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PEACHTREE CENTRE SALE

Potential new owner addresses council

Beginning his remarks by saying he’s no great orator, the unassuming man articulately zeroed in on the changes he would make if Cherokee County Council approves his bid to buy the Peachtree Centre.  More...

LifeStyles

DOING THE LORD’S WORK

Dr. J.W. Sanders Jr. (fourth from left), pastor of Bethel Baptist Church was recently elected an officer of the S.C. More...

Small changes can make a big difference

From price to quantity to flavor, consumers have always considered how products affect their families when deciding what goes in the shopping cart. More...

WHAT’S UP

Benefit comedy show Midway Baptist Church will sponsor “Comedy for a Cause” on Saturday, Aug. 22, at 6 p.m. in the church’s Family Life Center More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Traffic deaths up sharply in first 6 months of this yea - Free Access

JOAN LOWY, Associated Press    More...

Woman's request in obituary: Don't vote for Hillary Clinton - Free Access

RUNNEMEDE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman has used her obituary to make a final request to friends and family: Please don't vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton for president.  More...

Mary Isler

BLACKSBURG — Mary Elizabeth Virginia Leagon Isler, 84, of 528 West Carolina Street, passed away Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, at Mary Black Health System — Gaffney.  More...

Limestone cheerleading earns bid to nationals at NCA Camp - Free Access

Limestone College cheerleading squad attended a National Cheerleaders Association camp held at Furman University last weekend and earned a Silver Paid Bid to the 2016 NCA College Cheerleading Nationals.   More...

Gaffney resident named SCC commission chairman - Free Access

Spartanburg, S.C. - Gaffney resident, Mr. Gregory M. Tate, has been elected to serve as chairman of the Spartanburg County Commission for Technical & Community Education, the governing body of Spartanburg Community College. More...

Ledger will bring you live football coverage

Are you ready for some football? A new season of gridiron action kicks off Friday night throughout the Palmetto State, giving players, coaches and fans their first opportunity in months to bathe in the glow of the Friday night lights. More...

Councilman honored for Desert Storm participation

A longtime resident and member of Cherokee County Council received an overdue honor for his service in Desert Storm.  Councilman Mike Fowlkes was presented a commemorative medal and coin by Cherokee County Veteran Affairs Officer Todd Humphries More...

Local News

Attorney says explosives charges have been ‘blown out of proportion’

An attorney representing a Gaffney man recently charged with setting off an explosive at a local car wash claimed during a bond hearing Friday that the allegations “have been blown out of proportion.”  More...

“Thank goodness we’re not here on a murder charge.”

Man gets 20 years in stabbing

A Cherokee County jury of seven women and five men deliberated for only about 20 minutes last Wednesday morning before finding a 30-year-old Gaffney man guilty of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature for stabbing another man in the bac More...

Bond set for man charged with trafficking cocaine

A Circuit Court judge on Friday granted a $50,000 bond to a North Green River Road man charged with trafficking cocaine and other drug offenses following the July 31 execution of a search warrant by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office narcotics in More...

Sports

Limestone men's soccer team will appear on Studio 62 - Free Access

The nationally 10th-ranked Limestone College men’s soccer team will make a guest appearance on Studio 62 on Thursday, August 20 as the team prepares to face Anderson University in a scrimmage at Legacy Charter School in Greenville, S.C. More...

Panther wideout lost for season - Free Access

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin suffered a torn ACL in his left knee Wednesday, an injury that the team announced will sideline him for the season.  More...

Fins, Panther wrap up practices - Free Access

SPARTANBURG, S.C.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Shooting the bird is so old school

If you’ve driven a car or truck during your lifetime you have undoubtedly gotten upset with another driver about any number of things.  They drive too slow. They drive too fast. They pull out in front of you. They stop short. More...

THEIR VIEW

Yet another ‘no’ to offshore drilling

The South Carolina coast is virtually solid against offshore drilling, with Tuesday’s “no” vote by Myrtle Beach City Council. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Has the unrepresented majority finally reached its boiling point?

We can acknowledge that Donald Trump’s popularity is partially related to his unapologetic defense of himself and his policies, but let’s examine why that is particularly appealing to his supporters and others. More...

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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?