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County, state unemployment rates plummet

Sixteen employers were lined up Tuesday at the National Guard Armory in Gaffney looking for applicants for work of all kinds.  More...

FOOTBALL CONTEST

Lisa Linder takes home the $100 prize for correctly predicting the winners of all 11 games in last week’s contest.  She was the lone contestant to correctly ace every game.  The football contest appears in the Monday editions througho More...

LifeStyles

WHAT’S UP

All items for What’s Up and general news should be sent by email to abbie@gaffneyledger.com Fall Festivals More...

Sports

Gaffney uses bye to improve and to get players healthy

For some coaches, the bye week is a chance to relax and refresh their players’ bodies.  For others, it's a time to get better.  Gaffney coach Dan Jones used the week off for both.  More...

A Happy Homecoming

Lancaster climbs depth chart to lead high-powered Tusculum offense

Gaffney’s Luke Lancaster thought his chances to take snaps during games this season were going to be few and far between.  Only months after major surgery on his throwing arm, Lancaster entered fall practice as the third- string quarterba More...

Lady Indians finish one place out of spot in state tournament

Gaffney girls golf coach Will Coggins wouldn’t let Monday’s disappointment at the upper state tournament dampen his enthusiasm for his young team.  The Lady Indians placed ninth with a 384 to miss qualifying for the state tournament More...

Former orphan brings inspiring message to Limestone - Free Access

Limestone College will welcome author Stephanie Fast on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. as she brings her story, “A War Orphan’s Incredible Journey of Survival,” to Fullerton Auditorium. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.  More...

Limestone residence hall gets new name Friday - Free Access

Two extraordinary philanthropists will be recognized on Friday, Oct. 23, when Limestone College will name its most recent residential hall in their honor.  More...

Inmate faces conspiracy charge

Accused of trying to intimidate someone through telephone calls

An 18-year-old Gaffney man awaiting trial on a kidnapping charge has been hit with a new charge of conspiracy for allegedly trying to intimidate someone from jail.  More...

Woman claims she was carjacked, shot

Cherokee County deputies were continuing to investigate on Tuesday a woman’s claims that she was carjacked and shot before she flagged down help near the Grassy Pond Volunteer Fire Department early Monday.  Sheriff Steve Mueller said his d More...

Local News

The walk is finished, but the work is not over

The Parson’s Pantry “Capital to the Coast” Walk was completed Friday, September 16, 2015, with Rev. Ron Jackson reaching his goal of walking 101 miles in arriving at Charleston Southern University at 11:25 a.m. More...

Children are the big winners in Smokin’ Rita fishing tournament

Kids were the big winners Saturday when local anglers gathered to start a new Christmas tradition on the water.  More...

22-year-old charged with impersonating an officer

A 22-year-old Blacksburg man was arrested Oct. 18 and charged by the Blacksburg Police Department with robbery and impersonating a police officer in connection with an Oct. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Terri Phillips Kite, former guidance counselor

Gaffney, SC — Terri Lynn Phillips Kite, 40, of 209 Mabry Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 19, 2015 at her residence.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘The Nash’ is a big difference maker

Please allow me to use this space today to promote something near and dear to my heart — Cherokee National Golf and Recreation Club.  “Promote” might not be the appropriate term, but it was the best I could come up with. More...

THEIR VIEW

Most residents want background checks

Common-sense legislation could help keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them. Just ask the residents of South Carolina.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Without newspapers, the world would be a darker place

I offer this confession of faith: I believe in newspapers.  And by newspapers, I mean particularly those physical objects produced in huge quantity through some nearly magical process in the middle of the night and delivered before daybreak to m More...

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