December 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

PLEASE NOTE NEW YEAR’S SCHEDULE

The Gaffney Ledger will close at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 31, in observance of the New Year’s Eve holiday.  The edition of the newspaper that would normally be printed on Wednesday will be printed and delivered on Tuesday instead.  More...

LifeStyles

Miss Jolliff is bride of John Richard Brooks

Megan Lauren Jolliff of Gaffney and John Richard Brooks of Anderson were married on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at half past five in the evening at Grassy Pond Baptist Church. The Rev. Rich Lancaster officiated the ceremony.  More...

Limestone College bands are performing in London

Watch the Marching Saints via Internet in New Year’s Day parade

Bands from Limestone College will soon be showcased in London as part of the New Year’s Day Parade and Festival, and two of those performances can be viewed over the internet.  More...

Library plans variety of events in January

The Cherokee County Public Library has planned a variety of events for children and teens during January at the Gaffney and Blacksburg libraries. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Shirley Cumberlander, Cherokee County native

Shirley Dawkins Cumberlander, 74, of 2714 12th St., NE, Washington, D.C., was called to eternal rest on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, in Washington. More...

Arthur Weaver, 78

Arthur Weaver, 78, of 113 Easy St., Gaffney, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center. The family is at the residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gordon Mortuary, Blacksburg. More...

Poniese Brown, retired from Ford Motor Co.

Poniese Makupson Brown, 76, of 5547 Berry Hill Road, Norfolk, Va., widow of Wendell Brown, answered the Master’s call on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at her residence. More...

National News

The Year of the Quitter

How to make 2014 your best year yet

FOXBORO, Mass. – Overall, Americans are just plain exhausted – and it isn’t surprising. More...

Man killed when car falls on him

A 40-year-old Blacksburg man died Saturday afternoon after a car he was working under fell on him, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said.  Fowler identified the victim as Joseph Michael Hill Sr. More...

SHOOTING

Attempted murder charge levied against 19-year-old

A 19-year-old Gaffney man has been charged by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office with attempted murder in the wake of a Friday shooting incident on 6th Street in broad daylight that sent a 20-year-old man to the hospital.  More...

Proposed Duke nuclear plant clears hurdle

There will be some environmental impacts from the proposed William States Lee Nuclear Station in McKowns Mountain, among them increased traffic during construction and the loss of some forest and prime farmland for a massive retention pond, but nothi More...

Local News

Teacher finds that homelessness knows no season

It isn’t always easy to find a friend to help.  This task is almost impossible for the homeless people wandering the streets in the Upstate. More...

Local groups receive $188,000 in grants

The holiday season arrived early for a number of local nonprofit agencies, with gifts coming in the form of grant money courtesy of United Way of the Piedmont.  In upward of $188,000 in grants were awarded to 22 organizations in Cherokee County, More...

POLICE REPORTS

l Numerous electronics including several televisions were reported stolen following a Dec. 24 burglary on Forest Drive.  More...

Sports

Survive and advance

Gaffney wins overtime thriller for title game berth Monday

No one said every win is to be akin to one of Picasso's masterpieces.  But in the end, the Gaffney Indians basketball team continues to follow an old credo made famous by late Oakland Raiders boss Al Davis — just win baby.  More...

Blown leads a costly lesson for Blacksburg in holiday tournament

While wanting to win every game, Blacksburg head coach Alex Bailey went into this past weekend's Landrum Battle of the Border Holiday Classic wanting to learn more about his team — and maybe, have the opportunity for a teaching moment or two.&n More...

Davis enjoys homecoming in bowl game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. More...

Columns

SCOTT RASMUSSEN

Finding the right balance between Washington and America

During the holiday season, many reflect on finding the right balance in their lives. As a nation, we’re in a season of searching for the right balance between individual freedoms and the role of government.  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Relating to Christ through His humanity

At Christmas we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, whom we Christians believe is the second person of the divine Trinity, who took on human form to experience our sufferings, die for us and make our salvation possible.  More...

IT’S JUST ME

Ah, the blessed nuptials

So here we are on the cusp of 2014 and in the words of Mickey Mantle, a great American hero, “If I’d known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.”  You know what this means, right?  More...

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Poll

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?