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“We get to do this, we don’t have to”

Down a one lane road in Blacksburg, not far off Highway 29, is what some have called “Cherokee County’s best kept secret” — a food bank with a mere 20 volunteers that supplies food, toiletries and paper products to an average More...

BIRTH

Chris Bridges and Logan Hodge of Gaffney announce the birth of their son, Landon Cole Bridges, on Dec. More...

Christmas and New Year’s church services

Salvation Army Service  l The Salvation Army will have a special morning worship service on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, at 11 a.m. There will not be Sunday school on Christmas Day.  Sunday school for all ages will resume Jan. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Norma Watterson

Gaffney, S.C. — Norma Elizabeth Watterson, 89, formerly of 623 North Green River Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Mary Black Health System of Gaffney.  More...

Dr. Grover Tuggle

Chester — Dr. Grover Cleveland Tuggle, Sr., 96, died Sunday, December 18, 2016, at his home. The funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Neely Gaston officiating. More...

Robert Ellis

Blacksburg, S.C. — Robert Keith Ellis (aka Dixie Rebel), 68, of 148 Roark Road, Blacksburg, S.C., died December 20, 2016, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

National News

Baptism by ice: Alaskans make annual plunge into frigid lake - Free Access

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — More than a thousand people in Alaska dressed up as elves or in other elaborate costumes, while some stripped down to barely anything to take part in a polar plunge. More...

Cubs won it all just in time for many of its long-time fans

CHICAGO (AP) — At the end, not much was getting through to Helen Weithman. The memories she collected over 98 years were slipping away. More...

I-85 widening to begin in early 2017

A $436 million contract has been awarded to start work on widening I-85 in Cherokee and Spartanburg counties in early 2017.  Blythe Construction of Charlotte and Zachry Construction Corporation of Morrisville, N.C., were selected as joint contra More...

Duke gets NRC nod to build nuke plant

Now that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has granted a license for Duke Energy to build a new nuclear power plant here in Gaffney, a huge question is now out in the open.  Will they or won’t they?  More...

Local News

Put Winshape in the stocking

Are you searching for a last minute Christmas gift or birthday present for a child born around the New Year’s holiday?  WinShape is letting parents “gift” camp over the holidays as it prepares to bring the popular Christian su More...

Latest water samples show no lead in Blacksburg water

Line flushing reduced, but will continue

Water samples taken earlier this month showed no detectable levels of lead in the Town of Blacksburg’s water system, administrator Charlene Carter said.  More...

COPS JOIN THE ARMY

COPS JOIN THE ARMY — Jeffrey Cole is one of several Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies who volunteered an hour of their time to ring a bell for the Salvation Army on Saturday and S More...

Sports

Philly tops Giants - Free Access

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Because they couldn't win on the road, the New York Giants ensured they won't open at home if they make the playoffs.  More...

Indians rally to take home tourney title

Riverside’s 3-point shooting was a performance worthy of Steph Curry. After sinking eight 3s in the first half, the Warriors cooled off as Gaffney rallied for a tough 62-58 win in the Sub Station II title game Tuesday at The Burial Ground. More...

Powerful Clover runs past Blacksburg, 69-44

The Clover boys basketball team got off to a fast start in a non region game Wednesday night and didn't let off the gas .  Aaron Milner scored 14 points to lead a balanced attack as the Blue Eagles improved to 7-1 with a convincing 69-44 win at More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Glitter-bombed

I was sitting by the soft glow of the fireplace and a reading lamp, enjoying a book I had been wanting to get though, when one of my family members started staring intently at my face. “What’s that?” he asked. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

She changed the world by serving others

John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, encouraged his followers to “Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can... As long as ever you can.”  More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Life and death choice

Going to a hospital is taking your life in your hands.  New research shows patients treated at the worst hospitals are three times as likely to die as patients with the same health problem treated at the best hospitals. More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?