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Distinguished Young Women

The Distinguished Young Women of Blacksburg program was held Saturday night. Tori Smith was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Blacksburg 2018.  More...

Musical comedy “Company” coming to Limestone College Theatre March 2-4

A production of the musical comedy “Company” will have a three-night run at Limestone College Theatre on March 2-4. Show-time each day is at 7:30 p.m. More...

Tuesday Woman’s Club February meeting

The Tuesday Woman's Club met on February 14 at The Limestone College Theatre. Dr. Gena Poovey, Mrs. Nani Lou Cooper, and Mrs. Michelle Moss served as hostesses. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Tony Brown

Gaffney, S.C. — Anthony “Tony” Leroy Brown, 49, of 715 Goucher School Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 26, 2017. More...

Tommy LeMaster

Gaffney, S.C. — Ralph Thomas “Tommy” LeMaster, 79, of 1139 Boiling Springs Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 27, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Edith Peterson

Gaffney, S.C. — Edith Erwin Peterson, 77, 523 W. Montgomery St., Gaffney, S.C., went home to be with the Lord February 24, 2017, at the home of her daughter. More...

State News

House passes bill allowing licenses that comply with REAL ID - Free Access

The House passed a bill Thursday allowing South Carolinians to obtain a driver's license that meets federal identification requirements and can be used to get onto military bases and board a plane once federal ID law is enforced. More...

Other News

New help for that bane of middle-age: blurry close-up vision

WASHINGTON (AP) — Squinting while texting? Always losing your reading glasses? An eye implant that takes about 10 minutes to put in place is the newest in a list of surgical repairs for the blurry close-up vision that is a bane of middle age. More...

Some city structures to get facade face-lifts

In an effort to help revitalize downtown Gaffney, the Main Street Advisory Board recently approved recipients of its second phase of a facade improvement grant. More...

Council votes to revoke downtown bar’s license

Gaffney Police Chief Richard Turner told Gaffney City Council during Monday’s hearing that a downtown bar owner was selling marijuana and illegal narcotics like candy bars. More...

Local News

Ewing principal wins state award

“Literacy Administrator of the Year”

Ewing Middle School Principal Dr. Denise Wooten received a major surprise last weekend.  More...

County council OKs filling vacant positions

After a decade with the position being vacant, Cherokee  County Council will soon have a new public works director.  Council during its meeting last week gave administrator  Holland Belue the go- ahead to fill the position.  T More...

26 projects in city and county top $100k mark

2016 was a big year for big commercial, church and industrial construction projects here.  For the purposes of the Homebuilders Association of Cherokee County report, big projects are those that exceed $100,000.  There were 11 construction More...

Sports

Indians rally to open tourney; Blacksburg falls to Centurions

The Gaffney High baseball team opened the season with a win but you wouldn’t know it from the reaction of coach Jeff Osment.  Osment said the Indians were sloppy in the field with four errors in their 6-5 win over Union County to open the More...

Kearse leads Limestone past Pfeiffer

After getting down by as much as 11 early in the second quarter, the Limestone College women's basketball team turned up the defensive pressure, limiting Pfeiffer University to just seven field goals over the final 26 minutes in a 69-52 win in a quar More...

Gaffney takes first in golf tourney

Returning a loaded roster after a second place finish at the state tournament a year ago, the expectations are justifiably high for the Gaffney golf team in 2017. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

McMaster should back gas tax hike

South Carolina needs money for road repairs, and raising the state tax on gasoline is the obvious and fairest way to get it. But without leadership from Gov. Henry McMaster, it looks as if lawmakers are on the road to gridlock once again. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Civil forfeiture turns cops into criminals

Living in a free society brings benefits, but also responsibilities. One of the most important is keeping an eye on government. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Babies, outfits, and women who go ‘gaga’

Some days are better than others and likewise some weekends. Take this past weekend. It was a good one. Why, you ask, what made it so grand? (emphasis on the word ‘grand.’) Does that clue you in? More...

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