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LifeStyles

Students help make dreams come true with “Wish Week”

Gaffney High School students held a car wash Saturday (top), while Brianna Labra had her nails painted by Cherokee Technology Center cosmetology student Brianna Wilkie during a princess party. More...

Irish Fest begins Friday

Celebrating the City is the theme for this year’s Irish Fest being held March 17-18. The annual event pays tribute to Gaffney’s founder, Michael Gaffney and his Irish heritage. More...

Mission: SPACE

NASA’s Carly Meginnis to speak at Limestone’s WITS Conferences

The art world’s loss was the space program’s gain when Carly Meginnis decided in middle school that she wanted to be an engineer. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Peggy Cartee

Clinton — Peggy Jane Cartee, 67, of 28373 Highway 76 East, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017, at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Ila Medley Cartee. More...

Patricia Tate

Clemson, S.C. — Patricia Skinner Tate, 85, wife of Joe M. Tate, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at her home.  Born in Gaffney, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Charles and Allean Wood Skinner.  More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Don’t take away right to protect land

Bills making their way through the S.C. House and Senate would weaken the ability of state residents to challenge construction in environmentally sensitive areas across South Carolina. We think that’s the wrong approach.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Democracies die behind closed doors

The headline appearing above this column were the words of federal judge Damon Keith about secret deportation hearings after the 9/11 attacks. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Why don’t they just make DST permanent?

Seems to be a lot of people out there who don’t like Daylight Savings Time. I’ve overheard several conversations about it and seen way too many Facebook posts bellyaching about it. For the record, I like it and my wife LOVES it. More...

Some principals, administrators will have to reapply if they want to return next year

Mary Bramlett Elementary Principal Audrey McClary will retire at the end of the school year, finishing her seventh year as the school’s principal.  “I have enjoyed my time at Mary Bramlett,” McClary said. More...

County likely will OK tax incentives for Bulldog & 14

Cherokee County Council is apparently poised to give its blessings to financial incentives for a new company and an existing company that has plans to expand  More...

Local News

SC job growth continues upward trend

Showing no signs of a post-Christmas slowdown, South Carolina continued to add jobs at a brisk pace in January as it continues to better the nation as a whole when it comes to job growth. More...

PV2 Russell M. Howard IV top graduate

PV2 Russell M. Howard IV graduated from the United States Army Basic Combat Training (BCT) at Fort Sill OK on February 24, 2017.  More...

Bids to be opened

Bids to build the new Cherokee Technology Center will be opened later this month.  M.B. Kahn Construction has planned a bid opening March 21 for the steel and structural work for the facility. More...

Sports

Limestone’s “Blue & White” Spring Football Game Set For Saturday - Free Access

The Limestone College football team’s “Blue & White” spring game will get underway at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, at The Reservation stadium at Gaffney High School. More...

Gaffney soph receives USC offer

Ty’ron Hopper’s first college scholarship offer was a big one.  South Carolina offered the 6-foot-2, 190-pound Gaffney High sophomore cornerback on Monday, Gaffney coach Dan Jones said.  More...

A Painful Ending

Dance’s shoulder injury hurts Saints’ upset bid

The Limestone men’s basketball team was playing brilliantly, and on its way to an upset over Lincoln Memorial. The Saints lost Shaq Dance with five minutes to go. More...

State News

House's $8 billion plan includes Hurricane Matthew cleanup funds - Free Access

The House's roughly $8 billion plan for state taxes spends $100 million on upgrading K-12 schools, puts an additional $38 million into a per-student payment, and buys $10 million worth of school buses. More...

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