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Schools hosting financial aid workshops

Blacksburg and Gaffney high schools will hold workshops next week to help seniors start the process of applying for college financial aid.  More...

LifeStyles

L’Etoile Club to hold “A Night Under the Stars” Saturday evening

Twenty-three members will be presented during the club’s 62nd annual dance.

The L’Etoile Club will hold its 62nd Annual Winter Formal on Saturday, January 9, at Broad River Electric Cooperative. Presentation will begin at 8 p.m., followed by dancing until midnight. More...

Sports

Parker leads Wildcats past Broome, 67-58

The Broome Centurions were up by three after the first eight minutes but couldn’t keep up with the offensive minded Blacksburg Wildcats the rest of the way. More...

Bearcats rally to top Gaffney in OT

Through 30 minutes of the game, the Gaffney Indians made the most of their trips to the free throw line, sinking nine in a row.  More...

Last Clemson, Bama game launched Sabin’s dynasty

The plan was for a Clemson coming out party.  The Tigers had finished strong in 2007 and entered the 2008 season with a Top 10 ranking. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

If I win the lottery ...

Don’t tell my boss Cody, but I was daydreaming at my desk a lot on Thursday, spending in my head Powerball money I haven’t yet won.  You can’t blame me, though. You probably did it too in the past few days. More...

End the federal monopoly on health care regulation

GUEST COLUMNIST

Robert Laszewski may be the nation’s leading expert on President Obama’s health care law. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

The danger of a ‘right’ to live on the streets

Across the United States, temperatures are plunging, making it deadly for the homeless who refuse to go into shelters. Each year, hundreds of these vagrants die from exposure on the streets. More...

Some polling places changed

If you think you know where you’re going to cast your vote in the elections this year, you might be wrong.  After determining that some polling places didn’t meet updated state and federal accessibility laws, the Voter Registration a More...

Flurry of election activity begins soon

Get ready. They will be here soon.  The yard signs. The mailers. More...

ONLINE Poll

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Who do you think will win the national college football championship?   Clemson: 52% (144 votes)  Alabama: 37% (103 votes) Michigan State: 6% (17 votes)  Oklahoma: 5% (13 votes)  More...

Local News

Spencer re-elected

Stop me if you’ve heard this before.  But for the sixth straight year, there is no change at the top of Cherokee County Council.  Cherokee County Council re-elected Tim Spencer as its chairman and Rufus Foster as its vice-chariman at More...

WORKSHOP

Sen. Harvey Peeler addresses members of the state’s news media Thursday during the 2016 Legislative Workshop sponsored by the South Carolina Press Association. More...

POLICE REPORTS

l A bicycle was reported stolen Jan. 5 from a 4th Street storage building.  According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone broke into the storage building between   2:30 p.m. and 2:50 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Wanda Millwood, faithful prayer warrior

Boiling Springs — Wanda May Spencer Millwood, 54 of Boiling Springs went home to be with the Lord, Monday January 4, 2016.  More...

Richard Weaver, retired Major with the City of Gaffney Police Department

Wellford, SC — Richard Franklin Weaver, 69, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Wilbur Neeld, retired as a salesman

Blacksburg — Wilbur Lee Neeld, 88, of 256 99 Island Road, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Florida, he was the husband of Mildred Hyleman Neeld and the son of the late John Neeld and More...

State News

DHEC to help tobacco users quit for keeps with free nicotine replacement therapy products

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Free nicotine replacement gum, patches and lozenges are available for callers who enroll for services through the S.C. Tobacco Quitline while supplies last, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced.  More...

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