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Building named in honor of councilman

Parris instrumental in bringing branch college campus here

Longtime county councilman Hoke Parris was one of the first people contacted in 2002 when Spartanburg Community College officials expressed interest in building a branch campus in Gaffney.  More...

LifeStyles

Eight brave fellows will compete in womanless beauty pageant Saturday evening in Blacksburg

BLACKSBURG – The Blacksburg Women’s Club will sponsor a womanless beauty pageant on Saturday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. in Blacksburg High School Auditorium.  More...

ENGAGEMENT

George – Morton

Tommy George of Seneca and Teresa V. George of Westminster announce the engagement of their daughter, Brenna Marisa, of Rock Hill to Jason Wallace Morton of Sumter.  More...

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS –

Winners of the Gaffney Business and Professional Women's annual $500 scholarship are GHS seniors Sophia Sedlacek, Alyssa Herrin and Savanna McGhaha, who are pictured with BPWSC Vice President and mem More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

The Granard Middle School Band is pictured here with The Gaffney Ledger at The Carowinds Music Festival held May 5. The band is directed by Mrs. Dawn Dover. More...

PAT BUCHANAN

The Boomers head for the barn

When the April figures on unemployment were released May 4, they were more than disappointing. They were deeply disturbing .  While the unemployment rate had fallen from 8.2 percent to 8.1 percent, 342,000 workers had stopped looking for work. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Biking to make a difference

The Peachoid water tank is one of the unique landmarks Austen Parker could visit in the coming year when he begins a 30,000-mile bicycle ride across the entire North and South American continents.  More...

Assault case lands teen in prison

Accused of gang-related initiation ritual

A 19-year-old Blacksburg man accused of participating in an alleged gang-related initiation ritual was sentenced Wednesday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to three years in prison.  More...

County brass to discuss projected budget woes

On paper, the county’s proposed expenditures exceed projected revenues by about $600,000 in the new fiscal year budget.  However, that could change Monday when Cherokee County Council holds its first budget workshop to discuss items of a f More...

Ledger will webcast grad ceremonies

If you can’t get to the ceremonies, you can watch Blacksburg and Gaffney High seniors graduate May 31.  The Gaffney Ledger plans to broadcast the high school graduation ceremonies on “Ledger Live” from its Web site: (www.gaffne More...

Warm weather brings a ‘lot’ of complaints

Nobody likes to look at weeds.  That’s become evident by the many complaints phoned in daily to City of Gaffney officials.  “We are getting about five to six calls a day from neighbors (complaining about overgrown lots),” More...

Local News

Police make several drug-related arrests

Three people were arrested May 15 by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office after deputies found an alleged meth lab inside a vehicle off Little Hope Road in Blacksburg.  More...

Groups make pitch for share of accommodations tax revenue

Representatives from six local organizations made their pitch Tuesday before the city’s Accommodations Tax Advisory Board for a piece of the city’s Accommodations Tax revenue.  More...

STAMPING OUT HUNGER

— Gaffney postal carrier Alan Smith places bags filled with canned goods from a residence on Chandler Drive Saturday while on his route. More...

Sports

No. 200 ... Finally

Jimmie Johnson nets Hendrick Motorsports’ 200th Cup win at Darlington

It only took eight races for Rick Hendrick to score his first Cup Series win when his fledgling All-Star Racing team launched in 1984. Geoffrey Bodine drove Hendrick’s No. More...

News & Notes

! This Saturday’s Sprint All-Star Race will feature a new format. The 2012 edition will showcase a 23-car field racing in four 20-lap segments followed by a final 10-lap dash to a $1 million payday. More...

Athlon Sports Horsepower Rankings

1. Jimmie Johnson  Johnson now leads the circuit — along with teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. — with eight top 10s. And with a win finally in the bag, he ascends to the top spot as the series heads home.  2. Greg Biffle   More...

Other News

The Sunday School Lesson

The Resurrection and the Life

JOHN 11:17 Then when Je’sus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already.  18 Now Beth’a-ny was nigh unto Je-ru’sa-lem, about fifteen furlongs off:  19 And many of the Jews came to Mar’tha and Ma&rs More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

Absent From Flesh! O Blissful Thought

Stories Behind The Hymns  By: Warren Shiver  Absent From Flesh!  O Blissful Thought!  Author: Isaac Watts  (1674-1748)  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?