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FOOTBALL CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCED

Luther Shifty is the winner of last week’s Ledger Football Contest. More...

LifeStyles

Limestone Theatre presents remake of Hitchcock classic, ‘The 39 Steps’

Performances set for Sept. 13-17 at 7:30 p.m.

The Limestone College Theatre will bring a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller, “The 39 Steps,” to the Limestone Center Theatre stage Thursday, Sept. 13, through Saturday, Sept. 15. More...

Billy Wayne and Tattered Saints at Draytonville Church

Community concert is set for Sept. 14-16

An area-wide community concert is coming to Gaffney Sept. 14-16 as different churches join together for an evangelistic outreach event and Christian concert.  More...

Living History Program Sept. 15-16 at Kings Mtn. National Military Park

The 7th Royal Fusiliers will present a living history program Saturday, Sept. 15, and Sunday, Sept. 16, at Kings Mountain National Military Park.  Saturday's program will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Marcus Roberts, 67, enjoyed spending time with friends in Blacksburg

Marcus Byrd Roberts, 67, a resident of 109 Raintree Drive, Kings Mountain, N.C., died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.   More...

Raymond Martin Sr., 76, retired from U.S. Army and USPS

Jesse Raymond Martin, Sr., 76, of 562 Old Metal Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at his home.  More...

Mary Lou Kirby, 61, services Sept. 15

Funeral services for Mary Lou Anna Kirby, 61, of 506 Stephenson St., will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, at 10 a.m. at New Mount Zion Baptist Church with Dr. Roger Mason officiating. More...

Trustees to revisit officer selection policy

A week after electing a new chairman, the Cherokee County School Board reluctantly agreed Monday evening to revisit its policy for selecting new officers in October.  School trustees voted 5-4 to approve a motion by Alan McEntire for board membe More...

Readers: Start your engines

It’s NASCAR’s version of the postseason as a dozen drivers prepare for a 10-race scramble to earn competitive driving’s most prestigious championship.  Fortunately, fans of NASCAR can also get a piece of the action by taking pa More...

Personnel honored at board meeting

Gaffney High English teacher Betsy Jolliff and Goucher Elementary custodian Tracy Davis were honored at Monday’s school board meeting as the Cherokee teacher and support staff employee of the year, respectively.  Jolliff was named this yea More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

34-year-old faces two charges for threatening man with shotgun

City of Gaffney police filed two arrest warrants against a 34-year-old Gaffney man Sept. 4 charging him with pointing a firearm at another person and discharging a firearm within city limits.  More...

It’s never too early...

Fundraising efforts for 2013 Relay for Life get underway Saturday

Cancer never rests, so Cherokee County Relay for Life participants seeking to find a cure for the disease have decided neither will they.  More...

Chamber of Commerce retreat gets underway at Myrtle Beach

With the county’s unemployment figures still high, it was an easy decision to put job creation as the emphasis of this year’s Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Retreat.  South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond, State Chamber More...

Sports

Rice makes impact for Seattle

Former GHS star recovered from shoulder woes

Sidney Rice’s injuries appear to be behind him.  The former Gaffney and University of South Carolina standout had four catches for 36 yards and a touchdown in a losing effort as Seattle fell 20-16 to Arizona on Sunday.  He was actuall More...

Indians hard at work during bye

The Gaffney Indians don’t play again until Sept. More...

Strong region play can render 2-2 start meaningless

Commentary

There’s no doubt the Gaffney Indians’ 2-2 start this season has been disappointing.  The lopsided losses to Northwestern and York were especially deflating.  For as bad as those losses were, though, Gaffney has a chance to rend More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

It should be up to fans when to stay, when to go

I suppose I’m one of the fans with whom USC football coach Steve Spurrier is upset.  “Again, I’m disappointed that our fans left at halftime, a lot of them. More...

rEADErS ON tHE rOAD

Dale and robin Pintoff took the Ledger along with them to the State Museum in Columbia over the Labor Day holiday to see the titanic Artifact Exhibition. More...

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