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Hey, look what Old Man Winter left for us

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LifeStyles

Meals onWheels’ annual fund raiser at Daddy Joe’s is set for Sunday, March 30

This year’s March for Meals Daddy Joe’s Benefit for Cherokee County Meals on Wheels will be on Sunday, March 30, from 11 a.m. More...

FEEDING THE PETS –

The Cherokee County Education Association – Retired recently collected pet food to be distributed through the Humane Society and the Mobile Meals program for local pets. More...

Preventing nausea after surgery

Nausea and vomiting after surgery affect more than 30 percent of people and can lead to complications ranging from inhalation of stomach contents to injury to the surgery site. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Keith Fortenberry, lead guitarist forTimber Ridge Bluegrass Gospel Band

BLACKSBURG – Keith Douglas Fortenberry, 59, of 201 E. Carolina St., passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Wendover Hospice Home.  More...

Betty Henderson, retired from Oxford

Betty Ruth Childers Henderson, 69, of 112 Brittany Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at her home.  Born in Spartanburg, she was the wife of James Robert Henderson and daughter of the late Fred Childers and Mae Smit More...

Bertha Ratchford

Services for Bertha Phillips Ratchford, 64, of 210 Martin Luther King Road, will be March 15 at noon at Limestone Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Michael L. Golden officiating. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Gone is the need to know fancy words like obsequious

Many high school students are waiting this spring to see if they will have the opportunity to attend the college of their choice.  In many cases, their scores on the SAT or the ACT will play a major factor in determining whether they get into co More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obamacare just keeps on tanking

How I pray we don’t get so numb to the endless nightmarish stories of Obamacare that we become fatalistic and resigned to its continued existence. As an antidote to that, I submit another update.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

The health care numbers are stacked against Obama

From its inception, everything about President Barack Obama’s health care law has been controversial.  More...

Ex-cop sentenced for felony DUI

A former Gaffney police officer charged with felony driving under the influence of alcohol will spend the next three years on home confinement as a result of a guilty plea Thursday in Spartanburg County Court.  More...

Trustees wrap up personnel decisions

It took just two minutes Wednesday for the school board to correct a personnel oversight earlier this week.  More...

Local News

Organizers hope to have big IMPACT on local youths

They may be young, but God has no issue working through youths for his purpose.  More...

Tax increase for Blacksburg?

Tight times call for drastic measures.  More...

Deputies seize cocaine, tractor-trailer

While an arrest has not yet been made, Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller said he was at least glad that the “garbage didn’t get on the street.”  More...

Sports

Walks doom Indians in loss to NW

Last season, Gaffney High baseball coach Jeff Osment chafed when his pitchers issued walk after walk.  That feeling returned Wednesday as three Indian pitchers combined to issue 15 walks in a 14-4 home loss to Northwestern.  A frustrated Os More...

NCAA SOUTHEAST REGIONAL

Saints battle Clayton State in tourney rematch

The Limestone women’s basketball team will be making its third straight appearance. Clayton State also is used to dancing in March, with its 10th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division II tournament.  They meet today at 2:30 p.m. More...

GHS golfers give foes a tussle

The Gaffney golf team defied extreme wind conditions at Woodfin Ridge on Wednesday to shoot a respectable 157 in a tri-match with region heavyweights Riverside and Boiling Springs.  Riverside won the match with a 155. More...

Letters

Trustee voices opinion about hiring

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter was sent to Cherokee County Superintendent Dr. Quincie Moore and some trustees following Wednesday’s special called meeting of the school board. A copy also was e-mailed to The Ledger.)  Dr. More...

State News

Riverbanks expansion cranks up in advance of 40th anniversary

COLUMBIA – A major multi-million dollar expansion that will change the landscape of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is now underway. More...

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