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REMEMBER WHEN?

A WALK THROUGH HISTORY

Veterans Appreciation Day offers opportunity to reminisce, learn about country’s proud military past and present  Five years ago…  Moss, GOP take District 30 reins   More...

WHAT’S UP

Yard sale benefits Gaffney Soup Kitchen A large yard sale will be held Saturday, May 17, in the parking lot of Limestone College’s downtown Gaffney campus, located at the corner of Granard and Buford streets More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Stella Hess

Stella Margaret Ashley Hess, 87, of Shelby passed away Thursday May 15, 2014 at Hospice Wendover.  Born April 18, 1927 in Roane County, West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late George Washingon Ashley and Lillie Mae Taylor Ashley.  In More...

Gladys Spearman

Gladys Spearman, 78, Blacksburg, went home to be with the Lord, May 15, 2014, at the home of her daughter, Judy Painter, after a brief illness.  More...

Arthur M. Pedersen, MD

Arthur Morris Pedersen, MD, passed away on Friday, May 9, 2014, at Peachtree Center in Gaffney.  More...

FIRST TEE

Teaching students golf ... and life

One perfect swing is all it takes to develop a lifelong love for golf.  Joshua Paulino experienced this feeling Saturday during his first lesson on the Cherokee National Golf Course. More...

WANT TO KNOW WHAT’S FOR LUNCH AT YOUR SCHOOL?

There’s (now) an app for that

Students and parents can now check grades, bus delays and event schedules right from their mobile phones.  A Cherokee County School District phone app is free for users and available for immediate download from app stores on iPhone and Android d More...

Local News

Bicyclist taken to hospital after being hit by car

A bicyclist was taken for medical treatment after he was thrown from his bike during a May 8 hit-and-run accident on West Carlisle Street.  More...

20 YEARS OF CHUCKIE

20 yEARS OF chuckiE — Charles “Chuckie’ Davenport has been a very dedicated Ingles employee for 20 years. Chuckie is always smiling and never meets a stranger. More...

Robber gets 12 years for his role in city convenience store holdup

A 21-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court for his role in an October 2012 armed robbery at a local convenience store.  More...

Sports

NCAA Division II Men’s Lacrosse Semifinal Tampa at Limestone Sunday at 1 p.m.

Saint goalie loses weight, not games

Pat Sheridan has lost about 70 pounds since his junior year of high school. More...

GHS defensive coordinator takes new job

Josh Caggiano’s only season as the Gaffney High defensive coordinator will be his last.  The former Gaffney High player and longtime assistant coach was hired this week as an assistant principal at the Dorman   High ninth grade academ More...

Title game berth on line when Saints host upstarts

Limestone boasts one of the top men’s lacrosse programs in the county with seven trips to the Division II national championship game and two titles.  The Tampa Spartans have carved their niche in only three seasons of existence with a 16-2 More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Comparing school districts is apples and oranges

We have all been present for arguments in which one of the combatants attempts to strengthen his or her position by throwing out numbers and examples believed to be familiar to the opponent.  A case in point is a list of Top 20 school districts More...

Doctors must serve patients, not society

When we go to the doctor, most of us expect to receive the best possible advice on whatever ails us.  Unfortunately, some medical groups see that as a quaintly archaic notion. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

‘Pro-Choice’ is a tool for propagandists

Congratulations to pro-abortion advocates for understanding the power of language and employing the art of propaganda to dupe much of the American public into believing that their motivation is “choice” and that abortion is “reprodu More...

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Poll

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?