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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 Wicks, Mr. Scruggs exchange vows Nov. 15

Leah Hope Wicks and Tyler Dewayne Scruggs were united in marriage on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at Twin Cedar Farms in Grover, N.C. Pastor Joel Hall officiated the 5 p.m. double ring ceremony.  More...

CLUB HAS CHRISTMAS MEETING –

The Tuesday Woman's Club met Dec. 9 at The Piedmont Club. A Christmas tree ornament exchange was enjoyed by all and breads were collected for donation to Meals on Wheels. More...

A musical rite of the holiday season, Handel’s ‘Messiah’ will be presented Dec. 15 at Newberry Opera House

NEWBERRY – Handel’s “Messiah” will be performed by the Trinity Episcopal Church Choir of Columbia and the North Carolina Baroque Orchestras on Monday evening, Dec. 15, at the Newberry Opera House.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Margeorie R. Watkins

Funeral service for Margeorie Rawlison Watkins, 65, of 203 Chestnut St., Shelby, will be held Sunday, Dec. 14, at 2:30 p.m. at Gowdyesville Baptist Church with Dr. Antonio Smith officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. More...

William Roger Smith

Funeral services for William Roger Smith, 53, known as “Big William,” of 217 Goldmine Springs Road, will be held Saturday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. at Mount Tabor Baptist Church with the Rev. Darrell Smith officiating. More...

George Rogers, retired as agency owner of The Rogers Agency Inc., Allstate Insurance Co.

George Lee Rogers, 70, formerly of 116 E. Diesel Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home in Anderson.  More...

Parades highlight holiday weekend

A heaping helping of holiday cheer is on deck for Cherokee County residents this weekend.  It’ll be a busy day for local delegates, high school bands and a number of others, as Gaffney and Blacksburg will hold their respective Christmas pa More...

Senator works to put teeth back into FOIA

State Sen. Harvey Peeler has cosponsored legislation designed to ensure decisions are not made by elected officials without the public’s knowledge.  More...

Local News

Gaffney Middle School teacher renews National Board certification

Gaffney Middle sixth grade teacher Jennifer Harris joined 311 educators statewide in successfully renewing their National Board certification this year.  National Board certification is the highest credential available in the teaching profession More...

Family left with nothing but the clothes on their backs

A Blacksburg family needs help after losing all their possessions and Christmas presents in a house fire Monday afternoon.  More...

City hires resource manager

The city’s new human resource manager will hit the job running.  Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said Thursday that Denise Dyer has accepted the job as the city’s new human resource and risk manager after serving in a similar capa More...

Sports

Indians look to sweep Union County

After losing four-fifths of his starting lineup, Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff isn’t getting too carried away with his team’s 3-1 start.  “We just have to continue to get better.” Huff said.  Huff hopes to More...

Gaffney grappler makes history with pair of wins

2-time defending state champion becomes first wrestler to go 100-0

The stage was set.  Gaffney’s Zack Clary was two wins away from becoming the first wrestler in state history to win his first 100 matches without a defeat.  When Clary, a 2-time state champion, pinned his Byrnes opponent in the first More...

Peak drops 18 in loss to Kansas

NBA scouts on hand to watch Peak play

Gaffney’s L.J. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Christmas spirit moving in people’s hearts

Bah, humbug.  This is my thought about cell phones around holiday family dinners along with efforts to promote Christmas before Halloween. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

United we distrust

President Obama recently spoke of the “simmering distrust” between many police departments and minority communities. The president is correct in his assessment, but dramatically understates the problem.  More...

OUR VIEW

Kudos to Sen. Peeler for FOIA efforts

We don’t know what the South Carolina Supreme Court was thinking when it determined earlier this year that pubic bodies were not required to provide meeting agendas.  The ruling sparked sighs of relief and occasional fist-pumps by elected 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?