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“Peter and the Starcatcher” being performed at Limestone College Theatre

A production of “Peter and the Starcatcher” will have a three-night run at Limestone College Theatre on April 20- 22. Show-time each day is at 7:30 p.m.  More...

CAVA Gift Shop filled with new inventory

It is finally spring, and with spring comes new inventory in the CAVA Art Gallery Gift Shop, located in the Visitors Center at 210 W. Frederick St in Gaffney.  More...

Garden Club creates arrangements at April meeting

The Gaffney Garden Club had fun at their meeting in April. Each member brought some kind of a flower, shrub or other growing plant from their yard. Then they broke up into teams and made wreaths or flower arrangements.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mike Jennings

Gaffney, S.C. — James Michael “Mike” Jennings, Sr., 55, of 387 Dry Fork Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at his residence. More...

Brenda M. Dunkin

Gaffney, S.C. Brenda Marina Tucker Dunkin, 50, of Chesnee Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital in Spartanburg. More...

Alton Sutton, III

Mr. Alton Sutton, III, known as “Alano”, age 34, of 173 Carlisle Street, Spartanburg, S.C., answered the Master’s call on Monday morning, April 17, 2017, at 11:44 a.m. at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Spartanburg.  More...

State News

Mary Black Health System – Gaffney welcomes new CFO

GAFFNEY, S.C. – Mary Black Health System - Gaffney welcomes Christine Poplawski as the new Chief Financial Officer.  Poplawski is originally from North Carolina where she received her bachelors in Accounting from Gardner Webb University. More...

National News

Tennessee girl safe, teacher arrested at California commune

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A 15-year-old Tennessee girl who disappeared with her teacher more than a month ago was found safe at a commune in California and the teacher was arrested, authorities said Thursday.  More...

Deal made in exchange for guilty plea

Man avoids life sentence on drug charges; gets 15 years

A 46-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced to 15 years of imprisonment on Thursday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court after he pled guilty to several methamphetamine-related charges, all of them considered 3rd drug offenses.  More...

Main Street Challenge winners to be revealed May 2

And the winners of the Gaffney Main Street Challenge are….well we won’t know until May 2.  More...

Local News

Limestone College president to retire in December - Free Access

Dr. Walt Griffin, who has led Limestone College since 1992, has announced his plans to retire later this year as President at the historic liberal arts institution in Gaffney. More...

How many engineers does it take to change a light bulb?

We don’t know but it’s going to cost $1,500 to find out how to do it

It appears the Cherokee County administration building parking lot has a bright future.  After months of inaction, Cherokee Council Council gave the green light Monday to spend $1,500 to hire an electrical engineer to write the specs and review More...

‘Too Good for Drugs’ message to students

About 3,500 Cherokee County elementary school students heard messages about the value of staying too good for drugs through a drug education program in local schools.  More...

Sports

Achieving Their Goal

Gaffney boys soccer wins rare region championship

It would have been appropriate for a full moon to be hovering over The Reservation Tuesday night since the Gaffney boys soccer team turned in another outof this-world performance in a 7-0 win over Boiling Springs to capture a rare region championship More...

Gaffney standout transfers to Georgia High School

Gaffney High sophomore cornerback Ty’ron Hopper won’t be suiting up for the Indians next season.  Gaffney coach Dan Jones confirmed Thursday that the talented Hopper has transferred to football power Roswell High School in Georgia.&n More...

Duckett tosses 3-hitter in win over Vikes

Scoring against Austin Duckett has been a challenge to say the least.  Spartanburg was the latest team to find that out.  Duckett was dealing from the start, allowing only three hits and fanning eight in a 6-1 win Tuesday at Jerry “Ju More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It was about more than just catching fish

If you haven’t seen it, I can imagine it would be hard to visualize.  Hundreds of people, all dressed up in goofy-looking waterproof pants standing shoulder to shoulder on the banks of a small creek with fishing rods in hand and there&rsqu More...

STEPHEN MOORE

Government makes the poor poorer

For all the obsessing in Washington over income inequality, why isn’t there more outrage over government policies that exacerbate the problem? There are hundreds of programs that increase poverty in America. More...

STAR PARKER

A Berkeley professor who understands his job

Reading through a recent issue of Forbes Magazine, I came across a wonderful quote from inventor R. Buckminster Fuller. More...

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