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City administrator still mulling over applicants for police chief job

Gaffney City Council plans to soon hire a new police chief. But it won't happen Monday. More...

LifeStyles

CPAs discuss how women can start a new business at meeting of BPW Club

The Gaffney Business and Professional Women's Club met Monday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at House of Pizza. Debra L. Kesler, Ruth P. Queen and Alison W. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Teenagers steal for many reasons

Dear Annie: I recently found out that my 14-year-old grandson has been taking money from my billfold. I called his mother about it. She confronted him and he admitted it. However, so far I haven't received an apology from him. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Mr. and Mrs. Bright wed 62 years

Mr. and Mrs. Hobert Detroy Bright of Gaffney will celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary on Nov. 30, 2008. Mr. Bright and the former Margie Worthy were married in Gaffney in 1946. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jack W. Fowler

Retired from Best Machinery Jack Wilson Fowler, 76, formerly of 114 Dean Street, Cowpens, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, at Brookview Healthcare. Born in Cowpens, he was the widower of Mildred B. More...

Jessie L. Davidson

Jessie Littlejohn Davidson, 77, of Lake Ridge, Va., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, at Potomac Hospital in Woodridge, Va. A native of Cherokee County, she was the wife of Rubin Davidson Jr. More...

Letters

Inmates might have to pay to keep the televisions on

Just how tough are things at South Carolina's prison system? Corrections officials hope that the inmates will help pay for the digital converter boxes needed to keep televisions operational after mid-February. More...

Jamming some cell phones would protect the public

After a successful test last week of equipment that jams cell phone signals, state prison officials plan to petition the Federal Communications Commission to allow such a pilot program. They also plan to ask Sens. More...

Once again, we're last in the nation

South Carolina once again is last in the nation, and the latest statistic is no less depressing than all the other worst-in-the-nation rankings we've earned. More...

Big Mill deal could get done by end of the year

If things go according to plan, the county hopes to acquire the 17.4-acre "Big Mill" site from Milliken by the end of the year. More...

Christmas Is For Kids drive officially underway

The Gaffney Ledger will mark the holiday season beginning Friday with the official launch of its annual fundraiser, "Christmas Is For Kids." Donations from county residents allowed 140 children to enjoy a better Christmas in 2007. More...

Local News

Blacksburg councilwoman intends to seek third term

In most cases, business and pleasure do not mix effectively. But don't tell that to members of the Blacksburg Town Council. "We don't always agree, but we love each other," said Blacksburg Town Councilwoman Janie Wilson. More...

Three departments respond to Thanksgiving Day fire

An otherwise quiet Thanksgiving for volunteer firefighters was interrupted just after noon when a fire destroyed a mobile home in the 1800 block of Burnt Gin Road. More...

Scrapbook will provide memories

Blacksburg High School students are compiling a scrapbook to help a 2-yearold girl remember her father when she is older. Jared Harris was an art teacher at Blacksburg High for six years. More...

Sports

A nod to his ROOTS

Nationwide champ Bowyer recalls racing before his big break

On the way to his Nationwide Series champion's interview at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Clint Bowyer met with Carl Edwards, his principal challenger for the title who won the finale at Homestead but still came 21 points shy of overtaking Bowyer for More...

Rick Minter's OBSERVATIONS Key story lines this week in NASCAR.

Old tracks could see testing action

There are ways for teams to get around the testing ban. Rockingham (N.C.) Speedway, which has the old one-mile oval and a Martinsville-like short track, is available for testing because it does not host NASCAR races. More...

Johnson believes testing ban could hinder catch-up efforts

Most rule changes and other big-issue decisions in NASCAR eventually seem to wind up helping the stronger teams get stronger. But the testing ban may be a little different. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Some folks are just trying to survive

Each year at this time we gather round a tasty bird — roasted or fried — to give thanks for the things that are most important, like faith, family and health, to the small things like football and other forms of entertainment. 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?