November 7, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Security company compiles list of ‘most dangerous cities’

Attempts at ranking communities based on crime rates often leads to a lot of controversy and even indignation, especially when your beloved hometown makes the top of the list.  But Gaffney has one thing going for it in a recent list of the worst More...

LifeStyles

Miss DeVos and Mr. Littlejohn married March 29 in Georgia

Miss Katie Leigh DeVos, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Sidney DeVos, III, of Alpharetta, Ga., and Mr. Bradley Earle Littlejohn, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Sub Deb Club will have Harvest Ball on Nov. 8

The   Sub Deb Club of  Gaffney will hold its annual Harvest Ball on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Cherokee National Golf and Recreation Club. Festivities will begin at 7 p.m. More...

What’s Up?

Church news Antioch Baptist Church will celebrate its 200th anniversary Nov. 8- 9. The church and its surrounding area is rich with both national and local history. Antioch Church currently sits atop a ridge near the Kings Mountain Battleground More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Marie Frady, formerly employed by Stouffer’s

Carolyn Marie Dover Frady, 63, of 112 Blalock Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at her residence.  More...

James O. Batchler, retired from construction

BLACKSBURG – James O. Batchler, 91, of 120 Batchler Trail, passed away Thursday, Nov. More...

Permelia W. Johnson, lived in Arlington, Va.

Permelia “Millie” Johnson, 83, of Arlington, Va., widow of Phillip Johnson, departed this life on Nov. 3, 2014, at Cherrydale Health and Rehabilitation in Arlington.  Daughter of the late Rev. More...

BAR FIGHT

Nine people charged; three injured

At least nine people have been charged following a Gaffney Police Department investigation into a Nov. 1 fight in a downtown bar that left three people injured, two of them with stab or slash wounds from a knife.   More...

Watch final home game on our website

Honoring its seniors in pregame activities, the Gaffney football team aims to make its final home game of the season a winning one against Northwestern.  The game, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m., will be webcast by Ledger Live, a service courtesy More...

ONLINE Poll

RESULTS   Will you vote to continue the 1-cent sales tax to build new schools and renovate existing ones?   More...

Local News

Blacksburg students take part in mock election

Blacksburg High students voted electronically in a mock election Tuesday designed to teach students about the state’s political process.  More...

Other forecasters join Almanac’s prediction of colder, wetter winter

If the realization of a cold, wet winter hasn’t sunk in yet, forecasts courtesy of AccuWeather and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are almost sure to do the trick.  Both weather organizations offered their predic More...

Saturday’s Veterans Day program begins with parade

Command Sergeant Major William F. Bostic Jr. has been involved in several military deployments in support of Desert Storm in 1991 and the ongoing global war on terrorism during a military career that has lasted nearly two decades.  More...

Sports

Horne a lean, mean pass rushing machine

It was hard to miss Gaffney senior defensive lineman Devante Horne on the practice field a season ago.  At 6-1, and weighing 250 pounds, Horne stood out among his teammates.  The problem was finding him on the football field on Friday night More...

Indians seeking to solidify playoff spot, end Northwestern’s winning streak

Turning the ball over in football often is a recipe for defeat. More...

Limestone destined for the Sunshine State

No leisurely trip here for Saints, journeying to Florida in search of a win

The Limestone College football team will make its final road trip this season Saturday when it travels to Florida to face Southeastern University.  Limestone will play Southeastern at 7 p.m. in Lakeland, Fla. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘I wouldn’t trade this season for anything’

Even in defeat, these girls had won the hearts of a town, a school — and in an amazing show of class, their opponents as well.  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

How the GOP should deal with Obama’s incorrigibility

President Obama’s remarks at his postelection news conference were instructive on his attitude about the election results and his approach going forward.  He always pays lip service to hearing the voters’ message when his side loses More...

THEIR VIEW

No guns for abusers

When a poll shows that 81 percent of voters in South Carolina, a state where citizens love their guns, agree that domestic abusers have no business possessing guns, it’s worth noting .  And it’s worth doing something about.  Af 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?