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Woman sentenced in felony DUI case

A 25-year-old Gaffney woman admitted in Cherokee County General Sessions Court on Monday that she had been drinking before being involved in a headon collision that sent five people, including herself, to the hospital.  More...

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County students in LC’s first Choral Celebration concert

Students from Gaffney High School, Granard Middle School and Gaffney Middle School are the featured performers in the first Limestone College Choral Celebrations concert today, Oct. 19. The concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. More...

PAINTING CLASS –

Larry Mauldin of Spartanburg will be the guest instructor for an “Evening Snow” painting class on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the CAVA. More...

Habitat for Humanity hosts gingerbread house contest

Habitat for Humanity of Cherokee County is organizing its first Gingerbread House Build competition. All houses will be displayed at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery, 210 W. Frederick St., during Christmas on Limestone, Friday, Nov. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Meredith McEachern, retired from N.C. Mutual

Meredith McGinn Byers McEachern, 68, of 1805 Ryan St., Greensboro, N.C., widow of Bobby McEachern, passed on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at 10:45 a.m. at Triad Health in High Point, N.C.  More...

Bessie Edwards, 97, retired nurse

Bessie Gaffney Edwards, 97, of 220-10 134th Road, Laurelton, N.Y., widow of Nathaniel Edwards and grandmother of Tonya Clay, passed on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at 5:55 p.m. at her residence.  More...

Alice Parker, 60, retired from textiles

Alice Faye Parker, 60, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. More...

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We can’t assume we’ll get lucky the next time

If the phrase “missile gap” rings a bell, you probably remember one of the most frightening periods of the Cold War era: when the United States and Soviet Russia, 50 years ago this month, came perilously close to launching World War III.& More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST And then came new life

Certain images are harder than others to shake, ingrained in your mind due to sheer joy and excitement or bitter disappointment and disgust.  For scores among the Gaffney fan base, Dec. 3, 2011 is remembered for all the wrong reasons.  More...

BHS-Chesnee showdown will air live on our website

One would think an affair with such high stakes between longtime foes Blacksburg and Chesnee should have its own place in the limelight.  Tonight (Friday), the stage is theirs as the Region I-2A rivals battle for conference supremacy in The Ledg More...

Town worker recovering from scary accident

The phone at Blacksburg Town Hall rang off the hook Thursday morning as residents and friends called in to offer their prayers and best wishes for the recovery of a well-liked member of the town’s street department who was seriously injured in More...

Local News

Lord Mayor of Westminster coming to Limestone to issue invitation

The Lord Mayor of Westminster will visit Limestone College campus Oct. 26 to issue a special invitation.  More...

Murder defendants ask for bond

Two local men charged in separate murder cases appeared in Cherokee County General Sessions Court on Monday hoping to be released on bond.  More...

Organist honored by church for 25 years of service

Change is not something readily embraced by many of the Presbyterian faith, according to local resident Rita Harmon.  But it by no means is a bad thing for her, however, or those at Limestone Presbyterian Church who have become accustomed to see More...

Sports

Wildcats battle rival Chesnee for region crown

Blacksburg will honor 20 senior football players in pregame festivities today before their final regular season home game against Chesnee.  More...

After big win, Indians must avoid letdown

Gaffney coach Dan Jones’ message was simple this week – now is not the time for a letdown.  That’s exactly what happened three weeks ago when the Indians lost at struggling Wade Hampton after blanking rival Dorman 14-0 the week More...

Senior leader eager to go out on top

Ethan Snipes sits comfortably in the home stands where Blacksburg fans will watch him play his final regular season game today against Chesnee.  Snipes has just completed a 2-hour practice and unwraps athletic tape from his ankles. More...

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The Sunday School Lesson

Remaining Incorruptible

Acts 8:9 But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:  10 To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

All Glory To God In The Sky

All Glory To God In The Sky  Author: Charles Wesley  (1707-1788)  Composer: Lewis Edson  (1748-1820)  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?