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Gaffney native comes home to sign copies of his new book, ‘I Hike’

‘Gets Into Gaffney’ hosts Saturday event

Lawton Grinter, who grew up in Gaffney and attended Gaffney High School, will return home to sign copies of his new book, I Hike – Mostly True Stories from 10,000 Miles of Hiking. More...

Sarah Dippity presents ‘Once Upon a Starry Night’ June 28 at Gaffney, Blacksburg libraries

Talented children’s entertainer uses storytelling, magic, puppets and ventriloquism

Children’s entertainer Sarah Dippity will present “Once Upon a Starry Night” on Thursday, June 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the Gaffney library and at 2:30 p.m. at the Blacksburg library.  More...

PICNIC LUNCH WAS FUN –

Peachtree Centre residents enjoyed a special treat this week – a picnic lunch on the front porch. There were about 75 residents and family members in attendance at the special event. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Thomas Ed Hames Sr.

Thomas Ed Hames Sr., 73, of 116 Kristin Drive, Gaffney, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2012.  A native of Spartanburg County, he was the husband of Martha Melton Hames and son of the late Hollis Lands and Emma Rea Scruggs Hames. More...

Elsie Reep

BLACKSBURG – Elsie Rose Phillips Reep, 80, of 509 Garner Creek Road, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012, at Peachtree Centre .  More...

Annie Cree Green Warren

CHARLESTON – Entered into eternal rest on June 19, 2012, Annie Cree Green Warren of Griffin, Ga., formerly of Charleston and widow of Raymond Burton Warren.  More...

Other News

The Sunday School Lesson

The Heart of the Law

Deuteronomy 10:12 And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,  13 To keep the comman More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand

God Of Our Fathers,  Whose Almighty Hand  Author: Daniel C. Roberts  (1841-1907) Composer: George W. Warren  (1828-1902)   More...

Chase ends with woman in custody

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisting Highway Patrol troopers with a hitand run accident on Interstate 85 on Thursday morning ended up arresting a 44-year-old Moore woman following a highspeed chase that allegedly reached speeds i More...

PEACHES ARE IN!

Statewide, 131 tractor-trailer loads had been shipped as of May 10

Peaches fill a trailer along a narrow path Wednesday morning where local growers are busy picking fresh peaches for delivery to roadside markets.  More...

Local News

Faux Gaffney setting for Netflix television series

Netflix viewers throughout North America will receive the unique opportunity to “Get Into Gaffney” … sort of.  The small Maryland town of Havre de Grace was blessed with a dash of Southern charm recently, “transforming i More...

Triplets awarded scholarships

Each will receive $1,000 from McDonald’s

Dustin, Dylan and Joshua Gay have more in common than just being triplets and longtime employees at McDonald’s.  More...

Councilman questions maintenance staff budget

A county councilman wondered out loud Monday if the county’s current maintenance staff would be adequate to upkeep the new $10 million administration building.  Near the conclusion of the special called meeting, councilman Mike Fowlkes ask More...

Sports

Questions Answered

Dale Earnhardt Jr. breaks four-year skid, wins in Michigan

Four years and 143 races. That’s how long it had been since NASCAR’s most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., had won a Sprint Cup Series race.  More...

Four Turns

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News & More

ffi Road course races in NASCAR typically bring out the “ringers,” and this weekend at the 1.99- mile road course in Sonoma, Calif., is no different. On the entry list for Sunday’s race include Boris Said (No. More...

Letters

Encourages voters to reflect on Jolly’s vision

Dear Editor:  As we begin making our selection for the mayor of Gaffney, let us reflect on the accomplishments that have been made in our city due to the vision of Mayor Henry L. Jolly.  More...

Columns

Political Cartoon

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THE RASMUSSEN REPORT

The introduction is key to a successful Romney veep pick

Every summer, millions of Americans enjoy baseball, summer camps and vacation plans. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The cost of being a ‘king’ these days

Depositing my paycheck the other day, and getting a few dollars back for lunch money, I couldn’t help but joke with my friendly neighborhood teller when he asked me if I would like the money in any particular denominations.  “Any way 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?