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14-year-old hospitalized after Sunday accident

A 14-year-old girl was taken to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center following a Sunday afternoon crash on East Frederick Street that caved in the side of a vehicle.  More...

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Christmas on Limestone

The City of Gaffney ushered in the holiday season with its annual “Christmas on Limestone.” These photos were snapped by Ledger staffer Joe Hughes II at the Friday, Nov. 30, festivities. More...

Union County Cancer Services giving away Hull paintings

UNION – South Carolina artist Laura Kyle Hull of Pacolet has donated two original watercolor paintings that will be given away a drawing in December to raise funds for the Union County Cancer Services. More...

Congaree National Park announces January programs

Congaree National Park has announced its lineup of January programs. All are free and begin at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Roberta Waldron, 47, native of Germany

BLACKSBURG – Roberta L. Waldron, 47, of 100 Huntington Square Drive Apt. 4-E, Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. More...

Elizabeth Pennington, retired from textiles

BLACKSBURG – Elizabeth Ramona Pennington, 84, of Blacksburg, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Brookview HealthCare Center in Gaffney.  More...

Claude Moore, 68, mechanic in textiles

BLACKSBURG – Claude Dean Moore, 68, 265 Ed's Road, Blacksburg, passed away Friday, Dec. More...

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HAVE YOU CONSIDERED

As Christmas nears…

“Are you prepared for Christmas?”  “Did you have a good Christmas?”  Sound familiar?  Of course. These two questions are frequent words exchanged in December. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Santa needs some WD-40

Sometimes I sit and stare at a blank computer screen for hours on end as I wrestle to come up with this weekly column (OK, I don’t JUST stare at a blank screen; sometimes I open a browser on the other half of the screen and check out what&rsquo More...

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS

smiles and tears of joy were plentiful at walmart on saturday morning when 160 cherokee county children were treated to $100 shopping sprees through the ‘christmas is for kids’ program sp More...

Posthumous honorary degrees given by LC

There were many life lessons David Pewu learned while serving in the U.S. Army for 25 years after he left his home in Liberia to further his education in the United States.  More...

Local News

Work on mill hill project could begin soon

The city could begin work within weeks on the long-awaited mill village revitalization project .  Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said the city could receive notice on the completion of the environmental review for the project within seven to More...

Ambustar adds three ambulances to fleet

Company has 120 employees

Gaffney-based Ambustar ambulance service’s fleet grew this week as the company took delivery of three new Mercedes-brand ambulances.  The company, which has hubs of operation in Cherokee and York counties and a satellite office in Spartanb More...

Fake check arrives in man’s mailbox

Many people might be excited to learn through the mail they had won $125,000 in a lottery.  But not one local resident.  “It just looked like a hoax,” he said of a letter that arrived in his mailbox last week. More...

Sports

Miller Time at Shrine Bowl

Gaffney defensive end named captain, blocks extra point in S.C. win

The North Carolina offensive line had its hands full Saturday in an effort to keep Jaylen Miller away from their quarterbacks.  More...

Hardy propels relentless Indians to region victory

Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff believes that rival Boiling Springs gave his ninth- ranked Indians just the kind of region road test they needed. Tee Hardy made sure the Indians took home the impressive 92- 79 win. More...

Heavyweight turns momemtum in Gaffney victory over Crest

Will Cantrell pulled his weight and more for the Gaffney High wrestling team on Thursday.  Cantrell won by pin in the heavyweight division to propel the Indians to a 45-36 win over Crest. More...

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Ewing Middle

School History: The school was called East Junior High when opened in 1968. The school district changed school name to John E. Ewing Junior High in 1991 in honor of the Cherokee County Superintendent. Top 12 Things About Ewing Middle 1. More...

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