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Gaffney High math instructor named county teacher of year

Gaffney High math teacher Syreeta Greene was honored Monday as the Cherokee County School District's top teacher. More...

LifeStyles

Bonsai trees featured at Art in the Park

Event is set for May 16 on Limestone Street

The Cherokee County Alliance of Visual Arts (CAVA) will sponsor a special feature to this year's "Art in the Park" on Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Limestone Street in downtown Gaffney. More...

MEMORY LAP

Ninety-six-year-old Claude Roberson made a lap around the Timken Track during last weekend's Relay for Life in memory of his daughter, Doris Gordon. More...

Annual Buddy Poppy Drive set May 22-23 in Blacksburg

Members of Blacksburg VFW 4941 Post and its Ladies' Auxiliary will have their annual Buddy Poppy Drive on May 22-23. The organizations will be distributing Buddy Poppies at several locations in and around Blacksburg. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Grover Ronnie (Cotton) Sutton

Ronnie (Cotton) Sutton, 58, of 448 Quarter Round Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 10, 2009, at his residence. More...

Columns

Gaffney needs to adopt a tree ordinance

LEDGER COLUMNIST

"I think that tree will have to go," I told my wife the other day. 'That tree' was struck by lightning last summer and was the subject of one of my columns. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Pictured here is Senior Airman Brad Edwards, son of Bobby and Donna Albert of Gaffney and Doug and Helen Edwards of Blythewood. Brad is a Loadmaster in the 16th Airlift Squadron of Charleston AFB, S.C. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Her name will never be forgotten After seeing what happened at J.V. Martin Middle School in Dillon, we're trying to decide who's more impressive: Eighthgrader Ty'Sheoma Bethea for her powers of persuasion or Sagus International Inc. More...

Moss, GOP take District 30 reins

For Steve Moss, walking into Blacksburg's Iron City Place is something he has done many times before. More...

Street light fees raised

Here's proof-positive the Gaffney Board of Public Works disregarded Gaffney City Councilman Bernard Smith's call for the utility to lower its electric rates for street lights: the utility has raised its rental light rate by $2 a month. More...

Assault with intent to kill charge brought

A 17-year-old city man listed as the victim of an assault in a May 9 police report was charged Monday with assault with intent to kill for allegedly firing gunshots toward a Beech Street man and his home the same evening. More...

Local News

Upstate Alliance re-examining marketing strategies

For at least the past few years, the regional marketing organization that tries to sell Cherokee County and nine other Upstate counties to corporate decision-makers around the nation and world has had its sights set on attracting five key industrie More...

May 29 last date to appeal appraisals

The clock is ticking on property owners who are unhappy with their reassessments. Property owners have until 5 p.m., Friday, May 29, to file their appeals. More...

TRAIN DAY

Tony Moore and his grandfather Mickey Caggiano climb aboard for a trackless train ride Saturday as part of National Train Day hosted by the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum. (Ledger photos / SCOTT POWELL) More...

Sports

GHS golfers struggle on day 1, finish 6th

Every stroke counts in golf. But each stroke seems to count a little more during the first day of the Class 4A state tournament. More...

Lady Indians show power against Wren

Gaffney High softball coach Kelly Ellis has a simple explanation for her team's playoff success: "Our kids just have a desire to win." The Lady Indians showed that desire again Monday, edging Wren, 3-2, to advance to the Class 4A upper state champ More...

Bulldogs, Turner slam door on Indians

Gaffney High batters didn't come close on Monday to matching their performance in game one of the upper state playoffs. Boiling Springs starter Justin Turner was the reason. More...

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