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BHS athletic booster club cancels gun raffle after eyebrows raised

A handgun school raffle organized by the Blacksburg High Athletic Booster Club has been postponed as the school district reviews the fundraising activity.  More...

LifeStyles

For women, the time is now to prevent, detect heart disease

The number one killer among women has received widespread publicity in recent years, but it takes more than just talk to silence heart disease. More...

Canty speaker at Shady Grove Women’s Day

The Women’s Ministry of Shady Grove Baptist Church will have its annual Woman’s Day service on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m. The program theme is, “Heart to Heart.”  More...

TEXTILE ART SHOW CONTINUES THROUGH MARCH 4 AT GAFFNEY VISITORS CENTER AND ART GALLERY

The Textile Art Show at the CAVA Art Gallery and Gaffney Visitors Center, 210 W. Frederick St., will continue through March 4. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jack “Dude” Parris, never met a stranger

Jack Garner Parris, 79, of Clanton, Ala., passed away on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013.  Mr. Gardner attended Walnut Creek United Methodist Church in Clanton. More...

Kathy Estes, 58, case worker with DSS

BLACKSBURG – Kathy Faris Estes, 58, of 710 Mullinax Circle, was called home to be with our Savior on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

CarlVarner, 87, weaver in textiles

BLACKSBURG – Carl Varner, 87, of 506 Oak Grove Road, passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, Mr. More...

Columns

PAT BUCHANAN

Who killed the middle class?

“It is our generation’s task, then, to reignite the true engine of America’s economic growth — a rising, thriving middle class.”  So said Barack Obama in his State of the Union.  And for one of his ideas to rei More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Mind? Mind? We couldn’t wait

This past weekend was one of the best of my life.  And that’s saying something because I have been blessed to have some that were pretty fantastic.  If you are a grandparent, you will easily identify with how I feel as I write this.&n More...

‘Amazing Race’ ends early for Gaffney firefighters

An enthusiastic crowd of relatives and friends clapped and cheered even though the premier of The Amazing Race on CBS came to a sad end for two Gaffney firefighters Sunday night.  More...

Charlotte police in low-speed chase of local 12-year-old girl

Less than an hour after a 12-year-old girl was reported missing from a Gaffney home, a local family learned the young girl had been hospitalized after she allegedly led North Carolina police on a slow-speed chase on Interstate 77 in Charlotte.  More...

Local News

County’s drought status downgraded

Drought?  What drought?  In the midst of a 3-month stretch in which more than a foot of rain has fallen in the Upstate, both the National Weather Service (NWS) and the S.C. More...

‘Hilarity for Charity’ Thursday night

Laughs will come with a price on Thursday night, but for those in attendance the price of admission will have been well worth the expense.  Broad River Electric Cooperative (BREC) will host “The Skit Guys” on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. More...

Farm trailer with goats, cows crashes on interstate

A man was ejected from a truck during a Tuesday evening accident in Blacksburg that also involved a trailer full of farm animals that got loose on the highway.  Details of the accident, which occurred on the 100 Mile Marker exit ramp of I-85, we More...

Sports

A Peak into the future

Close friend says it’s a strong possibility that Peak will return

The Gaffney High boys basketball will lose five seniors but may welcome back one of the country’s top talents next season.  Shaq Davidson said he thinks it’s a strong possibility that L.J. More...

Clary: ‘Wrestling is my life’

No matter what Gaffney freshman Zach Clary is doing, wrestling is never far from his mind.  “I live a normal life but wrestling is my life,” Clary said.  It’s that singled-minded purpose that has fueled Clary’s remar More...

Sophomore-heavy Indians have potential

Gaffney coach Jeff Osment quickly gives instructions to the student statistician on what constitutes an error during a drill at Monday’s practice.  The successful baseball coach is engaged and chatty. 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?