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Fowler wins re-election bid

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler easily won the Republican primary Tuesday, according to unofficial election night returns, and with no Democratic opposition going forward, a second term in office. More...

Woman accused of murdering boyfriend has bond hearing

A defense attorney for Julia Phillips argued Monday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court there was no way the Gaffney woman could have, or would have, had anything to do with the strangulation murder of her longtime boyfriend, Melvin Roberts. More...

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READERS ON THE ROAD

Ernest and Angela Harris read The Ledger on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii. More...

4-H summer camps offer youths fun activities

Runnin’ Wild 4-H Day Camp will be held Thursday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clemson Extension Office in Gaffney.   More...

Get ‘A Taste of Newberry’ on June 18

NEWBERRY – You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy some incredible eats in downtown Newberry on Friday, June 18, from 5-7:30 p.m. when “A Taste of Newberry” gets under way at Memorial Park. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bertha Riddle

Bertha Ray Upchurch Riddle, 91, of 118 Riddle Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 7, 2010, at her residence. More...

Robert F. Peeler

Robert Fay Peeler, 71, of 145 Cedar Post Road, passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2010, at his residence.   More...

Billy Gene Hayes

ENOREE – Billy Gene Hayes, 68, formerly of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 3, 2010.   Born in North Carolina, he was the son of the late Curly Hayes and Margaret Hayes. More...

HOW THEY FARED

SHERIFF   Rick Burgess: 2,932 Steve Mueller: 2,777 Joel Hill: 1,651 Brooks Allison: 1,016 Jimmy Cash: 611   COUNTY COUNCIL   District 2   Mike Fowlkes: 1,071 Jimbo Martin: 516 Bailey Humphries: 429 Tom Harrill: 75   More...

Runoff will decide next county sheriff

A crowded field of law enforcement professionals seeking to become the next Cherokee County sheriff was whittled down to two Tuesday.   Rick Burgess and Steve Mueller are now headed for a runoff election on June 22.   More...

Fowlkes ousts Humphries; Mathis retains Dist. 5 seat

Just like Super Bowl MVPs, a victorious Mike Fowlkes is going to Disney World.   Actually, Fowlkes cut his family vacation short to the popular destination to return for Tuesday’s election results. More...

Local News

County plans to honor Korean War veterans

Cherokee County plans to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War’s end by honoring local residents who helped defend South Korea against communist aggression.   More...

Lawsuit against school district claims defendants had ‘evil purposes’

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the complete text of the lawsuit against the school district by Andy Jones. More...

Every day devotion

VFW Post 4941 honors the cafeteria workers at Blacksburg Middle School. They were honored for their devotion to all veterans not only on Veterans Day but every day of the year. More...

Sports

New coach by the Fourth of July?

If things go according to plan, the area should be celebrating the Fourth of July and the hiring of a new Gaffney High football coach. More...

POST 109 PROFILE

Name: Lee Gerwick Age: 19 Position: Pitcher/Left Fielder School: Limestone College High School Stats: .350 batting average. Hobbies: Fishing, Going to the beach, hanging out with friends. More...

BRIEFS

Gamecock Club   tourney July 17   The Cherokee County Gamecock Club will hold its golf tournament on Saturday, July 17, at the Gaffney Country Club with tee off time at 9 a.m.   More...

Columns

If you think cat food smells bad, check out the litter box

Life as a bachelor isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.   By ‘all that it’s cracked up to be’ I refer to the glamorous image of bachelorhood presented in movies, TV shows and commercials. More...

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