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GHS team wins 1st place in Special Olympics basketball competition

The Cherokee County schools participated in Basketball 3v3 and Skills at First North Spartanburg on Thursday, Jan. More...

What's Up?

Church Builders hosting give-away Church Builders will host “A Give-Away of Love” for those in need on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 3005 Old Georgia Hwy. Furniture, toys, household items and clothes More...

AT BLACKSBURGH LIBRARY TUESDAY

AT BLACKSBURG LIBRARY TUESDAY – Dana and Sue Robinson will perform a “Music Sandwiched In” concert on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Blacksburg Branch Library from 12:15-1 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Edna Goudelock, homemaker and member of Rehoboth Baptist Church

Edna Garner Goudelock, 97, of 108 Mendel Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. More...

Carolyn Childers, retired as a cook from Ozzie’s

BLACKSBURG – Carolyn "Tottie" Childers, 74, of 408 Upper Deal St., passed away Tuesday, Jan. More...

David Alvarez, served two tours of duty in Vietnam with U.S. Marines

David “Dave” Alvarez, 67, of Shelby, N.C., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.  A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at Sacred Heart Church with Father Michael officiating. More...

National News

Medicare pays doctors to coordinate seniors’ chronic care

Goal is to help patients stay heathilier between doctor visits and avoid pricey hospitals and nursing homes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adjusting medications before someone gets sick enough to visit the doctor. Updating outside specialists so one doctor's prescription doesn't interfere with another's.  More...

Coroner awaits test results in fatal I-85 crash

Investigations remained ongoing Thursday into a Tuesday afternoon crash that claimed two lives on Interstate 85.  More...

Timken annuity transaction affects local employees

Canton, Ohio.-based The Timken Company announced Thursday afternoon that it has entered into an agreement to purchase a group annuity from The Prudential Insurance Company of America to pay future pension benefits for approximately 5,000 Timken retir More...

Literacy skills lacking in county, state students entering 4-year-old kindergarten

A new school readiness test shows Cherokee County and South Carolina students are not developing enough vocabulary and language skills when they enter 4-year-old kindergarten.  More...

Local News

Blacksburg museum nearing completion

Let the countdown begin.  Blacksburg town officials are starting to get closer to the finish line in regard to the construction of the municipality’s much-awaited civic center and museum, expected to be completed and open to the public by More...

DONATION

DONATION — Melissa Greene, director of Iron City Ministries, accepts a contribution of $8,100 from Lu Ann Davidson, Secretary of First Piedmont Federal Savings & Loan Association, who made More...

Washout on Baker Boulevard leaves gas lines exposed

A worsening washout on East Floyd Baker Boulevard that has exposed underground gas and water pipes and left a sidewalk unsupported remains under investigation by the South Carolina Department of Transportation with no immediate timetable for repair.& More...

Sports

New motivation

Leg injury proves to be a minor setback for Gaffney alum and UNC wideout Quinshad Davis, but has done little to temper his optimism for the future

Imagine your son has just been hurt in a football game and is lying on the far corner of the field away from your seat, a cluster of doctors, athletic trainers and medical technicians around him, his teammates taking their helmets off and their faces More...

Wildcats making doubters believers

Coming into the 2014-15 basketball season, Blacksburg head coach Danny Ham knew his team would not be given respect — they had to earn it.  Well, following a hard-fought victory Tuesday night at Chesnee, the No. More...

Patriots coach doesn’t know how footballs were deflated

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Thursday he doesn't know how footballs became deflated during the game that got his team to the Super Bowl.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

What should we do about the gas tax?

Every day I drive up and down West Floyd Baker Boulevard of late, a smile comes to my face.  Or at least one does when I’m not blowing my horn at the person who indiscriminately pulled out from a restaurant parking lot or who cut me off wi More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama’s doubly deceitful SOTU

It was an otherworldly experience to watch President Obama delivering his State of the Union speech. Even after watching him for seven years, I can’t decide who the primary victim of his deceit is, him or us.  More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?