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Laser pointer earns man trip to prison

A Chesnee man was sentenced to 37 months in prison Tuesday on a federal charge of aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office for the District of South Carolina.  More...

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TRICK OR TREAT at Limestone College

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Limestone College, Gaffney Little Theatre join forces to present ‘Shrek the Musical’

Performances set for Nov. 6-9, Nov. 14-15 in Fullerton Auditorium

Called part romance, part twisted fairy tale and irreverent fun for everyone, the Limestone College Departments of Theatre and Music along with the Gaffney Little Theatre will present “Shrek The Musical” with a seven-show run over two wee More...

Pawbrokers Jewelry Party returns to Gaffney Nov. 13

Pawbrokers, a jewelry party that benefits animal rescue groups, is coming to Gaffney on Thursday, Nov. 13, at Gaffney Elks Lodge No 1305.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Johnny Black, retired truck driver

Johnny Moore Black, 73, of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Black was the son of the late Major John and Edna Dixon Black. He was a retired truck driver.  More...

Grace Martin, 75, Cherokee County native

Grace Watkins Martin, 75, of 2914 Lon St., Shelby, N.C., entered eternal rest on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, in Cherryville, N.C. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Where did all the daylight go?

The sun had yet to appear over the horizon when I drove to work Monday morning. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama’s economic propaganda has a limited shelf life

Democrats have continued to stoke their phony “war on women” issue and racial politics this election cycle because it’s all they’ve got. More...

THEIR VIEW

Dictionary donation definition of good deed

A kid growing up in the early 2000s could not have imagined having a virtual world in his or her hands.  At the age of 8 or 9, his younger siblings today find smartphones and tablets a familiar, comfortable presence in their daily lives. More...

Breaking News - 11/5/2014 4:10 PM

Big Ben identified

‘Big Ben’ has been identified.  The Recon Group Inc. (TRG) is rolling out a new facility in Blacksburg South Carolina, to process consumer electronic returns, creating over 250 new local jobs.   More...

A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS

School sales tax extended

Cherokee County voters overwhelmingly passed a referendum Tuesday to continue a penny sales tax and allow the district to sell $60 million in bonds so work can start on school buildings.  More...

Public hearing scheduled on I-85 widening

South Carolina Department of Transportation officials will hold an information meeting Tuesday, Nov. 18, about plans to widen Interstate 85 in Cherokee County.  More...

ALREADY?

Although it might seem a bit early for some folks, Gaffney Public Works crews were busy hanging Christmas decorations Tuesday morning along Floyd Baker Boulevard. More...

Local News

State Roundup

Governor 2,221 of 2,222 precincts - 99 percent x-Nikki Haley, GOP (i) 688,844 - 56 percent Vincent Sheheen, Dem 510,051 - 41 percent Steve French, Lib 15,281 - 1 percent Tom Ervin, PEC 11,363 - 1 percent Morgan Reeves, U More...

Blacksburg home destroyed by fire

An early Monday fire that remained under investigation Tuesday destroyed a Blacksburg home.  No injuries were reported but the 2-story home on Mark Drive, off Cherokee Ford Road, was a total loss, several officials said.  More...

National Parkinson’s event in Greenville Nov. 15

Davis Phinney Foundation hopes to energize, connect and unify region’s Parkinson’s community

GREENVILLE – With statistics showing more than 13,000 people living with Parkinson’s disease in South Carolina, the need for a national symposium being held in Greenville could not be more urgent.  More...

Sports

Still up in the air?

Playoffs still not a done deal for Gaffney if Clover upsets York on Friday

The Gaffney Indians might have some work to do before qualifying for the state playoffs.  Gaffney coach Dan Jones said the Indians could miss the playoffs if Clover beats York and the Indians lose to Northwestern.  Both teams would be 3-3 i More...

Lady Indians lose heartbreaker

At many times during the 2014 season, Gaffney volleyball players were left speechless, in awe of things the team had accomplished during the campaign.  On Tuesday night, however, the Lady Indians were without words for another reason, heartbroke More...

Huff, Indians get back to work

Indians short on height and experience

Don’t expect anyone to feel sorry for the Gaffney High boys basketball team this year.  After winning five state titles since 2003, the Indians have become the dominant program in the state under coach Mark Huff.  However, with only t More...

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