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April 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Exit exam exits

South Carolina is replacing its high school exit exam with new tests focused on students’ future success in college and careers. A new law signed by Gov. More...

Local News

HAVING THEIR CAKE AND EATING IT, TOO

HAVING THEIR CAKE AND EATING IT, TOO — Judges David Rojas and Betsy Gray-Manning sample cakes entered Saturday in the Iron City Festival cake contest. More...

The name game

It’s been called the 3-Acre Park and the Railroad Avenue Park but city officials haven’t yet decided on the right name for the green space. More...

Limestone alumni can expect a full weekend of activities

Limestone College will host three days of events this weekend to celebrate its annual Alumni Weekend. The festivities are scheduled for Friday, April 25; Saturday, April 26; and Sunday, April 27 on and around the main campus in Gaffney. More...

Sports

Clover spoils special night for Indians

It was Senior Night for the Gaffney High baseball team but it was Clover which was in a celebratory mood after the game on Monday. More...

Gaffney golfers finish 2nd in tourney

Prior to the Easley Invitational, Gaffney High golf coach Brandon Coggins had a feeling the Smithfields Country Club would suit Zach Bostic’s game to a tee. He was right. More...

Lady Cats shut down Powdersville

The Blacksburg High softball team showed no signs of rust after spring break in a pair of games against Powdersville. Shanna Ramsey and Ally McCurry both had two hits to help the Lady Wildcats to a 7-4 win on Senior Night on Tuesday. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

You don’t want to miss this year’s Campo Giorno

Are you ready for some good ol’ fashioned fun? Come out to Gaffney High School on Saturday morning and watch 396 kids battle for the 2014 Campo Giorno banner . More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Reflecting on the Boston Marathon bombings

South Carolina is nearly a thousand miles from Boston, Massachusetts. But we, too, were shaken by the events of April 15, 2013. More...

THEIR VIEW

SC legislators compromise on reading programs

S.C. state senators engaged in a laudable bipartisan effort this month to help children learn to read. We hope they follow up with a plan to pay for it. More...

Suspect surrenders; faces three charges of attempted murder

City of Gaffney police have charged a 34-year-old city man with three counts of attempted murder after he allegedly discharged a weapon into the front door of an occupied 2nd Street home late Sunday. More...

Campo Giorno headlines busy weekend slate

Boredom should not be part of the equation this weekend for Cherokee County residents as a full array of events and activities are slated to occur. More...

Students learn importance of soft skills

Soft skills (personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people) often rank at the top of desired skills local employers wish schools would teach students. More...

LifeStyles

HANDS OF HOPE

It was only right that local cancer survivors were immediately asked to lend a hand Thursday night as they entered the Broad River Electric Cooperative Auditorium. More...

Candidates to state their case in debate

County voters can meet all eight Republican candidates for state Superintendent of Education on Thursday at a forum in Gaffney. The candidates forum begins at 6:30 p.m. More...

Limestone sends 5 to regional honors conference

Limestone College had five students recently attend the Southern Regional Honors Council Conference held in Savannah, Ga., at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront. More...

Obituaries

Mattie Lee Dawkins

Mrs. Mattie Lee Haywood Dawkins, 79, of 225 Bunche Circle, Cowpens, answered the Master’s call on Saturday night, April 19, 2014, at 8 p.m. at her residence. More...

Susan Kochenower

Susan Lynn Whited Kochenower, 65, of 606 College Drive, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born in Parkersburg, W.V., she was the wife of Ben D. More...

Catherine Smith

Mrs. Catherine Mc- Dowell Smith, 81, of Christopher Lynn Estates, Apt. 1-D, 269 Beltline Road, widow of Mr. Thomas Edward Smith, answered the Master’s call on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Brookview Healthcare Center. More...

State News

Local Lander students honored

GREENWOOD — Lander University conferred degrees upon 165 graduates at the university’s fall commencement ceremony in December. More...