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18-wheeler stolen from truck stop

For the third time in the past three years, Blacksburg police are investigating the theft of a tractor-trailer from a local truck stop.  More...

Veterans Day ceremonies scheduled for Saturday

Sergeant J.T. Chevalier received the Purple Heart in 2010 when the Gaffney native volunteered with Marines on a military deployment to the Helmand Province in Afghanistan. More...

LifeStyles

Puppet, Twister, Super Soaker make Toy Hall of Fame

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Twister, the parlor game once too hot for the Sears catalog but cool enough for Johnny Carson, was inducted Thursday into the National Toy Hall of Fame.  More...

CAVA to celebrate “Deck the Walls” holiday exhibit with reception

CAVA (Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists) will celebrate its fifth annual “Deck the Walls” holiday exhibit Friday, Nov. 13 from 6 – 8 p.m., with a reception in the Visitors Center and Art Gallery. More...

BIRTHS

Nicolas Ashton Aguilera II

Nicolas and Ashley Aguilera of Gaffney announce the birth of their son, Nicolas Ashton Aguilera II, on October 5, 2015, at Mary Black Health System - Gaffney weighing 8 lbs., 7 ozs.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Donnie Nivens, avid Gamecock fan

Smyrna, SC — Charles Donald (Donnie) Nivens, 61, of 4860 Clarks Creek Circle, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.  More...

Raymond Wilburn, US Army veteran

Gaffney — Walter “Raymond” Wilburn, 64, passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. He was the son of the late Walter B. Wilburn, Jr. and Virgie E. Wilburn and was formerly married to Cynthia Wright Santana. Mr. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Now it’s up to you to help get it done

You’ve heard the story of the little red hen, right?  For those who haven’t — and even those who have — here’s a synopsis.  The hen seeks help from her barnyard friends in planting wheat, and all the subsequent More...

THEIR VIEW

Legislators shouldn’t wait long to deal with disaster

We understand why South Carolina legislators aren’t willing to convene a special session now to deal with recent flood damage throughout the state, because it’s too soon to assess the extent of the natural disaster. More...

OUR VIEWS

You need to be there for this important meeting

The recreational future of Cherokee County could be determined this week when a series of meetings begins today (Wednesday) focusing on that very topic.  A series of focus groups, input sessions and data analysis will be held today through Frida More...

Puppet, Twister, Super Soaker make Toy Hall of Fame - Free Access

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Twister, the parlor game once too hot for the Sears catalog but cool enough for Johnny Carson, was inducted Thursday into the National Toy Hall of Fame. More...

Citizens urged to report flood-exposed archaeological and paleontological sites - Free Access

The recent historic flooding in South Carolina may have exposed archaeological and paleontological sites. More...

Search intensifies for missing woman

The ongoing search for a missing Woodruff woman turned to eastern Cherokee County and western York County on Monday as sheriff’s deputies and wildlife agents traversed muddy roads, utility clearings and logging trails in the hopes of bringing a More...

FOOTBALL CONTEST

Once again the tie-breaker was needed after four people correctly predicted the winners of all 11 games.  After applying the tie-breaker, we determined that Ty Meadows is this week’s winner and gets $100 for his efforts.  The contest More...

Local News

Blackburg High marching band claims third in state finals

Blacksburg High marching band members enjoyed a happy Halloween following their 3rd-place finish in the state championship at Batesburg Leesville High School.  More...

City fire department’s new rating should lower your insurance premiums

Gaffney residents and businesses likely will receive lower fire insurance premiums thanks to improvements, the city’s top fire official said.  New Jersey-based Insurance Services Office recently lowered the city fire department’s ISO More...

Supsects in armed robbery arrested after wrecking getaway vehicle

Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller on Monday morning announced the arrest of three Clover men charged with the armed robbery of a Blacksburg convenience store Oct. More...

Sports

Clemson, LSU, Ohio State, Alabama top 1st playoff rankings

NEW YORK (AP) — Clemson, LSU, Ohio State and Alabama are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff selection committee rankings of the season.  More...

Women's soccer punches first ever ticket to conference finals - Free Access

BELMONT, N.C. More...

Trojans Flyin’ High

To use a coaching term, Friday’s Region III showdown between Gaffney and Northwesterb will feature a lot of “good-on-good.”  The Indians (6-4, 4-1) are a tough defensive unit that’s giving up 23.6 points per game.  More...

State News

Former Michigan State star Eric Allen dies at 66

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — Eric Allen, the former Michigan State star who set what at the time was an NCAA record with 350 yards rushing in a 1971 game against Purdue, died Tuesday. More...

4 found dead

PENDLETON, S.C. (AP) — All four people found dead in a South Carolina home died from gunshot wounds, authorities said Tuesday.  “This was very violent,” Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore told WYFFTV. More...

National News

US detects heat around doomed Russian jet just before crash

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — U.S. satellite imagery detected heat around a Russian passenger jet just before it went down in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, two U.S. officials said Tuesday. More...

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