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Teachers honored for outstanding participation in art, essay contest

The Cherokee County Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Tuesday Woman’s Club has March meeting at Limestone

The Tuesday Woman’s Club met Tuesday, March 11, in Winnie Davis Hall on the campus of Limestone College.  More...

ENGAGEMENT

Kerr – Ellis

Kim and LeAnn Phillips, and the late Michael Kerr, announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Kerr, to Kevin Ellis, son of Bobby and Marcia Ellis. Ms. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

HonorableWade S. (Chip)Weatherford, III

Honorable Wade S. (Chip) Weatherford, III, 67, of 170 Cherokee Creek Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 31, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Donald Rushton

BLACKSBURG – Donald Odell Rushton, 71, of Blacksburg, passed away March 31, 2014, at Agape Senior Center in Rock Hill.  Donald was born Aug, 14, 1942, in Gaston County, N.C., son of Pauline Rushton and the late Wilfred Rushton. More...

Jane Byars

COWPENS – Myra Jane Whelchel Byars, 78, of 1705 S. Green River Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 31, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Sudden illness claims city judge

Those who knew Wade “Chip” Weatherford III said it will be impossible to forget his wit, passion for the law and fun-loving personality.  The longtime attorney who also served as Gaffney Municipal Court judge died unexpectedly   More...

Mill Village project one step closer to reality

The city and a general contractor have signed on the dotted line to begin the Mill Village Renaissance project.  Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said the city has signed a contract with RJJ Construction. More...

Local News

POWER LINE DOWN, ROAD CLOSED

POWER LINE DOWN, ROAD CLOSED — City of Gaffney firefighters and police had to close down a portion of Pacolet Highway for a brief period of time late Monday morning after a power line fell acro More...

Goucher Elementary fifth-graders chosen for Common Core field test

A handful of local 5th-graders will see a mystery revealed this spring during a sneak peek at one of the new Common Core exams under development nationally.  Goucher Elementary 5th-graders were recently chosen to participate in South Carolina&rs More...

See Elvis, help Tim

Life is priceless, and a smile worth its weight in gold.  But for local resident Tim Ruppe, putting his worries in the hand of God has given him something much more — peace.  More...

Sports

‘Marshall’ing his talents

Gaffney’s Hyleck Foster has never been average. Mix an unmatched skill set with an immense inner drive and you have Foster, who rushed for 3,918 yards, including 1,823 as a junior and 1,530 this past season. More...

Indians finalize dates for 2014 schedule

Gaffney coach Dan Jones unveiled his finalized 2014 football schedule that includes home dates with non region rivals Dorman, Byrnes and Spartanburg and a regular season ending home game with defending Region III champion Northwestern.  This yea More...

Henson tosses 5-hitter to lead Lady Indians past Dorman

During this time of the season, Gaffney High softball coach Kelly Ellis describes all wins as big.  The Lady Indians notched another big win on Tuesday, beating rival Dorman 3-2 at Wayne Fuller Field.  Olivia Henson went the distance to pic More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Memories we will cherish for years to come

I had planned to write this week’s column about my trip to Hot ‘Lanta for a wedding.  That’s what I had planned to do.  And I will still touch on that trip, but the focus has changed.  Dramatically.  When you thi More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

‘It was important for us to suffer’

On Sunday, two remarkable Christian women, Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh, spoke at our church, describing their harrowing tale of imprisonment by the Iranian regime because of their Christian faith.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Curbing NSA overreach

The White House and a bipartisan Congress finally appear to be moving in the right direction with plans to end mass telephone data collection by the National Security Agency.  More...

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