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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

Want a decadent dessert for holiday? Try this Peanut Butter Cup Icebox Pie

Sumptuous pie takes grand prize in Martha White®

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Martha White® Holiday Muffin Mix Challenge ™ has announced its award-winning recipes just in time to help make special holiday meals memorable in minutes. More...

GOUCHER STUDENTS BRIGHTEN HOLIDAYS FOR MEALS ON WHEELS’ CLIENTS

The Student Council at Goucher Elementary School collected Christmas gifts for Meals on Wheels clients. More...

WHAT’S UP

Christmas programs Nazareth Baptist Church will have a Christmas play, “The Hidden Gift,” on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Donnie Allison,owner/ operator of Donnie’s Country Buffet

Donald Travis Allison, 44, of 778 Hyatt St., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.  More...

Joseph Holmes, last employed by Newark

Joseph (“Little Joe”) Holmes, 55, of 204 Peeler St., husband of Patricia Hardin Holmes, answered the Master’s call on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at his home.  Son of the late J.C. More...

Barbara L. Brunson, retired from BellSouth

FLORENCE – Barbara Littlejohn Brunson, 70, of 904 Sanborn St., Florence, was born in Gaffney to the late Carl E. Littlejohn and Phines Talley Littlejohn. She departed her life on Monday, Dec. More...

National News

The big ‘Duck’ suspended

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson — suspended from the series indefinitely after making disparaging remarks about gays — is getting some support from key followers .  More...

Home burns; firefighter injured

A Wednesday night fire destroyed a Gaffney home and led to some scary moments for firefighters when one of their own fell from a ladder while trying to fight the blaze.  Firefighters were dispatched to 311 Sycamore St. around 9 p.m. More...

I’ll be home for Christmas

Camryn Wood will always remember the Christmas present she unwrapped Thursday afternoon at a Granard Middle School pep rally.  More...

Local News

HELPING THE HOME

HELPING THE HOME — Cherokee County Cogeneration recently made a $3,000 donation to the Cherokee County Children’s Home. More...

Council OKs tax break

In the spirit of the season, Cherokee County Council on Monday granted a tax break to an economic development project.  The company was identified as ‘Project Gin’ on the council agenda.  According to the inducement resolution, More...

Real estate agencies submit bids to sell county’s former assessor building used

A local real estate salesman will try to do something the county couldn’t — sell the former county tax assessor building.  Several local real estate agencies responded to the county’s request to submit a one-time fee to sell th More...

Sports

Indians climb to top of polls

Huff: “Team has bought into what we are trying to do.”

Gaffney’s Mark Huff admits the season is still young, but he sort of likes what he is seeing in his boys basketball team.  “You can’t do better than being undefeated,” Huff said. More...

Davidson showing skills at Shrine Bowl practice

Gaffney’s Shaq Davidson knows what to expect Friday.  He will be challenged and examined by opposing players, fans and self-appointed gridiron gurus.  Such is the life of a University of South Carolina commit at Saturday’s 77th More...

Gaffney grapplers rebound after Vikings loss to top Broome

Six Gaffney High wrestlers went undefeated on the night, but the team split its two matches at Broome High on Wednesday.  The Indians lost 38-32 to Spartanburge before regrouping for a win over Broome. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Hello dolly!

A wheel dolly is not what I wanted for Christmas this year.  I was headed home on Black Friday to start a week of vacation when I saw an unnaturally large metal object suddenly start to bounce in the middle of my lane on I-85 just past the Boili More...

THEIR VIEWS

State legislature needs to crack down on abuse of state planes, vehicles

Rep. More...

Study predicts more solar power in South Carolina

The underlying message in a long-awaited study on the future of solar energy in South Carolina shouldn’t surprise anyone: As a state with ample sunshine, South Carolina should prepare for the rise of solar power.  More...

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