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‘A Night Under the Stars’

L’Etoile Club to present 24 at 63rd annual winter formal

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Sports

Indians battle Byrnes in region lid-lifter

On practice Tuesday, crisp passes were finding cutting players, leading to easy shots.  The Indians hope the plays are executed just as well when they host Byrnes (8-5, 0-1) today in their region opener.  Tip is 7:30 p.m.  Gaffney (9-3 More...

Four Wildcats notch double figures in win

The Blacksburg boys basketball team saved its best for - first.  The Wildcats exploded for 30 points in the first quater en route to an easy 82-35 win over Greer Middle College on Wednesday.  The Wildcats rattled Greer Middle with a full co More...

Swarming defense keys Lady Cats win

A swarming Wildcats defense was too much for Greer Middle College in a 73-24 Blacksburg win Wednesday in its first region game under coach Bobby Rodgers.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

What’s this? No chicken?

Is there something about the threat of snow storms that makes us go scurrying to the nearest grocery story for bread and milk? More...

THEIR VIEW

Clemson showed South Carolina’s greatness

It was the perfect week for Clemson University to win its second national championship in football.  More...

LIBERTY BELLE

The true cost of plastic

The owner of a small town beauty salon outside Binghamton, New York, argued at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday for the right to tell her customers the truth about paying by credit card: There’s a swipe charge.  More...

City council to address proposed controversial zoning ordinance

Gaffney City Council will consider Tuesday final reading to revise the zoning ordinance that drew the ire of some developers here.  A developer argued the proposal to change setbacks from public roads could have the potential to negatively impac More...

S.T.E.M. PLANS

Spartanburg Community College President Henry Giles shows lawmakers a preliminary drawing for a proposed $16.5 million S.T.E.M. More...

Local News

Blacksburg finalizes purchase of 20 acres

Blacksburg has closed on a $125,000 purchase of nearly 20 acres so the town can provide future recreation opportunities for residents.  The 19.67-acre tract is located at Lime and Pine streets near the Family Dollar store off Highway 29.  More...

School closing? There’s an app for that

Bad weather can leave students and parents wondering about decisions on school closings.  The Cherokee County School District has an emergency message system called “Alert Now” to inform parents about important information in county More...

State superintendent committed to replacing aging school bus fleet

More than 2,500 Cherokee County students rely on school buses every day that have been on the road for 20 years.  State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman called on lawmakers Monday to replace more than 1,000 school buses statewide from More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Brian Billings

Brian Keith “Boot” Billings, 39, of Blacksburg, S.C., left this earthly life on January 5, 2017. More...

Drenika Hopper

Drenika Lanette Hopper, known as “Nika”, age 20, of 250 Cedar Height, Carrollton, Ga., answered the Master’s call on Sunday, January 8, 2017, at 7:23 p.m. at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg, S.C.  More...

Kenneth Waldrop

Gaffney — Kenneth Earl Waldrop, 56, of 152 Millstone Road, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at Mary Black Gaffney. Funeral services will be announced at a later date. The family will be at the residence. More...

National News

Want to make more money? Get a degree or learn a skill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans with no more than a high school diploma have fallen so far behind college graduates in their economic lives that the earnings gap between college grads and everyone else has reached its widest point on record.  More...

Chamber hosting nonprofit ‘speed networking’ event

The nonprofit sector is the collective name used to describe institutions and organizations in American society that are neither government nor for-profit business. More...

Delivering Christmas spirit all year long

Bob Ronnberg and his wife Jenny keep the Christmas spirit alive all year long.  More...

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