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DOLLAR TREE PLANT AERIAL VIEW

Contractor Clancy & Theys Construction Company produced this stunning aerial view of the new 1.5 million squarefoot Dollar tree distribution center. More...

LifeStyles

Sub Deb Club will have Harvest Ball on Nov. 14

Twenty-five young ladies will be presented Saturday night

The Sub Deb Club of Gaffney will hold its annual Harvest Ball on Saturday, November 14 at Cherokee National Golf and Recreation Club. Festivities will begin at 7 o’clock p.m.  Members to be presented are:  SENIORS   More...

CAVA’S November classes

The Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists (CAVA) has lined up a variety of classes for November. Call the instructor listed for more information on a certain class. More...

Girl Scouts preparing for cookie sales

Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands (GSSC-MM) is preparing for its annual cookie sales program. This is the largest girl-led business in the country and generates over $700 million for girls and communities nationwide.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James Ligon, served in WWII

Smyrna — James Louis Ligon Sr., 90, of 5145 Canaan Church Road, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at his residence.  Born in Rock Hill, he was the husband of Betty Ligon and the son of the late George Nicholas Ligon and  More...

Connie S. Melton, Member of Northside Baptist Church

Gaffney — Connie S. Melton, 67, of 100 Bryant Street, Gaffney, died Tuesday, November 10, 2015.   A native of Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Boyd and Gertie Mae Short. Mrs. Melton was a member of Northside Baptist Church.  More...

Jimmy Bolin, worked as a roofer

Shelby — Jimmy Lee (Snatch) Bolin, 56, of 209 Ridgeway Drive, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at Carolinas Medical Center.  Born in Shelby, he was the son of the late William Bolin and Leona Bolin. Mr. More...

Old laws collide with digital reality in teen sexting cases

Educators in a small Colorado town say they had no choice but to go police when they discovered that many high-schoolers were using a cellphone app More...

TRANSCRIPT OF REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY FOR LIMESTONE STUDENT

Transcript: Remembrance Ceremony  Reverend Ron Singleton, Limestone College Chaplain     More...

Residents congregate to honor veterans

Sergeant T.J. Chevalier received the Purple Heart in 2010 when the Gaffney native volunteered with U.S. Marines on a military deployment to the Helmand Province in Afghanistan. More...

Jazz Ambassadors in concert here Sunday; free admission

The internationally acclaimed Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, D.C., will continue its long tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at Limestone College’s Fullerton Auditorium on Sunday at 3 p.m. More...

Local News

Slain student’s mother vows ‘to get to the bottom’ of what happened

A grieving mother and other family members vowed Thursday afternoon that a 20-year-old Limestone College student, killed during a police shooting in Spartanburg, was not a bad person and that they would get to the bottom of what happened Monday night More...

Final public hearing on proposed Interstate 85 widening scheduled for Dec. 1

The South Carolina Department of Transportation will hold its final public hearing Tuesday, Dec. 1, regarding plans to widen Interstate 85 in Cherokee County.  More...

Trustee chastises architect

Although he didn’t stick to his guns, Cherokee County School Board member Ron Garner made clear he was unhappy with having to vote Monday evening on new traffic patterns for a Northwest Elementary classroom addition.  More...

Sports

Saints wrap up season on the road - Free Access

By SCOTT POWELL  Ledger Sports Writer  spowell@gaffneyledger.com    More...

how the top 25 fared

No. 1 Clemson (10-0) beat Syracuse 37-27. Next: vs. Wake Forest, Saturday.  More...

Limestone volleyball earns spot in conference championship - Free Access

Limestone Earns Spot In Championship With 3-1 Defeat Of King More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Putting their lives on the line to protect ours

A picture-perfect day greeted the small gathering Wednesday outside the Cherokee County Veterans Appreciation Park.  More...

THEIR VIEW

USC shouldn’t pay Spurrier for work he’s not doing

Steve Spurrier might or might not have been right to resign as the University of South Carolina’s head football coach in the middle of the season; we’ll leave that to the sports analysts and fans to sort out.  More...

LIBERTY BELLE

How to get a no-show job

What’s the best place to get a no-show job? The federal government. Uncle Sam pays corrupt or incompetent employees not to come to work, because it’s easier than firing them, never mind the cost to taxpayers. 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?