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Trustees hang help wanted sign at district office

The Cherokee County School Board took the first step Monday in its search for a new superintendent.  More...

Officially dump Taylor’s plan

After a contentious debate Monday night, the Cherokee County School District is back where it ended the 2010- 2011 school year.  School trustees voted 6-3 to scrap an organizational chart developed by superintendent Dr. More...

City mulls fireworks ordinance

Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly emerged from Monday’s council meeting optimistic that a compromise can be worked out to more tightly regulate, if not ban, fireworks in the city.  “I would like to see them banned and have a public display,& More...

LifeStyles

“IT’S TIME...”

County celebrates career of Beard

A steady stream of vehicles file through the Cherokee County Recycling Center on a daily basis, local residents pumping new life into an assortment of goods that previously would have been destined for the landfill. More...

Irene Pool fun day to be held this Saturday

Expect nothing short of a good time at Irene Municipal Pool this weekend as the venue’s annual fun day will be held Saturday, July 16.  Sponsored by First Piedmont Federal Savings and Loan Association of Gaffney, entry on the day is free. More...

Dr. and Mrs. Roger Mason to celebrate 16 years at New Mount Zion Church

The New Mount Zion Church will celebrate the 16th pastoral anniversary of Dr. Roger and Rev. Lillian Mason, July 20-24, with several programs and activities. ffi July 20 — 7 p.m.: Prayer Night with guest speaker Dr. Henry Sanders. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dr. Donald McIntosh

A beloved Gaffney physician, Dr. Donald Munro McIntosh, II died peacefully with his wife and three children by his side on Monday, July 11, 2011, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Dr. More...

Ned Martin

Robert Ned Martin, 79, of 643 Champion Ferry Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Alfreda Camp

Funeral service for Mrs. Alfreda Watkins Camp, 39, of 1442 Arlee Drive, Lot 33, Shelby, N.C., wife of Mr. Vernon Camp, will be held on Thursday, July 14, at 3 p.m. More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

  The Blacksburg All-Stars took The Gaffney Ledger with them to the allstar tournament in Boiling Springs. Pictured here are: (bottom row) Evan Upchurch, Dustin Rising, Will Johnson, Dawson Martin and Titus Cobb. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I just haven’t had the time

For one reason or another, I started thinking about a “bucket list” — a term made popular by the movie of the same name.  A bucket list consists of the things you want to do before you die or “kick the bucket.”  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Teaching kids how to manage money

In recent years there’s been a lot of discussion about what schools should and shouldn’t be teaching. More...

Breaking News - 7/13/2011 3:43 PM

school personnel changes made

 Staff changes in district office after Monday's school board decision on organizational chart: Executive director of secondary education Joe Walker, attendance/hearings; Carl Carpenter, personnel director; Page McCraw, alternative school direct More...

Breaking News - 7/13/2011 5:39 AM

former officer indicted

child porno charges

  (AP) — Authorities say a 34-year-old former Gaffney police officer and state trooper has been indicted on child pornography charges.  More...

Hot enough for ya?

An already sizzling summer became even more unbearable Tuesday as temperatures approached triple digits in Cherokee County and other portions of the Palmetto State.  The mercury will again hover around 100 degrees today, the result of a high pre More...

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CONSERVING OUR SOIL AND WATER

Local representatives from the Cherokee Soil & Water Conservation District, Thicketty Creek Watershed District and the USDA-NRCS attended the SCACD East Piedmont Area Meeting held at Cotton Hills More...

Sheriff’s plan to restructure department stymied by section in budget ordinance

It appeared that Cherokee County Council had successfully stalled Sheriff Steve Mueller’s efforts to restructure his department until one council member broke ranks to insist that council take action on thematter .  More...

Volunteers provide a voice for children

Guardian ad Litem program is key to reuniting families

Everychildhasaavoice;butnoteveryoneofthose is heard.  Providing a voice to children who have been abused and neglected is the state’s volunteer Guardian ad Litem program, working to protect the youth’s interests on a case-by-case bas More...

Sports

GOOD AS GOLD -

The Gaffney Gold age 8 and under All-Stars captured second place in the Cal Ripken State Tournament held in Boiling Springs this past weekend. More...

Driver of Gaffney-based race car reaches milestone

Veteran NASCAR racer Mike Wallace, driving the Gaffneybased JD Motorsports No. More...

Saints add three players

Limestone College men’s basketball and head coach Brandon Scott have announced the addition of three players for the 2011-12 season, including a pair of transfers from Division I USC Upstate and Division II Flagler.  More...

Letters

When didVermont become ‘Sin City?’

Dear Editor:  When I saw the message, “Pray for the Vermont Mission Team” on a church sign near my house, my first thought was, “Has something happened in Vermont that I missed?”  More...

You made a little (farmer) girl very happy

Dear Editor:  I would like to thank you for the (farmers market) story by Mr. Tim Gulla in the Monday edition of the Ledger.  My daughter is Emma Parris and it is very nice of your paper to recognize a 6-year-old for just being a child. More...

Dr. McIntosh was a faithful servant to many

Dear Editor:  The words of Jesus Christ state “for the son of man came not to be served, but to serve.”  Dr. McIntosh faithfully served our community, his patients and our hospital by investing in people. More...

National News

Texas mom delivers 16-pound newborn

LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) — A Texas mom expected a big baby, but nothing like this: 16 pounds, 1 ounce.  Janet Johnson on Monday remained in an East Texas hospital after giving birth to what her doctors called one of the biggest newborns they'v 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?