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Charter school application gets thumbs up

Crenshaw to open in August of 2011

The Cherokee County School District has given approval for the county’s first charter school to open next school year.   The Crenshaw Charter School of Gaffney is scheduled to open with a maximum of 200 students in August of 2011. More...

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GRITS

They’re sweet as iced tea... Southern as collard greens... funny as all-get-out... and they are...

T hey’re sweet as iced tea, Southern as collard greens, and funny as all-getout! They are GRITS – Girls Raised In The South – and they will bring down the house at the Chapman Cultural Center on Friday, Sept. More...

Library hosts ‘Grandfamily Get- Togethers’ Sept. 20, Sept. 27

The Cherokee County Public Library will host "Grandfamily Get-Togethers" on Monday, Sept. 20, and Monday, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m. More...

Cherokee County Meals on Wheels awarded grant from MOWAA, Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Cherokee County Meals on Wheels has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Annie L. Arnold

SPARTANBURG – Annie Lucille Lipscomb Arnold, 89, formerly of 850 White Stone Road, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, at Magnolia Place. Born Feb. More...

ELSIE MCCRAW

Elsie Vinesett McCraw, 96, formerly of 2612 Wood Road, Mooresboro, N.C., died Saturday, Sept.18, 2010, at White Oak Manor in Kings Mountain.   More...

ROBERT DONALDSON

Robert Lee Donaldson, 89, of 200 Peachtree St., passed away on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

‘IT STUNK’: Truck leaking cooking oil leaves 18 miles of hazardous roads

When City of Gaffney firefighters responded to a spill of unknown material on Frederick Street late Thursday, they already were at the tail end of an 18-mile long mess. More...

OF LESSER OFFENSE

Trial ends in guilty verdict

Stephen Lopez Jefferies admitted Friday from the witness stand in Cherokee County Court that it was his finger on the trigger of a gun that fired 10 shots in a downtown parking lot in June 2008.   More...

Local News

Motorcycle ride will benefit local Habitat for Humanity

It is official — a tradition has been born.   A fun event in which county residents are also able to assist their neighbors, Habitat for Humanity will present its fourth annual Motorcycle Ride on Saturday.   More...

Learning can be fun

Limestone College criminal justice professor Dr. David Woods told his students to go fly a kite Friday.   Woods organized a kite contest for this year’s Constitution Day activities at Limestone. More...

School trustees to meet

The Cherokee County School Board will consider   approval today   Monday) of its employment agreement with new interim superintendent Dr. Ed Taylor.   More...

Sports

Gaffney jayvees lose by TD

Quarterback Shaq Davidson rushed for a couple of touchdowns but it wasn't enough as the Byrnes jayvees edged Gaffney, 21- 14, on Thursday. More...

Hames tops 400 yards in Blacksburg’s 41-27 win

After running for 364 yards last week, Chase Hames delivered another performance for the ages in Friday’s 41-27 victory over Liberty.   Hames gained 437 yards on 41 carries and scored five touchdowns in the win over Liberty. More...

Burris given time to throw against Byrnes

Gaffney quarterback DeEdward Burris capped another electrifying performance Friday by leaping over Byrnes defenders for a 1-yard touchdown run to put an exclamation point on the one-sided 26-16 victory.   “It felt good. More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

OK squirrel, put the gun down and step away from the acorns

Our friend the chameleon is one of many members of the animal kingdom from which we can learn a thing or two. The chameleon has taught us the advantages of blending in with one’s environment to become virtually undetectable. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Whose ear do you bend ... spouse or pet?

Customary habits sometimes change. Since change is inherent in life, this should not surprise anyone. Some changes are good, some are bad and some are neither. 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?