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Limestone to cut staff positions

Limestone College will cut as many as 30 staff positions and consider new academic programs as part of a strategic realignment plan announced Wednesday.  More...

TRUCK STRIKES UTILITY POLE

One person was taken to Mary Black Health System — Gaffney following a Wednesday morning accident at North Limestone Street and 4th Street in which a pickup truck driver collided with a utility More...

LifeStyles

Limestone cheer and dance team to host showcase - Free Access

The Limestone College cheer and dance team has announced that it will be hosting a Colleges of the Carolinas Cheer and Dance Showcase on Sunday, Apr. 2 at 3 p.m. at the Timken Center. More...

Randolph rings bell to celebrate company’s NASDAQ listing

Jimmy Randolph achieved his 10 seconds of fame last Thursday.  Randolph, the Chief Financial Officer of J. Grady Randolph Hauling Specialist, was one of several who rang the stock market’s closing bell in New York City March 23.  More...

YOUNG WOMEN IN ART

— Artworks by three Gaffney High students were featured in the Converse College “Young Women In Art” juried exhibit last weekend. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dennis M. Jeffries

Dennis M. Jeffries was born May 24, 1957, in Hickory, N.C. He was the fifth child of Annie Smith-Jeffries. His father, James A. Davis, preceded him in death. More...

Jeanette Jacobs

Blacksburg —Jeanette Moser Jacobs, 86, of 502 W. Carolina St., went to be with the Lord on March 30, 2017, at Spartanburg Regional Hospital. She was born on March 18, 1931.  She was the widow of William Dewey "Big Jake" Jacobs, Jr. More...

Brent Smith

Gaffney — Brent Wilson Smith, 60, of 3076 Old Georgia Highway, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017 at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Boyce Wilson Smith and Marie Dixon Smith. More...

State News

Ex-South Carolina governor to head UN food agency

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Former South Carolina Gov. David Beasley was appointed Wednesday to head the U.N. More...

Palm print in kid's blood cracks 6-year-old case

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Bill makes 'dismemberment' abortion a felony in SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina House has approved legislation banning what anti-abortion activists call a "dismemberment abortion."  An 83-17 vote Thursday sent the bill to the Senate.  More...

3 arrested in fire that collapsed Atlanta highway overpass - Free Access

ATLANTA (AP) — Three people were arrested Friday in connection with a raging fire that collapsed an elevated portion of Interstate 85 in Atlanta and shut down the heavily traveled route through the heart of the city. More...

Fiery highway collapse may snarl Atlanta traffic for months - Free Access

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's dreadful rush-hour traffic could be extra nasty for months to come after a raging fire underneath Interstate 85 collapsed an elevated portion of the highway and shut down the heavily traveled route through the heart of the More...

Budget story: Asking for more money than they’re likely to get

As Cherokee County Council begins its annual budget process, the story is a familiar one: Departments heads are asking for more money in 2017 than they’re likely to get.  Cherokee County Administrator Holland Belue said he’s been mee More...

Local News

4-LEGGED DEPUTY MEETS STUDENTS

Members of Gaffney High School student government recently presented a $1,700 check to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office so it could purchase bulletproof vests for the county’s 4-legge More...

New Blacksburg budget finds cash for sewer project; doesn’t hike taxes

Blacksburg was able to find $250,000 for sewer capital projects without major changes in a new $3.26 million budget approved Tuesday by town council.  More...

Bankruptcy filing by reactor maker throws nuclear future into doubt

The maker of the nuclear reactors approved for the site of the proposed William States Lee III Nuclear Station in McKowns Mountain filed for bankruptcy Wednesday amid massive financial losses and a cloudy future for nuclear energy.  More...

Sports

Things to Watch at Final Four of the NCAA Tournament - Free Access

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Some things to watch for in the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday: MEN IN THE MIDDLE: Seven-foot-1 Przemek Karnowski is Gonzaga's center and he will be matched up with 6-10 Maik Kotsar of South Carolina. More...

Huff: Thornwell had swag

Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff said he didn't need a crystal ball to know that Sidarius Thornwell would become a great basketball player. More...

Region-leading Boiling Springs tops struggling Indians, 6-1

The Gaffney High baseball team got a well pitched game from Houston Wright. But the Indians couldn't charge up their bats in a 6-1 home loss to region leading Boiling Springs. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Nothing says love like a smoked pork product

As I get older I’ve been noticing how much more difficult it has become to keep old family traditions alive.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

In 2016, Clinton Democrats rejected Clinton

Last week, I suggested that the 206 Pivot Counties that voted twice for Barack Obama and then voted for Donald Trump are a good place to study the changing political landscape. More...

STAR PARKER

Freedom Caucus, today’s abolitionists

The House Freedom Caucus and its chairman, North Carolina Republican Congressman Mark Meadows, are taking flak, many saying they are responsible for the failure to pass the American Health Care Act.  More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?