January 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Suspect held at gunpoint by homeowner

A homeowner on Moss Crossing in Blacksburg reportedly held a suspected burglar at gunpoint until police arrived Jan. More...

Bank employees find missing man

A local family is breathing a big sigh of relief after a Gaffney man, missing since Sunday, was found unharmed Wednesday afternoon at a South Limestone Street bank.  Samuel Thurl Whiting, 64, was reported missing Monday when he failed to return More...

LifeStyles

MusicianTom Fisch will perform Jan. 25 at the Blacksburg library

Concert will be from 12:15-1 p.m.

The Blacksburg Public Library will host musician Tom Fisch in concert on Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 12:15-1 p.m.  Fisch has written songs for the Oak Ridge Boys, James Taylor and Dan Fogelberg. More...

BIRTH

Henry Gavin Fulton

Bud and Susan Fulton of Blacksburg announce the birth of their son, Henry Gavin, on Dec. 30, 2011, in Shelby, N.C., weighing 8 lbs. 12 ozs.  Maternal grandparents are Paul and Lucille Carl of Olin, N.C. More...

MARRIAGES

The following marriages have been filed in the probate court of Cherokee County:  More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Voters wanted: Alive, not dead

Discovering that more than 900 people listed as deceased voted recently in South Carolina is alarming at any time.  But it is particularly problematic when people already are focused on possible voter fraud as it relates to a controversial state More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

An average quarterback with a rock star following

You probably already know this, but it is a crazy world in which we live.  Often I wonder, why me? More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

We won’t make Washington’s mistakes

2011 was a banner year for the South Carolina Senate Republicans. We made monumental strides in our commitment to reforming state government because we know that government itself is the strongest hindrance to economic prosperity. More...

WATCH

Gaffney vs. Spartanburg live on our web site

Rivals collide tonight at The Burial Ground when Spartanburg visits Gaffney in a Region III- 4A battle.  The Gaffney boys’ game against the visiting Vikings is the main event of a doubleheader at Gaffney High School. More...

Thieves steal 20,000 lbs. of aluminum

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of approximately 20,000 pounds of aluminum from a Henson Road, Blacksburg, warehouse.  Theft losses in the case are estimated at $170,400, according to an incident report.&nbs More...

Gaffney native among ‘Survivor’ tribesmen

Another season of the hit CBS reality show “Survivor” will have a local twist.  Gaffney resident Jay Byars will be one of the 18 castaways to take part in its upcoming season.  More...

Local News

Sparse crowd attends nuclear plant project hearing

There are no major environmental reasons why two new reactors should not be constructed in the McKowns Mountain area in Cheorkee County, U.S. nuclear regulators have said in a preliminary finding.  More...

REMEMBERING ALYSSA

Family, friends and a group of daycare students sent 300 helium-filled balloons into the sky Wednesday, marking the birthday and honoring the memory of Alyssa Jade Mayfield at West End Baptist Church More...

Police round up drug law violator suspects

Following more than two months of investigations, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators began a roundup Wednesday afternoon of alleged drug law violators.  More...

Sports

Spartanburg at Gaffney. Tipoff 8:15 p.m.

Gaffney coach Mark Huff used terms such as “very excited” and “special” when discussing his team during the preseason.  So, Huff wasn’t going to let some early-season losses dampen his enthusiasm.  In fact, Huf More...

Saints on wrestling rise

Limestone wrestling coach Trent Goodale is all smiles these days.  And for good reason. More...

RECRUITING UPDATE

Gaffney all-region center Isaac Barber has visited Mars Hill and plans to make an official visit to Becker College in Massachusetts this weekend. More...

National News

Many teenmoms didn’t think they could get pregnant

ATLANTA (AP) — A new government study suggests a lot of teenage girls are clueless about their chances of getting pregnant.  In a survey of thousands of teenage mothers who had unintended pregnancies, about a third who didn’t use bir More...

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