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Council OKS first reading of budget

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Staff Writer larry@gaffneyledger.com

Without debate, Cherokee County Council on Monday passed first reading of a $19,170,028 million spending plan. Apparently, there’s no reason for discussion since the new budget is so similar to the current one. More...

LifeStyles

Music Sandwiched-In concert features popular local musician Tom Wheeler

Local musician Tom Wheeler will perform at the Cherokee County Public Library in Gaffney on Thursday, May 19, from 12:15-1 p.m.  More...

Juarez – Sisk

Lois Carolina Juarez of Gaffney and Dr. Jonathan Daniel Sisk of Blacksburg will be married on July 9 at First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church of Lancaster.  More...

ANNIVERSARY

Couple married 25 years

Steven and Sharon Leach of Gaffney celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on May 17, 2011.  Mr. and Mrs. Leach's children are Steven Leach Jr. of Fayetteville, N.C., Timothy Leach and Kierra Leach of Gaffney and Mariah Leach.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Alta Harris

Alta Mae Starnes Harris, 95, formerly of Union Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  Born in Cherokee Falls, she was the widow of Forest Maynard Harris and daughter of the late Thom More...

Charlotte Humphries

Charlotte Louise Camp Humphries, 78, of 2080 McKowns Mountain Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 16, 2011, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  More...

Patricia (Trigger) Price

Patricia Stepp Price, 65, of 401 Elm St., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Jesse James Stepp and Pauline Hunsinger Stepp. Mrs. More...

Investigation into Cleveland Park train crash nears completion

A nearly 2-month-long investigation by Spartanburg officials looking into why the popular Cleveland Park amusement ride “Sparkles” derailed is nearing its conclusion, according to Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger.  More...

Burglar gets 18 years

A Spartanburg County man was sentenced to 18 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to the burglary of a Union Highway home. More...

Woman hurt in crash

A 58-year-old Gaffney woman was taken for treatment following a Tuesday afternoon wreck at Stephenson and Oneal streets. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

Nearly $9,000 in theft losses were reported following a recent burglary at an Oglesby Lane business.  According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, two unknown subjects forced entry to a storage building at J.I.T. More...

MAJESTICALLY DRESSED

They didn't attend the royal wedding of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton, but they sure dressed the part. More...

Driver runs over woman, doesn’t stop

The Gaffney Police Department is investigating a hit-and-run accident that left a woman with scrapes on her back after she was run over by a car at Fairview Avenue and Oxford Street.  More...

Sports

Wildcats conclude spring drills with intrasquad game

Blacksburg football fans can get an early preview of the 2011 season Thursday at T.A. Campbell Stadium.  Blacksburg will finish spring practice with a 7 p.m. scrimmage which is open to the public. More...

PITCHER PERFECT FORM -

Nathanial Lamb of Alverson Accounting records the final out in a win over VFW Friday at the Cherokee County Youth Sports Complex. More...

NFL lockout stays in place

The NFL’s lockout remains in place, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. That means the league likely won’t get back to business until at least next month — and maybe much longer than that.  More...

Columns

THE MOSS REPORT

Conservative items moving forward

In the House, two major pieces of legislation passed. The first bill fixes the Point of Sale reassessment that was part of the property tax relief act from a few years ago.  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?