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Attendance line changes will affect approximately 75 students

The Cherokee County School Board made minor changes in attendance lines Monday evening that will impact three elementary schools. School trustees voted 8-1 to adjust school attendance lines along the Highway 29 corridor. More...

LifeStyles

33 table sponsors offer delicious foods at 7th annual 'Taste of Cherokee County'

Event gets underway at 5:30 p.m. March 6 at First Baptist Church Life Center

The seventh annual "Taste of Cherokee County," the premier fundraising event of the Cherokee County chapter of the American Red Cross, will get underway Thursday, March 6, at 5:30 p.m. and continue until 8 p.m. More...

Tune In @ Your Library® during Teen Tech Week 2008

Local teens will be tuning in at the library as the Cherokee County Public Library celebrates the second annual Teen Tech Week, March 2-8. More...

14 competing for Little Miss and Master Blacksburg crowns

BLACKSBURG - The Blacksburg Women's Club sponsors the Junior Miss competition each year. During the evening, a Little Miss and Master Blacksburg are crowned with boys and girls between the ages of four and seven competing for the titles. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

William Dawkins Sr.

Retired from Boren Clay William ("Bill") Dawkins Sr. of 100 Ashley St., passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital. More...

John E. Ward

Once employed by former Western Auto in Cowpens COWPENS - John Earl Ward, I, 69, of 118 Poplar St., died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, in Spartanburg Regional Hospice House. Born in Greenville, Mr. More...

Ralph Guthrie

U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and Korean MOUNT PLEASANT - ICC Ralph Alexander Guthrie, USN (Ret.), 91, widower of Thelma Sellars Guthrie, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008. Ralph was born Feb. More...

Columns

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Danny and Kim Perry took The Gaffney Ledger with them while enjoying the Mardi Gras in New Orleans. More...

'Not too good'

Raise your hand if you, or anyone you know, has been sick in the past month? By sick, I mean that cruddy, flu-like feeling with low fever, chills, cough, aches and just the general all-around blahs? I see very few hands NOT raised. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

The House approved and sent to the Senate the following bills: The House of Representatives amended, approved, and sent to the Senate H. More...

Bandits strike local Zaxby's and two more in Upstate cities

A West Floyd Baker Boulevard restaurant is missing a safe and more than $16,000 in cash following a three-restaurant burglary spree that has Gaffney police teaming up with investigators in two other counties to try and catch the thieves. More...

Beware phone scam

Cherokee County Sheriff Bill Blanton is warning area residents to be wary of a phone scam that cost a local woman an overseas phone bill. More...

@&#&$%! computer

A Wal-Mart customer who apparently became aggravated with the self-checkout process caused an estimated $800 in damage when he punched the computer screen, according to a report on file at the Gaffney Police Department. More...

Local News

BHS ninth grade addition set to open next week

Blacksburg High hopes to begin using its ninth grade addition next week. Workers will be in the school Wednesday to begin installing computers and other kinds of technology equipment in the 2-story wing. More...

Unveiled

UNVEILED - Cherokee County School Board member Willie Crosby poses Monday evening with his portrait that was unveiled at a reception prior to the school board meeting. More...

Phillips announces re-election bid

At 73 years old, state Rep. Olin Phillips (D - Gaffney) could probably take it easy and leave Columbia behind. More...

Sports

Blanton to stay on as Blacksburg AD

Robbie Blanton will be allowed to continue as Blacksburg High athletic director after he resigned as head football coach in February. More...

Big inning propels Indians to victory

Gaffney began its season with a bang Monday, using a 19-run second inning to beat York 19-2 in the opening game of the Frank Roach preseason tournament. More...

Limestone holds off late surge by Cobras for 62-59 win

The Limestone College men's basketball team picked up a Conference Carolinas win against Coker on Tuesday night at the Timken Center 62-59. More...

Letters

Proud and embarrassed after watching production at Gaffney Little Theatre

Dear Editor: Rarely have I been so proud of a group of children and so embarrassed for a city as I was Friday night. The occasion was a performance of "Alice in Wonderland." The children were from a variety of backgrounds across Cherokee County. More...

Visitor impressed with her tour through Gaffney

( EDITOR'S NOTE: The following letter was sent to Pat Throneburg at the Gaffney Visitor's Center.) Dear Pat: Thanks so much for your personal guidance through your unique town of Gaffney. More...

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