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Local jobless rate steady; numbers statewide improve

While Cherokee County’s April unemployment rate held steady, South Carolina as a whole has moved in a much better direction. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Morrow, Mr. Morris exchange vows

Haley Joye Morrow and Judson Ryan Morris, both of Charlotte, were united in marriage on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at 5 o'clock in the afternoon at Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church in Charlotte. The bride's father, the Rev. More...

Brookview celebrates National Nursing Home week in grand style

Residents, staff and friends enjoy .Life at the Beach'

National Nursing Home Week, May 8-14, was celebrated at Brookview Healthcare Center with the theme "Life at the Beach."  The facility was decorated as a beach house and the outside gazebo was adorned with shell wind chimes and beach type garland More...

WHAT’S UP

Church news More...

Obituaries - Free Access

George Perkett

George Richard Perkett, 84, formerly of Smoke Ridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 20, 2011, at Skylyn Place in Spartanburg.  More...

John Earl Smith

John Earl Smith, 39, of 100 Huntington Square Apartments, Apt. 7-B, passed on Sunday, May 22, 2011, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center, Gaffney.  More...

Sylvester Williams

Sylvester Williams, 54, of Spartanburg, widower of Cathy Mae Guyton Williams, passed on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at 2:53 a.m. at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.  More...

Other News

HEAD OF THE CLASS

Students destined for great leadership

The Cherokee Soil and Water Conservation District held its annual recognition program at Lake Whelchel on May 12. The topic for this year’s competition was “Forests for People – More Thank You Can Imagine”. More...

Traffic Mess - Free Access

Bridge repair causing delays, headaches for motorists

Like doctors preparing for a double or triple bypass surgery, Cherokee County authorities were trying to pull out all the stops for the Monday morning traffic rush.  But there's only so much you can do when one of the Upstate's most vital arteries be More...

2 die in fiery I-85 crash

Motorists can expect detours for the next 48-72 hours

Two people were killed on Interstate 85 early Sunday in a fiery tractor-trailer crash.  More...

Cherokee County School District takes a weight-and-see attitude

By SCOTT POWELL Ledger Staff Writer spowell@gaffneyledger.com

Draytonville Elementary physical education teacher Mitch Rice was the biggest loser May 9 when the school district announced the results from a school wellness initiative launched this winter. More...

Local News

Consultant says charter school will open in August

Contrary to recent reports, a consultant stated Friday the Crenshaw Charter School remains on track to open this August.  Teacher hiring, securing a school building and an advertising campaign to build student enrollment are among the plans made More...

CORRECTION

The Gaffney High JROTC volunteered at the Indian Hill Baptist Church Soup Kitchen as part of 3,300 community service hours that cadets donated during the 2010- 2011 school year. More...

INFERNO

— Ledger staff writer/photographer Scott Powelll took this picture of a tractor trailer fully engulfed in flames shortly after the accident occurred about 2:35 a.m. Sunday. More...

Sports

Saints fall short in national title game

Sophomore midfielder Chelsea Treat scored three goals but it was not enough as No. 3 Limestone (18-2) could not overcome the potent offense of No. More...

Playmakers shine at spring game

Tailback C.J. More...

Adelphi rallies to top Saints in national semifinal, 14-11

The Limestone men’s lacrosse team will have to wait a little longer to advance to another NCAA Division II title game.  More...

Columns

WHEN IN ROME...

OK grads, listen up

Earlier this month I had the good fortune to sit across from Limestone College President Dr. Walt Griffin during a Gaffney Rotary Club meeting. He had mentioned the college being quite busy preparing for three upcoming graduation ceremonies. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A cornball pet story

I had stopped to fill my truck with gas on the way home from a softball game out at the Cherokee Ford Complex. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

The Third Army comes to South Carolina

On Friday, May 20, I had the honor of meeting and talking with George Patton Waters — grandson of the legendary World War II General George Patton. As he stood beside a painting of his grandfather, I saw many striking resemblances.  More...

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