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The Blacksburg-Pendleton game can be viewed live, courtesy of Ledger Live. To watch the game, click the “Sports” link in the “LEDGER LIVE” box on our home page at www.gaffneyledger.com. More...

LifeStyles

Limestone College Theatre will present award-winning play, ‘God of Carnage’

Absurdist-inspired comedy set for three productions, Oct. 2-4

Limestone College's Department of Theatre will present the play “God of Carnage," Oct. 2-4. Each of the three performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. More...

Exhibit and tours celebrate RevolutionaryWar heritage

Being displayed for the first time outside of the S.C. State Museum, “The American Revolutionary War 1775-1783 in South Carolina” exhibit is now open in the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum, 301 College Drive.  More...

FIRST MEETING OF NEW YEAR –

The Tuesday Woman’s Club held its first meeting of the 2014-2015 year Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the Cherokee History and Arts Museum. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gladys Buckner, retired bookkeeper from Poole’s

Gladys Vivian Buckner, 85, of 1434 N. Limestone St., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Peachtree Centre.  More...

Bobby Thompson, 84, U.S. Navy and Air Force veteran

Bobby Dean Thompson, 84, of 150 Ford Road, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. More...

Anthony Foster

Funeral services for Anthony Lamar ("Bull) Foster, 49, of 550 Wofford St., Spartanburg, will be held on Friday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m. at Green Bethel Baptist Church with the Revs. Mills McHam, Larry Allen, Nathaniel Sartor, James Patton Jr. More...

Gov. Haley here Monday

Vying for re-election and seeking support from local voters, Gov. Nikki Haley’s campaign trail will run through Gaffney on Monday night.  Haley will be the guest of honor at a family barbecue event at Broad River Electric Cooperative. More...

Report shows most crime numbers on the decline

As a result of a change in the way law enforcement classifies sexual assaults, Cherokee County went from having one of the lowest rates of rape in South Carolina in 2010 to having the second-highest rate in 2012, according to the South Carolina Law E More...

Local News

Organizers hoping for 200 riders in this year’s ‘Tour de Peach’

What better way is there to spend the first Saturday of fall than taking a leisurely bike ride around Cherokee County?  More...

Jail renovation bids to be opened

Cherokee County Council will open bids for its detention center renovations at its meeting next month,  Council gave the green light to advertise for bids on renovations to the shower room at the jail last month. More...

Project nearly complete

Within the next few days, county work crews are expected to begin their final push to complete the Double Bridge Road bridge project.  The bridge has been closed for nearly two years after vandals intentionally set fire to the bridge deck twice More...

Sports

Stretch run begins with trip to Nation Ford

Gaffney saw improvement in its game last Friday against rival Byrnes, but now the Indians hope it shows up in the win column.  With its region opener tonight, Gaffney (0-5) looks for its first win of the season at Nation Ford (2-3).  More...

Not for the weak of heart

Pair of physical squads to collide in the Iron City

Blacksburg wasted no time in turning their focus towards tonight’s region game against a Pendleton team that sports its usual group of fast running backs and a physical defense.  More...

The Punisher

Like a heat-seeking missile, Jefferies seems to always find his way to the football

Five games into the season, Gaffney’s D’Angelo Jefferies is exactly where he’s supposed to be - leading the team in tackles.  The senior middle linebacker, dubbed with the nickname “Fudge” by his mother, is a 2-year More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

The ability to walk away is key to empowerment

Politicians like to talk about empowering the middle class or other segments of the voting population, but they’re typically a little fuzzy on what empowerment really means. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Bullies trump 1st Amendment

Well, the wild and crazy 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is at it again, this time ruling that in a conflict between bullies and the First Amendment, bullies win.  More...

THEIR VIEWS

Harrell shows need for ethics reform in SC

In a state with such weak ethics laws, it’s remarkable the number of S.C. More...

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