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Limestone tutoring program a win-win for future teachers and at-risk students

ALimestone   College’s tutoring initiative is proving to be a winwin for teachers of tomorrow and today’s at-risk students. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Cook – Young

Mr. and Mrs. David A. Cook of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Michelle, of Rock Hill to Barrett Parker Young of Charlotte, N.C., son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenny P. Young of Abbeville.  More...

Couple married April 6

Rebekah Ruth Earls Martin and Jeffrey Lee Martin were married on Saturday, April 6, 2013,ina5p.m. ceremony at Parris Lake. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Melvin Broome, 74, retired mechanic

BLACKSBURG – Melvin Broome, 74, of 494 Bluebird Lane, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at his home.  Born in Blacksburg, Mr. More...

Daniel W. Keeter, retired from Limestone Plant

Daniel William Keeter, affectionately called “Danny Boy,” 86, of 212 Marietta St., widower of Lucille Wilson Keeter, passed Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 6:10 p.m. at Magnolia Manor, 411 Ansel St., Greenville.  More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

The Norris Family is shown here during their spring break on a 7-day cruise to Nassau, Bahamas, St. Thomas, San Juan, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Americans seem to be taking terrorism in stride

The news from Boston over the past couple of weeks has been the stuff of nightmares.  Homemade bombs killing and injuring innocent people at a high-profile public event were followed by a massive manhunt. More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Did the brothers Tsarnaev fail?

“Whatever they thought they could ultimately achieve, they’ve already failed,” says President Obama of the Boston Marathon bombers.  “They failed because the people of Boston refused to be intimidated. More...

Grassy Pond Road burglary suspect catches a ride with Sheriff Mueller

Elementary school locked down during search

A suspect allegedly fleeing from a burglary scene on Grassy Pond Road apparently picked the wrong car for a hitchhiking attempt.  “He (the suspect) actually had his thumb out for me,” said Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller, who w More...

First-of-its-kind competition Saturday

Dressed in majestic colors, 400 elementary school students will take the field Saturday for a spirited competition intended to stir a passion for academic and athletic excellence.  Students from the county’s 11 elementary school districts More...

Local News

Woman says she was robbed

POLICE REPORTS

Gaffney police were called to investigate an armed robbery that was reported April 19 on North Logan Street.  According to an incident report, a 45- year-old Union Highway woman was driving in the 500 block at approximately 5 p.m. More...

BPW plants trees to observe Arbor Day

A weeping cherry and purple leaf plum tree took their first steps Thursday towards adding color into the lives of Corinth and Mary Bramlett elementary students.  More...

Partners announce change in ownership

In a statement issued this week, a change in ownership of two local vehicle dealerships was announced.  Longtime friends Roger Shiflett and Frank Polk purchased the Ford dealership in Gaffney in 2006 and the Buick—GMC dealership in 2007.&n More...

Sports

Gaffney star visitsWVU, App. St.

Foster raising his stock with impressive camp workouts

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Sports Editor larry@gaffneyledger.com   West Virginia and Appalachian State had a friendly feel for Gaffney running back Hyleck Foster.  Foster visited both colleges this past weekend.  Foster visited Morgant More...

Ninety-Six rallies past Wildcats

As the wheels slowly came off, Ninety Six took advantage of every Blacksburg Wildcat mistake.  Leading 1-0 heading into the bottom of the sixth, the Wildcats botched a double play and threw a bunt into right field. More...

Gaffney tabs Dorman High product as new volleyball coach

Gaffney High has tabbed a Dorman product to become its new varsity volleyball coach.  Haley Bush has been hired to replace interim head coach Jenna Hiers, Gaffney Athletic Director Mark Huff said.  This year’s team qualified for the p More...

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The Sunday School Lesson

Standing Firm in Hope

II Thessalonians 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,  2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, a More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah

GUIDE ME O THOU GREAT JEHOVAH Author: William Williams (1717-1791) Composer: John Hughes (1873-1932)   Some of the greatest music in the form of hymns came from the Welsh people. More...

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