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Familiar face at 4th superintendent candidate reception

Gaffney native Dr. Quincie Moore was back in a familiar place Tuesday, a place where she hopes to become the next Cherokee County School District superintendent.   More...

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Hazel Lovelace Hubbard speaker at AAUW meeting

Gaffney Branch AAUW (American Association of University Women) will meet Monday, Feb. 13, at 12 p.m. at House of Pizza on East Floyd Baker Blvd. Hazel Lovelace Hubbard will present the program during the luncheon meeting .  Mrs. More...

Boys and Girls Club will have Black and White Ball Feb. 10

The Boys and Girls of the Upstate Cherokee County Unit will have its annual Black and White Ball in honor of Black History Month on Friday, Feb. 10, from 6-8 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club at 201 Pecan St.  More...

Thompson – Clark

Brieanna Marie Thompson of Greenville and Stephen Bratton Clark of Norfolk, Va., will be married on March 26, 2012, at Lindsey Plantation in Taylors.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Steven Garrick Martin

Steven Garrick Martin, known tomany as “Honkey,” 45, formerly of 424 Sarratt Ave., Gaffney, departed this life on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at 12:45 p.m. More...

Peggy Marie Robbins

Peggy Marie Robbins, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend parted this life Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. Born in Blacksburg, she was a daughter of the late Jesse Warren and Louise Elizabeth Moss.  More...

Betty Hall

Betty Hall of 308 Marietta St. went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home.   More...

State News

Super dog: Bud Light’s rescue dog‘Weego’ fetches Cocky Award

COLUMBIA – A rescue dog named Weego that fetches Bud Light when called fetched something even more prized – the coveted Cocky Award for best commercial in the ninth annual Super Ad Poll.  More...

Union workers don’t like bashing

COLUMBIA (AP) – When the power goes out in South Carolina, chances are a union member repairs that line. When someone sends a letter or a package, the mail carrier or UPS driver is likely a union member.  More...

SC House taking furlough

COLUMBIA (AP) – The South Carolina House is furloughing itself next week.  House Speaker Bobby Harrell said the House will not meet for its normal Tuesday through Thursday schedule next week. More...

Breaking News - 2/8/2012 4:34 PM

Bain had NOT withdrawn.

We have just received word that superintendent candidate Angela Bain HAS NOT WITHDRAWN her name from consideration for the superintendent post More...

Fire victim identified

Children waiting for a school bus on McSwain Road in Blacksburg alerted their parents just before 7 a.m. Tuesday that a neighbor’s home was on fire. More...

‘Final Four’ becomes ‘Final Three’ after Dr. Bain bows out

Dr. More...

Longtime businessman heads for Chamber hall

Longtime local businessman Joedean O. Lemmons Sr. will join a hallowed group of peers in a few weeks, becoming the newest inductee into the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame.  More...

Local News

SCC hosting ‘College Goal’

Spartanburg Community College (SCC) is hosting a College Goal South Carolina event on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the college’s Cherokee County Campus in Gaffney.  More...

Fireworks ordinance official

Gaffney City Council on Monday approved final reading of an ordinance that makes it illegal to discharge fireworks on the Fourth of July after 11 p.m.  The ordinance passed first and final reading by a 5-2 vote.  Prior to the change, it had More...

Burglaries reported

ffi An estimated $100 in theft losses were reported following a Feb. 2 burglary on Old Metal Road. According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone made entry to a residence in the 800 block between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Saints fall to Lees-McRae; remain a game out of final playoff berth

Ahead with just seconds to play, Limestone (11-14, 4-9 CC) dropped a devastating 66-64 decision at Lees-McRae (7-13, 5-5 CC) in an NCAA Division II men’s basketball game on Monday.  The loss keeps them in fifth place in the West Division o More...

Young scores 25 in Limestone win

Junior guard Maria Young poured in a game-high 25 points behind five three-pointers and the Limestone College (18-6, 12-2) women’s basketball team used a 19-2 second half run before fending off a late charge to collect a 63-56 win over Lees-McR More...

TOP BOXER –

JoJo Littlejohn received the second annual Reggie Martin Outstanding Boxer of the Year Award. The award was presented by its namesake, Reggie Martin, a former Gaffney amateur boxer. More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

We should support the trustees’ decision

A new Cherokee County School superintendent could be named as early as tonight.  Some of you will be happy with the choice, some of you will not be, a lot of you don’t really have a favorite and many others will be disgruntled no matter wh More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

The family of Quinshad Davis took The Ledger with them to the Dallas Cowboys Stadium, where they attended the All-American Football Game in which Davis played and received the National Wide Receiver 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?