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CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

Limestone College Theatre will perform Tennessee Williams’ classic Nov. 14-16

Limestone College Theatre will perform the classic play "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" this week from Pullitzer Prize winning playwright Tennessee Williams. More...

WHAT’S UP

Church news l“Brace for Impact” is the theme of the Broad River Baptist Association’s Fall Men’s Rally at Providence Baptist Church’s Family Life Center on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m. Mark Hood of Charlotte More...

4-H CLUB TO MEET

4-H CLUB TO MEET: The Revs. Tommy Wright, Robert Ivey and Stuart Kersey are pictured at the last meeting of the 4-H Club. The club’s next meeting is Thursday, Nov. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Billy J. Jones

Retired Sgt. Maj. Billy J. Jones, 70, of 2680 Landsdown Place, Colorado Springs, Colo., husband of Mrs. Ursula Brodsky Jones, answered the Master’s call on Thursday morning, Nov. 6, 2013, in Colorado Springs.  More...

Amanda Valentin

Amanda Millen Valentin, 43, of 422 Carson Drive, passed away Monday, Nov. More...

Jeff Blackstone

BLACKSBURG — Jeff Blackstone, 37, of 144 Sherrill Drive, passed away Sunday, Nov. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It was as if the whole town had taken a nice pill

I’m pretty sure my wife was caught off guard when I agreed to ‘drive up to the mountains’ this past Saturday.  She casually mentioned it earlier in the week and I told her I’d think about it.  The stars were aligned More...

THEIR VIEWS

Texting vow good; S.C. ban better

The message Gov. Nikki Haley sent recently was an important one: Don’t text while driving.  And the target of her message was apt — college students.  More...

Settle boundary issues between states

Clarifying where the state line is that separates North and South Carolina might not end the longstanding dispute about which state President Andrew Jackson was born in.  But it’s about time for both states to agree on exactly where the li More...

Proposed I-85 widening plan clears hurdle

State Sen. Harvey Peeler received good news Tuesday afternoon in his effort to secure funding to widen I-85 in Cherokee County.  More...

Smith defends city’s decision regarding fire department calls

Gaffney City Councilman Bernard Smith supports the city’s decision to discontinue the city fire department’s automatic response to calls outside its fire district.  More...

Julia Phillips returns here to face allegations she violated probation

Already serving a life sentence for murder, Julia Phillips was brought into Cherokee County General Sessions Court on Tuesday to face allegations that she violated the financial terms of her probation on a previous breach of trust charge.  More...

Local News

Father of Sandy Hook victim shares his story

David Wheeler saw his life change forever just before Christmas last year when his 6-year-old son Ben was murdered in a school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.  Ben was one of 20 children and six adults killed in the Dec. More...

Trustee says report cards prove school funding is improper

School trustee Alan McEntire found new evidence on state report cards to support his contention some Cherokee County schools are grossly underfunded in the school district’s $63 million budget while others receive more than their fair share.&nb More...

Students create a ‘Wall of Honor’ as tribute to veterans

Group spends hours at library researching Blacksburg servicemen

Wanting to do something different for this year’s observance of Veterans Day, teachers and students at Blacksburg High School decided to immerse themselves into the history of Blacksburg residents who gave everything they had in the service of More...

Sports

A numbers game

Playmakers in space, rule changes, “not cool” to play defense, fuels record scoring

Region II teams know how to score. More...

Indians expect no surprises in rematch

Here we go again.  Just two weeks after their down-to-the-wire regular season thriller, Gaffney and Boiling Springs meet Friday in the opening round of the Class AAAA Division I playoffs.  Gaffney running back Hyleck Foster turned defender More...

Playoff tickets on sale Friday

Tickets for the first-round Class 4A Division I playoff game with Boiling Springs will be available for purchase Friday at the high school from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. More...

Letters

Conditions for Spartanburg football game an outrage

Dear Editor:  As Gaffney High School’s football physician for many years, I have to admit that the football game at Gibbs Stadium on Friday night, Nov. More...

State News

Golfer drowns trying to retrieve ball from pond

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A Hilton Head Island man has drowned after he fell into a pond on a golf course.  Lawrence Monroe Slovin, 86, fell into the water while reaching for a golf ball, The Island Packet of Hilton Head reported. More...

Sheriff says ex-player Miles shot himself in arm

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

Cyrus shows out at awards show

AMSTERDAM (AP) — She couldn't resist. More...

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