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YMCA patron uses AED to revive apparent heart attack victim

Tom Hatcher’s timing was impeccable last Thursday but he takes no credit for it.  “The Lord just put me in the right place at the right time,” he said.  The right place happened to be the Cherokee County YMCA and right tim More...

LifeStyles

USS Cowpens lends helping hand to relief efforts in devastated Philippines

Battle of Cowpens’ namesake is base for Seahawk helicopters in Operation Damayan

TALCOBAN, Philippines (NNS) — Ticonderoga guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) commenced its aid to the Republic of the Philippines in support of Operation Damayan on Nov. 16. More...

Churches join to present Christmas cantata at Bethany Baptist Church

Bethany Baptist Church, Rehobeth Baptist Church and members from Central Baptist and Arkwright Baptist churches will unite to present “Glory in the Highest, An Encounter with the Christ of Christmas,” by Marty Parks, at 6 p.m. More...

WHAT’S UP

Toy drive l A toy drive for the Ladies Auxiliary of Corinth Fire Department will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, from 12-3 p.m. at Buford Street Drugs and Ace Hardware, 113 W. Buford St.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Doris A. Mathis, retired from Connie Maxwell Children’s Home

LEXINGTON – Doris A. Mathis, 88, of Lexington, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at Oakleaf Village of Lexington.  More...

Earl Mayberry retired from textiles

Earl Mayberry, 53, of 904 Lyme Brook Lane, Charlotte, N.C., husband of Elizabeth Brown Mayberry, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. More...

Elmer Wisher, retired from textiles

BLACKSBURG – Elmer Elizabeth Wright Wisher, born Dec. 25, 1923, would have been 90 on Christmas Day. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. More...

Teen shows up at hospital with gunshot wound

City of Gaffney police are investigating how an 18-year-old city man ended up with a gunshot wound Tuesday night.  Police were called to Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center at approximately 9:30 p.m. More...

’Tis the season ...

...To be scamming, fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la

As consumers seek to deliver “tidings of great joy” to friends and loved ones this holiday season, they’re asked to remain vigilant as “scrooges” aim to take the air out of the “most wonderful time of the year.&rdq More...

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Are you happy with your job?  YES: 42% (107 votes) NO: 24% (62 votes) DON’T HAVE ONE: 34% (87 votes)  TOTAL VOTES: 256  THE NEW POLL QUESTION   More...

Local News

Numerous activities planned for ‘Christmas on Limestone’

Elves will work on an antique sleigh for Santa on Friday, Dec. 6, while kids can grab a few candy canes at a Christmas holiday celebration hosted by downtown merchants.  More...

Simply the best

Twenty-seven county students sang their hearts out Nov. 23 for a $500 prize and the chance to be named the “Best Singer in the District.”  More...

County fills building inspector vacancy

The county can now take down the ‘Help Wanted’ sign in its building department.  The county has tabbed Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department deputy Brandon Swofford to fill its building inspector vacancy.  Cherokee County More...

Sports

Saints hold their own in matchup with Division I foe

Showing that they are for real, Limestone controlled the majority of an in-season men’s basketball exhibition at NCAA Division I Western Carolina, and led until the final minutes, before falling 78-69 on Tuesday.  Per NCAA bylaws, the game More...

Former GHS Shrine Bowler picks up honor

Three years ago, Denzelle Good’s football future looked uncertain.  Now, it couldn’t be brighter.  The former Gaffney High Shrine Bowl offensive tackle was named to the all conference first team by the South Atlantic Conference. More...

Saints fall five spots in poll after loss

Coming off its first loss of the season, the Limestone College women’s basketball team fell five spots in the national rankings but remains in the Top-25 as it checks in at No. More...

Columns

PAT BUCHANAN

Is the superpower afraid of Iran?

“Iran’s Nuclear Triumph” roared the headline of the Wall Street Journal editorial. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

If there is a turkey tragedy, I have my excuse ready

When I think about Thanksgiving, I picture Pilgrims and Native Americans gathered around a large table on a cool crisp winter day in late November without any snow on the ground.  More...

OUR VIEW

Shop small on Saturday, Nov. 30

Do you want to do something that can make a real difference in our local economy?  Yes?  Well then “Shop Small” this Saturday, Nov. 30.  What’s that, you ask?  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?