January 17, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

MLK Day speaker stresses openness to different points of view

When he was 15 years old, Bishop M. Garrison still remembers picking up the phone to call a congressman to discuss the future impact of a new federal education law.  More...

BHS stadium might not be ready by football season

The Cherokee County School District is working on a contingency plan in the event a new Blacksburg High football stadium is not ready in time for the 2018 football season.   More...

Four officers shot in York County, one critically injured

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All items for What’s Up and general news should be sent by email to abbie@gaffneyledger.com.  “8 Southern African-American Artists” Gallery Talk   More...

First Piedmont Gives Back

Captain Amy Rockwell, left and Cadet Shamekia Kitchings with The Salvation Army, accept a contribution of $4,600 from Denise R. More...

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Head of the Class

Polar bears are known to regularly travel long distances, but Kali may take the record.  More...

SC Senate overrides governor’s veto of $20.5 million to purchase 210 new school buses

State lawmakers have taken a step towards removing South Carolina’s oldest and most fire-prone buses from service. More...

Police chief requests funding for repairs to headquarters

Blacksburg Police Chief Jamie Ham has asked the town to consider roof repairs and to investigate termite damage at the police department’s headquarters, which are located in a historic downtown building.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

A bank card taken from a Chester Street, Blacksburg, home was used without permission at a Blacksburg grocery store, according to a complaint filed with the Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office. More...

Xi Alpha Delta holds December, January meetings

In 2017 Xi Alpha Delta met in December at Gerhards. A social and business meeting was held with nine present.  In 2018, the sorority met on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 10:30 a.m. with hostess Ann Fuller. More...

Wofford student from Gaffney spending spring semester in Rome

Callie Ivey, a member of the class of 2019, is spending the Spring 2018 semester studying abroad in Rome, Italy. Ivey is from Gaffney. More...

In Memory of Rufus

At the Martin Luther King breakfast Saturday, Rev. Antionette Gardner presented a special Pioneer Service Award on behalf of the Cherokee County Coalition in memory of Dr. Rufus Foster Jr., who dedicated his life to public service. More...

Foundation announces the availability of $594,000 in grant funds

The Spartanburg Regional Foundation will provide $594,000 in health-related grants in 2018 as part of its continuing efforts to improve the health and wellness of communities across the Upstate. More...

Peachtree Centre announces two new staff certifications

Peachtree Centre Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, an Ahava Healthcare managed facility, is proud to announce two new Neuro-IFRAH certified staff. 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?