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Encore! Encore!

‘Hallelujah Girls’ back by popular demand for two performances Friday and Saturday

Special to The Ledger  What motivates growth of an organization and keeps humility to a level of outstanding gratitude? More...

Dream Big Read!

Library kicks off Summer Reading Program June 4

Children and teens are invited to participate in the free 2012 “Dream Big Read!” and “Own the Night” summer reading programs at the Cherokee County Public Library in Gaffney, the Blacksburg Library and various bookmobile stops More...

WHAT’S UP

Church news l The Shady Grove Praise Singers will celebrate their 33rd anniversary with a special program Sunday, June 3, at 4 p.m. The praise service will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will be led by the the Greater Hope Praise Team. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert (Bob) Owens

Robert (Bob) Lee Owens, 99, of 4585 Union Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 28, 2012, at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of the late Annie Peeler Owens and son of the late Ben T. and Ninivah Owens. Mr. More...

Roy Lee Franklin

Roy Lee Franklin, 57, of 3995 Corinth Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Heart Center after a long illness.  More...

Rev. David Vernon

The Rev. David Dean Vernon, 58, of 407 Winchester Drive, Gaffney, widower of Betty Camp Vernon, passed on Thursday morning, May 24, 2012, 2:35 a.m. at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Spartanburg.  More...

Class of 2012 gets diplomas Thursday

About 530 Cherokee County seniors will close a chapter in their lives Thursday when they participate in high school graduation ceremonies.  Blacksburg High will hold its commencement at 6 p.m. in T.A. More...

Including 5 who beat the odds

Five high school students beat the odds this year to earn the right to participate in Thursday’s graduation ceremony at Gaffney High School.  More...

Woman faces multiple counts after collision with police car

WEEKEND TRAFFIC REPORT

A Blacksburg police officer on patrol Monday morning could see the trouble coming but was unable to avoid it.  As Officer Steven Mullinax was headed east on East Carolina Street at approximately 4:30 a.m., the driver of a vehicle headed in the o More...

Local News

Youth football coach says community being pulled apart

Joe Prysock made an impassioned plea to the Cherokee County Recreation District Board that its plan to start a rival youth football league is “pulling the community apart.”  More...

LOOK WHAT I GOT!

— Corinth Elementary students Conner Brown, Josh Wilkins, Nicholas Peterson and Isaiah Polanco were excited Friday afternoon to receive autographed sports memorabilia from professional sports t More...

Former city employee will run for council

A former city employee now wants to serve as a councilman.  Joe Watkins, a former sanitation supervisor for the city, has announced he will run for the council District 4 seat vacated by Dennis Ramsey.  Watkins is a Granard High graduate an More...

Sports

Ninth-grade jamboree to debut in August

If varsity football teams can participate in jamborees, why can’t ninth-grade teams. More...

Post 109 roughs up Greer, 10-3

It only seemed fitting that on a night when the 2011 World Series participants were honored, the 2012 model of Post 109 put on a dominating performance.  Kaleb Earls allowed just two hits in six innigs, Colton Grant had a couple of hits and two More...

Champs hit hardwood in June

The Gaffney High defending state champion basketball team will be packing its bags a lot this June.  The Indians are slated to partiicpate in five team camps this June.  They also will host a one-day shootout on Friday, June 29.  Gaffn More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The Vietnam War left a lot of tragic numbers

How’d you spend Memorial Day?  I came to work, played golf, came back to work, ate some barbecue and then watched five of the six hourlong episodes of the documentary “Vietnam in HD.”  More...

THEIR VIEW

More trash for South Carolina?

A bill now in the state Senate that would take away Horry County’s authority to control the flow of garbage within its borders could have ominous implications for the rest of the state. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Pictured here is Becky Wolfe and her daughter Brantlie during a recent vacation to Costa Rica. This photograph was taken with the Arenal volcano in the background. More...

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