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Blacksburg High student who survived fatal wreck listed in fair condition

A Blacksburg High School student was in fair condition at Spartanburg Medical Center on Thursday in the wake of a vicious crash on Highway 5 in Blacksburg during which her vehicle was struck head-on. More...

LifeStyles

Limestone Presbyterian welcomes new pastor

Growing up the son of a Presbyterian preacher, Jon Van Deventer never thought he would have an interest in following in his father’s footsteps.  More...

Museum preparing for fourth annual ‘Super BOWL of Chili’ fundraiser

Take your pick, Falcons over the Patriots or the Patriots over the Falcons in the upcoming February 5, Super Bowl.  Whichever team you choose, you can save yourself a stressful weekend by going with a ‘Super BOWL of Chili’ from the C More...

BIRTHDAY

Family and friends of Idella Byers will help celebrate her 95th birthday with a party Saturday. The party will be held Jan. 28 at the Thickety Mountain Baptist Association at 3 p.m.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lucy Oglesby

Ms. Lucy Bell Dover Oglesby, 76, of 133 Foster St., Apt. 5, Cowpens, S.C., answered the Master’s call on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at White Oak Manor, Spartanburg, S.C.  More...

James Finley

James Arthur “Big Time” Finley, 70, of 118 Estelle Road, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, in Spartanburg Hospital Restorative Care.  He was born in Greenville County, and was a son of the late Jessie Boyd Finley and the late More...

Sheila Dagnall

Sheila Diane Hambright Dagnall, 69, of 360 Shaman Road, passed away tragically on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.  Born in York, she was the daughter of the late David Chesley and Elizabeth Mae Rippy Hambright. Mrs. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The difference between a fan and a fanatic

I was having a conversation at a Gaffney High basketball game last week with a school guidance counselor in the stands while moonlighting in my occasional role as a substitute sports writer. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Trump, Mexico and jobs

President Trump’s commitment to fight for American workers is a big reason he’s president. To deliver on that commitment, he should consider a lesson from the Gemini space program. More...

Political Cartoon

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Driver dies when car runs under tractor-trailer

Tragedy struck in Blacksburg on Wednesday for the second day in a row. More...

Bank robbery suspect jailed in York County

City of Gaffney police have identified a suspect in the Jan. 9 robbery of the First Piedmont Federal Savings & Loan branch office on North Granard Street but apparently don’t need to hunt him down. More...

Local News

Miss Humphries goes to Washington

History came to life for Emma Humphries when she joined 46 Gaffney High students to witness the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.  More...

Group has secured 1,450 veterans’ pictures, but wants all 12,000

More than 1,400 pictures of veterans were featured in a 2016 Veterans Day program honoring county residents for their military service.  More...

School district begins process of drawing up new budget

It’s budget time for Cherokee County schools again.   The district sent out budget request forms this week to school principals and district department heads in the first steps towards a new spending plan for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. More...

Sports

Childers nets 24 in Gaffney’s win over NW

Coming off a big win over Dorman only 24 hours earlier, Bradley Childers made sure his Gaffney Indians wouldn’t have a letdown. More...

Peak reaches milestone in Georgetown’s upset win

Georgetown had a couple of reasons to celebrate Wednesday’s win.  The Hoyas upset No. 16 Creighton, 71-51 and former Gaffney High star L.J. Peak scored his 1,000th career point.  More...

Blacksburg’s Ham goes for historic win tonight against Greer Middle College

The Blacksburg boys basketball team will be going for its seventh win in a row as well as a historic win for its coach.  With a win at Greer Middle College today, Danny Ham will reach 50 career wins in only three full seasons as coach. More...

Letters

The proposed great white elephant theater project

Dear Editor:   A wise man once said, “Socialism is great, until you run out of other people’s money.” Our mayor seems to have forgotten that little gem of wisdom.  More...

State News

Audit: Juvenile Justice may still be unable to prevent riot

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Department of Juvenile Justice may still be unable to prevent “major disturbances” despite security changes following several gang-related riots at the main prison, state auditors said Thursday. More...

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