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New boss will be found ‘soon as possible’

School board chairman Donnie Lee Smith indicated after Monday’s meeting the district will move quickly on its superintendent search.   More...

Group blocks bus from moving

The Gaffney Police Department and the Cherokee County School District are both investigating a Monday afternoon incident during which a school bus carrying high school students was blocked from moving on Sarratt Street after it was surrounded by a l More...

LifeStyles

Aria Ryann Whitlock

Jessica and Joseph Whitlock of Cherokee County announce the birth of their daughter, Aria Ryann, on Aug. 20, 2010, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center weighing 6 lbs. 5 ozs.   More...

TyKiera Denise Brown

Tynika Jones and Adam Lee Brown Sr. announce the birth of their daughter, TyKiera Denise Brown, on Aug. 13, 2010, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 4 lbs. 8 ozs. More...

WHAT’S UP

Back to school party   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Charles Peterson

GROVER, N.C. – Charles Ray Peterson, 26, of 764 Battleground Road, passed away Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at Cleveland County Jail Annex.   Mr. Peterson was the son of John Alexander and Gloria Gail Wilson Peterson of the home. More...

Virginia Parker

BLACKSBURG – Virginia Stewart Parker, 85, formerly of 807 W. Lime St., passed away Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, at Peachtree Centre in Gaffney.   More...

Sid White

SHELBY – Chester   Sid” White, 83, of 5006 Pecan Drive, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. More...

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A brush with conservation

Everyone, it seems, is preaching about conserving power and/or gas these days.   The Gulf oil spill only seemed to fuel the fire, so to speak. More...

COLLEGE DRIVE FACELIFT

(Ledger photos / JOE L. HUGHES II) More...

Board votes to replace Bagwell

Kim Bagwell will become the personnel director once a retired superintendent is found to run the Cherokee County School District on an interim basis.   More...

WELCOME BACK

For the second year in a row, the City of Gaffney joined forces with Limestone College to hold a Welcome Back Bash in the downtown Tuesday evening for new and returning Limestone College students. More...

Another company planning expansion

Another local industry has launched an expansion.   According to sources with knowledge of the company, Boysen plans to spend about $6 million to expand operations at its Cherokee Corporate Park plant. More...

Local News

10 DAYS IN ROME, ITALY

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ledger Publisher Cody Sossamon recently returned from a 10 day trip through Italy — from Venice to Rome — along with 13 family members and friends. This is the seventh and final article in a series. More...

Man who drowned in motel pool identified

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says he has identified a migrant worker who accidentally drowned in a Gaffney motel pool in July. Fowler identified the victim as 29 year old Jose’ Roberto “Beto” Rivera of Wauchula, Fla. More...

County council prepared to move forward with construction project

For more than 90 minutes Monday, a no-nonsense bonding attorney presented Cherokee County Council with financing options for its proposed county administration complex.   More...

Sports

Future stars on display at middle school jamboree

The future stars of Gaffney, Byrnes and Spartanburg high school football teams will be on display at Brumbach Stadium on Thursday.   The middle school jamboree will begin at 5 p.m. More...

More reps should help Indians

Gaffney played a nearly mistakefree first half. The Indians made too many costly miscues in the second half. The Indians’ execution will improve with more repetitions. More...

GHS DEFENSIVE STALWARTS

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Letters

What organization relieves an interim with an interim?

Dear Cody:   On Monday night, Cherokee County School Board members had on their agenda to fire Kim Bagwell, interim superintendent who had been on the job since March and with a year-long contract, and hire another interim superintendent. More...

Everybody’s tied for first place right now

So I was stopped at a red light yesterday on my way back to the office from the Rotary Club meeting and as was sitting there waiting for the light to change, it suddenly occurred to me that the Lord has been mighty good to us.   More...

LETTERS POLICY

1. Each letter submitted must be an original — no photocopies.   E-mails are also accepted if a name and phone number is included:   editor@gaffneyledger.com   2. 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?