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Young Trey is living the dream

Trey Green navigates a sweeping turn around an outdoor track at the motocross school where the Gaffney native is living a dream this summer.  Green, 14, has spent the past two months training and living at the Club MX motocross facility in Ches More...

LifeStyles

Cowpens Battlefield celebrates nation’s independence July 7

20-minute fireworks show begins at 9 p.m. after a day of history, music and family fun

Cowpens National Battlefield will celebrate our nation’s independence with a free afternoon and evening of special programs on Saturday, July 7. Festivities feature guided battlefield walks at 12:30 p.m. More...

WHAT’S UP

Holiday notices l The Cherokee County Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, and reopen Thursday. l Cherokee County Solid Waste Collection, Recycling, Landfill and Convenience Center departments will be closed Wednesday, July 4. More...

Deadline to sign up for New Talent Night is July 9

Monday, July 9, at 5 p.m. is the deadline to enter the South Carolina Peach Festival New Talent Night sponsored by the Blacksburg Rotary Club.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Gibson, 93, retired Corinth School lunchroom manager

Virginia Becknell Gibson, 93, of 2961 Union Highway, was called home by her Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 1, 2012, at Peachtree Centre.  Born in Gaffney on Jan. 20, 1919, she was the widow of Joseph D. Gibson and daughter of the late Rev. H. More...

Kenneth Ivey, 72, electrical lineman

Kenneth Ivey, 72, of 382 Norman Blvd., Gaffney, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, July 1, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born Dec. 27, 1939, in Gaffney, he was the son of the late James Jack Ivey and the late Inez Humphries. More...

Kathleen Smith, 64, Marion, N.C., native

SPARTANBURG – Myrtle Kathleen Baker Smith, 64, of 220 Old Lowe Road, is resting in Jesus as of Monday, July 2, 2012, at her home.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

He can’t do that ... or can he?

Our Fourth of July holiday is the quintessential celebration of freedom and patriotism.  But are we as free and independent as the celebrations suggest?  Compared to any other country on earth, the answer is a resounding YES!  Compared More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Roberts makes his career move

For John Roberts, it is Palm Sunday.  Out of relief and gratitude for his having saved Obamacare, he is being compared to John Marshall and Oliver Wendell Holmes.  Liberal commentators are burbling that his act of statesmanship has shown us More...

REaDERS On thE ROaD

Miranda and Douglas Mathis took the Ledger with them on vacation to the Wilderness River Lodge in Pigeon Forge, tenn. More...

McCormick, Lawhorn join festival lineup

Nashville newcomers Doug McCormick and JJ Lawhorn are the opening acts when Colt Ford performs a July 21 concert at the South Carolina Peach Festival.  Ford just released a new single “Back” with Jake Owen. More...

Police out in force for holiday

Police agencies in Cherokee County are geared up for the Fourth of July and this year one agency will have an additional focus.  Last year, a melee involving fireworks on Granite Drive prompted city leaders to change the city’s fireworks o More...

Southern Living features Trackside Diner in latest edition

Admitting how funny life can be at times, local business owner Tracy Will let out a boisterous chuckle, recognizing the happiness she currently experiences couldn’t have been written by the best of authors.  More...

Local News

School district attorneys say Redish’s consent needed to release document

Attorneys have advised the Cherokee County School District to not release a copy of a federal discrimination complaint without permission from associate superintendent Dr. Carlotta Redish.  More...

Blacksburg getting new bank

Carolina Premier Bank buys Palmetto Bank branch

John Kreighbaum is making a bet that he doesn’t consider a gamble — that smaller communities provide some of the greatest opportunities.  More...

YMCA summer campers get a close look at snakes

Stuart Jones understands the anxiety many people feel about close encounters with snakes.  Jones recalls feeling terrified about snakes when he was younger. More...

Sports

Indians ranked third in preseason poll

No surprise here - Gaffney and Byrnes are expected to contend for a football championship again this season.  The Rebels hold the top spot and Gaffney is ranked third in the in the scvarsity.com Class 4A preseason football poll released this wee More...

Post 109 blows chance to earn playoff berth

Grant McKinney was pitching effectively, with a chance to nail down a playoff spot for Post 109.  Then came the eighth and ninth innings when the Post 109 relievers struggled to throw strikes as Spartanburg rallied to keep their own slim playoff More...

Loaded all-stars head to tourney

If pre-tournament games are any indication, the Gaffney Major League all-stars should be factors at the state tournament this week in Aiken.  The all-stars, who open the state tournament on Thursday, outscored their opponents 93-25 in posting a More...

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