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Five to be inducted into hall of bravery

Fallen U.S. Marine Christopher Fowlkes is among five veterans who will be inducted into the Cherokee County Hall of Bravery.   More...

LifeStyles

Celebrating life

Hundreds of area residents made their way to Timken Track to take part in Cherokee County’s 2010 Relay for Life, which raises funds in an effort to find a cure for cancer and help those currently fighting the disease. Ledger staffer Joe L. More...

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KINDERGARTNERS ENJOY FIELD TRIP – The four-year-old kindergarten class at Temple Baptist Preschool had a 50s-style day recently. More...

Annual antique tractor and engine show set for May 29

The 20th annual Power From The Past antique tractor and engine show/ swap meet, sponsored by the Foothills Antique Power Association,will be held Saturday, May 29, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Piedmont Interstate Fairgrounds in Spartanburg. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Samuel Cloninger

Samuel Cloninger   Samuel Yates Cloninger, 83, of 205 Brittany Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 10, 2010, at Spartanburg Restorative Care.   More...

Betty Finch

Betty Ruth Phillips Finch, 78, formerly of Hardin Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 9, 2010, at Magnolia Place. More...

Catherine “Cat” Vickers

CHESNEE – Ruth Catherine Lowe Vickers, 80, formerly of 608 McArthur Ave., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 10, 2010, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   More...

National News

New coverage for young adults will raise premiums

WASHINGTON (AP) — Letting young adults stay on their parents’ health insurance until they turn 26 will nudge premiums nearly 1 percent higher for employer plans, the government said in an estimate released Monday.   More...

Solicitor unlikely to prosecute employees who opened fire; dead teen’s family hears conflicting stories, has questions

‘He was not the kind of kid who would tote a pistol’

While the investigation remains ongoing, 7th Judicial Circuit Solicitor Trey Gowdy said it appeared a Saturday morning shooting at a Cherokee Avenue restaurant that resulted in the death of an alleged teenage robber was justified.   More...

Jones gets demotion

District administrator Andy Jones has been reassigned to a teaching position in the middle school alternative program next year.   More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

 A man not only left an area convenience store with $605 after cashing a forged check, according to a police report, he also left without paying for $51 in gas.   More...

CORRECTION

A story in the Oct. 6, 2006, edition stated that Sean M. Lehner, 24, whose address at the time was listed as 147 Reagan Trail, Blacksburg, was a convicted sex offender.   More...

When the Red Cross responds, Ray Broome isn’t far behind

“The best thing about it was that us bringing them a meal made their day.”

When the need is great and disaster abounds, it seems the American Red Cross is always there to help.   And lately, so has been Blacksburg resident Ray Broome.   More...

Sports

Top assistant applies for head coach job

Former ninth-grade boys’ coach also considering applying

Susan Wade would like to replace her boss. More...

GHS golfers finish 5th at tourney

After a sixth-place finish in 2009, the Gaffney High golf team did itself one better this year.   The Indians shot a final round 320 for a 54-hole total 939 to finish fifth at the Class 4A state tournament at Furman University.   More...

Saints invited to tourney; will face No. 1 Lemoyne

Fourth-ranked Limestone will square off at top-ranked Le Moyne in the semifinals of the 2010 NCAA Division II Men’s Lacrosse Championship on Saturday, May 22, with the winner advancing to play the C.W. More...

Columns

This insanity has got to stop

LEDGER COLUMNIST

$12,926,785,477,772.98. Big number, huh?   Twelve trillion, 926 billion, 785 million, 477 thousand, 772 dollars and 98 cents.   That’s the public debt of the United States — you and me. (In 2007 the U.S. More...

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Protecting the integrity of our elections

THE MOSS REPORT

This week, the South Carolina House of Representatives approved a common-sense voting provision intended to prevent fraud and defend our voting system from abuse.   More...

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