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Limestone College lacrosse team rallies around one of its own

Drilled into the heads of athletes at most every skill level is a simple notion — that “winning isn’t everything, but the only thing.”  More...

LifeStyles

Encampments, 18th century weapons demonstrations, Junior Ranger Day highlight spring events at Cowpens National Battlefield

Cowpens   National Battlefield is holding several special events at the park through June, all of which are free and open to the public.  More...

CAVA plans art classes for kids summer-long

The Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists (CAVA) will be holding art classes for children this year all summer long.  In the past, CAVA has conducted a two-week summer art camp, with one week in June and the other in July.  More...

IN CONCERT SATURDAY EVENING –

The Inspirations of Bryson City, N.C., will make their first appearance in Gaffney in 15 years when they perform a gospel concert on Saturday, March 28, in Gaffney High School Auditorium. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

BARBARA SPENCER ... Retired from textiles

Barbara Workman Spencer, 82, formerly of East Junior High Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Brookview HealthCare.  More...

KEITH B. GIBBS JR. ... Worked at Robert Allen Group & Nike

Keith Bernard Gibbs Jr., 26, of 514 W. Frederick St., answered the Master’s call on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at 2:45 p.m. at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston.  More...

Leemonda Humphries, retired as an LPN

Jo Leemonda Rhinehart Humphries, 69, formerly of 516 E. Jefferies St., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 23, 2015, at Gaffney Medical Center.  More...

City panel not big fans of county garbage plan

Against a backdrop of potential cost savings for trash collection services, city leaders are exploring whether to accept the county’s offer to take over residential curbside solid waste collection throughout the county, including the City of Ga More...

JULIA PHILLIPS ASKS APPELLATE COURT TO GRANT HER ACQUITTAL

CHARLOTTE. N.C. — A Gaffney woman has asked the South Carolina Court of Appeals to acquit her in the killing of the former mayor of York, WBTVTV reported (http://bit.ly/1HriaSr ) Monday.  More...

Local News

In the dark

Recreation department, county council at odds over lighting at Ford Complex

No one has played a night game at the Cherokee Ford Complex in two years.  That’s when the Cherokee County Recreation Department removed the old wooden light poles for safety reasons. More...

326 jobs created here in 2014

Last year was a good year for economic development, community leaders were told last week during the Cherokee County Development Board report to Cherokee County Council.  More...

Will the Carnegie legacy live on in Gaffney?

The city might soon take ownership of the former Cherokee County administration building.  County leaders are drafting an ordinance which would authorize Cherokee County Council to donate the property to the city, which plans to convert it into More...

Sports

Clover tops Indians, 9-2

Gaffney High baseball coach Jeff Osment knew exactly what went wrong in his team’s 9-2 home loss to Clover on Tuesday - too many errors and walks. More...

LADY SAINTS CLINCH FINAL FOUR BERTH

Limestone rallies late to take 61-58 victory over over Lewis

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- After trailing for nearly all of the game's first 30 minutes, the No. 2 Limestone Saints (34-1) stormed back from an eight-point deficit and defeated the No. More...

County soccer league results

Body Worx Purple Hurricanes defeated C & J Potables Orange Thunder. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It’s not early or late; it’s just right

Easter is coming early this year.  Easter is coming late this year.  How often have you heard these words and wondered, “Why?”  We all know (at least Christians) why we celebrate Easter: it’s the day we observe the re More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Ted Cruz, the Antiobama

Sen. More...

THEIR VIEW

Strengthening SC water law not anti-farm

Farmers are on the offensive, with the South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation arguing that attempts to revise South Carolina’s Surface Water Act of 2010 amount to attacks on agriculture by special interests.  More...

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