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Motorist sentenced in felony DUI case

Turning towards a Duncan woman who was seriously injured in a June 19, 2011, crash on Interstate 85, a Charlotte man accused of causing the accident by being drunk behind the wheel offered his apologies.  “I’m truly sorry for what ha More...

LifeStyles

Spicy breads add style to fall entertaining

As weather gets cooler, hearty dishes are always welcome

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Fall in the South is a season to celebrate. The trees are turning beautiful colors and there's a nip in the air – a great time to get together with friends and family. More...

WHAT’S UP

Class reunions lThe GHS Class of 1957 will celebrate its 55th year reunion this fall (date to be announced). Classmates are asked to contact Sue Horne, 398-0675; Gayle Phillips, 316-2555; or Junie White, 585-2359. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Hardin – Martin

Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Lynn Hardin of Cowpens announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Danielle, to Christopher Lee Martin of Cowpens.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mary Bostic, 70, loved to work in her yard and loved to sew

Mary Ruth Ruppe Bostic, 70, of 141 Forest Hills Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at her residence.  More...

Mary Lou Anna Kirby, 61, retired from Nestlé

Mary Lou Anna Kirby, 61, of 506 Stephenson St., Gaffney, passed on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at 9:53 a.m. at Mary Black Hospital, Spartanburg.  More...

A.G. Blackwell, 84, U.S. Army veteran

A.G. Blackwell, 84, of 409 Hardin Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  More...

Woman killed mowing lawn

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said a Blacksburg woman was killed Friday afternoon when she was electrocuted while mowing her lawn. More...

Man enters guilty pleas to charges

A 50-year-old Spartanburg man accused of stealing cash and checks from a local church’s daycare office and forging checks at a local truck stop pleaded guilty Friday in Cherokee County Court.  More...

Attorney argues for bond reduction

A Circuit Court judge on Friday took under advisement a request to lower a total of $1 million in bonds set by a Gaffney Municipal Court judge against a 31-year-old Gaffney man accused of trafficking crack and cocaine.  More...

WILDCAT SPIRIT

The next generation of Blacksburg High football fans spelled out “Wildcats” with body paint to show their school spirit Friday evening before Blacksburg’s home game against Broome a More...

Local News

County residents at odds on value of college degree

Many Cherokee County residents feel education is important for job security, but differ on the importance of whether a college degree is needed.  More...

New county administration building to be completed by October 22

The clock is ticking…  According to Cherokee County Assistant Administrator Holland Belue, the general contractor has until Oct. More...

Rec department has plans for new office

The Cherokee County Recreation District’s plans to build a new office facility will have to wait a little longer.  The Recreation District wants to build the new 3,900-square-foot building near its current office complex at the Midway Spor More...

Sports

Indians roughed up - again

One of Spencer Carroll’s best days kept the York offense rolling and the Cougar defense held up its end in a surprising 34-19 win over the Gaffney Indians Friday at a stunned Reservation.  More...

Indians “D” shows passion

The Indians’ defense gave up 282 yards through the air and made York’s Spencer Carroll look like a Shrine Bowl quarterback at times, but the game did produce something that Gaffney defensive coordinator Ben Fuller has been looking for - p More...

Centurions hold off Blacksburg for 17-14 victory

Broome defensive back Merrell McCain intercepted a pass in the end zone with 51 seconds left to preserve a 17- 14 victory over Blacksburg Friday at T.A. Campbell Stadium.  More...

Columns

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PAT BUCHANAN

A godless party expels the Creator

The authors of the Democratic platform have inadvertently revealed to the world the sea change that has taken place in that party we once knew.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

That doesn’t sound like reindeer on my rooftop

As I sit here at this keyboard in my office at home, it sounds like World War III is being waged on my roof.  The noises are not all that different from those you would hear in any movie depicting any historic battle of epic proportions.  More...

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