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Limestone letter spells out demands by students; but is it legit?

A letter signed by the Limestone College student government presented a list of demands to the administration.  They include increased health support and resources for nonathletic students, the grandfathering of tuition for sophomore, juniors an More...

LifeStyles

Special exhibits to accompany museum’s dinner theatre

In planning for the upcoming dinner theatre fundraiser at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum, several local connections were discovered to artist Patsy Cline, whom the plot of the play surrounds. More...

National societies present awards

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the National Society United States Daughters 1812 Awards were presented March 21 at the Air Force Junior ROTC awards ceremony at Gaffney High School.  More...

YouTube channel showing giraffe birth 2nd most live-viewed

HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The long-awaited arrival of April the giraffe's baby has made Animal Adventure Park the second most live-viewed channel in YouTube's history. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Susan (Shorti) Ray

Gaffney, S.C. — Susan (Shorti) Rhinehart Ray, 54, of 1022 W. Buford Street, Apt. More...

Florine Byars

Gaffney, S.C. More...

Douglas Houey

Douglas McArthur Houey, 74, of 2217 Surrey St., Columbia, S.C., passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2017.  Husband of Vivian Bradley Houey, he was born in Cherokee County and was a son of the late Shadrack and Gertrude Watts Houey.  More...

Firefighters catch balcony fire early

City of Gaffney firefighters were able to snuff out a Monday afternoon fire on the balcony of a West Buford Street apartment and keep the flames from spreading.  Firefighters were called to an apartment complex in the 1000 block at 12:36 p.m. More...

Meth earns man 12 years

A 31-year-old Gaffney man received a 12-year prison sentence Tuesday after pleading guilty in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to a number of methamphetamine-related charges. More...

Local News

SHOWOFFS

Motorcycle riders show off for the crowd while warming up Saturday for a stunt show during the Iron City Festival in Blacksburg.   More...

Sheriff attributes drop in crime to targeting drug dealers

Six straight years of improvement

Violent types of crime and overall crime in Cherokee County continued to trend downward in 2016, the Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office announced Thursday with the release of its 2016 crime statistics, marking the sixth straight year of improvem More...

THE LENTEN CROSS

Limestone Presbyterian Church observes the season of Lent with Sunday morning worship services that include a time for writing prayers and placing them on a prayer cross. More...

Sports

Breaking News - 4/19/2017 7:53 AM

Ex-NFL player found dead in cell - Free Access

BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and just days ago was acquitted of a double murder, died after hanging himself   More...

Transou, Joliff lead Indians past three region rivals

With its win over three region rivals on Monday, the Gaffney High golf team is building some important momentum, coach Brandon Coggins said as the Indians wind down the season. More...

Saints hold onto top spot in poll; clinch conference crown with win

Ahead of a busy week that includes a top-5 matchup with Merrimack College, the Limestone College men’s lacrosse team remained at No. More...

Letters

Suggestions for the proposed Wall of Success

Dear Cody and Ledger Readers:  I’ve only seen the teaser for the proposed Gaffney Successful Alumni initiative, but I like the idea.  More...

Only 9 percent of plastics are recycled

Dear Editor:  Plastics were first used by the Mesoamericans for balls, bands, and figures. We use plastics for prescription bottles, grocery bags, and the plastic hoist on the back of the knot of clip-on ties (laughs).  More...

Columns

STEPHEN MOORE

What Congress can learn from Rhode Island Miracle

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more poorly designed program in the federal budget than Medicaid, the health insurance program for low-income Americans. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

There are good-paying jobs available right here

I read a comment the other day on Facebook in which the poster said Cherokee County needs more jobs that pay more than minimum wage. The comment was in response to a question posed by the Chamber of Commerce: What do you think we need? More...

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