November 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Average cost of turkey dinner now about $50

Blame it on the bird flu or wet pumpkins. Whatever the reason, the average cost for a traditional Thanksgiving meal will top $50 for the first time since the American Farm Bureau Federation started its informal price survey nearly 30 years ago. More...

NAACP AWARD

Rev. Wilbert Jamison, president of the Cherokee County Branch of the NAACP, presented The Gaffney Ledger Publisher Cody Sossamon More...

LifeStyles

Thanksgiving Foodie: South Carolina Ranked #28 for Love of 'Green Bean Casserole' - Free Access

With 30 million green-bean casseroles set to appear on Thanksgiving tables this week, I'm writing to suggest a story for The Gaffney Ledger on a fun holiday survey that will make you green with envy: "South Carolina is ranked #28 in the U.S. More...

Fourth annual ‘Pancakes for Preservation’ to feature visit from Santa

As the temperatures begin to dip, that special Saturday morning aroma of pancakes, bacon and sausage cooking in the kitchen once again takes center stage as the tasty breakfast of choice.  More...

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Little Miss Cherokee County, Union County and Fairfield County Pageant

The Little Miss Cherokee County, Union County and Fairfield County pageant was held Saturday, November 14.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Blanch Peeler, retired from Dicey Fabrics

Blanch Bolin Peeler, 91, of Borders Road, Shelby, passed away Monday, November 23, 2015 at her home.  She was born in Cherokee County, SC, on June 23, 1924, to the late Grover Benjamin Bolin and Etta Louella Bolin. More...

Minnie Littlejohn, member of Piney Grove

Mrs. Minnie A. Littlejohn, age 58, of 5220 South Main Street, Cowpens, SC, answered the Master’s call on Sunday afternoon, November 22, 2015, at 4 p.m. at her residence.  More...

Robert LeBrun, Loom Fixer for textiles

Simpsonville, SC - Mr. Robert Edward LeBrun, 89, of Simpsonville, formally resided at 510 West Oconee Street, Chesnee, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2015. More...

TROOPERS URGE MOTORISTS TO SLOW DOWN, - Free Access

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Department of Public Safety is reminding motorists to pack some extra patience as traffic will likely be heavy this Thanksgiving holiday. More...

Trustees mull moving B.D. Lee students

The Cherokee County School Board is exploring whether B.D. Lee Elementary students should be temporarily moved for a year so the new elementary school can be built on the current site.  More...

CAMPAIGN STOP

Colton Grace, a member of the Limestone College Republicans, had his “Republicans on Campus” flag signed by GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush. More...

Local News

Gamecock wears orange

A dedicated Gamecock fan, Limestone-Central Elementary Principal Dr. Bryan Hullender showed he was a good sport Tuesday after he was forced to wear Clemson colors to school from head to toe. More...

Spec building permit issued

The county plans to spend $1.9 million to build the spec building at the Upstate Corporate Park.  The spec building permit was part of the permit report in the latest report compiled by the Homebuilders Association of Cherokee County.  More...

BAND STUDENTS SELECTED

— Blacksburg High School students were selected to participate in the 35th annual Winthrop University Invitational Band Clinic on November 20 and November 21. More...

Sports

Oklahoma up to 3rd, Iowa 4th in playoff rankings; ND 6th - Free Access

Oklahoma moved into third and Iowa was fourth in the College Football Playoff rankings as Notre Dame slipped to No. 6 on Tuesday night.  More...

Indians search for playmakers next season

The Gaffney Indians will have to adjust to life without its playmakers in 2016.  Gaffney must replace its leading rusher Ikeem Posey and top two receivers in Scott McCluney and Kobe Rodgers next season. More...

Like all times, Indians-Vikes end season

Five games at home, an interstate game with West Charlotte and the return of a traditional game to end the regular season highlight the Gaffney Indians’ 2016 football schedule released this week.  Spartanburg travels to The Reservation to More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Our campaign kicks off

If Thursday is Thanksgiving, it must be time to kick off “Christmas Is For Kids.” Thanksgiving has been the official start of our fundraising efforts, but several local groups have begun ‘jumping the gun’ and we are glad they More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Thank God for the things you don’t have

Thanksgiving Day has some identity problems.  It is more than: a day of parades to mark the beginning of the Christmas shopping season; football games between traditional rivals; and eating orgies at family tables excessive with food.  More...

OUR VIEW

This could have been prevented years ago

“The section of Hwy. 11 in Cherokee County could be on the road to losing its designation as a National Scenic Byway.”  More...

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