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School district’s report card rating improves to ‘Good’

Strong graduation numbers helped the Cherokee County School District earn a ‘Good’ report card rating Thursday when the state’s annual progress report on school achievement was released.  More...

LifeStyles

Sub Deb Club will have annual Harvest Ball Saturday evening

Festivities begin at 7 p.m. at Cherokee National Golf and Recreation Club

The Sub Deb Club will hold its annual ball on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Cherokee National Golf and Recreation Club. This year’s theme is “A Black and White Affair.” Festivities begin at 7 p.m. and continue until 11 p.m. More...

Couple speak vows Oct. 29

Candace Star Kirby and George Ray Evans Jr., both of Grover, N.C., exchanged marriage vows on Oct. 29, 2011, in Grover. The Rev. Barry Miles officiated the 3:30 p.m. double ring ceremony. A reception followed.  More...

WHAT’S UP

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Obituaries - Free Access

Novella Parker

Edith Novella Jones Parker, 78, formerly of 228 Old Race Track Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at Peachtree Centre .  More...

Stephen Wilson

Stephen Wilson, 56, of 520 6th St., Gaffney, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, Mr. Wilson was the son of the late George Washington Wilson and the late Birtie Lou Brown Wilson. More...

David Adair

BLACKSBURG – David Adair, 66, of Blacksburg, passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at his residence.  Born in Gastonia, N.C., Mr. More...

State News

Man gets 35 years for killing club security guard

ORANGEBURG (AP) — A 29-year-old Harleyville man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a security guard who had kicked him out of an Orangeburg County nightclubmoments earlier.  The Times and Democrat of Orange More...

Car component maker adds 100 jobs in Union County

COLUMBIA (AP) — The international automotive parts producer Gestamp is expanding its operations in Union County and adding about 100 new jobs.  Gov. More...

Voters oust SC mayor who pushed I-95 speed cameras

RIDGELAND (AP) — The South Carolina mayor who pushed to install speed cameras on I-95 to reduce traffic accidents has lost his bid for re-election.  The Beaufort Gazette reports that Ridgeland Mayor Gary Hodges lost this week's mayoral ele More...

Parade, program at park will mark Veterans Day

Given a day to honor the sacrifice made by those in the country’s armed forces — both past and present — local residents can take advantage of the opportunity to thank them Saturday at the annual Cherokee County Veterans Day Parade More...

RATINGS BY SCHOOL

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Police raid South Petty St. home; charge three with making meth

Three people were taken into custody Thursday afternoon after City of Gaffney Narcotics Unit agents executed a search warrant at a South Petty Street home in the normally tranquil historic district and discovered what they say was a methamphetamine l More...

Local News

Want to enter the parade?

The Cherokee County Veterans Day Parade will start at 10 a.m. Saturday with the Veterans Day Program to follow at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Park on Logan Street.  Line up for the parade will begin at Thomson Park on Limestone Street at 9 a.m. More...

GREAT PLAYERS, GREATER CITIZENS —

Gaffney High School students donated an hour of their time to kick off The Salvation Army's 2011 kettle season Tuesday at Walmart. More...

Paid-leave benefits lagging for working moms in U.S.

WASHINGTON — After decades of worker gains in paid-leave benefits, employers are becoming more selective about granting maternity leave in an economic downturn.  More...

Sports

'Intensity-less' Indians eliminate West Ashley by 52-27 count

Sets up second-round showdown against rival Dorman

Teams by now have figured out how to stay close to the nationally ranked Gaffney Indians. Don't stop scoring. More...

Saints honored by conference for academics

Conference Carolinas has announced the 2011 Academic All-Conference selections for women's volleyball in recognition of the league-wide initiative to stress “Academics and Athletics Working Together” among member institutions.  More...

Saints hoops team earns votes in poll

As a key member of the record-setting 2011 Limestone field hockey team, senior defender McKenzie Poirier has been named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division II North/South Senior Game.  She is the first player in program his More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Duncan takes a page fromWilson’s playbook

Like a 1950s-era television show proclaimed about the unrestrained observations of children in the limelight of a microphone, politicians say the darnedest things.  Rep. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Numbers can mean different things to different people

Numbers are sometimes difficult to explain.  Buoyed by a strong graduation rate, the Cherokee County School District was one of 20 school districts statewide to improve their report card ratings Thursday in data released by the state Department More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

The Village School of Gaffney's Fourth Grade class went on a field trip with a copy of The Gaffney Ledger to the Wood Magic Forest Fair in Columbia on Oct. 4. More...

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