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Another football season kicks off tonight at The Reservation, along with a season chock full of gridiron action courtesy of Ledger Live. More...

LifeStyles

Tracy Wyatt headed home with South85 to give concert Aug. 24 at Harold’s Restaurant

Gaffney native enjoys successful singing career with alternative country music band

Inspired by a lifelong love for singing and country music, Tracy Wyatt lives for the moments when she can perform on stage with her band, South85.  More...

Get the ‘Buzz on Bees’ at Chimney Rock Park

CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C. – Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park will host its second annual “Buzz on Bees” Saturday, Aug. 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Hill – Upchurch

Keith and Kim Hill of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Carol, to Joshua Scott Upchurch of Blacksburg.  Miss Hill is the granddaughter of Ernest and Peggy Hill and William and Mary Poindexter, all of Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Terry Ray, III, worked for more than 25 years at Rogers Pest Control

Linton Grier “Terry” Ray, III, of 862 McKown’s Mountain Road, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Aug. More...

John Blanton, 61, born in Shelby, N.C.

BLACKSBURG – John Blanton, 61, of 137 Jason Road, passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at his residence.  Born in Shelby, Mr. Blanton was the son of the late Huston Lee Blanton and Margaret Lucille Maynard. More...

Jacqueline Eller, 73, services Aug. 18

SPARTANBURG – Visitation for Jacqueline “Jackie” M. Eller, 73, of Spartanburg, will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, from 1- 2:15 p.m. at Converse Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 2:30 p.m. More...

Other News

The Sunday School Lesson

God’s Promise of a Righteous Branch

23 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

I Bring Thee All

I Bring Thee All  Author: Evangeline Cory Booth  (1865-1950)  Composer: Evangeline Cory Booth  (1865-1950)  More...

Judge rules recreation district can operate its own youth football league

Restraining order sought by Gaffney Little League Football group is denied

A Circuit Court judge ruled in an order filed Friday morning that he would not stop the Cherokee County Recreation District from operating a new youth football league. More...

New company brings 20 jobs

The former Felters building in the Peachview Corporate Park has changed hands.  Peachview Acquisitions, a holding company, purchased the 48,000 square-foot building for $825,000, according to records at the Cherokee County Clerk of Courts office More...

NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS

The new dollar general Market store located near limestone and east Third streets opened for business today (Friday). More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

Man charged with making bogus calls to 9-1-1

City of Gaffney police filed arrest warrants against a 58-year-old Walnut Street man, accusing him of breaking arrest and unlawful use of the E-9-1-1 telephone system.  Virgil Lee Jefferies is accused in the warrants of making numerous calls to More...

‘PLAY’ MONEY

Bill Mason, right, owner of several Mc- Donalds, presents Mike Goforth, CEO of the YMCA, with a check for $5,368 from the Ronald McDonald House Charities in support of the newly built playground at t More...

City, college planning bash for students

As students return to Limestone College to begin another academic term, the City of Gaffney and local business owners plan to welcome them back with open arms.  The city has again joined forces with Limestone College to host a “Welcome Bac More...

Sports

One Slick Piece of Driving

Marcos Ambrose gives Richard Petty Motorsports first win of 2012.

Defending Watkins Glen race-winner Marcos Ambrose entered the Sprint Cup Series’ Finger Lakes 355 as the odds-on favorite to win. And Ambrose, who also has three Nationwide Series victories at the Glen, didn’t disappoint.  More...

News & Notes

ffi On Saturday, Jamie McMurray acknowledged that he had signed a contract extension with Earnhardt Ganassi Racing for the 2013 season. McMurray has been with the organization that fields the Nos. More...

Horsepower Rankings

1. Jimmie Johnson Once an Achilles heel, Johnson rolled to his fourth consecutive road course top 10 with a third at Watkins Glen. In the process, he vaulted to the top of the championship point standings.  More...

Columns

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THE RASMUSSEN REPORT

Mainstream America and Official Washington

One of the things Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate ensures is a series of polling questions over the coming months asking voters what’s more important: creating jobs or cutting government spending; helping the econ More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Replica railroad depot would be nice city addition

Many years ago when gas prices were still reasonable I did something completely stupid, random and spontaneous one evening after work.  More...

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