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LifeStyles

The final frame in a shop’s life

When Thelma Perry took over Creative Framing in 1994, she had no knowledge of the custom framing business. More...

Dancers demonstrate their skills for Tuesday Woman’s Club

The Tuesday Woman's Club met on March 14 in the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church. Hostesses for the afternoon were Gail Moss, Joyce Childers and Nancy Mathis.  More...

St. Patrick’s Day facts

What began as a religious feast in Ireland has turned into festivals, parades across the globe. Here are 10 facts about the holiday.   1. Green was only associated with St. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Arthur Black

Gaffney, S.C. — Arthur Dean Black, 82, of 126 Cotton Creek Trail, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at his residence. More...

Catherine Holmes

Raleigh, N.C. — Catherine George Holmes, 95, formerly of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 13, 2017 at The Oaks at Whitaker Glen in Raleigh, N.C.  More...

Boyd (Buck) Short

Gaffney, S.C. — Boyd (Buck) Lee Short, 67, of 3097 Chesnee Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at his residence.  More...

Hearing held on widening of interstate

About 40 residents attended a final hearing Tuesday for a state transportation plan to finish widening I-85 to the North Carolina state line. More...

Suspect arrested in campus incident

A 23-year-old Gaffney man was taken into custody on Thursday afternoon, charged with pointing a firearm, in the wake of a Wednesday evening incident during which a gunshot rang out on the Limestone College campus. More...

Local News

Fire department gets new-to-them truck

For the second time in the last few months, a local fire department found what it needed hundreds of miles away in Pennsylvania.  More...

U-haul saga continues

The city won’t be hauling off a U-haul parked in a city-owned parking lot.  At its most recent meeting, Gaffney City Council voted down second reading of an ordinance that allows downtown businesses to rent spaces at the farmer’s mar More...

Blacksburg’s budget increases, but no tax hike proposed

Blacksburg taxpayers came out winners again in a proposed $3.26 million balanced budget presented Tuesday to town council. The town did not raise taxes for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. More...

Sports

Spring Spotlight

It's a time of anticipation and improvement, of teaching and learning.  It's spring football.  The Limestone Saints football team has three weeks of practices under its belt leading up to the annual “Blue & White” spring gam More...

Limestone star named to SE all-region team

Limestone College senior guard Jasmine Kearse is piling up awards as fast as she piled up points.  The school’s all-time leading scorer has been named to the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) Women's Basketball South More...

SOFTBALL SIGNING

Blacksburg High softball player Hannah Cosner (center) signed a letter of intent Tuesday with USC Union. Cosner plays third base and is one of the team’s leading hitters. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

30 inches of snow: A whole ’nother ball game

My cell phone kept chiming throughout the day Tuesday as text after text came my way and it became almost like a game trying to guess what the next text would say.  One text said 19, another said 22, another said 25.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

(Dis)United we Stumble

President Trump’s executive order on immigration has more than its fair share of critics. Among them, apparently, is someone at the Department of Homeland Security. More...

STEPHEN MOORE

Europe’s lesson teaches us: Don’t go green

If you listen to the media narrative on climate change and “clean energy,” you’d think that the rest of the world has moved smartly and seamlessly toward 21st century green energy while the U.S. More...

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