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Watch the BHS game live on your computer

Seeking to end an 11-game losing streak, Blacksburg will begin the 2014 season at home tonight (Friday) against Great Falls.  The Wildcats’ season opener can be seen by way of Ledger Live, a service courtesy of The Gaffney Ledger.  Ki More...

LifeStyles

Information Fair scheduled for seniors and those soon to be

Are you ready... I am a senior, now what??

With the changes in our lives, come many questions.  With that in mind, members of the Social and Health Organization Council, established in 1974 to make citizens in Cherokee County aware of the social and health needs in the community, will ho More...

Library announces September programs

The Cherokee County Public Library has lined up some interesting programs for children and teens (and their family, too) during September. More...

The Amazing Grace Singers wrap up current tour with performance Sunday evening at Cherokee Creek Baptist Church

Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church’s grace-filled outreach music ministry begins rehearsals for 2014-2015 year Sept. 10

The   Amazing Grace Singers will wrap up a choir tour  Sunday with a final concert performance at Cherokee Creek Baptist Church at 6 p.m.  The community choir has taken its show on the road since May 21, performing traditional church h More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Claude Mullins, former resident of Blacksburg

COLUMBIA – Claude Allen Mullins, 31, formerly of Blacksburg, passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at his home.  Born in Wise, Va., he was the son of Catherine Mullins Pennington and the late Claude Mullins.  More...

Roxanne Dobbins, loved hunting and fishing

Glenda Roxanne Hall Dobbins, 49, of 165 Charles Hayes Road, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at her residence.  More...

William Hughes, brother of Gaffney residents

William Hughes, 61, of Pageland Care Facility, Pageland, answered the Master’s call on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at 3:50 p.m. More...

Letters

It’s time to return the building to the city

Dear Editor:   Shame, shame on Cherokee Country Council.  In the early 1970s the Carnegie Library building was gifted and transferred free and clear from the City of Gaffney to the Cherokee County government.  More...

State News

Films made in SC?

There’s now an app for that

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The feature films "The Patriot," ''Forrest Gump" and "Cold Mountain" all have something in common — they were filmed in whole or in part in South Carolina. More...

National News

Man shows up for jail in T-shirt with mug shot

MADISON, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who served a 48-hour sentence for drunken driving wore something special for his jail booking photo: a T-shirt featuring his mug shot.  Nineteen-year-old Bobby Burt, of Pittsfield, had the mug shot from hi More...

Shopping scooter ride leads to jail

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque, New Mexico, man is facing charges after police say he drove a stolen electric shopping cart to meet with his probation officer.  More...

Owl kills canary

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — An owl flew into a 10th story apartment in Coeur d’Alene, apparently opened a bird cage and killed one of two canaries inside, the residents said.  Sue Sausser said she awakened Sunday to find bird d More...

Are there angels among us?

Baseball-themed movies released in 1951 and 1994 reminded us there were “Angels in the Outfield,” while a popular 1993 tune by the country band Alabama declared in no uncertain terms that there are “Angels Among Us.”  More...

If this is summer, where’s the heat?

In comparison to recent summers, Cherokee County has gotten off relatively easy as milder temperatures have been the norm.  But as most people prepare to head to football stadiums across the Upstate and other portions of South Carolina, they&rsq More...

We want your photos

Gaffney and Blacksburg will officially start their high school football seasons Friday.  Have a fun picture from your game experience?  Please send the photo to us so we can share it on our new Instagram feature and web photo galleries. More...

Local News

STOP!

You’re under arrest

If you were arrested by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office in the past year, there’s a 1-in-4 chance you were arrested by Deputy David Owens.  Altogether, Owens served 561 arrest warrants ranging from misdemeanor offenses to seriou More...

Man rescued after being ‘stuck in a creek’

City of Gaffney firefighters reported the rescue of a man from a creek along Chandler Drive on Sunday evening.  More...

Absentee precinct for runoff now open

The absentee voting precinct for the City of Blacksburg mayoral runoff election is now open in the Voter Registration Office. More...

Sports

Finally, Scruggs gets his turn

Leading by example, the Blacksburg senior hopes team’s work ethic and hard work pay off

Ryan Scruggs has been waiting for his chance since workouts started in January.  Now the linebacker and running back is ready to fire up his Wildcats and lead the band of brothers onto Blanton Field in tonight’s season opener against Great More...

‘Cats open season motivated to end lengthy losing skid

650 days.  This is how long Blacksburg has gone without a victory. More...

Tribe, Yellow Jackets set for opening week clash

Gaffney aims for 12th straight win vs. Union Co.

Finally, football season is back.  The 2014 gridiron campaign gets off to a resounding start for Gaffney, making the trip south to take on rival Union County. More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Ferguson shows need to appreciate multiple perspectives

From the moment the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, burst upon the national consciousness, people all across the nation have tried to fit the storyline into their own preconceived notions.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Cameras on buses a welcome tool

It is here.  It is likely greeted by some parents with much relief while teachers likely harbor mixed emotions.  Yellow buses have taken to the roads to pick up and deliver children.  More...

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