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Defendant gets 40 years in double murder case

A 25 year-old Gaffney man maintained Tuesday afternoon he wasn’t the person who pulled the trigger and killed two people in a West Buford Street home in 2011.  But Giles Lee Palmer offered an apology for being present when it happened.&nbs More...

LifeStyles

State Museum crawling with BUGS!

New blockbuster exhibit features giant robotic insects 40 to 120 times their size

COLUMBIA – A 20-foot praying mantis, beetles the size of Volkswagen beetles, a mosquito head big enough to drain the blood from a bull and much more will captivate museum guests beginning Saturday, Jan. More...

Second annual Super Bowl of Chili kicks off the big game weekend

History and Arts Museum cooking up championship chili for ‘Super Sunday’; to-go orders are now being taken for Jan. 31, Feb. 1 fundraiser

The odds of winning this year’s Super Bowl may shift to the New England Patriots favor over the Seattle Seahawks after their strong showing victory this past weekend against the Indianapolis Colts.  More...

What’s Up?

Church news True Gospel Independent Baptist Church, 312 Pondfield Road, will have a singing Saturday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. featuring “Heart Sound.” More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Oye Todd, formerly a police sergeant with Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department

BLACKSBURG – Oye Faye Martin Todd, of 122 Wren Wray Road, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at her residence.  Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Birb Martin and Dolly Clark Martin. Ms. More...

Norma ‘Cricket’ Cash, retired from Stouffer’s

Norma Jean “Cricket” Garland Cash, 62, of 2802 Cherokee Ave., passed away on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at her residence.  Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of Fannie Mullinax Garland of the home and the late Obie Garland. More...

Portia Phillips

Funeral services for Portia Rochelle Phillips, 43, of 119 General Drive, Gaffney, will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, at 2:30 p.m. at Dunton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lillie Davis, the Rev. Lewis Davis, the Rev. Bernard Jones and the Rev. More...

Oscar Fuller will be lauded by First Steps

Cherokee County First Steps will honor Oscar Fuller for his work with KNOW(2) during the early childhood organization’s annual meeting Thursday.  More...

Limestone College getting new library

Limestone College will start construction on a new $6 million library after capital campaign donors met a $2 million challenge grant issued by a board of trustee last spring.  More...

Local News

2014 home starts up 19 percent over last year

Cherokee County-area homebuilding had a strong 2014, with new home starts up 19 percent compared to 2013.  In the latest report of the Homebuilders Association, the group said there were 83 new home starts in 2014, up from 70 the year before.&nb More...

Re-zoning request approved

Limestone College received the go-ahead recently from the city’s Planning Commission for a project that will expand its residential facilities.  The college requested the rezoning of parcels located on 607 and 609 East Oneal Street from si More...

Relay for Life holds kickoff; sets $200,000 as 2015 goal

Against all odds, the Cherokee County supporters of Relay for Life are determined to finish the fight, going all 12 rounds — and more, if necessary — to rid the world of cancer.  More...

Sports

York controls Indians

Gaffney 2-time state champion Zack Clary says it’s the little things that turn a seemingly competitive match in one team’s favor.  On Tuesday, the York Cougars were better at the little things - which turned into a big, convincing 57 More...

Indians weigh options as signing day nears

College recruiters haven’t exactly been standing in line at Gaffney High to talk to potential prospects as in years past.  But that doesn’t mean the recruiters haven’t been making an appearance from time to time.  More...

Saints continue winning streak; dump Pfeiffer

The nationally sixth-ranked Limestone College (16-1, 11-0) women’s basketball team pulled away late with a 28-5 run to extend its winning streak to 15 straight games with a 75-48 decision over Pfeiffer University Monday at the Timken Center.&nb More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

What a great idea; I should write it down

How good is your memory?  Mine, much to my dismay, is not so good.  I know people who seem to remember EVERYTHING. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Republicans must unify on major issues

If we can’t have a wholly unified Republican Party, can the GOP at least agree on some major issues that are essential to the Republican brand and, more importantly, help to get this country back on the right track?  More...

THEIR VIEW

No delays in fixing DSS

Key state lawmakers have promised long-needed reform at the Department of Social Services. And Gov. More...

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