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Robbery suspect captured in Tennessee

Police officer shot in chest during confrontation

New details emerged Friday after a 30-year-old Florida man, identified by Gaffney Police as the suspect in the Wednesday morning armed robbery of a West Floyd Baker Boulevard cell phone store, was taken into custody in Knoxville, Tenn., for allegedly More...

Body of missing woman found in wooded area

The Cherokee County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death of a missing Chesnee woman whose body was discovered Saturday in a wooded area off Horse Creek Road. More...

POLICE REPORTS

Repairs will require road to be closed

Work will begin May 27 on East Floyd Baker Boulevard, where a failing storm drainage system will require a temporary road closure and relocation of utility lines. More...

Sports

TWICE AS NICE

Limestone overcomes early deficit, uses late surge to defeat Le Moyne and earn second consecutive title

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — The topranked Limestone men's lacrosse team used a fourth quarter rally to clinch its second straight NCAA Division II national title with a 9-6 win over No. More...

Letters

Haley’s caustic attitude intensifies dysfunction

With only a few days left in the legislative session, the General Assembly has become so crippled by divisive and partisan politics that few, if any, of their priorities are likely to become done deals. More...

Limestone College will break ground on new dorm June 4

Triangle Construction is receiving bids for Limestone College to build a new residential hall adjacent to the main campus. Communications director Charles Wyatt confirmed Limestone has scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony June 4 at 10 a.m. More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

A Memorial Day reflection on equality

On Memorial Day, consider honoring those who died for our country by reflecting on the truly exceptional ideals they fought to defend. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Failure to fix rural roads costing lives

With a Senate filibuster on abortion threatening to further delay South Carolina lawmakers in approving a plan to fix the state’s roads and bridges, the pressure for action on infrastructure grows from business leaders. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

A smorgasbord of head-shakers

Other than about a billion things, I’m feeling pretty upbeat about the current state of our nation under the leadership of those whose worldview and priorities I simply cannot fathom. More...

Breaking News - 5/25/2015 9:20 AM

Saints coming home - Free Access

The Limestone College men's lacrosse team is expected to arrive back in Gaffney today (Monday) between 1:30 and 2:00 pm.  More...

Public Hearing on school budget - Free Access

By SCOTT POWELL Ledger Staff Writer spowell@gaffneyledger.com More...

IN THEIR MEMORY

We salute the Cherokee County military personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom and whose names are listed here:

Fowlkes, Christopher Scott, Afghanistan, KIAWilson, Donny, Died in Service, KIAJones, Jessie L., Heart Attack, 1969Crow, Wilton P. Jr., K, KIAHodge, William L., K, KIAKennedy, Theodore, K, KIAMcCraw, B.E. More...

LifeStyles

Limestone honors outstanding alumni during awards banquet

Limestone College recently recognized its Outstanding Alumni during a banquet in Stephenson Dining Hall. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Kyzer – Gardner

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Kyzer of Saluda announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Anne, to Brandon James Gardner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Gardner of Gaffney. More...

Older adults with sleeping problems must be cautious about using sleeping pills

Older adults with sleeping concerns should be very cautious about sleeping pills, according to the April issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. More...

Obituaries

Sarah Strain, native of Blacksburg and licensed realtor for 45 years

Sarah Violet Wilkins Strain, 91, of 132 Hillside Drive, Shelby, N.C., passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at Wendover Hospice in Shelby. More...

Clyde Whitmire, 81, retired truck driver for Overnite Transportation

James Clyde Whitmire, 81, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at his residence. Born in Joanna, he was the widower of Myra Peterson Whitmire and son of the late James Judson Whitmire. More...

Rosa S. Richardson, last employed by Spartanburg County School District 6

SPARTANBURG – Rosa Shippy Richardson, 75, of 550 Wofford St., answered the Master’s call on Sunday, May 24, 2015, at 9:15 a.m. at her residence. More...

State News

Smyrna is state’s smallest municipality

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Rapid growth in Charleston means that Columbia is in danger of losing its place as the largest city in South Carolina, according to U.S. Census Bureau numbers released Thursday. More...

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