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Cherokee, Spartanburg schools have 5v5 basketball competition

Schools from Cherokee County and Spartanburg County participated in 5v5 basketball competition for Area 12 on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Limestone College. More...

SORORITY HAS THREE NEW MEMBERS –

Lambda Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. recently added three new members. The organization is more than 100 years old and the membership is composed of college-educated women. More...

Strokes are the fourth-leading cause of death in United States

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Strokes are the fourth-leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the United States. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gerald Shealy

INMAN – Gerald (Jerry) Conrad Shealy, 56, of 1291 Ballenger Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 1, 2012, at his residence.  More...

Ricky Dean Peterson Sr.

Ricky Dean Peterson, Sr., 53, of 621 W. Montgomery St., Apt. 6, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Edith Irvin Peterson of Gaffney. Mr. More...

Doris Peek Wilkerson

BLACKSBURG – Doris Peek Wilkerson, 76, of 204 Dixon Drive, Blacksburg, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.  More...

Columns

Will Bibi Break Obama?

GUEST COLUMNIST

The prime minister of Israel is angry with Barack Obama and is coming here to force a hardening of U.S. policy toward Iran.  “Bibi” Netanyahu had his anger on display at a meeting in Israel with Sens. More...

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Bill introduced to ‘fix’ retirement system

THE MOSS REPORT

A bill is being introduced in the House to change the state retirement system and reduce its $13 billion deficit. The proposal calls for state workers to pay an extra 1 percent from each paycheck into the retirement fund. More...

Local News

LEAPLINGS

— Three “leaplings,” or babies born on leap year, came into the world on Wednesday, Feb. 29 at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. The chances of being born Feb. More...

Lightning sparks fire

Lightning from a line of thunderstorms that passed through Cherokee County on Friday morning likely sparked a fire that destroyed a storage building on Buck Shoals Road in the Cherokee Creek area.  More...

Rec district to form a league of its own

Ledger Sports Editor   There will apparently be two competing youth football leagues in town.  The Cherokee County Recreation District announced Friday it will start and run its own youth football league after a year of meetings and phone c More...

Sports

A Peak Performance

Super soph scores 22 points to lead Indians to state title

Gaffney’s L.J. Peak showed once again why he’s an elite talent.  Peak, rated the No. More...

Davis gets elusive ring after football title game loss

The contrast couldn’t have been more stark.  After the shocking loss to Byrnes in the Class 4A Division I championship game, Gaffney’s Quinshad Davis was speechless and somber.  His emotions were decidedly different, though, on More...

Gaffney’s supporting cast gets job done in thrilling OT victory

Gaffney coach Mark Huff described Friday’s win over Lexington in the state title game as a total team victory.  No argument there.  With stars L.J. More...

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