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POUNDS OF POT

Blacksburg police, who have already seized several hundred thousand dollars in alleged drugs and drug proceeds this year, added 23.4 pounds of suspected marijuana to their tally following a Tuesday a More...

LifeStyles

READERS ON THE ROAD

Former members and officers of U.S. Navy Patrol Squadron 4 (VP-4) got together last week in Charleston for their semi-annual reunion and took a tour of the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point. More...

Cars, trucks, bikes, food and fun!

Saturday’s ‘Show Your Wheels at Midway’ car show promises everyone a good time

“Show Your Wheels at Midway” car show gets under way Saturday, Sept. 22, and offers fun for all ages from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Wilson – Ledbetter

Angie Wilson and Rick Wilson, both of Gaffney, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer, to Brent Ledbetter, son of Steve and Becky Ledbetter of Gaffney.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

JoanWheeler, retired teacher; active member of Republican Party

Joan Schlaudt Wheeler of 855 Hickory Grove Road, Gaffney, died suddenly at home on Sept. 14,2012.  She was survived by husband George Wheeler to whom she was married for 63 years. Mrs, Wheeler was the daughter of the late Edo A. More...

Christopher Abjornson- Hurd, 42, auditor in the hospitality industry

CHARLESTON – Christopher Joshua Abjornson Hurd, 42, of 867 Colony Drive, Charleston, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Sept. More...

Elizabeth Hodge, 31, server at Aegean Pizza

Elizabeth Delaney Hodge, 31, of 503 West Pine St., Blacksburg, passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  More...

Columns

Force-feeding asphalt to Charleston while the rest of South Carolina starves

GUEST COLUMNIST

When a conservative think tank and the environmentalists team up to criticize the same state agency, you can bet they’re probably onto something.  Our entire system of funding road and transportation needs in our state is just about as bro More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

Boy, do I have a great job or what? I spent a good portion of Tuesday morning doing “research” for this column. The “research” involved watching some film clips. More...

Cherokee County mourns loss of respected, beloved leader

Former Cherokee County Republican Party Chairman Joan Wheeler is being remembered for her intelligence, candor and as someone who actively practiced the ideals she held so dear.  Wheeler died suddenly at home Friday.  Wheeler, a retired sch More...

Mom dies after dropping child off at school

An already gloomy start to a new work week turned tragic Monday morning when a Blacksburg woman was killed in an Interstate 85 crash, mere minutes after dropping her child off at a local elementary school.  More...

FOWLER WINS $100 IN FB CONTEST

Darrele Fowler is the winner of last week’s The Gaffney Ledger Football Contest.  Fowler and one other contestant correctly predicted the winners of 11 of the 12 games listed but Fowler had the closest tie-breaker score to claim the $100 p More...

Local News

Photo

ON THE EDGE — Blacksburg High cheerleaders hang on the edge of the fence Friday evening during the wild finish to a 49-42 victory over Crescent. More...

Bikers head out on the highway to support troops

Money raised will send holiday ‘comfort packages’

Additional evidence for supporters of the local Military Family Support Group wasn’t necessary for them to understand that the freedoms citizens of this country enjoy came at a heavy price.  More...

City residents being forced to clean up

Thanks to the City of Gaffney’s code enforcement officials, some city residents are cleaning up their act.  Or in this case, their homes.  The city’s code enforcement department is investigating as many as 30 code violation comp More...

Sports

Dorman, Gutshall can relate to Indians’ slow start

Dorman coach Dave Gutshall can relate to the Gaffney Indians’ slow start.  A year ago, Gutshall and his Dorman Cavaliers opened the season with a 1-3 record after double-digit losses to Gaffney, Spartanburg and Greenwood.  However, th More...

After bye, Indians look to get back on track

Not long ago. More...

Saints climb in national poll

Riding the high of a five-game winning streak, the Limestone College men’s soccer team moved into the national spotlight with a No. 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?