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Nine competing for Mr. Blacksburg title

The 2018 Mr. Blacksburg scholarship program will be held Thursday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Blacksburg High School auditorium. Nine contestants will be competing for the title of Mr. Blacksburg and the scholarship prizes.  More...

A queen is crowned

Gaffney native Elizabeth McDaniel was crowned Miss North Charleston Saturday night.  McDaniel was one of eight in the Miss division who competed in talent, evening gown and on-stage question. More...

5th annual Super Bowl of Chili cookin’ at museum

The Cherokee County History and Arts Museum and CHAPS 5th Annual Chili fundraiser is again scheduled for the Super Bowl weekend of February 3-4.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hazel Spencer

Gaffney, S.C. — Hazel Cobb Spencer, 76, of 325 Killion Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at her residence.  More...

Jack Dover

On Monday, January 22, 2018, Jack Waldo Dover, 73, went to his eternal home with our Lord and Savior at the Testa Family Hospice House in Kings Mountain. More...

Etta Smith

Spartanburg — Etta Harris Smith, 91, formerly of Cowpens, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at White Oak of North Grove in Spartanburg, S.C. Arrangements are incomplete. Gordon Mortuary of Gaffney is serving the family.   More...

Breaking News - 1/25/2018 4:53 PM

Police chief search down to three finalists - Free Access

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Staff Writer larry@gaffneyledger.com  More...

Gov. Henry McMaster delivers State of State address - Free Access

Tax cuts, school choice, protecting the coast from offshore drilling and cleaning up mess of failed nuclear project are high on agenda

May you see our time not as one of petty squabbles, ambitions or bickering – and not one of favor to friend or punishment of foe – but one of vision, principled service and sacrifice for you, our children. And yours to come. And theirs. More...

Motorist shot to death; police seek killer

After spending hours at the scene Tuesday morning, Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office investigators continued hunting for clues Tuesday afternoon in the death of a Boiling Springs man shot on a local roadway. More...

Local News

Textile company expanding in Kings Mountain

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. — STI cut the ribbon on a new 150,000-square-foot manufacturing facility here Jan. 9, a move made necessary by the rapid growth of its Revolution performance fabric line, according to CEO Sean Gibbons. More...

New Farm Service Agency commissioners elected

Mr. Harold Johnston Lee of Gaffney was elected to represent local administrative area (LAA) #1, which includes all of Cherokee County, on the County Committee. Mr. Loye W. Mayfield, Jr. of Gaffney will serve as the first alternate and Mr. More...

Spotlight on nonprofits tomorrow

The Spotlight on Nonprofits/Charities Speed Networking event scheduled for last week at the YMCA will be held tomorrow, Thursday, January 25. The event will still be at the Cherokee County YMCA starting at 5:30 p.m. as a drop-in until 7 p.m. More...

Sports

Allen, Piazza Earn Preseason All-Region Honors; Saints Ranked Fifth in Conference - Free Access

Limestone College junior third baseman Chase Allen and redshirt-junior shortstop Zach Piazza have been named to the 2018 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Preseason All-Southeast Region Team as announced earlier this week. More...

Duerson Act would ban pre-teen tackle football in Illinois - Free Access

Organized tackle football would be banned for Illinois children younger than 12 years old under a bill unveiled Thursday. More...

Breaking News - 1/25/2018 3:33 PM

Sossamon picked to newspaper's USC Dream Team - Free Access

 BY JOSH KENDALL jkendall@thestate.com On Saturday night during halftime of South Carolina’s men’s basketball game, Gamecocks football coach Will Muschamp introduced Marcus Lattimore as the “greatest Gamecock of all-time.”  More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Frugal approach for higher ed

The state Commission on Higher Education last year barely escaped a sneaky legislative effort to undercut its authority, as Gov. More...

LETTERS

Celebrate National School Choice Week Dear Editor: More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Sleepwalking and other snoozing adventures

I sensed a ‘presence’ in the wee hours of the morning one day last week. I was sleeping soundly, but this ‘presence’ was intruding on my slumber. Moments later I heard the bedside lamp rocking and hitting the blinds. More...

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