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Hey Ledger readers, start your engines!

Ready for a little racing?  Readers of The Gaffney Ledger can get in on the action this NASCAR season by participating in this year’s Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Racing game.  More...

LifeStyles

Limestone physical education students experience high-tech heart rate monitoring

With the use of a high-tech computer system, Limestone College physical education student-teachers are taking heart rate monitoring to the next level.  More...

MOMENTS IN BLACK HISTORY

Shady Grove Baptist Church is celebrating “Black History Month” with special ‘Moments in History’ each Sunday in February during the 11 a.m. worship service. More...

A pain in the heel:

Diagnosis and proper treatment important for Achilles pain

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Achilles tendon, the large tough band of tissue connecting the muscles in the back of the lower leg to the heel bone, can become inflamed, degenerate or even rupture. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rev. William A. Payne, ‘a walking example of Christ’s love in the world’

Memorial services were held Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. at Collier Butler Chapel for the Rev. William Allen Payne, 80, of Rainbow City, Ala., who passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. The Rev. Rodney Gilmore officiated. More...

Eloise McAbee, 66, avid Atlanta Braves fan

Eloise Spencer McAbee, 66, of 120 Rose St., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Sallie Morris, 59, formerly worked at Arsenal for 19 years

Sallie Faye Deaton Morris, 59, of 109 Pamela Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at her residence.  More...

Other News

The Sunday School Lesson

Clothed in Christ

Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:  6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

And Can It Be That I Shold Gain?

AND CAN IT BE THAT I SHOULD GAIN AUTHOR: CHARLES WESLEY (1707-1788) COMPOSER: THOMAS CAMPBELL (1777-1847)   More...

With love, from Afghanistan

BRANDY WYATT’S FIANCE, U.S. ARMY SOLDIER PATRICK THORNTON, WAS DEPLOYED TO AFGHANISTAN IN NOVEMBER.

Aside from boundless love, Brandy Wyatt best describes her relationship with U.S. Army soldier Patrick Thornton as “one full of surprises.”  Much to her amazement Wednesday, she was in for yet another surprise.  More...

Tr ustee seriously injured in wreck

Cherokee County School Board Vice- Chairman Jim Touchberry was seriously injured Tuesday night in a traffic accident shortly after leaving a Daniel High School basketball game.  More...

Gaffney firefighters begin ‘Amazing Race’ on Sunday

How far will they go?  By now, most everyone in Cherokee County should know that two of their native sons, Matt Davis and Daniel Moss, are contestants on the hit CBS reality show “The Amazing Race,” which premiers Sunday at 8 p.m.&nb More...

Local News

BPW manager explains bill

Reacting to a flood of questions, Gaffney Board of Public Works General Manager Donnie Hardin said the new line item on customer’s bills is not a new charge for electrical service.  Beginning this month, customers receiving electrical serv More...

Blacksburg ballfields flooding

Heavy rain has made it difficult for Blacksburg High baseball and softball players to practice in preparation for their season openers March 4.  More...

Apartment complex purchased

One of the city’s largest apartment complexes has been sold.  Berkeley Apartments on Chandler Drive has been purchased at an auction, according to a city building official.  City official Donald Elder said he’s been in contact w More...

Sports

Moss will not return as Blacksburg coach

Blacksburg High football coach Mickey Moss will not return to the sidelines next season after his 5-year agreement with the school district expired.  Moss, 63, recently led Blacksburg to one of its most successful seasons since 1986. More...

Early Exits

Newberry wears down Wildcats

Just like so many of the Newberry Indians’ opponents, the Blacksburg boys varsity basketball team had a tough time dealing with their relentless, fast-paced attacking style.  The Wildcats were within nine late in the first half but the Bul More...

Lady Indians ousted in first round by G-Wood

Greenwood made quick work of the Gaffney Lady Indians on Tuesday.  The Lady Eagles led 16-10 at the end of the first quarter and 42-16 at the half en route to an easy 73-49 victory to advance to the second round of the Class 4A playoffs.  G More...

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RASMUSSEN REPORT

Plenty of learning to go around

There’s still a lot of confusion in the Republican Party in the aftermath of the 2012 election. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

No budget, no pay

Late last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “No Budget, No Pay Act,” which, among other things, temporarily extended the nation’s debt ceiling. More...

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