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COMING ALONG NICELY

— Masonry workers are almost done with outside brick work on the Walter W. Brown Residential Hall across from the main Limestone College campus. It is expected to open in June in time for summer camps hosted by the college. More...

Peeler stepping down as South Carolina’s Senate majority leader

COLUMBIA — South Carolina Sen. Harvey Peeler stepped down Tuesday as the leader of the chamber’s GOP caucus, saying the move allows him to be more forthright in trying to reach consensus. More...

LifeStyles

“9 to 5: The Musical” coming to Limestone Theatre

Limestone College Theatre will present “9 to 5: The Musical” during a seven-show run April 7-10 and April 14-16.  The musical is based on the popular movie by the same name that was released in 1980 starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda More...

Southern Stories: Okra to Opera Conference at Converse College

Free public event features scholars on variety of topics

Okra to Opera: The Conference on Southern Culture returns for its third edition, April 8-9, this time exploring the diverse ways that storytelling is intertwined in all aspects of Southern life – from music, to food, to religion, to cultural id More...

WHAT’S UP

All items for What’s Up and general news should be sent by email to abbie@gaffneyledger.com. Yoga at the Library More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Johnny Martin

Blacksburg — Johnny Wayne Martin, 23, of 1480 Blacksburg Highway Lot 6, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016, at his residence.  Born in Spartanburg, he was the son of Terry “Johnny” Martin and the late Monica P. Martin. Mr. More...

Betty Goodman

Betty Sue Crocker Goodman, 75, passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, March 26 in Jacksonville, Florida following a long illness.  More...

John Henderson

Gaffney, SC — John Calvin Henderson, 90, formerly of 2035 Pacolet Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 4, 2016 at Brookview Healthcare. More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Trump’s strengths are his Achilles’ heel

Six months ago, I warned that Donald Trump’s strengths could also be the weaknesses that would destroy his campaign. I think we’re beginning to see that play out now. More...

That’s the reason Oreo is not allowed outside

LEDGER COLUMNIST

“While the cat’s away, the mice will play.” Surely you’ve heard that saying, which means if the boss isn’t around, the employees won’t do any work. More...

2 more arrests in murder case

Cherokee County investigators are continuing their probe into a fatal shooting that occurred last week but Sheriff Steve Mueller says they believe everyone who was present for the shooting has now been taken into custody.  More...

5th-generation Hamrick named company president

Hamrick Mills in Gaffney is pleased to announce that Cameron W. Hamrick has been elected president of the company.  More...

Body of missing boater located

COLUMBIA — The body of a Lake Murray boater reported missing over the weekend has been found.  Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher tells local media outlets the body of 26-year-old Jonathan Scott Scruggs of Gaffney was found near Goat More...

Duvall presented Order of the Palmetto

Macedonia Baptist Church Pastor Terry Duvall preached more than 4,000 sermons and taught 3,000 lessons in four decades of ministry in Gaffney. More...

Local News

Woman charged with kidnapping her children

A 25-year-old Blacksburg woman was taken into custody early Saturday on a fugitive from justice warrant after she allegedly kidnapped her own children in Norcross, Ga. More...

Sports

All night run leads towards fishing glory

Gettys Brannon headed into unchartered waters Thursday, never thinking a spontaneous decision would result in a few near disasters and a shot at another national fishing championship. More...

SPIRIT STARZ

- The Upstate Spirit Starz trip to the Fever National Championship couldn't have went any better as the Youth Prep Level One team claimed the Fever Productions National and Grand National Championship this past Saturday at the Gatlinburg Convention C More...

Lester named conference basketball scholar of year

Limestone College senior guard Maurissa Lester has been named the Conference Carolinas Women’s Basketball Scholar Athlete of the Year as announced by the league on Tuesday, April 5.  More...

Letters

Throws support to BPW boss

Dear Editor:   I have received many phone calls concerning Donnie Hardin’s candidacy for the Cherokee County Council District 2 seat.  More...

Don’t delay auto maintenance

Dear Editor:   Analytics are big these days in business, sports and politics. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

  The members of alpha Kappa alpha Sorority, inc. attended a Regional Conference in myrtle beach from march 23-27. More...

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