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Gaffney-Dorman game will be carried live on our website

A full slate of football and rodeo action are on tap this weekend, courtesy of Ledger Live and its friends at iNK Barrel Video Networks.  More...

LifeStyles

Special evening of dining and entertainment benefits history museum’s Phase III renovations

Dinner theatre, fine arts exhibit is set for Nov. 17-18

The   Gaffney Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks No.  1305 and chc associates casting and services© have joined hands to produce a dinner theatre and fine arts exhibit benefit for the Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society, b More...

Thickety YWAs to hold 43rd annual session

The 43rd annual session of the Young Women’s Auxiliary (YWA) will convene at Concord Baptist Church on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m.  More...

Bethany hosts 58th homecoming

Bethany Baptist Church on Wilkinsville Highway will celebrate its 58th homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 23.  A memorial presentation will remember Larry Gossett for his dedication and service to the church during the 10 a.m. service.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rev. Larry Sanders Jr., pastor of Park Hills Baptist Church

The Rev. Larry Wayne Sanders Jr., 50, of 109 Trenton Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. More...

Lewis E. Wilson, enjoyed restoring old cars and playing the trumpet

BOILING SPRINGS, S.C. – Lewis Eugene Wilson, 78, of 264 Apple Branch Lane, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 at Reg ional Hospice Home. He was the husband of Carolyn Smalley Wilson.  More...

Donna Henderson, 63, Cleveland County native

BLACKSBURG – Donna Huff Henderson, 63, 422 McSwain Road, Blacksburg, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at Spartanburg RegionalMedical Center, Spartanburg.  More...

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The Sunday School Lesson

Steadfast Thanks

Hebrews 12:18 For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,  19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

Brighten The Corner Where You Are

Brighten The Corner Where You Are Author: Ina D. Ogdon (1872-1964) Composer: Charles H. Gabriel (1856-1932)   More...

National News

Obamacare tax penalty to hit nearly 6 million uninsured people

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly 6 million Americans — significantly more than first estimated—will face a tax penalty under President Barack Obama’s health overhaul for not getting insurance, congressional analysts said Wednesday. More...

Pot could be tax windfall, but skeptics abound

DENVER (AP) — A catchy pro-marijuana jingle for Colorado voters considering legalizing the drug goes like this: "Jobs for our people. Money for schools. More...

Guest lecturer says manned trip to Mars could be closer than you might think

Whether there is life on other planets is a question that has intrigued scientists since Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon.  More...

Total of 378 school district employees paid $50K or more annual salary

Nearly 380 Cherokee County School District employees will earn more than $50,000 this year. Superintendent Dr. Quincie Moore is one of four school administrators who will earn more than $100,000. More...

Local News

Hangin’ steel

CTC students get rare opportunity

Steel beams are neatly spread out around a concrete pad where Cherokee Technology Center carpentry students have earned a rare chance to work on a commercial construction project.  High school students carefully fasten bolts into steel beams and More...

Students will stand up for Jesus during ‘See You at the Pole’ event

Willing to pay the price for their faith, Christians over the centuries have been fed to lions, stoned by angry mobs and nailed to crosses.  Though blessed to worship without a threat to their livelihood, many American teens fall prey to peer pr More...

PLAY MONEY

— John Milko (right,) manager of The Timken Company Gaffney Bearing Plant, presents Cherokee County Fanily YMCA CEO Mike Goforth a check in the amount of $25,000 from the Timken Foundation in s More...

Sports

Cats must stop Pendleton’s rushing game

Blacksburg will face one of its toughest challenges so far this season when Pendleton brings its powerful running game and a standout defensive line into town.  More...

Player Profile

Williams emerges as an elite talent

Told he was making the switch from center to tackle last season, Kerry Williams’ immediate reaction was, “I hated it.”  “When they put me out at tackle, I was always by myself and I didn’t have any help,” said More...

Old rivals meet to open region schedule

Although it’s the region opener, a lot will be riding on the today’s matchup between Dorman and Gaffney.  The Indians enter the game with an uncharateristic 2-2 record after non region losses to Northwestern and York. More...

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LETTERS

Sending those cats to the animal shelter means certain death for them  Dear Editor:  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST The final frontier

Space travel has always seemed like a concept made for science fiction movies.  More...

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