.  The Fullerton Foundation has provided funds for a 3-year pilot project MATCH (Motivating Adolescents w More...

POLICE REPORT

City of Gaffney police were called to investigate after someone cashed a bogus check.  According to an incident report, a local man deposited a check for $1,297 and withdrew $1,190 in cash before the check was cleared at Founders Federal Credit More...

Memorial tribute set for Saturday at Frederick Memorial Gardens

Frederick Memorial Gardens will pay a memorial tribute Saturday to the departed with words of comfort and a candle luminary service.  The cemetery will be lined with 3,200 luminaries following a 4:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Indians KO South Pointe

The discussion about the Gaffney Indians boys basketball team this season has been mostly about the superb play of L.J. More...

Foster having big week and fun at the beach

Hyleck Foster has been as good as advertised at this week’s all-star game practices.  “He’s having a great week,” said Gaffney High coach Dan Jones, who along with other members of the coaching staff attended the practice More...

Gaffney grapplers improve to 5-0 with wins over Greenville and Mann

It was impressive.  The Gaffney High wrestling team improved to 5-0 on the season with a pair of wins Wednesday.  The Indians posted eight pins in a 60-20 win over J.L. Mann and seven more pin falls in a 54-30 triumph over Greenville. More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

The federal government isn’t as important as the politicians believe

Entering the world of official Washington is a bit like the mythical trip Alice took through the looking glass. Everything is upside-down and nonsensical.  More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Are the Senkakus worth a war?

“The U.S.-Japan Mutual Security Treaty of 1960 obligates the United States to treat any armed attack against any territories under the administration of Japan as dangerous to [America’s] own peace and safety. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Love can fill a box of any size

To this day, I still have no clue how Santa did it.  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?