December 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Cherokee County adopting latest program designed to curb bullying

Area middle schools are taking a different approach towards the old problem of bullying behavior by students.  More...

LifeStyles

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

“Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the scepticism of a sceptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. More...

KING AND QUEEN OF WINTERBALL

KING AND QUEEN OF WINTERBALL – Micah Vernon, son of Brittany Gaffney and Ivan Vernon,- and Na’Kyria “Princess” Marks, daughter of Oletha Linder, Ramona Davidson and Jamie Mark More...

WHAT’S UP

Smith Studios photos still available  l the Cherokee County History and arts Museum, 301 College Drive, has extended the giveaway of excess photographs from smith's studios through December. they can be viewed 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

George A.White, worked at Heart of Dixie Popcorn

George allen White, 82, of Hazel Green, ala., passed away on thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Huntsville Hospital.  Mr. More...

John Quincy Little, businessman, politician

Mr. John Quincy Little, “Johnny,” died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at his homeplace.  More...

Iva Jean Jones, retired from Eaton Corporation

BLACKSBURG – Iva Jean Brooks Jones, 82, passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at her home.  More...

Longtime city father dies at 86

Gaffney lost one of its most influential public servants Sunday when longtime city councilman and former mayor Johnny Q. Little died at the age of 86.  Little served a combined 36 years as mayor and city council member. More...

Robotics team gets fiscal boost

Online donations from Europe have pushed the Gaffney High robotics team closer to a $1,500 fundraising goal on the crowd-funding online site Kickstarter.  More...

ONLINE Poll

RESULTS  Which of the following actions do you prefer when the current 1-cent sales tax ends in 2015?   1. Renew with proceeds continuing to go to school building and maintenance: 17% (38 votes)  More...

Local News

Boys and Girls Club party puts the ‘merry’ in Christmas

Santa Claus made an early visit to the local Boys and Girls Club on Friday afternoon where 227 children were eager for one last word before Christmas arrives.  More...

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is

A Gaffney Ledger reader was too smart to fall for a scam but you almost couldn’t blame him if he did.  More...

WE WANT YOUR PHOTOS

the next time you go out of town, take a copy of the Gaffney Ledger along and snap a photo of yourself and/or your group reading it so we can use it in our “readers on the road” feature. More...

Sports

2013 LEDGER LIVE

* FOOTBALL AWARDS *

Recognizing the area’s finest players on the gridiron during the 2013 football season PLAYER OF THE YEAR 1 - HYLECK FOSTER Gaffney senior RB 2013 SEASON STATS: More...

GETTING TO KNOW THE BRETHREN —

Gaffney’s Shaq Davidson (center) laughs during a brief conversation with Chapman’s Deebo Samuels and Goose Creek’s Kalan Ritchie — fellow South Carolina commits —on the More...

Auburn’s Malzahn named AP Coach of the Year

AUBURN, Ala. — Gus Malzahn inherited a demoralized Auburn team that had just gone through the program's worst season in decades with a stagnant offense and pliant defense.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

What a great bunch we had for this year’s event

Excuse my grammar, but it just don’t get no better.  Saturday was “Christmas Is For Kids” day when more than 200 Cherokee County children were treated to $100 shopping sprees at Walmart.  Generous donors contributed about More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

With the community’s support, we knew we could affect change

During this Christmas season it is a time to reflect and give thanks for the opportunities to serve that each has been given. More...

OUR VIEW

Little will forever be revered part of city history

It might be said that a man’s life can best be measured by the impact it had on other folks.  If that is indeed the case, then the impact of the life of Johnny Q. More...

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