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Motorcyclist airlifted from accident scene

A 41-year-old Gaffney man was airlifted for emergency medical treatment following a Wednesday afternoon motorcycle accident on West Rutledge Avenue.  Scottie Antonio Coleman, of McCluney Drive, was listed in stable condition Thursday at Spartanb More...

LifeStyles

Wilhelm Brothers return to Gaffney to present concert Oct. 14 at library

Duo will perform encore show from 12:15-1 p.m.; free lunch provided by Friends of the Library

The Cherokee County Public Library will host a much-requested return engagement by The Wilhelm Brothers for its next Music Sandwiched In concert. The duo will perform on Tuesday, Oct. 14. from 12:15-1 p.m.  More...

Limestone presents Steinway concert Oct. 14

Pianist Kent Lyman to be featured in Fullerton Auditorium

Limestone College will present its first Steinway series concert of the new school year on Tuesday, Oct. 14, as pianist Kent Lyman takes the stage at Fullerton Auditorium for a 7:30 p.m. More...

Miss Jones, Mr. Phillips wed Sept. 6

Tiffany Pearl Jones of Columbia and Chad Dennis Phillips of Lexington were united in marriage on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at Rehoboth United Methodist Church in Columbia. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Martha C. Mendez, worked as a nurse for more than 40 years

Martha Childers Mendez, 72, of Gaffney, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at her home.  More...

Alfred Craig Sr.

CHERRYVILE, N.C. – Alfred Gene Craig Sr., 63, transitioned peacefully on Oct. 7, 2014, at Gaston Hospice, Gastonia, N.C.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m. at Walls Memorial Baptist Church. More...

Jack Goodson, retired painter

BLACKSBURG – Jack Willard Goodson, 82, of 349 Henson Road, passed away Wednesday, Oct. More...

DUBBED PROJECT ‘BIG BEN’

Mystery employer gets tax break

Dubbed “Big Ben” for secrecy reasons, the company looking to hire as many as 250 workers received a tax break from Cherokee County Council on Wednesday.  More...

Negotiations to add EMTs to new fire station begin

The City of Gaffney Fire Committee gave the thumbs-up this week to begin negotiations with local hospital officials to staff the city’s new substation with emergency medical technicians (EMTs).  Gaffney Fire Chief Jamie Caggiano told fire More...

BHS-LIBERTY GAME ON LEDGER LIVE

Blacksburg will celebrate homecoming tonight (Friday) in addition to seeking its second consecutive Region I-2A victory when the Wildcats host Liberty.  The game, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m., will be webcast by Ledger Live, a service courtesy o More...

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Local News

WALKTO SCHOOL

Luther Vaughan Elementary School student Leyah Ellis, 4, sits on the shoulders of her grandfather Willie Ellis (right photo) on Wednesday while participating in International Walk to School Day. More...

19-year-old gets 25 years for felony DUI and other charges

A 19-year-old Spartanburg man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to every charge levied against him in the wake of a drunk driving crash that claimed two lives and devastated an entire family.  Austin C. More...

City agrees to pay county almost $40 per day to house its prisoners

The city will be paying less than $40 a day to house its prisoners at the county detention center.  But not by much.  More...

Sports

BLUE COLLAR WIDEOUT

Hard work has earned Hinchliffe a valuable role in Gaffney offensive attack

In today’s world of high school football, where the passing game continues to be the preferred method to move the ball down the field, a player like Gaffney’s Andrew Hinchliffe is one of the most sought-after commodities.  More...

Indians look to stay perfect in region race

Just like so many teams these days, York likes to spread the field and use multiple receiver sets to give quarterback De’shaw Andrews passing options.  The plan of attack has transformed the once running oriented York Cougars into a passin More...

Wildcats look to earn second straight region win

Struggling Liberty squad limps into Iron City for homecoming

Blacksburg still has several season goals in reach tonight against Liberty in this year’s homecoming game.  Blacksburg (3-3 overall) will attempt to secure its second straight region win. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Memories of The Wall

I grew up in a small town where you could walk through the tree-lined neighborhood streets for a quick sweet tooth fix and freedom of movement is a guarantee.  Living in a free country certainly gives us many reasons to be thankful.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Things will get worse before they get better

In 1913, an entrepreneur “said in many newspapers and over his signature that it would be possible to transmit the human voice across the Atlantic before many years.” For that accurate assessment of reality, he was prosecuted for stock fr More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Newspapers are community

There are hundreds of beautiful towns in the United States. And each of them has a claim to fame. More...

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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?