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IN THE PRESENCE OF ROYALTY

Thickety Mountain Baptist Association YWA crowns this year’s “Little Miss Walking Doll”

The Thickety Mountain Baptist Association Young Women’s Auxiliary (YWA) held its “Walking Doll” Pageant this past spring. More...

September 2013 activities

u Card Night Tuesday, Sept. More...

CREDIT EDUCATION

Quite the ingredient when it comes to potentially owning a home

There’s a good reason why many people dream of owning a home. Homeownership offers benefits such as stable monthly payments and the opportunity to establish a sense of community. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Wesley Schwab, Jr.

Wesley Howard Schwab, Jr., 65, of 150 Boiling Springs Highway, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at his residence.  Born in East Brunswick, N.J., Mr. More...

Hilliard Harris

Funeral service for Hilliard Harris, known as “Fat”, 63, of 106 South Sparks Street, Gaffney, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church with Dr. A. L. More...

John Atkins

SHELBY, N.C. — John Wesley Atkins, 64, of 107 Camden Court, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. More...

National News

London building melts car

LONDON (AP) — Motorists may want to think twice about parking in front of the half-built London skyscraper known as the Walkie-Talkie.  That's because the glare off the skin of the new building is so intense that at least one Jaguar owner More...

Local News

City moving forward on land purchase

Gaffney City Council on Tuesday agreed to move forward on deals that would increase the size of its newest park.  After a 15-minute executive session, council authorized City Administrator James Taylor to begin negotiations with the property own More...

Single-family home starts down significantly in July

There’s apparently a demand for multifamily housing units in the county.  The latest Home Builders of Cherokee County newsletter reported four multifamily duplex starts in the county in June and two in July. More...

10 BPW employees agree to severance deal

Slightly more than half of the Gaffney Board of Public Works employees who have been receiving a check from both the utility and the state retirement system have accepted a severance package to quit their jobs.  More...

Sports

Primed for the Chase

Kyle Busch wins in Atlanta; race to Chase scrambled

When the dust of a 500-mile race settled over Atlanta, the fortunes of many a Chase hopeful had been altered.  More...

NEWS & NOTES

ffi In his first media session since a sprint car crash on August 5 sidelined Tony Stewart with a broken leg, the three-time Cup champion said he would return to the Cup Series in time for the 2014 Daytona 500. More...

Tracks on Tap

SPRINT CUP SERIES   More...

Columns

SCOTT RASMUSSEN

United States is enabler of global irresponsibility

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines an enabler as “one who enables another to persist in self-destructive behavior.” They do so “by providing excuses or by making it possible to avoid the consequences of such behavior.”&nbs More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

8,000 Chinese soldiers, 670 horses frozen in time

My spontaneous nature has caused me great trouble over the years.  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?