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Jobless rate here declines

Cherokee County joined the majority of South Carolina counties in September that saw unemployment rates go down.  More...

Defendant who was with man horribly burned in July incident enters guilty plea to third degree burglary

A defense attorney for an 18-year-old Union man said he had no doubt an ultimately fatal July 18 incident in Blacksburg made a lasting impression on his client.  More...

LifeStyles

Witkowski Piano Duo will kick off Steinway piano series at Limestone

Concert will be Oct. 25 in Fullerton Auditorium; reception with artists follows

The Witkowski Piano Duo will kick off Limestone College’s Steinway piano series on Tuesday, Oct. 25, with a performance in Fullerton Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Mr. and Mrs. Yelton celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

Eris V. Melton of Caroleen, N.C., and Lynch F. Yelton of Spindale, N.C., were married in Gaffney by Judge Roy C. Cobb on Oct. 25, 1941.  More...

MOW BOARD MEMBERS WILL BE FLIPPING PANCAKES FRIDAY EVENING

Members of the Cherokee County Meals on Wheels' Board of Directors – Kay Karns, the Rev. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

William V. Smith Jr.

William Vernon Smith Jr., 50, of 404 Dogwood Drive, passed on Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at 2:02 a.m. at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia. Son of Gracie Davis Smith Turner of Gaffney and William Vernon Smith Sr. More...

Willie G. Tate

Willie Grady Tate, 87, of Newport, Va., passed on Wednesday night, Oct. 19, 2011, in Newport. Son of the late Douglas Tate and the late Mary Tate Rodgers, he was a native of Cherokee County. More...

Maurice E. Parks

Funeral services for Maurice Eugene Parks, 45, of 105 General Drive, husband of Elnita Ellis Parks, will be held Monday, Oct. 24, at 3 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home with the Rev. Anitonette Gardner and Minister Phillip Buckson officiating. More...

Other News

Head of the class

School hiStory: Gaffney Middle was established in August of 2000 when the middle school concept was implemented in Cherokee County. Gaffney Middle is located on 35 acres and is the previous home of Gaffney High. More...

A time to remember

The last week has been a hustle and bustle of Homecoming festivities and finalizing details. The assembly and pep rally must be perfect for our visiting alumni. More...

Deputy arrested, dismissed from job

A lieutenant in the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office was terminated Sunday following his arrest on a charge of criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller confirmed Sunday afternoon in a pre More...

Woman critical after her vehicle strikes pharmacy drive-through

A 49-year-old Gaffney woman was listed in critical condition Sunday at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center in the wake of a Saturday night accident in which she crashed into the drive-through window of Rite Aid pharmacy on West Floyd Baker Boulevard. More...

Federal, state officials taking steps to wash ‘bath salts’ down the drain

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration made it official Friday and South Carolina may follow suit Monday.  More...

Local News

Community MLK birthday observance will be Jan. 16

The 2012 community observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday will be held on Jan. 16, 2012, at 11 a.m. in Fullerton Auditorium. A banquet will follow at 12:30 p.m. in Stephenson Dining Hall. More...

CHAPS plans scary nights

Preparations have shifted into high gear this week at the Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society for its annual Historic Ghost Walk.  Taking place Oct. More...

Shhhhh

School board schedules closed meeting to discuss superintendent’s salary

The proposed salary for a new Cherokee County superintendent is expected to be discussed in secret Monday as some state legislators begin to push for more openness about public school superintendent pay.  More...

Sports

Landrum’s late score topples Wildcats

Blacksburg saw its playoff hopes take a major hit Friday when Landrum quarterback Brannon Cannon threw a 28- yard touchdown pass for a 20- 14 victory.  The game was a defensive struggle until Blacksburg starting quarterback Treyvon Parker left t More...

PREP SCORES

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GHS volleyball team qualifies for playoffs

The Gaffney High volleyball team finished third in the region and will travel to Lugoff-Elgin on Tuesday in the opening round of the state playoffs. More...

Columns

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Can money buy happiness?

Ever since money became the vehicle of trade in our world, the relevant question has been: CAN MONEY BUY HAPPINESS?  There has never been a consensus answer. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

French is the language of love; or is it? I forget

“Missus” is what your wife becomes after 20 years of marriage. More...

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