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Some schools forced to close

Students at five Cherokee County schools returned to their respective campuses Thursday after Mother Nature granted them an unforeseen day off.  Work crews were able to restore power to Blacksburg elementary, primary, middle and high schools, as More...

LifeStyles

Richardson – Blanton

Dr. and Mrs. William Eddie Richardson of Spartanburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Ruth, of Columbia to Steven Caldwell Blanton Jr. of Gaffney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Caldwell Blanton Sr. of Gaffney.  More...

LOCAL ARTISTS HAVE EXHIBIT IN BELTON –

Members of Southern Exposure will have an exhibit May 14-July 8 at the Belton Center for the Arts. More...

Johnson – Dawkins

Kristen Nicole Johnson of Blacksburg and Kendrick Omar Dawkins of Gaffney will be married on May 6, 2012.  The bride-elect is the daughter of Bobby Johnson and Linda Johnson, both of Blacksburg. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Alyssa Mayfield

Alyssa Jade Mayfield, 3, of 116 Camellia Circle, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Joe Dean Jordon

Dennis Joe Dean Jordon, 67, of 237 Carolyn Drive, Lot 106, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Vickie Millwood Jordon and son of the late Roy Denni More...

Letters

Two terrific ladies working at The Ledger

Dear Editor:  Just a note to let you know that you have two terrific ladies at The Ledger!  I was beginning to think that I had a touch of Alzheimer’s this morning, and was told that some of your staff might assist me in locating a &l More...

DSS joins probe into the death of 3-year-old girl

The gymnasium at West End Baptist Church remained sealed Thursday and the church daycare program was temporarily shuttered.  At the church office, grief and shock remained strong.  More...

Storm destroys homes, interrupts utility service

While there’s been no official evidence that any tornados touched down in Cherokee County early Wednesday, to anyone who sustained damage it likely didn’t matter if the winds were spinning in a circle or blowing in a straight line.  More...

Local News

Shady Grove Baptist Church celebrates 130th anniversary

Shady Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its 130th anniversary on Sunday, May 15, at 11 a.m. Pastor Lee Byers will deliver the sermon and the Shady Grove Gospel Choir will present special music. More...

BUSINESS OPENS —

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Carolina Metal Roofing. More...

Gaffney woman one of SCC’s great success stories

Spartanburg Community College (SCC) recently awarded more than 700 degrees, diplomas and certificates to graduating students who are poised and ready to continue their education or begin work in highgrowth, high-demand careers. More...

Sports

IN ELITE COMPANY

Rivals ranks Gaffney’s Davis as one of 2012’s top recruits

Those nationally are finding out something high school football fans in the Palmetto State already knew.  Gaffney’s Quinshad Davis is pretty darn good.  The 6-foot-3 wide receiver recently was ranked among the nation’s top prep More...

WORKING OUT THE KINKS —

Who says it's just spring practice? Every rep counts. Gaffney quarterback Joey Copeland works on his form earlier this week as players began their first series of fullcontact practices in pads. More...

Bound for greatness

Local AAU squad preps for Spartanburg tourney

It’s all about laying a foundation.  Hoping to further enrich the hoops breeding ground that is Cherokee County, two local AAU basketball teams will take the court this weekend at the Dorman High School gym.  More...

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Judge ye not lest ye be judged

When it comes this grand thing we call life, there will be those who are for you and those who are against you.  More...

OUR VIEW

It’s inconceivable that no local people were qualified

The school district’s recent hiring of four upper level administrators from outside Cherokee County has a lot of local residents hopping mad.  And with good reason.  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?