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FOOTBALL CONTEST

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LifeStyles

The West Nile virus: Precautions advised

More than 2,600 people have been diagnosed with potentially deadly disease

SPARTANBURG – News of the West Nile virus’ rampant spread across the U.S. has dominated the media in recent weeks. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Cutchin – Burgin

Dr. More...

York Confederate HeritageYouth Day is set for Sept. 29 in Clover

The eighth annual York Confederate Heritage Youth Day is set for Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 6198 Lake Wylie Road in Clover. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jeanne Bullington, born in Pennsylvania

Jeanne Marie Porr Bullington, 58, of 1 Werner Court, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at her home.  Widow of Jimmy Bullington, she was born in Harrisburg, Pa., a daughter of the late Alfred and Gertrude Halligan Bullington.  More...

Earnesteen Means, 78, retired teacher’s assistant

Earnesteen Fernanders Means, 78, of 139 Iris Lane, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 25, 2012, at her home.  Widow of the Rev. Fleming J. More...

Myrtle Rector, member of Eastern Star and Humane Society

Myrtle Rector, formerly of Duncan, widow of Leon Rector Sr., passed on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.  Daughter of the late Samuel and Illa E. Berry, she was of the Baptist faith. She was a member of the Eastern Star Silver Leaf Lodge No. More...

At least week before fatal incident goes to solicitor

It will likely be at least a week before officials reach any final conclusions regarding the death of a 28-year-old Gaffney man.  More...

Hospital boss exits

Upstate Carolina Medical Center COO Kim Taylor has accepted a promotion to a leadership position with Novant Medical Group, the physician network affiliated with Novant Health.  More...

A little PUNCTUATION goes a long way.

If you don’t believe us, just ask grandma!

Blacksburg High School students celebrated the exclamation point and lowly comma Monday during a holiday that left a definite mark on the importance of proper punctuation.  More...

People invited to join ‘40 days of prayer’ event ahead of election

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

Prayer has proven through the centuries to change lives, as well as the course of a nation .  With America at a critical juncture in its history, a local church wants fellow members of the community to link with them that God’s will be do More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

$20,000 in equipment stolen from hunting lodge

More than $20,000 in theft losses were reported following the burglary of a local hunting lodge.  More...

Jail overcrowded?

Administrator says reduce, don’t expand

The county’s remedy to overcrowding at the detention center will focus on inmate reduction rather than facility expansion.  Cherokee County Assistant Administrator Holland Belue told Cherokee Council members he inserted his comments into a More...

Crash victims remembered

Marine and his family from Alabama

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thousands of people travel through Cherokee County every day on Interstate 85. More...

Sports

Foster suspended for 1 game

Gaffney’s leading rusher Hyleck Foster will serve a one-game suspension for throwing a punch this past Friday.  Foster was ejected for his actions during the third quarter of the Indians’ 14-0 win over Dorman. More...

Flags frustrate Gaffney offense

Except for a precision like drive on its first series, the Gaffney offense sputtered and stumbled over itself in a 14-0 win over the Dorman Cavaliers on Friday.  In particular, the Indians struggled with penalties and overall inconsistency in th More...

Defense plays up to expectations in win over Cavaliers

Gaffney coach Dan Jones witnessed something he expected to see all season - a dominating performance by his defense.  More...

Columns

ReaDeRS oN tHe RoaD

James crowe of Gaffney took the Ledger with him on vacation to Fayetteville, W.Va., where he visited the 876-foot-high New River Gorge Bridge. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

She had just turned 65 and couldn’t find a doctor

The woman who walked into my office Tuesday morning was clearly upset about something.  Thank goodness, it wasn’t something we had printed or not printed.  It had to do with health care.  She has just turned 65 and is having a di More...

THE RASMUSSEN REPORT

Romney may be end of the line for the GOP establishment

Mitt Romney’s comments about 47 percent of Americans being dependent on government and locked in to vote for President Obama highlight a fundamental reality in American politics today: The gap between the American people and the political class More...

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