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Former school administrator’s lawsuit settled

Former Cherokee County assistant superintendent Andy Jones has reached a $32,500 settlement agreement to dismiss a million dollar federal lawsuit he filed against the school district in 2010.  More...

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‘Cinderella’ kicks off 3-day run March 29 at Gaffney Little Theatre

Enchanting production spotlights 13 talented performers

The Gaffney Little Theatre will present Ruth Newton’s Cinderella on March 29-31 at 7:30 p.m. and March 31 at 3 p.m.  The cast is composed of 13 talented performers.  Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. More...

Autism Speaks Greater Charlotte hosts Blue Affair gala to raise awareness, funds for autism advocacy, research

Special evening celebrates World Autism Awareness Month

CHARLOTTE – The Greater Charlotte Chapter of Autism Speaks will host its second annual Light It Up Blue gala, A Blue Affair, on Friday, April 20, at 6:30 p.m. More...

LET ME COVER MY EARS! –

Jennie Lee Bridges, receptionist at Peachtree Centre, celebrated her birthday this year on Feb. 29. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bontee Leazer

Bontee Agnes Leazer, 95, formerly of 308 10th St., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 26, 2012, at Magnolia Manor in Rock Hill.  Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Gettie Hendricks Leazer. Ms. More...

Allie Mae Bolin

BLACKSBURG – Allie Mae Bolin, 77, of 120 Lakeview Drive, Blacksburg, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012, at White Oak Manor of York.  More...

Jessie Sprouse

Jessie Theodore Sprouse, 97, formerly of 196 Ruth Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Peachtree Centre. More...

National News

Conservative justices question health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharp questioning by the Supreme Court's conservative justices cast serious doubt Tuesday on the survival of the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul.  More...

Aggressive parents force egg hunt cancellation

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — An annual Easter egg hunt attended by hundreds of children has been canceled because of misbehavior last year. Not by the kids, but by the grown-ups.  More...

Breaking News - 3/29/2012 2:07 PM

Fishermen find body

Authorities trying to determine identity, details of death

Fisherman going to check their hooks at a Blacksburg pond made a gruesome discovery Thursday morning when they found a man dead off the side of Burnt Mill Road. More...

HISTORY IS HIS THING

Blacksburg High senior taking his talent to national competition

Blacksburg High senior Cody Knight is busy making his way through world history as he prepares to compete in Washington, D.C., next month against the nation’s top high school history experts.   More...

New school district lines cause election postponement

Cherokee County School Board elections could move back to November this year while school trustees wait for their redistricting plan to take effect.  During a March 19 meeting, trustees unanimously approved a plan changing election lines to acco More...

Local News

ARTWORK ON DISPLAY

Parents and community members are invited to the Cherokee County School District 2012 art expo on April 3 from 6- 8:15 p.m. at Gaffney High School. All schools will have artwork on display. More...

Police investigating theft of iPad from school

When Mary Bramlett Elementary School used federal education funds to bring the hottest tech product on the planet — the Apple iPad — into its classrooms, officials said they wanted to give students hands-on experience with the latest tech More...

A twist on the term ‘lead foot’

An 18-year-old Gaffney man was taken for medical treatment late Saturday following a shooting incident on East Frederick Street during which a man was struck in the foot.  More...

Sports

Rec Board okays new youth football league

Gaffney Youth Football will have some competition this fall.  The Cherokee County Recreation District on Tuesday hashed out the final details of the new Cherokee County youth football league.  Recreation District officials made the decision More...

Gaffney dumps Bruins

People aren’t underestimating Josh Tate anymore.  The slight-of-build pitcher continued his string of impressive outings, allowing only three hits and two earned runs in Gaffney’s 9-3 win over Lancaster Tuesday at Commissioners Field More...

Gaffney star gets Gators’ attention

Gaffney rising senior Jaylen Miller has two offers from ACC schools.  Now he has one from a SEC power.  Gaffney coach Dan Jones said Tuesday that Florida is the latest school to offer the defensive lineman a scholarship.  North Caroli More...

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Ah, smell that wonderful aroma from yon tree

You have no doubt heard of follow-up questions, as in an interview or debate.  There are also medical follow-ups during which the patient has to go back to the doctor to make sure everything that was done on the first visit is still OK. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Carly Holman, Cassidy Holman and Chloe Robertson took The Ledger with them on a recent visit to Times Square in New York City. More...

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