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2015 MISS LANDRUM TEEN –

Halley Gainey, daughter of Sam and Tina Gainey, was crowned Miss Landrum Teen on Jan. 10, 2015. She will compete in the Miss South Carolina Teen pageant on June 26. More...

Miss Limestone College pageant is set for Feb. 21

Nine contestants will compete for title in Fullerton Auditorium

Nine contestants will vie for the title of Miss Limestone College in a pageant set for Saturday, Feb. 21, in Fullerton Auditorium.  The event, sponsored by the Limestone Activity Board, will begin at 7 p.m. and admission is free. More...

Aegean Pizza partners with HSCC for fundraising event on Feb. 22

Aegean Pizza invited the Humane Society of Cherokee County (HSCC) to have a buffet fundraiser at its location on Sunday, Feb. 22, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James Goudelock, 61, a native of Gaffney

James Goudelock, 61, of 401 New St., Hanover Circle, Apt 2-D, answered the Master’s call on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at 9:40 a.m. at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Son of the late Sharon Goudelock Sr. More...

Elsie Fowler, retired from Milliken after 50 years of service

PACOLET – Elsie Harris Fowler, 88, of 1488 Asbury Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Perry Fowler and daughter of the late Clem A. More...

Onie Davis, 95, native of Casar, N.C.

Onie (“Omie”) Mae McFarland Davis, 95, formerly of 277 Tribal Road, Blacksburg, passed away Sunday, Feb. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

How do you get out of this thing?

Have you ever considered how it is possible that offspring from the same parents can be so very different?  Yeah, I know, most folks see the similarities, especially in appearance.  “You look just like your sister.”  &ldquo More...

THEIR VIEW

Address issues at DSS right away

We think Gov. Nikki Haley’s pick to lead the state’s Department of Social Services has the right idea in proposing a comprehensive review of operations at every DSS office in the state. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

County has poured $14 million in tax money into nursing home

For the past few months, Cherokee County Council has struggled to determine a future course for the county-operated nursing home, the Peachtree Centre.  At the crux of the debate is whether to continue operating the 115-bed facility as a governm More...

Officials launch ‘smoke alarm blitz’ in wake of fatal fire

Hoping to stop any additional tragedies, the Gaffney Fire Department will be teaming up in the near future with the American Red Cross and Broad River Electric Cooperative to conduct a “smoke alarm blitz” in the city.  More...

Local News

This love story has lasted 67 years

As he woke every day for a new round of rehab, local resident Samuel Weeks only had one thing in mind — getting home to his beloved Lenora.  Initially meeting as employees at Limestone College, it didn’t take the two of them long to More...

‘Music Lab’ makes lessons affordable

Freezing rain and icy conditions caused many students to cancel music lessons Monday afternoon rather than risk being caught on the roads after dark.  More...

Lenten services begin today

Cherokee County churchgoers will begin a unique worship experience Wednesday, kicking off the Lenten season by coming together with those of all denominations as part of a weekly series of services.  More...

Sports

The Second Season

Blacksburg boys, Gaffney girls tip off playoff run tonight

It all starts tonight.  Weather permitting, of course.  The Blacksburg Wildcats (16-7, 14-0) will host Saluda (11-10, 4-6) Thursday at 6:30 p.m. More...

Limestone women move up a spot to No. 3 in national poll

On the strength of back-to-back blowout wins and the nation's longest current win streak, the Limestone women's basketball team has moved up one spot to No. More...

YMCA YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE RESULTS

Games played on Feb. More...

Letters

A milestone exhibit

Dear Cody (publisher Sossamon):   More...

Eagle Scout project a success

Dear Gaffney Ledger:   My name is Greg Peterson, and I have recently completed my Eagle Scout project. I am a member of Boy Scout Troop 145 and a senior at Gaffney High School. My Eagle Scout project was a great success. More...

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Poll

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?