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Robbery victim shot in hand

The Gaffney Police Department is investigating an armed robbery and shooting that occurred late Feb. 12 at East Frederick and Sycamore streets.  More...

Cook Out acquires Ruby Tuesday site

There’s another fast-food restaurant chain coming to Floyd Baker Boulevard.  Cook Out, a privately owned fast food restaurant chain headquartered in North Carolina, is acquiring the property on which the former Ruby Tuesday restaurant was More...

LifeStyles

Eight vie for Distinguished Young Woman of Blacksburg

Formerly Blacksburg’s Junior Miss, competition is set for Saturday evening

The Blacksburg Women’s Club will sponsor the Distinguished Young Woman of Blacksburg Scholarship Program, formerly Blacksburg’s Junior Miss, on Saturday, Feb. 19, in Blacksburg High School Auditorium. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. More...

Dawkins speaker at Shady Grove’s ‘Love Sunday’

The Shady Grove Baptist Church Young Women’s Auxiliary will have its annual ‘Love Sunday’ service Feb. 20 during the 11 a.m. worship service. More...

WHAT’S UP

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Obituaries - Free Access

Beaufort Lesley Crawford

Beaufort Lesley Crawford, 90, of 5360 Eneida Sue Drive, Charlotte, N.C., passed away Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Liberty Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Charlotte. More...

Columns

Governmental reform time is now

So far, the state’s budgetary woes have dominated the attention of the Legislature, and the outlook remains grim for the session. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Yes you did, Mr. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Army Major Scott Sentell, a 1992 graduate of Gaffney High School, reads The Ledgers sent to him in Afghanistan. More...

Boxes of love and gratitude sent overseas

Most of the people on the address labels were familiar names to members of the “Supporting Each Other, Military Style” support group.  But even the names no one recognized were just as important. More...

Who had keys to the courthouse question sparks debate

After an intentionally-set fire heavily damaged the Cherokee County Courthouse more than a decade ago, the first question state investigators asked local officials was, “Who had keys to the courthouse?”  Likely to the surprise of the More...

Local News

CLARIFICATION

A Blacksburg man charged last October with grand larceny from a home while working for a heating and cooling contractor was not an employee of Precision Heating & Air Conditioning of Gaffney.  The charge against the man was detailed in a sto More...

The ‘Funniest Man in America’ returns to Cherokee County tonight

After a long week of work, one deserves an opportunity to unwind and have a good time with friends and family. More...

Workshop on taxes scheduled

The Clemson Small Business Development Center is presenting a FREE tax workshop for prospective and new small business owners. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Sports

Shocker!

Byrnes downs defending champs 61-54 in overtime

March Madness and all its zaniness came a few weeks early as underdog Byrnes pulled off the biggest shocker of the prep basketball season Wednesday night, beating defending state champion Gaffney, 61-54, in overtime in the first round of the Class 4A More...

Saints win opener, 28-5

Senior attack Jeff Santo and sophomore attack Riley Loewen each scored four goals while junior attack Shayne Jackson had six assists and added a goal to lead the Limestone men’s lacross team to a 28-5 victory over Lees-McRae in its season opene More...

LOCAL FLAVOR AT NATIONWIDE RACE –

Don't be surprised to see a little local flavor when tuning in to Saturday's season-opening Nationwide race at Daytona International Speedway. 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?