Shoppers turn out in droves

Cash registers got quite the workout as thousands of shoppers turned out for bargains at stores that opened early Friday morning, midnight or even Thanksgiving Day. As many as 1,000 shoppers were in line when Belk opened at 3 a.m. Friday, a few hours earlier than previous Black Fridays. But the shoppers didn’t seem to mind being stuck in line […]


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. Box 670 Gaffney, S.C. 29342 In memory of Joseph Cash Hartman by Ty & Janie Hartman: $200 Anonymous: $5 […]

Fire displaces family of four

Corinth Volunteer Fire Department along with the Cherokee County Fire Investigation Team traced the cause of a Friday afternoon fire on Brick House Road to an electrical short in the home’s kitchen. No one was home when the fire broke out at about 4:15 p.m. and there were no injuries, but two small dogs — described as chihuahuas — had […]


— More than $1,000 in metal was reported stolen from a Chesnee Highway home recently. According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone took approximately 150 feet of chain-link fence, two clothesline posts with the cement still attached, about eight T-posts and a pile of assorted scrap metal from a property in the 3700 block between 2 p.m. Nov. 18 […]


Funeral services for James Albert Davidson, 76, of 613 Marion Ave., widower of Carolyn O’Neil Davidson, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 3 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church with Dr. James W. Sanders Jr., the Rev. Lawrence Davidson and others officiating. Interment will be in Limestone Cemetery. He will lie instate from 2 p.m. until the hour of the […]


Elizabeth Ann Thompson Jones, 64, of Flushing, N.Y., wife of James Jones, passed on Tuesday morning, Nov. 22, 2011, at Flushing Hospital. Daughter of the late Deacon Rhubin and Lillie Montgomery Thompson of Blacksburg, she was a native of Cherokee County and member of Marathan Baptist Church of Queen Village, N.Y. She was a 1965 graduate of Granard High School […]


ORANGEBURG – Dr. Ronald Dean Ray, 515 Willow Road, passed on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at the Georgia Health Science Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday, December 1, at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, 310 Green Street, Orangeburg. The Rev. Gregory Young and the Rev. Francis Covington will officiate. Survivors include his wife, M. Elizabeth, and […]


David H. Holmes, 68, of 300 Broad St., widower of Lucille Holmes, passed on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Son of the late Francis Joe Holmes and the late Louise Manning Holmes, he was born Sept. 28, 1943, in Cleveland County, N.C. He was a member of Mikes Creek Baptist Church, where he […]


They got paid by Cash, as in Johnny Cash

“That’s the first one of their songs you ever sang for me.” The missus and I were listening to The Statler Brothers farewell concert the other night and among the songs they did was “Bed of Roses.” “You used to sing that song all the time,” she said. “Every morning when you were getting ready to go to work, I […]


In tough times, let’s remember those in need

Even in the best of times, it’s important for those of us having enough to meet our own needs to share our material blessings with those who don’t. I probably don’t have to tell you that these aren’t the best of times. We’re facing the worst economic crisis of a generation, and government’s longstanding tradition of simply increasing spending has […]