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Economic woes evident in development numbers

Companies began to dip back into their pockets in 2011, but the amount invested in Cherokee County still trailed Great Recession levels, according to Cherokee County Development Board Director Jim Cook.  More...

Local couple has good reason to support NTSB’s no-texting proposal

Mary Brenda Wood just got a new vehicle and a renewed sense of independence as a result.  After months of medical care and ongoing rehabilitation, she’s come a long way, but she concedes fear remains every time she gets into a car today.&n More...

MAN OF THE YEAR—

Trustee Julitan Foster (center) was named Shady Grove Baptist Church “Man of the Year” during the Men's Day program held recently and appropriately themed “Looking for a Few Good Me More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Trey Montgomery

Funeral service for Mr. Trey Tyler Montgomery, 18, of 756 Oak Ridge Road, will be held on Monday, December 19 at 2 p.m. at Mount Tabor Baptist Church with the Revs. Darrell Smith and Johnny Hayes, and Dr. Danny Burnside officiating. More...

Harold Horne

Harold Dean Horne, 78, of 1587 Old Metal Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at his residence. More...

James Wilkins

Funeral service for James Thomas Wilkins, “known as Tank Branch Red”, 71, of Brookview Healthcare Center in Gaffney, formerly of 406 Race Street, husband of Mrs. Flossie Mae Wilkins, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

They might not have even been Christmas cards

With Christmas fast approaching, I once again find myself in a familiar predicament.  I haven’t done a lick of Christmas shopping and I should know better.  More...

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CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS

Here is the list of donors to Christmas Is For Kids, sponsored by this newspaper. Bring contributions to The Gaffney Ledger at 1604 W. Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, or mail them to:  Christmas Is For Kids c/o The Gaffney Ledger P.O. More...

Doctors dig bullet out of man hours after shots fired during burglary

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Tracking Team was dispatched to two different burglaries Wednesday night, one of them involving a Boiling Springs Highway resident who fired a handgun to scare two men caught trying to break into a relative& More...

Local News

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Macedonia Baptist Church recently treated Disabilities and Special Needs consumers and staff to the 32nd Annual Christmas Hotdog Meal. More...

Superintendent fires parting shot at trustees

“Things could be much better with better leadership on the board of education.”

Micromanaging by the school board and goodole boy-politics convinced Cherokee County Superintendent Dr. Ed Taylor he needed to step down at Monday’s meeting. Taylor announced his decision to resign effective Jan. 31, 2012.  More...

Salary for replacement discussed

The new Cherokee County superintendent will not be paid on the school district’s regular salary scale for administrators.  School trustees voted 8- 1 Monday to remove the superintendent fromthe salary index schedule for administrators. More...

Sports

Gaffney coach seeking daily improvement; Indians face old rival tonight in Jackets

“Daily improvement.”  That’s the catch phrase that Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff used to describe his team’s outlook for the remainder of the season.  More...

LadyWildcats beat Landrum, but best player out for the season

If the Blacksburg Lady Wildcats want to win the region and qualify for the playoffs, they’ll have to do it without their best player.   More...

Wildcats' slow start dooms effort against ranked Cards

Facing a crucial region test early in the season, this wasn’t the start Blacksburg boys‘ basketball coach Travis Miller wanted.  The Wildcats could never dig themselves out of a 13-0 early hole, eventually falling to the No. More...

Letters

They should be ashamed

Dear Editor:  I agree 100 percent with Ron Garner’s comments in the Dec. 14th Gaffney Ledger. I do not have children who attend Cherokee County schools but I do pay Cherokee County School taxes.  More...

Trustee adds her opinion

Dear Editor:  Given the very unfortunate remarks and derogatory comments made public concerning Cherokee County School Trustees’ behavior, I feel it is my responsibility and right as a trustee to comment.  I challenge anyone to prove More...

State News

Haley spends weekend at T. Boone Pickens spread

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and her husband got a free trip to oil billionaire T. More...

90 tombstones damaged at Greenville cemetery

GREENVILLE — Greenville police say a downtown cemetery has been vandalized, with more than 94 tombstones either knocked down or broken. More...

Election commission seeking taxpayer bailout

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

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