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Limestone College board OKs 5% tuition increase

Limestone College students will spend more than $25,000 to attend classes and live on campus this year.   The college’s Board of Trustees approved a 5 percent tuition increase for full-time day students. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Davis, Mr. Williams wed May 15

Sharon Elizabeth Davis and Govie Lee Williams II were married Saturday, May 15, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. in a lakeside ceremony at The Acanthus in Lyman. The Rev. James R. McGee performed the double ring ceremony.   More...

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DRAYTONVILLE 'CLASS OF 1983' – Wanting to rekindle past friendships born 27 years ago, members of the Draytonville Elementary School "Class of 1983" are planning a reunion on July 24. More...

Newberry Opera House announces star-studded lineup for 2010-2011 season

NEWBERRY – The Newberry Opera House has announced a new season of stars for 2010-2011 and it is a grand mixture of country, pop, Broadway, beach, bluegrass and more. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Shana Culbreth Degraffenreid

SPARTANBURG – Shana Culbreth Degraffenreid, 34, of 124 Fernridge Drive, passed away Tuesday, July 13, at 4:18 a.m. at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.   More...

Ann Bunch

Ann Huskey Bunch of 240 South Green River Road went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   More...

Larry Jones

Larry Roger Jones, 66, of 326 Sierra St., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

SC team making U.S. Senate   candidate action figures   CLEMSON (AP) — Alvin Greene action figures are here — thanks to a South Carolina minor league baseball team.   More...

Blacksburg woman shines in National Wheelchair Games

For Blacksburg resident Linda Hutchinson, it was the vacation of a lifetime.   More...

Fireworks ban idea gets cool reception

An attempt by a Gaffney councilman to ban fireworks within the corporate limits fizzled Monday.   Councilman Bernard Smith called for the ban to control what he described as fireworks “wars” sparked by outof town gangs. More...

Local News

Authorities still working to identify drowning victim

A week after a man drowned in a local motel’s swimming pool, authorities still are trying to learn his identity. More...

Local minister Burnside to be honored

The Rev. Danny L. Burnside, Sr. will be honored at his church, Philadelphia Baptist Church, located at 1195 Pacolet Highway in Gaffney, on Sunday, July 18, during the 10 a.m. More...

GOOD EATING —

Gaffney resident Terri Woodward holds out what remained Thursday of her award-winning peach pudding dessert. More...

Sports

Speedway to host free fan appreciation night

It’s o ften said that the best things in life are free – and this Saturday Night July 17, in Gaffney, the famed Cherokee Speedway will open up the Grandstands for its first ever Free Fan Appreciation Night. More...

Gaffney blows big lead, exits all-star tourney

Even though the Gaffney Minor League All-Stars didn’t record a victory at this past weekend’s state tournament, it doesn’t mean the tournament was without drama. More...

Shootout at the GHS gym

For the first time this summer, Gaffney High boys basketball coach Mark Huff and his players will be defending “Their House.”   The Gaffney High Shootout will begin at noon today at the Gaffney High gym with a matchup between peren More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Yeech! I’m not eating that stuff

Here is a no thank you helping.   This was the dreaded phrase around the family dinner table when I was growing up. In my case, it always seemed to come into play with green peas, liver and scrambled eggs.   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?