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Breaking News - 7/24/2015 3:25 PM

Blacksburg hires town administrator - Free Access

By SCOTT POWELL Ledger Staff Writer spowell@gaffneyledger.com More...

Young adults endure heat to heed the call of Christ

The sweet sound of a baseball hitting a catcher’s mitt has consumed the summer of recent Blacksburg High graduate Jake Moore, doing his best in an effort to keep opposing batters off balance and leading the Post 109 American Legion baseball tea More...

LifeStyles

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

  Altrusa of Gaffney presented its annual scholarship to Andrew Hinchliffe at its monthly meeting July 14. Andrew is pictured with Margaret Woodcock, a member of the club’s scholarship committee, and his mother, Lynn Hinchliffe. More...

Keep your cool in the heat

High temperatures bring increased health risks

The warm weather of summer creates more opportunities for people to spend time outside. More...

First Tee registration opens July 26

Online registration opens Sunday, July 26, for fall classes offered by The First Tee at Cherokee National Golf Club.  Classes will be held once a week at the golf course for eight weeks for ages five and up. Cost is $80.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bobby Calvert, 77, retired from Stouffers

Bobby Joe Calvert, 77, of 501 Burnt Gin Road, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Mary Black Health System- Gaffney.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Mae Margie Peterson Calvert and son of the late William R. More...

Ruth Ruppe, retired from Limestone Mills

Ruth Ellis Ruppe, 83, formerly of 231 Champion Ferry Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at Peachtree Centre.  More...

Johnny Ray Morgan

Funeral service for Johnny Ray Morgan, known as “Doc,” 51, of 1103 Silver St., Shelby, N.C., husband of Denise Odoms-Morgan, will be held Saturday, July 25, at 3 p.m. More...

State News

Riders in The Sky will bring ‘The Cowboy Way’ to Tweetsie

Multi Grammy award-winning quartet will perform Aug. 9-10

BLOWING ROCK, N.C. – What do you get when you combine traditional Western music with Western wit and humor? More...

Breaking News - 7/26/2015 6:28 PM

Post 109 stays alive with win over Murrells Inlet - Free Access

After two not-so solid outings, Camron Farley regained his form as Post 109’s ace just in time to lead his team to a 6-1 win over Murrells Inlet in an elimination game Sunday in the American Legion state tournament at Riley Park in Su More...

Breaking News - 7/25/2015 3:02 PM

Post 109 falls in state tourney opener - Free Access

Post 109 was in command of its state tournament opening game with Chapin/Newberry through five innings.   It was a different story after that, though.   Post 109 led 5-2 after five but Chapin/Newberry scored four More...

FARM HAND FOUND DEAD

James Frye was more than farm manager to Gaffney businessman Jim Brown.  “He was more like a brother to me than anything else,” Brown said of Frye, who had worked with him for the past 30 years. More...

70 mph winds accompany Tuesday thunderstorm

While there was one unconfirmed report of a funnel cloud sighting Tuesday afternoon, none of the damage in Cherokee County fit the damage a tornado would bring.  Still, officials estimate, the wind speeds were still quite high.  More...

Local News

Town council narrows field for new administrator

While time was of the essence Tuesday night, Blacksburg town officials also wanted to ensure that every base was covered in its search for a new municipal administrator .  More...

American Legion officials respond to questions about ruling that disqualified Post 109 player

Post 109 pitcher Tyler Parker won’t be participating in the state tournament at Sumter this weekend after he was ruled ineligible when it was discovered his name was left off the roster sent to the national office.  More...

Law enforcement officials urge residents to lock their car doors

A rash of vehicle burglaries in the northwest and western portions of Cherokee County last week has law enforcement advising residents to lock their vehicles and check home security camera footage to see if they can help investigators.  The veh More...

Sports

Post 109’s Sweet Swinger

Post 109’s Houston Wright can't name a family member that doesn't like baseball. More...

Key pitcher ineligible for state tourney after left off roster

Post 109 general manager Donnie Atkins is still scratching his head trying to find out how a Post 109 player’s name was left off the roster sent to the American Legion national headquarters.  That omission has resulted in pitcher Tyler Par More...

Meet the Post 109 Senior Players

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Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

No point in having a festival without dancing

Even after living in South Carolina for almost a decade now, my choice of words is a dead giveaway that my roots spread somewhere else.  I can’t address a group of people without using the phrase ‘Yous guys,’ for instance, and More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Opposing sharing economy is big mistake for Democrats

“The consumer demand for the Uber and Lyft kind of services is so great that any politician who gets in the way of that is really asking for trouble,” according to Roger McNamee. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Obama knee caps Granny again

Everybody knows if you don’t pay to repair your car, you limit its life. The same is true with human beings. We need medical care to avoid becoming clunkers.  More...

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