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DOwN CAmE THE RAIN

Water swelled in ditches and flooded some roads as Cherokee County received more than three inches of rain during a 36-hour period between Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon, the National Weath More...

LifeStyles

Tate – Massey

Deacon Luther R. Tate of Blacksburg announces the engagement of his daughter, Kabie Lutina, to Minister Thomas Edward Massey Jr., son of Deacon Thomas Massey Sr. and Sylvia Massey of Roebuck.  More...

Patterson – Hedstrom

Mr. and Mrs. David Richardson of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Maribeth Patterson, to Chance Justin Hedstrom, son of Stephanie Hedstrom of Gaffney.  Miss Patterson is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. More...

Miss Cole and Mr. Painter exchange vows Sept. 10

Susan Cole and Doug Painter, both of Gaffney, were united in marriage on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, in an 11 a.m. outdoor wedding at Lake Cherokee. The Rev. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Grace Perkett

Grace Cooper Reynolds Perkett, 77, formerly of Smoke Ridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.  More...

Rev. Leslie McAbee

Rev. Vernon Leslie McAbee, 58, of Oklahoma City, Okla., passed away on Sept. 10, 2011. Following a funeral service at St. Charles Anglican Church in Huntsville, Ala., he was laid to rest at Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville on Sept. 17, 2011.  More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Law enforcement should work hard to eradicate this blood sport

Organized dogfighting is a scourge, and a recent raid on a dogfighting operation in Richland County demonstrated that it persists. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Pair of executions renews death penalty debate

Of the many interesting people I have had the pleasure to meet and even befriend over the years as a result of my work, one that continues to bring me fond memories was a quiet and unassuming man who had an often depressing job.  He was a forens More...

Chief: Officers acted properly in stopping fight

A City of Gaffney police officer was taken for medical treatment following a Tuesday afternoon incident during which he allegedly was attacked by two teenage girls while trying to break up a street fight.  More...

Ledger to webcast Blacksburg game, cheerleading event

Blacksburg will try to get back on the winning side of the ledger by handing Southside Christian its first loss of the season on the Wildcats’ home turf in the Ledger Live Game of the Week.  More...

Sen. Peeler urges state agencies to take emergency action against the sale of ‘spice’ and ‘bath salt’

Efforts in South Carolina to stem the sale of over-the-counter drugs that act like marijuana and methamphetamine took a new turn Thursday as State Sen. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

Thieves continue to plague county businesses and residents

ffi A pistol was reported stolen recently from a Jason Owensby Drive home. According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone took a .38-caliber Taurusbrand revolver froma home in the 100 block between 8:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. Sept. 13. More...

Roofs top committee agenda

A school board committee will discuss a multimillion dollar plan Monday for replacing and repairing roofs at five Cherokee County schools.  More...

PLAYERS HONORED

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Sports

Wildcats provide wild ending in victory over Southside Christian

Sophomore quarterback connects on winning TD toss with 12 seconds left in the game

Blacksburg sophomore quarterback Tyler Cobb threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Jawaun Hampton with 12 seconds left Friday for a thrilling 24-19 Blacksburg victory over Southside Christian. More...

Gaffney remains unbeaten with 73-0 rout of Greenville

Coach pulls most of starters before halftime

It's not as if Greenville didn't expect it. It's not as if the Red Raiders didn't prepare for it. They just couldn't do anything about it. More...

Coachspeak

“We have a history of close games with (Greenville).” – Dan Jones Gaffney head coach More...

Letters

‘Coming home’ to Cherokee County for church services in October

Dear Friends:  I hope this finds you well, happy, healthy and enjoying life to the fullest.  Joy and I and our family always enjoy “coming home” to Cherokee County.  More...

Community involvement has such a positive impact

Dear Editor:  Corinth Elementary has had a great opening this year.  One of the things that has made this such a good beginning is the support of our wonderful community. More...

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