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Habitat for Humanity receives $5,000 grant from UPS Foundation

Habitat for Humanity of Cherokee County received a $5,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS (NYSE:UPS). The grant will be used to help build additional homes in Cherokee County for families in need.   More...

LifeStyles

Mother and daughter reunion

Gaffney police officer sets wheels in motion

Gaffney Police Department Det. Jott Blackwell was able to leave work Friday with a somewhat rare feeling for someone in his line of work.   “It’s nice when everybody’s happy,” he said. More...

YOU'RE NEVER TOO YOUNG TO HELP OTHERS

YOU'RE NEVER TOO YOUNG TO HELP OTHERS – Eli Jett Sellers delivers Meals on Wheels with his Mimi (Dale Sellers) on Wednesdays. More...

93rd annual Hopewell Day is set for Aug. 18; singing features Riverside Boys, The Hamptons

HICKORY GROVE – The Tri-Cities Community Club will sponsor the 93rd annual Hopewell Day Picnic and Gospel Singing on Wednesday, Aug. 18, at the old Hopewell Schoolhouse, located just off Hwy. 97 outside Hickory Grove.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

L.T. Hartzog

L.T. Hartzog, 90, of 118 Hillside Drive, peacefully slipped from this life into the next on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. More...

Jack W. Wilkins

Jack W. Wilkins   BLACKSBURG – Jack Wayne Wilkins, 66, passed away Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital in Spartanburg after a brief illness.   Mr. Wilkins was born in Gaffney on Jan. More...

Donna Weldon

BLACKSBURG – Donna Maria Coombs Weldon, 49, of 700 Lookout Tower Road, passed away Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at her residence.   Daughter of Marie Wentworth Shultz of Glen Burnie, Md., and the late Carl Paul Coombs, Mrs. More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Conservative solutions are making a difference

Contrary to what some liberals in Washington might think, you can’t spend your way out of a recession. Take, for example, your average family. Mortgages, car payments and other bills put strains on the family budget. More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

Freelance traveling is the method I prefer

Ledger ad director Robert Martin was unable to give me an open page in today’s paper to use for the next installment about my trip to Italy, but he said maybe Friday. More...

Woman gets 10 years for felony DUI

Though she denied some of the allegations about the way she was driving, a North Carolina woman admitted she was “flying” on Interstate 85 and under the influence when she was involved in an Aug. 28, 2009, crash.   More...

One of downtown Gaffney’s best supporters dead at the age of 90

Laurie (L.T.) Hartzog Jr., a longtime prominent Gaffney businessman, died Tuesday. He was 90.   Hartzog and his late wife, Will, owned and operated Hartzog’s Jewelry in downtown Gaffney for almost 60 years.   More...

Local News

Lawsuit seeks pay for Sanders Bros. staff

Lawyers representing several former employees of the now-shuttered Sanders Brothers Inc. and its various subsidiaries have filed a class action lawsuit to recover back pay owed to workers.   More...

THE BIG PEA —

THE BIG PEA — Shown above are Bennie Blalock, Susie Alexander Davis and Rick Poole in front of the big pea at Millennium Park in downtown Chicago. More...

Schools could win laptops

Make it a smart start to the new school year this fall by supporting your favorite school with a nomination in Charter’s ‘Back to School Laptop Contest.’ Fifty laptop computers will be awarded to two winning schools on September 27 More...

Sports

Couple married 52 years

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Knuckles celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on July 27, 2010, with a dinner hosted by their grandchildren. They are the parents of one daughter, two granddaughters, one great-granddaughter and one greatgrandson.   More...

Undermanned Wildcats show fighting spirit

With time running out, Blacksburg running back Chase Hames leapt high above three defenders to catch a jamboree-tying touchdown pass from Blake Tharpe. More...

BRIEFS

GHS football tickets on sale this week   Remaining Gaffney High football season tickets are on sale for the remainder of the week.   The tickets will be sold at the school from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. 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?