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Carolina Debutante Society presents 8 young women at annual ball

The Carolina Debutante Society of Gaffney presented 8 young women at its 19th annual presentation ball on Saturday evening, May 17, in the Heritage Grand Ballroom of the Marriott at Renaissance Park in Spartanburg.  More...

Around The Area

Gaffney youth a finalist in national pageant

Ten-year-old Meleeah Jefferies, daughter of Stacey Jefferies of Gaffney, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss South Carolina Pageant to be held June 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville. More...

Shady Grove Baptist Church to celebrate its 133rd anniversary Sunday

The Shady Grove Baptist Church family will celebrate its 133rd anniversary on Sunday, May 25, during the 11 a.m. worship service.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nancy Rehmeyer

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Nancy Lucas Rehmeyer passed away at Retreat Hospice on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at age 93 following a brief illness.  More...

Dorothy Mason

Dorothy Elizabeth Phillips Mason, 82, formerly of Draytonville Road, was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Brookview Healthcare.  More...

Joanne Turner

BLACKSBURG — Joanne Montgomery Turner, 69, of 601 Tribal Road, passed away May 20th, 2014 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

DUI charge against councilman tossed

A driving under the influence of alcohol charge levied earlier this year against a longtime City of Gaffney councilman was dismissed by an out-of-town magistrate shortly before a jury trial was scheduled to begin Thursday afternoon.  More...

Man faces 1st-degree burglary charge

A 29-year-old Gaffney man was charged by the Blacksburg Police Department with 1st-degree burglary following an investigation into a May 19 incident on Seven Springs Street.  More...

‘Perfect’ student leaves her mark on Blacksburgh High Class of ’14

A colorful afghan throw rug and perfect attendance are two lasting impressions Summer Hamrick is leaving her school.  Hamrick is one of 68 seniors statewide this year to graduate without ever missing a single day in 12 years of school. More...

Local News

Foster honored by Boy Scouts

When local Boy Scouts of America officials issued a challenge Wednesday, the more than 100 people in attendance at a Golden Eagle Luncheon held to honor longtime Cherokee County Councilman Rufus H. Foster Jr. stepped up in a big way.  More...

Sen. Graham serving up free barbecue

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham will hold a free barbecue dinner Tuesday, May 27, in Gaffney. The gathering begins at 6 p.m. at the National Guard Armory and is open to the public.  More...

County ready to accept bids

The county should be ready to solicit bids by the start of the new fiscal year for its detention center renovation project, a county official told Cherokee County Council on Monday.  Cherokee County Assistant Administrator Holland Belue said he More...

Sports

NCAA Division II Men’s Lacrosse Championship Limestone vs. LIU Post Sunday at 4 p.m.

Unexpected matchup for championship

Neither team was supposed to be here. Here is at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, where the Limestone Saints and LIU Post will play for the NCAA Division II national championship on Sunday at 4 p.m. More...

Peete brings unique athletic gifts to Saints

There is one member of the Limestone lacrosse team who would likely catch football coach Bobby James’ eye because of his unique athletic skills.  It’s easy to pick him out. More...

Longtime Limestone baseball coach out of a job

Limestone College baseball coach Chico Lombardo was let go this week after a 23-year career that included the 2005 Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference regular season championship.  He had a career record of 573-580-2.  Limestone College More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Lots of good role models willing to step forward

The words of the Scout Law are anything but empty or hollow.  “A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent.”  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

On health care, repeal or reform lead to same result

Heading into the 2014 elections, some Democrats think they have found a way to minimize the political fallout from the president’s health care law. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Politics behind decision to replace Common Core

The state Legislature is on the verge of ditching the national educational standards of Common Core and replacing them with standards developed inside the state. More...

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