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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 Long, Mr. Davis married Oct.19

Kristen Erin Long of Charleston and Dylan Ross Davis of Columbia were united in marriage on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Shannon Forest Presbyterian Church in Greenville. The Rev. Joshua Powell of Lexington officiated the 11:30 a.m. More...

WHAT’S UP

Christmas with a Cop   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Peggy McDaniel, 71, retired from Wal-Mart

Peggy Burgess Mc- Daniel, 71, of 1610 Beech St., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, N.C.  Born in Pacolet, she was the wife of Jimmy E. More...

Margaret Clary Hughey, retired from Monsanto

Margaret Cody Clary Hughey, 82, formerly of 214 Chandler Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at Abundant Life Assisted Living in Conroe, Texas.  More...

Joseph Holmes, last employed by Newark

Joseph Holmes, also known as “Little Joe,” 55, of 204 Peeler St., husband of Patricia Hardin Holmes, answered the Master’s call on Monday, Dec.16, 2013, at his residence.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘Can you help me by putting my apology in the paper?’

Have you ever said or done something for which you felt remorse?  If you have any conscience whatsoever, you have.  Feeling bad about something said or done is one thing, but apologizing for it is quite another.  None of us likes to ad More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

A glimmer of hope

The season of the light is upon us — a time of year that provides us with an opportunity to reflect on what we have as well as focus on how we can make life better for others who may not be as fortunate.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Donor gives $100,000 of $103,000 needed to buy park expansion sites

The city’s secret admirer has a big heart and a big wallet.  An anonymous donor will give the city $100,000 to pay for two properties that will increase the size of a new city park.  More...

Man faces kidnapping charge

A Gaffney man allegedly held his mother at gunpoint Friday morning in a tense standoff with police that ended peacefully.  Christopher Bobby Forrester, 24, of 226 Chandler Drive, is charged with kidnapping by the Gaffney Police Department. More...

Dr. Moss gives county ‘antique’ document

Piece by piece, Dr. Bobby Moss has put the picture of the county’s history together.  Now, the county owns one of those pictures — or documents, to be precise.  More...

Local News

CHAMPION

CHAMPION — Goucher Elementary held its annual spelling bee Wednesday, Dec. 4. The school winner was Promise Henry, left, a 5th Grader in Mrs. More...

SC good place for college grads to find a job

College graduates looking for their first job will find an above average job market in South Carolina this year, according to a new survey.  More...

Thursday is final day to take current GED exam

Time has run out for adults who hoped to end their year by earning their high school diploma before a new General Educational Development (GED) test takes effect in 2014.  More...

Sports

Peak makes his point with 42 against Bulldogs

New position. Same scoring touch.  With starting point guard Shaq Davidson at the Shrine Bowl and his backup Ke’Andre Choice sick, L.J. More...

Foster named one of state’s best by website

There are many things on the football field for which one can be taught, but not among those is an undeterred will to win.  In the belief of SCVarsity.com’s Jim Baxter, such a trait makes Gaffney running back Hyleck Foster one of South Car More...

Blacksburg opens region with victory

Carolina and Blacksburg staged a good back and forth tussle in their region opener on Tuesday.  Fortunately for the Wildcats, they made their shots down the stretch to pull out a 69-67 home win.  Down 60-55 with three minutes to play, Maliq More...

State News

DHEC announces new effort to prevent pregnancy-related deaths

COLUMBIA – The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has formed a new committee to review pregnancy-associated deaths in the state.  More...

National News

Trial seeks to determine author of “A Visit from St. Nicholas”

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — It’s a controversy whose roots trace back nearly two centuries to a holiday poem first published in an upstate New York newspaper: Who really wrote “A Visit from St. Nicholas”?  More...

Merry irritating Christmas!

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Does this holiday scenario sound familiar? Aunt Sally and Uncle Billy show up at your house for dinner. More...

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