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Fate of fire district proposals will be determined Tuesday

Property owners in three area fire districts will be asked Tuesday if they’re willing to pay a little more in property taxes to help fund their local fire departments.  Goucher-White Plains Volunteer Fire Department and DMW Volunteer Fire More...

LifeStyles

Handel’s “Messiah” to be performed by Limestone College and Community Chorus

The Limestone College and Community Chorus will present Parts II and III of Handel’s “Messiah” on Sunday, April 24, at 3 p.m. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Wayne and Hayley Motts and Donnie Sellars of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Danica Sellars, to Dylan Huskey, son of Buddy and Barbara Huskey of Gaffney.  More...

CAVA to hold Pancake Breakfast at Fatz

The fourth annual pancake breakfast benefitting the Cherokee Alliance of Visual Arts (CAVA) will be this Saturday, April 23 from 8-10 a.m. at Fatz Restaurant in Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Frances Moss

Frances Montgomery Moss, 87, walked into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Born January 14, 1929, to the late Dewey and Janie Montgomery, Frances grew up in Grover, North Carolina. More...

George Blackmon

Indian Land — Mr. George B. Blackmon went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 18, 2016. George was born March 31, 1931 to parents James Blackmon Sr. and Gertrude Love Blackmon of Charlotte, NC. More...

Sandra Darwin

Gaffney, SC — Sandra Spencer Darwin, 75, formerly of 15 Bo Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Peachtree Centre.  More...

National News

Prince, among most inventive musicians of modern era, dies

Prince, one of the most inventive and influential musicians of modern times with hits including “Little Red Corvette,” “Let’s Go Crazy” and “When Doves Cry,” was found dead at his home on Thursday in suburban More...

Demolition work

Gaffney Electric Company was demolished this Friday afternoon right next to Brown Furniture Co. The city plans to tear down both buildings so a performing arts center can be built on the site.    More...

Credit card skimmer gets 5 years

A California man arrested Dec. More...

Our online obituary listings have changed dramatically

With the recent launch of Next Generation Obituary, a new and premium online obituary service, The Gaffney Ledger has become the pre-eminent destination to place an obituary in the area.  More...

Local News

Limestone student swimsuit cover girl

When Vizcaya releases its new swimwear line, there will be one model with Caitlin Russell’s name on it.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

Man dragged while trying to stop truck thief

A Shelby, N.C., man was taken for medical treatment after he was dragged while trying to stop another man from stealing his truck on Ninety Nine Island Road in Blacksburg on April 17.  More...

Goucher Water Company slates April 28 meeting

The annual meeting of the Goucher Water Company will be held at 7 p.m., April 28, at the Goucher Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.   More...

Sports

IN A RUSH

The Blue team tries to rush the quarterback during Limestone’s Blue- White Game on Saturday. The Blue edged the White 7-3 to wrap up spring practice. More...

Wildcats out of playoff hunt

After advancing far in the playoffs a year ago, the Blacksburg baseball team will be a spectator this time around.  Woodruff parlayed seven hits, seven walks and three errors into a 13-0 win Tuesday that eliminated the Wildcats from the playoffs More...

Limestone star receives honor for scoring spree

Limestone College senior midfielder Mike Messenger has been named the USILA/Lids Team Sports Division II National Offensive Player of the Week for a second time this season following a pair of standout performances last week.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Leveling the playing field

The state Board of Education voted unanimously last week to adopt a 10-point grading scale for all high school students next year.  High schools statewide will shift from a 7-point grading scale to a 10-point scale. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

The irrational nomination process is boosting Donald Trump’s campaign

Donald Trump has provided two great services to the nation during this campaign season. The first is that he has already accomplished something Republican voters have been dreaming about for years. He defeated the Republican Establishment. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Obamacare’s teachable moment

On Monday, House Republicans promised a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare within a month. It’s not a moment too soon.  More...

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