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Stakes increased at Peach Festival barbecue cookoff

The South Carolina Peach Festival barbecue winner will receive an invitation to compete for a world food title in Las Vegas in November and a $50,000 purse.  More...

WE WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY

The Gaffney Ledger will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. More...

LifeStyles

The Road to Victory

You can explore the battlefields of World War II on May 31 at Cherokee County Public Library

The Cherokee County Public Library will bring you the opportunity to explore the battlefields of World War II on Thursday, May 31, and meet some of the brave men who were there.  More...

CCMHA sponsors annual banquet May 24; guest speaker will be Dr. William S. Powell

The Board of Directors of the Cherokee County Mental Health Association will sponsor its annual banquet on Thursday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m. in Stephenson Dining Hall at Limestone College. Dr. William S. More...

Special events May 25-27honor Dr. Washington on retirement

The Rev. Dr. McKinley Washington Jr. is retiring as pastor of Edisto Presbyterian Church, USA. Rev. Dr. Washington is married to the former Beulah Jefferies of Gaffney.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ruth (RuRu) Kendrick

Ruth Bailey Kendrick, 79, of 686 Bonner Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Jonathan R. Phillips

Funeral services for Jonathan Rawshad Phillips, 23, of 800 Beech St., will be held Saturday, May 26, at 2 p.m. at Limestone Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael L. Golden officiating. He will lie instate from1 p.m. More...

George L. Smith

George Larry Smith, 74, of Gastonia, N.C., passed away May 20, 2012, at Alexandria Place in Gastonia.  Mr. Smith was born Feb. More...

County mulls hiking taxes to help span budget chasm

Closing a budget hole — whether by raising taxes or tapping into savings — was the dominant theme during Monday’s Cherokee County Council budget workshop.  The county faces a projected $2 million deficit for fiscal year 2012-20 More...

Police think they’ve got weapon used in slaying

City of Gaffney detectives on Monday took into evidence a .45-caliber handgun likely used in a Saturday evening shooting inside a Beech Street home that resulted in a man’s death.  More...

‘Suspicious’ fire destroys home; investigators sift through rubble

Investigators from the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office continued to sift through the rubble for clues Tuesday in the wake of a Monday morning fire on Tindall Mill Road that local fire officials dee More...

Local News

Survey says...

Nearly 300 county residents have returned surveys to the College of Charleston regarding their attitudes about education.  More...

GIRLS GATHER —

Blacksburg High 1936 graduate Lenora Shilling McSwain (at right) attended the second annual gathering of “The Blacksburg High Girls” on Friday at the Barnfire BBQ restaurant with her sist More...

Former Limestone athlete sentenced in assault case

Before deciding the fate of a former Limestone College student charged with a 2011 assault that ended the athletic career of another student, Circuit Court Judge Mark Hayes indicated he wanted the student to learn something.  More...

Sports

No home for Gaffney middle schools

This year, Ewing Middle School athletic director and football coach Ric Phillips believed he made inroads in his quest to find a new home for the Eagle football, basketball and volleyball teams.  But by an 8-3 vote by member schools, Ewing was d More...

Post 109 opens new season at Mint Hill

A.L. Post 109

Ready or not, Post 109 opens defense of its state and regional championships today.  Maybe not coincidentally, Post 109 begins play in North Carolina, the host state of last year’s World Series, where Post 109 ended its magical run.  More...

RUNNING ROOM

- Dechray Foster finds open space during Friday's Gaffney spring game. The rising junior had a couple of good gains during the 90-minute scrimmage. More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

These cruisers sailed out of Charleston aboard the Carnival Cruise Lines ship Fantasy. Pictured here in Nassau, Bahamas, are (left to right) J.T. and Hope Teaster, and Debbie and Ransom Teaster. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Graduation is no place for overzealous spectators

If you’ve ever been to a sporting event, you have endured the pain of sitting in front of an overzealous spectator.  Having been to numerous competitions, I have dealt with the agony of de-ears more times than I care to count.  Severa More...

THE MOSS REPORT

Making progress

The 119th legislative session is winding down. We adjourn in three weeks. While we have much left to accomplish, we made progress on several issues last week.  More...

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