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Cherokee County not on GOP presidential candidates’ must-visit list prior to primary

Cherokee County won’t be a hotbed for Republican presidential campaign stops. More...

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LifeStyles

Miss Limestone Pageant set for Saturday

Nine contestants will vie for the title of “Miss Limestone College” during a pageant on Saturday, Feb. 13, at Fullerton Auditorium. The event, sponsored by the Limestone Activity Board, will begin at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin and Gloria Adams of Leesville, SC announce the engagement of their daughter, Blythe Shealy, of Columbia to Patrick Anthony Hopper, also of Columbia, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tony and Rachel Hopper of Gaffney. More...

New look, new treasures - all new episodes of Antiques Roadshow visit Charleston

Hit PBS series celebrates 20th anniversary with new season

Antiques Roadshow will air three Charleston-based episodes on South Carolina ETV on February 15, 22 and 29 at 8 p.m. ET as part of its new 20th anniversary season. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sara Littlejohn, graduate of Granard High School

Lithonia, GA, Gaffney — Sara M. Littlejohn, 71, of Lithonia, GA, formerly of Windsor, CT, beloved wife of 51 years of Rev. Robert L. Littlejohn, went to her eternal rest with the Lord on Sunday, February 7, 2016. More...

Tron Littlejohn, services to be held Saturday

Gaffney — Tron Manvel LittleJohn better known as Bighead, 35, of 210 Monroe St. went to be with the Lord February 6, 2016. He was the son of Willie Mae (Shelia) Littlejohn and Dennis Bates of of Gaffney. More...

Winford Blackwell, retired fireman with the City of Gaffney Fire Department

Gaffney — Winford Eugene Blackwell, 75, of 154 Great Meadow Road, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at Mary Black Health System - Gaffney. More...

GHS student killed in wreck laid to rest

Services for second victim scheduled for Saturday

A 17-year-old Gaffney High School student was laid to rest Wednesday afternoon following a funeral service attended by dozens of friends and classmates who came to say goodbye. More...

Waltman wins ‘bee’ for second time in 3 years

Gaffney Middle School 8thgrader Mason Waltman won the Cherokee County School District spelling bee Thursday for the second time in three years. More...

No rate increase in BPW budget

Gaffney Board of Public Works (BPW) commissioners gave their approval Thursday to a proposed budget that holds the line on rates. BPW Manager Donnie Hardin unveiled the budget during the utility’s annual long-range planning workshop. More...

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Local News

School calendar OK’d

With little fanfare, the Cherokee County School Board unanimously approved a new school year calendar Monday that closely mirrors area school districts. Students start classes Aug. 15 for the 2016-2017 school year. More...

POLICE REPORTS

l City of Gaffney police were called to investigate a Feb. 6 incident during which a 22-yearold city man allegedly forced his way into a West Knott Street home and assaulted a woman. More...

WHAT’S UP

All items for What’s Up and general news should be sent by email to abbie@gaffneyledger.com. Sanders Bros. Reunion l All former employees of Sanders Bros. are invited to attend a reunion at Aegean Pizza on Saturday, March 5, at 11:30 a.m. More...

Sports

Indians qualify for playoffs

No matter today’s results, Gaffney will likely be No. 4 seed and play Westside or Laurens

The Gaffney boys varsity basketball team didn’t exactly finish the season strong, losing their last two games. However, the Indians have qualified for the playoffs no matter what happens when the region teams close out the regular season tonight. More...

Wildcats trounce Chesnee; finish 13-1 in region

Blacksburg’s scorers often get the attention, but it's the Wildcats’ aggressive and trapping defense that often makes the difference. More...

Shaq not coming back to Gamecocks

Former Gaffney High standout Shaq Davidson is no longer on the South Carolina football team. Davidson took a redshirt season after he signed with USC in 2014. He was a Shrine Bowl and U.S. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Then I noticed the driver side door had closed ...

Somebody was a big Bob Seger fan when roads were named on Green River Road in the Macedonia community. More...

SCOTT RASMUSSEN

My first ride in a “ driverless” car

This past Tuesday, I had my first ride in an autonomous car. The anticipation for me was a bit like a kid waiting for Christmas. But when I shared my enthusiasm with friends and colleagues, many thought I was crazy. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

It is a great system ... and an awful one

THE GOOD NEWS is that House and Senate committees both approved legislation last week calling for a constitutional referendum to let the governor appoint the director of the state Education Department. More...

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