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Students learning while getting bridge work done

Although not old enough to drive, Grassy Pond Elementary fifth graders have been tasked with a major problem to solve with a bridge design by Friday.  More...

LifeStyles

Distinguished Young Woman of Blacksburg named during Saturday evening program

Bentley Coyle, Raegan Black win Tiny Tot titles

BLACKSBURG – Keianna Goodwin was named the 2016 Distinguished Young Woman of Blacksburg on Saturday evening, March 7, in Blacksburg High School Auditorium. The prgram was sponsored by the Blacksburg Women’s Club. More...

‘Twin Courage’ perform March 18 in Blacksburg

BLACKSBURG – "Twin Courage" will present a concert on Wednesday, March 18, from 12:15-1 p.m. at the Blacksburg Public Library. The Blacksburg Friends of the Library will serve lunch.  More...

ENGAGEMENT

Boyd – Douglas

Myiessia R. Boyd and Alvin M. Douglas, both of Gaffney, will be married on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in an outdoor wedding at Iron City Place in Blacksburg.  Ms. Boyd is the daughter of Rickey Littlejohn Sr. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joe Oglesby, 60, former employee of The Gaffney Ledger

Henry Joseph Oglesby, 60, of 266 Goldmine Springs Road, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Brookview HealthCare Center.  Born in Cherokee County, he was the son of the late J.D. and Cora Wood Oglesby. More...

Martha Ann Garrett, retired from textiles

BLACKSBURG – Martha Ann Garrett, 88, of 123 Whisonant St., Blacksburg, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at home.  Born in Cherokee County, she was the wife of the late David Garrett and daughter of the late Alex a More...

Conell V. Dawkins, retired from Milliken after 34 years of service

The beautiful life of Conell Veamous Dawkins came to a close on Sunday, March 8, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Hospital, when he silently went to his heavenly home to be with the Lord.  Born in Gaffney on Aug. More...

STANDOFF ENDS PEACEFULLY

A Florida man was taken for an evaluation following a tense standoff Thursday afternoon that prompted evacuations at a local motel as police surrounded the building with guns drawn.  The situation began unfolding shortly after 4 p.m. More...

Irish Fest chock full of activities

With the most events planned in the history of the City of Gaffney’s annual Irish Fest, organizers are hoping for plenty of sunshine Saturday.  More...

Second arrest made in Feb. 20 shooting case

City of Gaffney police on Wednesday made a second arrest in connection with a Feb. More...

Local News

GRANT FOR KNOW(2)

First Piedmont Federal Savings & Loan presented a $25,000 grant Tuesday morning to KNOW(2), which will host its first “A Night at the Oscar(s)” banquet fundraiser March 19 at Grassy P More...

Churches hope to make big ‘IMPACT’

Christian comedy, community service and spiritual life lessons will offer church youth many opportunities to explore their faith when “Impact” kicks off this weekend.  More...

City has big plans for former county building

An ambitious plan by the city to convert the former county administration building into a Revolutionary War learning center hinges on one key development — acquiring the building.  That shouldn’t be a problem, according to Cherokee C More...

Sports

TOURNEY TIME!

Host Limestone Saints look to make second straight trip to Elite 8

The Limestone women’s basketball team has risen to the top of its conference.  Now, the Saints have set their sights set on a regional crown when they host the NCAA Southeast Regional, which begins today.  More...

Indians place second at Bulldog Invitational

Gaffney boys tennis team finished second at the 2nd annual Zaxbys Bulldog Invitational with 7.5 points behind Boiling Springs.  Gaffney’s Noah Hamrick and Paul Harper were the champions of the No. More...

Wildcats improve to 3-0 with win over Liberty

The Blacksburg baseball team had an easy time with Liberty on Wednesday.  Alex Raines pitched one-hit ball over 4 1/3 innings and Tylor Ledbetter and Kyle Loveless each had two hits to help the Wildcats to a 14-3 win.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Open letters to our state legislators

After 21 years of reporting, it’s only natural that the skin on the back of my neck would get a lot thicker.  If you dish out some aggravation from time to time, you better be willing to accept it as well.  So consider these open lett More...

BETSY MCCAUGHEY

Senate was warned about Obama’s end run on Iran

Congress is struggling to thwart President Obama’s attempt to strike a nuclear deal with Iran on his own, in violation of the Constitution. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Supreme Court will never decide Obamacare’s fate

There has been a lot of discussion lately about whether the Supreme Court will save or destroy the president’s health care law, known to many as Obamacare. More...

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