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BLACKSBURG HOOPS COACH SLED finishes investigation into allegations

The Seventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office is reviewing the SLED investigation report into misconduct allegations against Alex Bailey, the Blacksburg High School boys basketball coach.  More...

LifeStyles

Limestone College and Community Chorus will present Handel ‘Messiah’ on Nov. 23

Performance begins at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church

The Limestone College and Community Chorus will help usher in the holiday season this weekend as it performs Part I of Handel's "Messiah” at First Baptist Church in Gaffney.  Accompanied by a chamber orchestra, the performance will begin a More...

ENGAGEMENT

Lipscomb – McCluney

Stacy Davis Lipscomb and Scott McCluney will be married on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, at the Marriott in Spartanburg.  Ms. Lipscomb is the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Lewis Foster of Gaffney and Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Tate of Gaffney. More...

Gaffney native attending PhD Project Conference

Program supports diversity in corporate America

DaOsha Littlejohn Pack, a native of Gaffney, is attending the 21st annual PhD Project Conference at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Nov. 19-21. The PhD Project is a program to create diversity in management and was founded by the KPMG Foundation  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Edward Ramsey, previously employed by Wendell Fabrics

Edward Gene Ramsey, 60, of 118 W. O’Neal St., passed away on Thursday, Nov. More...

Ansel Belue, retired from BPW; played football at GHS

Ansel M. Belue, 85, of 142 Walnut Hill Farm Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Larry D.Wood, employed by Tanner Construction

Larry Darnell Wood, 61, of 855 Fairfax St., Spartanburg, answered the Master’s call on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at 11:38 a.m. at his residence.  More...

National News

Mr. Rooster in trouble

Judge says crowing Oregon fowl must go

CORNELIUS, Ore. (AP) — It was just the first of Mr. More...

Give your pet something unexpected over holidays

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pet owners looking to launch the next Internet sensation or just longing for a new view of their dog’s dashing and digging won’t have to shop for long to find the perfect holiday gift. More...

Court here now taking same sex marriage applications

Like others throughout South Carolina, Cherokee County Probate Court Judge Josh Queen said Thursday his office will now accept applications for same-sex marriage licenses.  More...

THE FINAL FRONTIER

Limestone-Central Elementary fourth graders made a presentation about the solar system Wednesday as county schools held open houses for American Education Week. More...

Officials have no success yet in identifying remains

Investigators continued their work Thursday in trying to identify human remains found Nov. More...

Local News

Former gang member spreads message of hope

Two thick medical exam study books were displayed prominently Monday evening by Juan Pacheco alongside stacks of photos and court documents left over from his former gang member life.  More...

New councilman questions of vehicles owned by town

By no means can you keep everyone happy, but Blacksburg Town Council is seeking to do its best when it comes to the whereabouts of municipally-owned vehicles.  Swept under the rug following a deluge of complaints last year, the issue again came More...

That’s not a statue of Moses Wood

The statue identified as being Moses Wood in a cutline about an accident last Wednesday is not a likeness of Wood. More...

Sports

Next Big Thing

Gaffney freshman point guard named preseason region player of the year

It’s not every day you see a freshman selected as the preseason conference player of the year.  Even more rarely are there freshman point guards with advanced skill sets.  Meet Gaffney’s Niya Goudelock, who just might be the nex More...

Huff looking for consistency from Indians

Coach Mark Huff will have all hands on deck when the Indians scrimmage at Greer on Saturday.  Huff welcomed around 10 football players to practice this week, including Elmo Burris, the only returning player with any significant playing time a ye More...

SIGNING DAY

Four Gaffney High baseball players are shown with their families Wednesday after they signed a letter of intent to play college baseball. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A Yankee shivers in the Southern cold

When you’re born a Yankee, a good portion of the genetics that get passed down from your mother, father and earlier ancestors takes its form in the good sense to bundle up when its cold.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

The goal of our political process is not to create a government that works

The New York Times recently ran an op-ed column calling for the end of midterm elections. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama’s amnesty lawlessness demands accountability

Time and time again, President Obama demonstrates his contempt for the Constitution and for the American people, whose integrity and will must be subordinated to his personal prerogative and hijacked sovereignty.  More...

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