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ACOG official paints dire fiscal picture for county council

Making ends meet will become even harder for counties next year.   That was the message from Appalachian Council of Governments (ACOG) official Joe Newton on Monday to Cherokee County Council.   More...

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Cowpens National Battlefield celebration on July 3 features history, fireworks and fun

Cowpens National Battlefield will celebrate the nation’s independence with fireworks and family activities on Saturday, July 3. Festivities begin at 10:30 a.m. More...

80th BIRTHDAY

80th BIRTHDAY – The family of Helen Faye Pace Campbell celebrated her 80th birthday on June 29, 2010. Ms. More...

Couple married May 29

Rhonda Duncan and Guy McAbee exchanged marriage vows on May 29, 2010, at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church. The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. Tommy Wright.   The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Frankie Allison

Frankie Allison   Otis Franklin “Frankie” Allison, 65, of 1337 Corinth Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at his residence.   More...

Beatrice Wilkins

Graveside services for Beatrice Wilkins, 84, affectionately called “BeBe,” of Brookview Healthcare Center, will be held Thursday, July 1, at 11 a.m. in Oakland Cemetery, with the Rev. Robert L. Dover officiating. More...

Myra Smith

Myra Lee Gaffney Smith, 72, of 826 S. Johnson St., died Friday, June 25, 2010, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   Widow of Alfonso Smith, she was born in Cherokee County, the daughter of the late Berkley George Gaffney Sr. More...

Defense attorneys say exhumation may be needed to obtain evidence

SPARTANBURG — While no decision was made on Monday, defense attorneys for Ernest Riddle raised the possibility that the exhumation of a murder victim may be needed to gather evidence for the re-trial of the 25-year-old case.   More...

STORMS ROLL THROUGH COUNTY

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Patriotic cart parade back on schedule

An Army tank and a golf cart decked out in the colors of the American flag sat empty when last summer’s serial killings put the damper on a neighborhood Fourth of July celebration in Sheraton Loop.   More...

CORRECTION

A blood drive honoring local business owner Marion Patton will take place Thursday, July 1, not Wednesday, June 30, as was listed in Monday’s edition of The Gaffney Ledger. The event will take place from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. More...

BIKING FOR DOLLARS

BIKING FOR DOLLARS — More than 200 bikers made their way into Cherokee County on Saturday for a good cause — helping to raise funds for area cancer patients. More...

Sports

Have fields, will travel

For many weekends in the summer, the Cherokee County Youth Sports Complex sits idle.   That may change next summer if the Cherokee County Recreation District has its way.   More...

Gaffney routs Greer, 18-2

The last thing Post 109 manager Zach Clary expected when his team faced off against leagueleading Greer on Tuesday was a blowout. More...

York pounds out easy win over juniors

The Post 109 American Legion junior team didn’t get a win on Monday, but may have gotten something out of the defeat nonetheless - motivation.   York scored early and often in taking a convincing 16-4 victory over visiting Post 109. More...

Letters

Judge Brown has served with dedication and honor

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Come here! You’ve got to see this one!

“Every picture tells a story, don’t it?”   That song by Rod Stewart from the 1970s has been running through my head for the past couple of days and unlike most times when a song gets stuck there, I know why I keep playing thi More...

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