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...While county has seven

It pays to be a judge in Cherokee County.  Three judges are among seven county employees who earn $50,000 a year or more, according to salary information provided by county officials.  Chief Magistrate Bart Howell tops the salary scale wit More...

LifeStyles

WHAT’S UP

CHAPS hosting kids’ summer camp ffi CHAPS will sponsor a summer camp for ages six to 10 on July 19-21 from 9:30 am.-1 p.m. each day. More...

Miss Lassiter, Mr. Mason wed in Burlington, N.C.

Amy Britton Lassiter and Trenton Benjamin Mason were married at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2011, at First Presbyterian Church in Burlington, N.C. The Rev. Dr. Ronald L. Shive officiated and music was performed by J. More...

UCMC volunteers announce 2011 scholarship winners

The volunteers at Upstate Carolina Medical Center have granted three $1,000 scholarships to local students. They are Sarah Catherine Humphries, Christopher McKissick and Rosa Maria Razo, all 2011 graduates of Gaffney High School.  More...

Columns

THE MOSS REPORT

“No pork included in this year’s budget” was the pronouncement from Gov. Nikki Haley after reviewing this year’s state budget as submitted by the General Assembly.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Sometimes you just need some new shoes

“It’s as comfortable as a pair of old shoes.”  The saying could apply to any number of things, even a pair of old shoes.  I do have some old shoes that are pretty comfortable, but I’ve found that the most comfortable More...

OUR VIEW

City should move quickly to ban sale, use of fireworks

Tuesday morning’s incident in which police officers were the target of fireworks-wielding thugs should be the final impetus it takes to get Gaffney City Council to adopt an ordinance banning the sale and use of fireworks within the city limits. More...

SLOW-SPEED OVERTURN

A Tennessee-licensed tractor was involved in a slow-speed overturn Tuesday afternoon shortly after leaving a Wilcox Avenue manufacturing plant. The accident occurred just after 2 p.m. More...

$50K SALARIES

City has four in that range...

City of Gaffney Administrator James Taylor is in select company when it comes to highly paid city employees. Only three other city employees join Taylor in earning $50,000 or more a year, according to information provided by city officials. More...

SCHP troopers issued 356 tickets, 417 warnings over holiday period

Despite positive gains in seat-belt use and a decreasing number of roadway fatalities in South Carolina over the past few years, records released Tuesday by the South Carolina Highway Patrol show a large number of drivers still aren’t getting t More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

 According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone threw a rock through the windshield of a 2008 Suzuki SX4 parked in the 100 block of Susan Drive between 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. More...

Whitewater rafting at the peach festival?

The U.S. National Whitewater Center will spread the news about its outdoor recreation and adventure sports facility July 16 in Gaffney.  More...

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATED AT COWPENS NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD

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Obituaries - Free Access

Shirley Elder

CHAT TANO OGA , Tenn. – Shirley Jean Peeler Elder, 62, passed away on July 4, 2011. She is now holding Jesus’ hand.  Shirley was married to Wayne Elder and resided in Chattanooga. More...

Steve Fore

BLACKSBURG – Fred Steven Fore, 63, of 239 Faulkner Road, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2011, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  Born in Charlotte, N.C., he was the son of Fred C. More...

Dean Blanton

Arthur Dean Blanton, 77, of 156 Pauls Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 4, 2011, at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the widower of Geraldine Simmons Blanton and the son of the late  Arthur Blanton and Verna Clary&n More...

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