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PARKER, 4 OTHERS PERFECT PREDICTORS

Brenda Parker and four other contestants correctly predicted the winners of all 12 games in last week’s football contest. Brenda prevailed with the best tie-breaker score and thus pockets the hundred bucks in prize money. More...

It will cost $49.48 this year to prepare a Thanksgiving feast for a family of 10

As Americans gather round the dinner table this Thanksgiving, they can offer thanks knowing the price of the meal didn’t increase much over last year’s total. More...

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Historic stone house will be open Nov. 24 at Kings Mountain National Military Park

House was built in 1803 by Revolutionary War veteran and stonemason Henry Howser

Kings Mountain National Military Park will have the Howser House open for visitors on Saturday, Nov. 24. The 1803 stone house, located in a remote area of the park, is only open to the public once or twice a year so don’t miss this opportunity. More...

Nip and tuck: Older adults opt for cosmetic surgery

ROCHESTER, Minn. – While cosmetic surgery can't turn back time, a growing number of older adults are opting for surgery to help eliminate wrinkles, reshape breasts or suction out pockets of fat. More...

The Nelons and LeFevre Quartet present ‘An Evening in December’ Christmas tour Dec. 10 in Chesnee

The Nelons and The LeFevre Quartet have joined forces to present “An Evening In December” Christmas tour. The tour will make a stop on Monday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. at Buck Creek Baptist Church, 506 Buck Shoals Road, Chesnee. More...

Obituaries

Sam Cole, 65, self-employed builder

Sam William Cole, 65, of 2335 Wilkinsville Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at his residence. More...

Catherine Childers, 88, retired from textiles

Catherine Yeargin Childers, 88, formerly of 411 Hamrick St., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at White Oak Manor in Spartanburg. Born in Greenville, she was the widow of Amos Childers and daughter of the late A.B. More...

Hal Cubberley, 77, former HR Director at Upstate Carolina

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio – Harold (Hal) Aller Cubberley, 77, of 19101 Van Aken Blvd., Apt. 116, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Magnolia Manor in Rock Hill, S.C. More...

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AGING MATTERS

Family, friends vital in care of Alzheimer’s victims

Every 68 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease. Do you know an individual or family who has been impacted by Alzheimer’s? Chances are you do. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Q:) With jobs and families of their own, where are family caregivers to turn for a break? More...

Stores, shoppers gear up for Black Friday

Cherokee County merchants are gearing up for another wild and crazy, shop-untilyou drop Black Friday, the big sales day after Thanksgiving that draws crowds looking for good deals. More...

Gaffney native’s ‘(Stuff) Southern Women Say’ is YouTube sensation

It’s been nearly 20 years since she left the South, but Julia Fowler still says her husband’s name with at least two syllables, and sometimes three – Say-a-um. More...

LEDGER WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY

The Gaffney Ledger will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22, to allow our employees to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with their families. We will resume regular business hours at 8 a.m. Friday. More...

Local News

Fire Safety Team ‘boot drive’ Friday

Volunteers from the Cherokee County Fire Safety Team will once again conduct their annual Black Friday boot drive on Friday. Volunteers will be stationed at various intersections and locations in Gaffney and Blacksburg from approximately 9 a.m. More...

WINGS OF AN ANGEL

— An image of angel wings was painted on the 50-yard line for Gaffney’s home playoff game against Stratford at The Reservation. More...

Limestone College students deliver Thanksgiving meals to 16 families before leaving on holiday break

Limestone College students had an important food delivery to make Tuesday before leaving on their Thanksgiving holiday break. More...

Sports

Byrnes, Indians like Clemson, USC rivalry

It’s appropriate that Gaffney and Byrnes renew hostilities the same weekend that rivals South Carolina and Clemson square off since both rivalries are about as intense as they come. More...

Defense gets its due for surging GHS

While the insertion of Shaq Davidson at quarterback has received most of the headlines credited for Gaffney’s remarkable turnarond, the improved play of the defense also has been a huge factor. More...

It’s that time of year to give thanks

With the matchup with Byrnes on everybody’s mind, let’s not forget that the Thanksgiving holiday is just 24 hours away. Time for gratitude, turkey, pumpkin pie, family and football. More...

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2012 Scrooges and Angels

Which charities would you rather donate to?

South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced Thursday the 17th annual Scrooges and Angels list for 2012. More...

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Poll

Will you vote to continue the one cent sales tax to build new schools and renovate old ones?