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Lemonade Stand

John, Thomas and Walker Cheatham set up a lemonade stand on College Drive Monday afternoon (top photo). Thomas collects money and pours a glass for a customer (above and left). More...

Wayde Dawson named Limestone’s Vice President for Financial Affairs

With the retirement of long-time Limestone College administrator Dave Rilling, Wayde Dawson was promoted recently to Vice President for Financial Affairs at Limestone College.  More...

Duke Energy warns customers of new scams

Duke Energy is warning that scammers are becoming more sophisticated.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert Lee Starnes

Spartanburg, S.C. — Robert L. Starnes, Jr., 85, formerly of Gaffney, died peacefully on August 8, 2016, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Robert “Bob” was born in Lancaster, S.C., on September 6, 1930, to the late Bob L. More...

Frances Sanders

Lenoir, N.C. – Mrs. Frances Lipsey Sanders, age 66, passed away on Monday, August 8, 2016 at Burke Hospice. She was born in Gaffney, SC on June 13, 1950 to the late Elbert Lipsey and Jenelle Duncan Lipsey. More...

Daniel Marthers

Gaffney, S.C. — Daniel Thurman Marthers, 69, of 233 Henderson Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 8, 2016 at St. Joseph Campus of Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C. More...

National News

Waterslide complaints surface after Kansas boy dies on ride

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — At least two people who rode in the last year on the same Kansas waterslide where a 10-yearold boy was killed say Velcro shoulder straps came loose during the raft ride featuring a 17-story drop. More...

Fires hours apart destroy two houses

Two Gaffney homes were destroyed by fires that occurred just a few hours apart Monday, while a third fire Monday night luckily was snuffed out before spreading.  The first of the fires occurred shortly after 3 p.m. More...

Local News

Lights coming back on at Ford complex

The tab for the lighting of the Cherokee Ford softball complex has come in at $50,000 more than the amount county officials projected.  But Cherokee County Council green lighted the project anyway, awarding the bid to the Lighting Company during More...

First phase of new school construction scheduled to begin in September

A bid package for site work on the new B.D. Lee Elementary and Cherokee Technology Center are scheduled to be opened in early September. More...

FOOD, FOOD AND MORE FOOD

— Katina Littlejohn and Tekora Littlejohn hold pineapples filled with strawberry lemonade Saturday while taking in the scene at South Carolina’s largest food truck festival. More...

Sports

Headed in right direction

Indians to participate in second scrimmage today in Charlotte

With less than two weeks from the start of the season, each practice and scrimmage is a learning session as the Gaffney High coaches attempt to correct mistakes. More...

REELING IN THE SMILES

- Brandy’s Lake in Blacksburg hosted a Kids Carp Tournament throughout July that culminated in a Fish Off this past Wednesday. First and second place winners took home prizes. More...

Wildcats fall to Chapman 21-10 in first scrimmage

Chapman running back D.J. Twitty scored two touchdowns Saturday in a 21-10 win over Blacksburg in the Wildcats first preseason scrimmage. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Beach access should be as affordable as possible

Myrtle Beach city officials have maintained “it’s not about the money” regarding the controversial changes in parking for beach access, but money surely is one of the factors. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Censorial DePaul bans conservative Ben Shapiro

The discerning have long recognized that the true enemies of free speech are certain leftist progressives who believe their ideas are so superior and their opponents so toxic that protection for the latter isn’t warranted.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Meanwhile, back on the porch ...

I received the following via email after a column I wrote a couple of weeks ago discussed porch parties. Although the hostess is not named, many of you will easily figure out who she is. More...

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