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Blacksburg students learn the game of life is not easy

Blacksburg High students were not sure they are ready for the game of life Tuesday after seeing how basic living expenses can take massive bites from salaries. More...

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LifeStyles

A hat is a reflection of you

Pulled down low and straight: Serious and mean business Pushed up high on forehead: Approachable and easy going Cocked to one side: Jovial, cocky and happy-go-lucky

It just so happened that a few weeks ago when I got to work I realized that I had did not have a hat with me. Now you all who know me know that it’s not often that you’ll see me without a hat. More...

Here’s a toy-riffic way to help Santa

This year, 564 local boys and girls – ages 12 and under – can look forward to a merrier Christmas because of the Salvation Army’s annual Christmas drive. More...

SAVE MONEY AND HELP HOMELESS ANIMALS AT THE SAME TIME

– Want a way to help out Cherokee County's homeless animals while also building your winter wardrobe? More...

Obituaries

Michael Smith, 52, worked in a paper mill

Michael Gene Smith, 52, of 139 Deerwood Lane, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at his residence. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Libby Smith and son of Judy J. Smith and the late Thomas Smith. More...

Louise Pierce, homemaker and member of New Heights Baptist Church

Minnie Louise Allison Pierce, 82, of 100 Fairfield Drive, Apt. 16-A, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at her daughter’s residence in Blacksburg. More...

Ada Parker, 80, Gaffney native

Ada Ruby Kelley Parker, 80, of 370 Lexington Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y., entered eternal rest on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in New York. Widow of Joe Louis Parker, she was born in Gaffney and was the daughter of the late Aileen Kelley Moore. More...

State News

Ten Tips for surviving Black Friday

Columbia — With Black Friday rapidly approaching, the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) encourages consumers to take the stress out of the biggest shopping day of the year with SCDCA’s top ten tips: More...

National News

3 ways to watch streaming video on TV

NEW YORK (AP) — Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV. More...

You don’t have to spend a fortune for a good smartphone

NEW YORK (AP) — The cheapest smartphones don't have all the gizmos of Apple or Samsung models, but I'm impressed by how many features you do get for roughly a third of the price. More...

Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

NEW YORK (AP) — Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year. More...

NBC releases details on Phillips murder case airing Friday night

The nationally-televised show Dateline NBC has officially titled the episode involving a Gaffney woman that will air Friday night as “Death in the Driveway.” More...

$49.41

That’s the average cost of a Thanksgiving dinner for 10

Americans may have to pay a tad bit more for their Thanksgiving meal this year than in previous ones, but don’t expect the increase to put a substantial dent in wallets nationwide. More...

Local News

City asks residents to keep piles clean

With leaves now falling down by the millions, the City of Gaffney’s Public Works Department is asking for a little assistance from city residents. More...

To transport veterans

County receives $37,000 grant to purchase minivan

The Cherokee County Veterans Affairs office will receive a new van to transport veterans to doctor’s appointments at VA facilities. More...

Blacksburg High seeking to become ‘Palmetto’s Finest’

One local school will see how it compares with the state’s best after applying for Palmetto’s Finest award recognition. Blacksburg High will receive a visit Dec. 10 from a committee of educators from Palmetto’s Finest. More...

Sports

COURT VISION

The Limestone women’s basketball team reviews a play during a walk through in preparation for Tuesday night’s game at Mount Olive. Game results weren’t available at press time. More...

Wildcats place five on all-region teams

Five Blacksburg High players were selected for All-Region honors in football and volleyball after voting by opposing coaches for the 2014 season. More...

Gaffney volleyball team racks up postseason honors

The Gaffnety High volleyball team might have fallen short of its goal of winning a state championship, but the Lady Indians have dominated the postseason awards. Payton Duncan earned Region 3-4A Player of the Year honors. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It’s time!

If Thursday is Thanksgiving, it must be time to kick off “Christmas Is For Kids.” Thanksgiving has been the official start of our fundraising efforts, but several local groups have begun ‘jumping the gun’ and we are glad they More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Hagel Didn’t Start the Fire

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, a Vietnam war veteran and the lone Republican on Obama’s national security team, has been fired. And John McCain’s assessment is dead on. More...

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Should the legislature approve a referendum to legalize resort casinos as a means of raising revenue for roads and bridges?"