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CITY TREE

— Bright and early on Wednesday, members of the City of Gaffney’s Parks and Beautification Division began the process of assembling the city’s Christmas tree. More...

LifeStyles

Hines to be awarded Honorary Degree at Limestone graduation

With the fall semester coming to a close, Limestone College will soon hold three commencement exercises at Fullerton Auditorium.  Limestone will confer a total of 321 degrees during those graduations planned for Dec. 10-12. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Ms. Tina Blanton of Gaffney and Mr. and Mrs. Robbie Childers of York announce the engagement of their daughter, DeeDee Childers to Mike Wallace of Gaffney.  More...

Scholarship Winner

Gaffney native London Gardner is a 2015 recipient of the L. Truett Cathy Educational Scholarship from the Chick-fil-a Corporation. The scholarship is in recognition of personal commitment to Chick-Fil-A. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Grace Whiten, loved to visit shut-ins

Gaffney, SC — Grace Peek Whiten, 89, of 112 Stacy Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The case for more, better recreation facilities

It’s apparently a no-win situation when it comes to finding more taxpayer money for improving recreation facilities and programs in Cherokee County.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Hillary Clinton, underdog

For much of 2015, the political questions concerning former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been whether or not she can hold the lead. She entered the year the clear favorite to win the Democratic nomination. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

A war on men

If you’re at risk of prostate cancer — in other words, if you’re male — the best place to be is the United States, where survival rates are highest in the world. More...

Bridge Closure

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Judge lets marijuana sentence stand

A Colorado man sentenced to five years in prison for trafficking marijuana through Cherokee County will have to live with his sentence after a Circuit Court judge refused to reconsider the penalty.   More...

OUR VIEW

Use some of your holiday budget to ‘shop small’

And so it begins.  With our stomachs full of a bountiful Thanksgiving feast and a good night’s sleep, we will head out in droves today to begin our quests for the perfect Christmas gifts for those we hold near and dear to our heart.  More...

Local News

Life lessons

Blacksburg High students were not sure they are ready for the game of life Tuesday after seeing how basic living expenses can take massive bites from salaries.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

An estimated $400 in malicious damage was reported Nov. 22 on the Limestone College campus after someone damaged a vehicle. More...

WHAT’S UP

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Sports

Gaffney High standout sets high swimming mark

After one of the most accomplished swimming seasons in school history, Taylor Covington is balancing academics with Division I college recruiting visits.  More...

Ninth-ranked Limestone rolls to 85-56 win in conference opener

The nationally ninth-ranked Limestone College (4- 0, 1-0) women's basketball team opened the 2015-16 Conference Carolinas schedule with an impressive 85- 56 win over Pfeiffer University (0-2, 0-1) on Tuesday, November 24 at the Timken Center.  More...

Block party not enough as Pfeiffer outlasts Saints

Limestone College junior guard Shaq Dance blocked a career high eight shots and sophomore forward Macoumba Kane scored a career high 18 points.  But the Pfeiffer University Falcons (4-2, 1-0) used an 18- 5 run in the final minutes of Tuesday nig More...

National News

Hot toys for Christmas 2015

Ready, set, shop!

NEW YORK (AP) — Which toys will warm the hearts of parents and kids for the holiday 2015 shopping season?  Holiday toys hit the shelves in recent weeks. And so far, just as in the past few years, there’s no single hot toy emerging. More...

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Poll

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?