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The Rodeo

...IS A WAY OF LIFE FOR THE KEETER FAMILY

Life is not a beach for Garrett Keeter.  The 17-year-old Blacksburg High 10th-grade student prefers rodeo competitions to the beach trips his classmates talked about taking when the school year ended Thursday.  More...

LifeStyles

MissWilkes, Mr. Cash exchange vows May 26

Ashley Elizabeth Wilkes and Zachary Heath Cash were married Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Buford Street United Methodist Church. The Rev. Daniel Meetze officiated the 6 p.m. double ring ceremony.  More...

Children’s Summer Art Camp

June 18-22 and July 16-20  Children are invited to come spend the day exploring the world of art and let their imaginations run free!  Classes are $45 each and are age appropriate.  For more information, call the CAVA Gallery at 489-91 More...

Parker – Durham

Jaclyn Vanessa Parker and Michael Benjamin Durham will be married on October 19.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Betty Tindall McCraw

SPARTANBURG – Betty Tindall McCraw was born in her maternal grandmother’s home in Gaffney on July 1, 1932. She was an only child, the daughter of Dexter Converse Tindall Jr. and Mary Sanders Tindall. More...

Jay Bracebridge

Jay Edward Bracebridge, 50, of 604 Robbs School Road, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at his residence.  Born in Norfolk, Va., he was the son of the late Charles Frank Bracebridge Sr. and Karla Lopez Bracebridge. Mr. More...

Danny Lynn Lipsey

Danny Lynn Lipsey, 53, passed away on May 20, 2012.  Born on Feb. 23, 1959, he was the son of the late Elbert W. Lipsey Sr. More...

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Catch 22 for U.S. Postal Service

Hard-pressed to stave off bankruptcy, the U.S. Postal Service apparently will be able to go forward with plans to consolidate its mail processing centers. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

All together now ... ‘I’m Henery the 8th, I am’

Where one of my colleagues can no doubt use a good psychoanalysis due to the odd and surreal nature of the dreams he often tells us about, I’m beginning to think I could use a little analysis of the things going on in my head during the awake h More...

Novant layoffs reach UCMC

Novant Health informed its employees this week that it is laying off nearly 300 workers, including 14 employees at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  UCMC Public Relations Specialist Becky Weins said the employees here were notified Wednesday.&nb More...

Jury sides with inmate in lawsuit

A state inmate serving a life prison sentence was awarded $15,500 in damages Wednesday after a jury of nine women and three men agreed in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas that a local bail bondsman breached a bonding contract and falsely impriso More...

School district again sponsors summer meals program

The Cherokee County School District is sponsoring a summer food service program to make sure children do not go hungry while on summer break.  The school food service program will operate June 4-Aug. More...

Local News

Plow Day cranks up today

A garden tractor pull will add a new twist this weekend when the 10th anniversary Plow Day and Tractor Show is held on a 50-acre farm off Green Acres Road.  Dozens of vintage tractors and antique farm equipment will be on display as this year&rs More...

Thefts reported

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office reported a number of copper and metal theft incidents in recent days.  More...

POLICE REPORT

Counterfeit $50 bills passed

Gaffney police were called to investigate two separate incidents in which counterfeit $50 bills were passed at local businesses.  More...

Sports

Memorial Magic!

Webber, Franchitti, Kahne take Memorial Day weekend’s Big Three

Memorial Day weekend is billed as “Racing’s Greatest Weekend,” with high-profile races across the globe. The Formula One Series opened the day half a world away with the Grand Prix of Monaco. More...

News & Notes

ffi Following the Coca-Cola 600, Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin were asked their opinions on the reduction in cautions this season. More...

Athlon Sports Horsepower Rankings

1. Jimmie Johnson  Bad pit stops took Johnson from a top-3 car to 12th. Still, there’s no denying his wins in the Southern 500 and All-Star Race the previous two weeks. And Dover is always a welcome site for his bunch.  2. More...

Letters

Maybe the city should get its own house in order

Dear Editor:  In a recent article, The Ledger reported that people with vacant lots might be cited for having grass over 12 inches high.  More...

Thank from the Blacksburg Business Association

Dear Editor:  On behalf of the Blacksburg Business Association, we would like to express our sincere appreciation for everyone who helped with the 7th annual Iron City Festival held April 21 in Blacksburg.  More...

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The Sunday School Lesson

Rules for Just Living

Exodus 23:1 Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.  2 Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:  More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

Baptize Us Anew

BAPTIZE US ANEW Author: William Augustine Ogden (1841-1897) Composer: William Augustine Ogden (1841-1897)   More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?