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SCC’s Daryl Smith will discuss educational training for jobs at AAUW meeting on Jan. 14

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet Monday, Jan. 14, at noon at Aegean Pizza, 1547 W. Floyd Baker Blvd. More...

Couple wed Jan. 2

Brittany Noel Feulner and Matthew Landon Sparks, both of Gaffney, were married on Jan. 2, 2013, at 8:55 a.m. at the Cherokee County Courthouse. More...

Movie themes will stir imagination at 53rd Southern Spring Home and Garden Show

Coming soon to Charlotte: ‘Hollywood and Vines’

CHARLOTTE – The 53rd Southern Spring Home and Garden Show, themed “Hollywood and Vines,” is set for Thursday, Feb. 28, through Sunday, March 3, at The Park Expo and Conference Center, 2500 E. Independence Blvd.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James McSwain, 70, services set for Jan. 13

Funeral services for James Lee McSwain, 70, of 170 Proctor School Road, Mooresboro, N.C., will be held Sunday, Jan. 13, at 3 p.m. at New Bethel A.M.E. Zion Church, Forest City, N.C., with the Rev. Leroy Staley and Bishop Willie Rookard officiating. More...

Mary Richards, 70, services set for Jan. 12

Funeral services for Mary Lou Tucker Paige Richards, 70, of 927 Hetty Hill St., wife of Stanley Richards, will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Revs. More...

Edwin Turner, 91, retired from USPS

Edwin Webb Turner, 91, formerly of 1912 Chesnee Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.  More...

Former jailor receives 6-year prison sentence

A former Cherokee County Detention Center officer charged in August 2011 with the sexual assault of a young child was sentenced Monday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to six years in prison and five years probation after he entered into a p More...

Officer’s sudden death leaves Blacksburg shocked, saddened

When he went shopping every December to buy Christmas gifts, Pete McBride would often struggle in making selections, holding items in each hand, trying to figure out what he would put in his cart.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

Resident alerted by Experian of identity theft

A Gentle Lane resident reported an apparent case of identity theft after learning from a credit monitoring service that someone was applying for and acquiring services in the resident’s name.  More...

Big changes — cost and credits — coming to GED in 2014

County residents are on notice to pass the current GED exam before their work counts for nothing in 2014.  More...

Peeler re-elected Senate majority leader

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Senate Republicans re-elected Harvey Peeler of Gaffney as Senate majority leader for the next four years. More...

Sports

Martin ready for SEC debut with Gamecocks

COLUMBIA — South Carolina's first-year coach Frank Martin has been prepping for his Southeastern Conference debut since growing up in south Florida.  More...

Cliffhanger

Despite late struggles from free throw line, Indians escape with win

Obviously, the charity stripe wasn’t in much of a giving mood to Gaffney on Tuesday night in its region titlt with Wade Hampton.  More...

Limestone volleyball picked to finished third in Conference Carolinas

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Coming off of one of the best seasons in program history, Limestone men’s volleyball has been picked to finish third in Conference Carolinas as announced by the league on Jan. 7 in its annual preseason poll. More...

Columns

PAT BUCHANAN

America’s coming gun war

Eight days after the massacre of 20 firstgraders at Sandy Hook Elementary, where each child was shot with a Bushmaster .223, The Nation’s Gun Show, the biggest east of the Mississippi, opened.  More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

The thrill of victory never matches the agony of defeat

Is it just me or does reality rarely match expectations? The buildup to an event, it seems, almost always overshadows what actually happens.  Case in point, Monday night’s BCS championship game between Alabama and Notre Dame.  More...

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