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Teens charged with armed robbery in wake of alleged Walmart incident

Two teenagers from Cowpens were arrested for armed robbery Wednesday after one of them allegedly brandished a knife while shoplifting merchandise from Walmart.  More...

ONLINE Poll

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Should the legislature approve a referendum to legalize resort casinos as a means of raising revenue for roads and bridges?  YES: 62% (119 votes) NO: 38% (73 votes) TOTAL VOTES: 192  THE NEW POLL QUESTION   More...

LifeStyles

Wall Street becomes Candy Cane Lane for ‘Christmas on Limestone’ festivities

Downtown merchants are uniting to turn Wall Street into Candy Cane Lane during the city's celebration of Christmas on Limestone — with snowmen, snowballs and falling snow setting the mood for a fun filled evening.  Events on Candy Cane Lan More...

Limestone College ushers in holiday season with ‘Christmas on Campus’

30th annual event is set for Saturday, Dec. 6

Limestone College will help welcome the holiday season Saturday when it hosts the 30th annual “Christmas On Campus.”  Activities begin with the lighting of the luminaries at 5 p.m. From 6:30 p.m. More...

Multi-talented musician/songwriter David Roach in concert Sunday at Buford St. Methodist Church

The pubic is invited to a concert by David Roach as he offers to God his talent and graces to provide an inspiring organ and piano concert on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Betty Tedder, formerly employed by State and Ladies Nightwear

Betty Ward Tedder, 75, of Gastonia, N.C., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at Gastonia Care and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her loving family.  More...

Joanne Hughes, retired from Hamrick Distribution

Joanne Hughes, 52, of 123 Holland St., answered the Master’s call on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at 8:20 p.m. More...

Bonner McCraw, retired from Pilot Freight Co.

KERNERSVILLE, NC. – Bonner Ray McCraw, 77, died Dec. 4, 2014.  Graveside services celebrating his life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

We live in an America more divided than ever

Together we stand, divided we fall.  In the aftermath of the horrific events of Sept. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Lessons from Pixar can help us understand Ferguson, Missouri

“Creativity, Inc.,” a book by Pixar and Disney Animation President Ed Catmull, is aimed at teaching leaders how to foster collective creativity. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Administration exploits Ferguson to undermine race relations and rule of law

I wish there were a way to address the Ferguson controversy without generating further controversy. But that’s not an easy task.  More...

RULING FREES MILLIONS FROM PARKER ESTATE

The Cherokee County Probate Court on Wednesday authorized the distribution of a multi-million dollar estate involving Gaffney Broadcasting Inc., bringing to an end a court challenge that had been filed in 2012 to force a sale of the local radio compa More...

Christmas On Limestone kicks off local holiday season

The holiday season officially kicks off locally tonight (Friday) as the City of Gaffney welcomes all to its annual Christmas on Limestone festivities.  Activities will take place from 6-9 p.m., filling Gaffney’s main thoroughfare with life More...

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS

Here is the list of donors to  Christmas Is For Kids, sponsored by this newspaper. Bring contributions to The Gaffney Ledger at 1604 W. Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, or mail them to:  Christmas Is For Kids c/o The Gaffney Ledger  P.O. More...

Local News

Senator implores students to never quit

His life at a crossroads at a young age, Tim Scott turned to education and the treasure chest accompanying it to turn his life around.  Now a U.S. More...

City to pay portion of T-bridge renovation

The city’s T-bridge will get a pricey, but long-overdue makeover.  Gaffney City Council voted Monday to sign off on an agreement to fund a state Department of Transportation matching grant to help improve the safety and cosmetic look of th More...

Community Foundation awards grants

The Cherokee County Community Foundation recently awarded grants totaling $25,000 benefitting six nonprofit organizations. More...

Sports

A good starting point

Gaffney’s Huff pleased with defense and play of starting five

A season ago with superstar L.J. More...

Saints face tough, tall foe

How well the Limestone women’s basketbll team team boxes out could determine whether the Saints get another win on Saturday.  The Saints (6-1, 3-0) host King College (4-3, 1- 2) at 5:30 p.m.  Limestone coach Corey Fox said King is alw More...

Dabo tabs 2 assistants to replace Morris

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has promoted two assistants to replace former offensive coordinator Chad Morris.  Swinney said Tuesday that receivers coach Jeff Scott and running backs coach Tony Elliott would serve as co-coordinators for the 19th-ra More...

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