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MARRIAGES

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

Hannah Nicole Trefry

Pamela and John Trefry of Gaffney announce the birth of their daughter, Hannah Nicole, on Dec. 12, 2011, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 6 lbs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Charlean Gaffney

Charlean Smith Gaffney, 85, of 102 Osage Drive, widow of Henry Blaine Gaffney II, passed on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at 12:57 a.m. at her residence.  More...

Timothy Jolley

BLACKSBURG – Timothy Allen Jolley, 53, formerly of 144 Rock Springs Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Brookview Healthcare.  More...

"Emma" Gilliland

Eula Kay "Emma" Gilliland, 100, of 1434 N. Limestone St., passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  Born in McAdenville, Mrs. More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

A sign of peace; a video to treasure

Several months ago I wrote about ‘bucket lists,’ or things you want to do before you die .  Most of the items onmy list were places I wanted to visit, like the GreatWall of China or the pyramids of Egypt. More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Is Obama’s America God’s Country?

The political beliefs of Barack Obama, said Rick Santorum last week, come out of “some phony theology. ... More...

Chamber prepares for annual celebration

Hall of fame induction highlights Thursday event

It’s the one night local businesses can give pause to worries about budgets and deadlines and instead take a moment to celebrate the successes of the previous year.  More...

Local man lends his voice to ‘Titanic’ production

Donnie Patterson has an idea about what happened when the Titanic sank 100 years ago in one of the most frightening events in history.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

* An estimated $5,000 in theft losses were reported following the disappearance of a trailer from Wesson Road in Blacksburg.  More...

Deadline approaching to purchase NAP crop insurance

“The deadline for interested producers to purchase Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) insurance from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) for annually planted spring and summer seeded crops is fast approaching," said Glenn Thomas, FSA C More...

‘Savor and save’ at Southern Spring Home and Garden Show

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The 52nd annual Southern Spring Home and Garden Show is set for Wednesday, Feb. 29, through Sunday, March 4, at the Park Expo and Conference Center.  More...

Sports

Lady Cats appear in rankings

The Blacksburg softball team enters the season in the top 10, according to the South Carolina Softball Coaches’ 2012 Pre- Season Poll.  The Lady Wildcats are tied with Lewisville at No. More...

Indian hurlers heat up in scrimmages as regular season fast approaches

You can’t blame Gaffney coach Jeff Osment for feeling confident about his pitching staff.  The Indian hurlers continued their excellent preseason by allowing only two runs in a pair of scrimmages on Saturday.  Joey Copeland struck out More...

Indians knock off champs

The way things unfolded between Gaffney and Irmo Tuesday at a packed Burial Ground was typical in all but one regard: this classic was decided in regulation not overtime.  Last season, Gaffney nipped the Yellow Jackets by a point in an overtime More...

Letters

Greatly appreciates the kindness of the man at the checkout counter

Dear Editor:  I want to say thank you to the man who paid for my groceries at the Gaffney Aldi store early Saturday evening on Feb. More...

Wonders what ever happened to the precinct election results

Dear Editor:  Why is it impossible to get precinct election results published in the county?  I would hate to think I am the only one to be interested enough in this important function to want to know.  I recalled once a week newspaper More...

State News

SC legislator wants term limits

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina Democrat wants voters to decide whether legislators should be limited to 16 years in their chamber.  Rep. More...

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