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30 have applied for school boss job

More than 30 applicants are vying to become the next Cherokee County school superintendent.  As of Nov. 10, the South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) had received 33 applications, Superintendent Dr. More...

Former ‘Cocky’ now on TV as toy demonstration expert

Mickey Baines Jr. More...

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POLICE REPORTS

ffi A trucker was robbed of $700 in cash after he was approached at a Hyatt Street truck stop by someone looking to sell him exhaust pipes for his tractor-trailer.  More...

Removing barriers one strike at a time

Cherokee County’s most special athletes flash their skills during recent bowling event

All of classes eligible for Special Olympics in Cherokee County participated in the Area 12 bowling event at Star Lanes in Spartanburg on Nov. 9.  During the event, all students received ribbons for their participation. More...

Tips for families to help avoid gaining extra pounds this Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday season is a wonderful time of the year filled with family, friends and of course, food.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

John Millen

John William Millen, 74, formerly of Stephenson Street, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at Brookview Healthcare.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of the late Gail Davis Millen and son of the late Catherine Millen. More...

Billy Dean Palmer

Billy Dean Palmer, 73, widower of Rosa L. Palmer, of 210 Smith Road in Cowpens, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011.  He was a member and deacon of True Holiness Church of God. More...

Katherine Mullinax

With deep sympathy, Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home announces the passing of Mrs. Katherine Louise Thompson Mullinax.  Mrs. Mullinax, formerly of Ramsey Heights in Gaffney, left peacefully Tuesday morning, Nov. More...

Breaking News - 11/17/2011 2:25 PM

Playoff game to be webcast

The Gaffney Ledger will webcast the Dorman - Gaffney Playoff game Friday night and viewing is free and open to the public. www.gaffneyledger.com click sports on the Ledger Live icon. More...

Authorities say apartment fire caused by child playing with cigarette lighter

Two adults and three children were displaced by a Sunday afternoon fire at Connecticut Village Apartments which the Cherokee County Fire Investigation Team determined was sparked by a child playing with a cigarette lighter.  The blaze broke out More...

Board nixes assistant principal positions

The Cherokee County School Board voted 5-4 Monday against transferring two employees to fill new assistant principal jobs at elementary schools.  More...

Local News

Fireworks dealer questions city’s new ordinance

Final reading of the city’s new fireworks ordinance is months away. More...

County re-applys for grant to pave road to proposed quarry

County officials have their fingers crossed, awaiting word if they will receive state funds for a big economic development project.  Two years ago, the state approved a $250,000 grant for the Sloan Gravel Quarry project in Blacksburg. More...

Chief Silverheels delivers Christian message during PowWow here

Chief Steve Silverheels is open and honest about his faith — as well as abilities.  “I can’t save anybody, I can’t heal anybody and I can’t deliver anybody,” he told those in attendance at a chilly outdoor ser More...

Sports

Huff making due with shorthanded squad

Several hundred yards away on a football practice field, some of Mark Huff’s most talented players are hard at work preparing for the playoff game against Dorman.  The ultra-successful Gaffney High boys basketball coach knows better than m More...

Playoff tickets on sale Friday

Tickets for the Dorman playoff game will be on sale from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in front of the auditorium. All tickets will be $7.  Everyone will need to purchase a ticket to attend.   More...

Gaffney High needs your vote in contest

State Farm Insurance Company is sponsoring the Friday Night Feats National video contest and Gaffney High School can pocket as much as $17,500.  But you have to do your part.  Gaffney High assistant coach Ben Fuller has submitted a video cl More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

Famous before he’s even a week old

His name is John DeCamp Howell. He was born at 12:18 a.m Friday, Nov. 11. He weighed 7 lbs., 14 ounces and was 21.5 inches long. He has 10 fingers and 10 toes.  And he’s my first grandchild.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

A message sent with missiles

Soldiers today have overcome many previously uncontrollable elements in battle. More...

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