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Miss Woodlief, Mr. Bridges wed June 22

Macedonia Baptist Church provided the setting Saturday, June 22, 2013, for the wedding of Tessie Elizabeth Woodlief and Zachary Dale Bridges, both of Gaffney. The Revs. Dr. Terry Glenn Duvall and Mr. Jack Clayton Phillips officiated the 4 p.m. More...

Appalachian storyteller, musician joins Ghost Walk

The 2013 Ghost Walk Committee at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum announced today that Appalachian storyteller, musician and ballad singer John Fowler will perform during this year’s event on Friday, Nov. 1.  More...

Miss Cobb, Mr. Falls exchange vows Sept. 6

Charli Jean Cobb and Brian Christopher Falls, both of Blacksburg, were married Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at The Duncan Estate in Spartanburg. The Rev. Dwight Easler officiated the 6:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Wallace Blanton

CARY, N.C. – Wallace Andrew Blanton, 86, of 220 S.E. Maynard Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at The Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro, N.C.  More...

Kenneth Horne, U.S. Army and Navy veteran

James Kenneth Horne, 69, of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Carolyn Blanton Horne and son of the late James Nesbitt Horne and More...

Michael Wray, retired jeweler; active in Spartanburg LittleTheatre

SPARTANBURG – James Michael Wray, 67, of 1169 Webber Way, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at his residence.  More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

It’s the law, not the website, that’s broken

Many reporters caught up in the bizarre world of official Washington have written extensively on political tactics and implications of the socalled government shutdown and disastrous launch of HealthCare.gov. More...

THEIR VIEW

Don’t eliminate caps for class sizes and other state standards

State education superintendent Mick Zais plans to eliminate state standards covering, among other things, class sizes in public schools, teacher workloads, certification requirements for teachers and the number of guidance counselors, aides and libra More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Halloween costume advice

Apparently if you want to be up to date with pop culture for your Halloween costume this year, you have to look no further than Breaking Bad and Duck Dynasty for inspiration.  More...

Looking for something to do this weekend?

Few things bring people together more than babies and faithful family canines.  The two subjects of interests are a good place to start for folks looking for something to do this weekend, with the annual March of Dimes Walk for Babies and the Ci More...

Watch the Indians live on our website

After a 61-20 shellacking at the hands of rival Byrnes, Gaffney will seek to regroup tonight (Friday) as the Indians welcome Riverside to The Reservation.  More...

CAREER FAIR

- Keystone Constructors representative David Shehan speaks with students about career opportunities available in architecture and engineering fields Thursday while participating in a career fair at G More...

Local News

Junior Achievement coming to middle schools

Goal is to have program in all grades in all schools

Students will learn how to make money and effectively manage it in a new Junior Achievement program announced Monday by the county’s KNOW(2) education initiative.  More...

POLICE REPORT

Thief has a thing for motorcycles

Several motorcycles have been reported stolen in recent days.  More...

TAKING A BREAK

This goldfinch takes a break from feeding and flying by getting his feet and beak wet in a shallow “spillover” fountain in a neighborhood backyard. More...

Sports

Gaffney looks to bounce back against Riverside

The winless Riverside Warriors have been outscored 317-62 this season, but coach Phillip Smith sees improvement. “We’ve gotten better each and every week,” said Smith, a former Dorman assistant. More...

Latimore turning into team leader

When Gaffney’s Donald Latimore talks, the rest of the locker room listens up.  Offensive line isn’t normally thought of as a leadership position, but Latimore is doing his best to change that. More...

Wildcats must slow down explosive Eagles

Chesnee can clinch its second straight region championship tonight with a victory against Blacksburg.  Chesnee (7-1) has moved to No. 5 in the latest Class 2A football poll and currently sports a six-game winning streak. More...

Letters

Thanks from CB Radio Operators

Dear Editor:  Here is a list of people the CB Radio Operators of Cherokee County would like to thank for their generous donations to our benefit for Christmas Is For Kids:  More...

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