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S.C. Public Safety spokesman says trooper dismissed after feds serve search warrant at Cowpens residence

A spokesman for the South Carolina Department of Public Safety confirmed Tuesday that a local state trooper has been dismissed for alleged improper conduct while a spokesperson for federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed agents re More...

LifeStyles

Williams – Hatcher

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Williams of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Brooke, to Brian Wilkes Hatcher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hatcher of Gaffney.  An Aug. 13 wedding is planned at Draytonville Baptist Church.   More...

Gaffney, Blacksburg libraries will host gaming programs for teens

Teens, do you like playing video games? Have you ever wanted to play in a rock band?  The Gaffney and Blacksburg libraries will be hosting video gaming events as part of their “You are Here” summer reading program for teens.  More...

Gaffney woman wins Miss South Carolina U.S. International crown

Katie Ann Patterson will compete for national title in the summer

Katie Ann Patterson, the current Miss Spartanburg U.S. International, was crowned Miss South Carolina U.S. International 2011 on March 10 in Greenville at the NC-SC U.S. International Pageant.  More...

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OUR VIEW

We still can’t find much wrong with this road
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Maybe Cherokee County Council is so euphoric over its new county administration project about to get under way that it has temporarily overlooked other matters. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Where is the rationale?

School Superintendent Doctor Ed Taylor is showing us who’s boss, by golly.  He came riding into Cherokee County on his white horse to save this school district from itself by hiring from without and by getting rid of some our best and most More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Carol and Sandy Ward took The Ledger with them on a recent trip to the Finger Lakes in central New York where they were visiting family and friends. More...

County officials convene to break ground for ‘the people’s building’

Under a late afternoon searing sun, construction of the new county administration complex was officially kicked off with a brief but poignant groundbreaking ceremony Monday.  Cherokee County Council members lined up with shovels in hand at the c More...

24 Cherokee County agencies on list IRS says have lost tax-exempt status

Failure to file financial records with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) the past three years has cost a number of county nonprofit organizations their tax-exempt status, according to documents released by the IRS on June 8.  Twenty-four Chero More...

Local News

Gaffney Middle 3rd quarter honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll at Gaffney Middle School for the third quarter:   More...

BAMBOOZLED:

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AMONG FRIENDS

Consumers and staff at the Cherokee County Department of Special Needs (DSN) Board gathered last month to kick off summer with an agency-wide cookout sponsored by O'Sullivan Equipment and Supply. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

ARTHUR AGNEW

Arthur Robert Agnew, 63, of 816 Anthony St., died Tuesday, June 14, 2011, in Spartanburg Restorative Care.  More...

GENEVA HARDIN

Geneva Hardin of 100 Redwood Circle, Apt. 22, left silently with an angel of God on Thursday, June 9, 2011, at 10:18 p.m. from her residence.  More...

LANICE BROWN

COWPENS – Lanice Brown, 83, of 151 Tory Trail, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 13, 2011, at 5:30 a.m. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina legislators are debating plans to redraw election lines for themselves and the South Carolina members of the U.S. More...

National News

Lower prices on the way?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers are spending cautiously in the face of still-high gasoline and grocery-store prices and restraining the economy's growth.  More...

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