Body found on South Carolina road identified

EUTAWVILLE (AP) — A person whose body was found beside a South Carolina road earlier this month has been identified. Orangeburg County Coroner Samuetta Marshall identified the deceased as Alvin W. Sumpter, 41, of Summerville, The State reported. Authorities found Sumpter Dec. 19 on the side of Sanibel Lane near Saginaw Drive in Eutawville after getting a tip from a […]

South Carolina funeral home owner arrested for tax evasion

ORANGEBURG (AP) — A South Carolina funeral home owner was arrested Friday on a charge of operating without a retail license and tax evasion. The South Carolina Department of Revenue said Robert Bethea III, 66, the owner of Bethea Funeral Home in Orangeburg, attempted to evade the payment of individual income tax and sales taxes from 2011 to 2019 for […]

Teammates for one last game

Blacksburg kicker Christian Nix was a jack of all trades while playing four different positions in games during the twilight of his senior season. Nix handled all Wildcats kicking duties and saw action at tight end, safety and offensive tackle in three contests late in the season. He will showcase his versatility in the first ever Blitz East All-Star Game […]

One of country’s 600 best players

Blacksburg offensive lineman selected to participate in U.S. Army national combine

Blacksburg offensive lineman Matt Davis will ring in the new year by joining the nation’s best football players at the U.S. Army national combine in San Antonio. Davis, a rising senior tackle, was one of 600 players invited to participate in the national combine on Jan. 2-Jan. 4. The event consists of a 40-yard dash, vertical and broad jump, a […]

Clemson, LSU will face off in national championship game

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — LSU has the Heisman-winning quarterback and Clemson brings the 29-game winning streak. The College Football Playoff has delivered another doozy for its title game, and it features two teams of Tigers who haven’t lost a game this season. They pushed through the CFP semifinals Saturday in drastically different ways. LSU got the drama out of the […]


Man on Palmetto Street says driver hit his fence

The Gaffney Police Department responded to a call Dec. 25 after a hit-and-run resulting in property damage occurred on Palmetto Street. According to a police report, the victim stated that a red Chevy Silverado with tinted windows had struck his fence and nearly knocked a section of it down at about 2 p.m. The victim said the vehicle failed to […]

Accident briefly interrupts electrical service on boulevard

An accident on Ellis Ferry Avenue on Friday knocked out electrical service briefly after a vehicle struck a utility pole and snapped a power line at approximately 4:30 p.m. According to witnesses at the scene, a man was driving on Cresthaven Drive and swerved to avoid striking an animal in the road. The driver didn’t appear to be seriously injured. […]

Woods’ comeback at Masters named AP Sports Story of the Year

A green jacket. A heart-melting embrace. A stirring return to the top of golf by one of the sport’s all-time greats. In choosing Tiger Woods’ victory at the Masters as The Associated Press sports story of the year, voters went with the uplifting escape of a great comeback over options that were as much about sports as the issues that […]

From 1904…

The Ledger last Friday contained the exclusive news of the disappearance of George Brown, which, it must be admitted, was a very interesting news item. This only goes to show that The Ledger, when It comes to serving the news, is to be relied upon. A very bright young attorney, who, by the way, does not read this paper, remained […]