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Stadium rental costing Saints $6,500 a game

Limestone College will pay a $6,500 rental fee to play each of its six home football games at the Gaffney High football stadium this fall.  More...

LifeStyles

Local museum hosts variety of events to welcome autumn

Special exhibit, ‘The American Revolutionary War 1775-1783 in South Carolina,’ highlights the important battles and skirmishes fought in South Carolina

There is no shortage of activity at the Cherokee  County History and Arts Museum to close out summer and welcome autumn.  More...

HSCC and Carolina Poodle Rescue participate in weekend adoption event

Local animal rescue groups will have cats, dogs for adoption Saturday, Sunday

Petsense of Gaffney will host a twoday pet adoption event for local animal rescue organizations on Saturday, Sept. 13, and Sunday, Sept. More...

What’s Up?

High school reunions he Gaffney High School Class of 1994 will celebrate its 20-year reunion Saturday, Oct. 4, from 7-11:30 p.m. at Broad River Electric Cooperative. Cost is $30 per person and must be paid before Sept. 19 More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mindle Mullinax, formerly worked at Hamrick Mills and Community Cash

Walter Mindle Mullinax, 72, of 203 Northwood Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at his home. He was a devoted husband, father and Paw- Paw, and he loved to fish.  More...

Ryan L. Billingslea, native of Charlotte, N.C.

Ryan Levar Billingslea, 36, of 5001 Banfshire Road, Charlotte, N.C., answered the Master’s call on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at 2:28 p.m. in Charlotte.  More...

Rufus J. Hughes

Graveside services for Rufus James Hughes, 76, of Mocksville, N.C., will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, at 1 p.m. More...

State News

Girl Scouts looking for new members and volunteers

SPARTANBURG – Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands is making its back-to-school push for girls and adult volunteers to join Girl Scouts, the country’s preeminent leadership development organization for girls.  More...

CHILD PORN INVESTIGATION

Man goes to prison for images on phone

A 38-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Anderson to 78 months in prison for possession of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office for the District of South Carolina.  More...

Custodian accused of stealing school items

A custodian at B.D. Lee Elementary School has been charged with larceny after he allegedly sold Cherokee County School District-owned classroom equipment to pawn shops in Charlotte.  More...

SO, WHAT’S IT COST TO RENT A STADIUM?

Limestone College is the first entity outside the school district to use the $8.4 million Gaffney High football stadium which opened in 2008. The school board has established a formal price structure for rental of school facilities. More...

Local News

Feud spills over to Gaffney

“That’s for my brother-in-law,” attacker says

A 42-year-old Blacksburg man who spent nine days in jail before he was acquitted last Friday of punching another man in the mouth ended up with a busted lip after he allegedly was assaulted in retribution Wednesday outside a Gaffney auto parts store. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Two year-old Nick James took The Gaffney Ledger with him when he visited Dollywood with his grandparents Ronnie and Reba Allison during an end-ofsummer vacation. More...

POLICE REPORTS

l More than $2,000 in theft and damage losses were reported following the Sept. 4 burglary of a Blackwell Road, Blacksburg, home.  More...

Sports

KEEPING THE FAITH

Despite early struggles, Ward continues to strive for greatness

Expectations are always high in Gaffney, even in the leanest of years.  The notion particularly holds true for the young man playing quarterback for the school, his performance constantly dissected and compared to that of previous ones who have More...

Hot Vikings team rolls into Gaffney

No one needs to Gaffney head coach Dan Jones about his team’s struggles.  In fact, he knew prior to the season it would take some time and growing pains before it finally rounded into form.  But following a rout at the hands of former More...

Limestone hits road to take on a veteran Newberry squad

Saints hope to slow down prolific Wolves offense

A season of firsts will get yet another this Saturday, as Limestone makes its first trip to hostile territory.  Celebrated and accepted in their home digs at The Reservation, the Saints will receive quite a different reception this week, paying More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Health care law is Obama’s gift to GOP for 2016

President Obama’s health care law is the gift that keeps on giving to the GOP.  In 2010, of course, passage of the law powered the Republican gains of 62 seats in the House of Representatives and pickups of more than 700 state legislative More...

THEIR VIEW

Domestic violence deserves priority of S.C. lawmakers

Once domestic violence may have had a narrow definition regarding violence involving husbands abusing wives, but today seems to produce abuse in all types of relationships. More...

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