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Man gets 15 years for his part in burglary of Grassy Pond home

A 29-year-old Shelby, N.C., man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court after he admitted his involvement in the burglary of a Grassy Pond home.  More...

LifeStyles

Déjà Vu Consignment plans sale to help Humane Society

Special 4-hour bag sale is set for Aug. 16

Déjà Vu Consignment, 707 Cherokee Ave., will sponsor a bag sale on Saturday, Aug. 16, to benefit the Humane Society of Cherokee Society’s Trap-Neuter- Return (TNR) program. The special four-hour sale will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. More...

WHAT’S UP

Car wash A car wash will be held at O’Reilly’s on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 8 a.m. until noon. All proceeds will go to the Honduras missionary team from Central Baptist Church. Donations accepted. Auditions More...

FITNESS PROGRAM

FITNESS PROGRAM – Broad River Electric Charities’ Operation Round-Up provided funds for Bethel Senior Day Care Center Inc. to provide a fitness program for seniors. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Imogene L. Holland, worked as a secretary with Sylvania Company

Imogene Lucille Holland, 91, of Gaffney, passed away on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. Born in Scottsburg, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Earl Robbins and Pearl Hinkle Robbins. She was a secretary with the Sylvania Company. More...

Milford Smith, retired captain from the S.C. National Guard

Milford Smith, 92, of 505 S. Johnson St., Gaffney, and a longtime resident of Clinton, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at Peachtree Centre in Gaffney.  He was born in Mountville, S.C., and was a son of the late Clyde F. Smith Sr. More...

Minister Phillip Davis, associate minister at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church

Minister Phillip Dewona Davis, 32, of 251 Parris Road, Cowpens, answered the Master’s call on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at 5:55 p.m. at Carolina Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C.  More...

McEntire, school board chairman Ellis fail to retain school board seats

Three political newcomers won seats Tuesday on the Cherokee County School Board with Alan McEntire and school board chairman Mike Ellis losing their re-election bids.  Elaine Guest Fowler received 275 votes in District 7 to defeat McEntire, who More...

Robber who got shot, stumbled into AA meeting gets 17-year prison sentence

A 24-year-old Gaffney man accused of robbing a Cherokee Avenue convenience store at gunpoint just three hours after he was released from jail on another charge entered into a plea agreement Monday that resulted in a 17-year prison sentence.  More...

Local News

Second arrest made in June 21 shooting

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators on Monday made a second arrest in connection with a June 21 shooting incident outside a now-closed Cherokee Avenue nightclub.  More...

59-year-old gets 15 years for felony DUI

A 59-year-old Gastonia, N.C., man, whose life allegedly went into a downward spiral after his daughter was killed in a car accident in 2004, was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court for causing a traffic ac More...

SCENIC HWY. 11?

SCENIC HWY. 11? — A Ledger reader sent this picture with the following message: “This is what happens along Scenic Hwy. 11 when people refuse to recycle. More...

Sports

‘“A mixed bag”

Indians finish strong at Shelby scrimmage, but still plenty of work to be done

Iron sharpens iron, or at least for Gaffney coaches that was the hope for the Indians Monday as they traveled to Shelby for a four-way scrimmage with some of North Carolina's best gridiron squads.  After getting roughed up a bit early on against More...

Wildcats prep for season’s final tune-up

Blacksburg football fans will get their first look at this year’s team Friday when the school hosts its seventh annual Iron City Football Jamboree.  Blacksburg is one of five teams playing in the 6:30 p.m. jamboree at T.A. More...

Limestone football squad holds first practice

After a long year of careful planning, Limestone College football players reported today for the team’s first official season practice.  Coach Bobby James will welcome approximately 125 players competing for spots in preseason practices. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I can barely contain myself; it’s going to be great

When the final putt dropped in the PGA Championship, most of the excitement in that sport ended for the year (except for the Ryder Cup in a little over a month from now).  Local politics will calm down now that the election is over, but we still More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Do you really want to go there, Mr. President?

President Obama claims that the extremism and reality challenged nature of his political opponents explain his limitless policy failures, which, of course, he also refuses to acknowledge. This is truly rich but nothing new.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Cruises no carnival for Haiti

The prime minister of the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and perhaps the world, recently announced a pending $70 million foreign investment that would bring 900 jobs, and the reactions were ... More...

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