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Detention center officer dismissed

A Cherokee County Detention Center officer arrested last week in Union County is no longer employed at the county jail.  Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller confirmed Tuesday that the employment of officer Michael Todd Jones was terminated Mon More...

LifeStyles

Blacksburg minister takes the road less traveled to spread the gospel of Christ

Vince Tharpe has trekked more than 600,000 miles into far reaches of Africa

The ferns are piled high along the treacherous winding road Vince Tharpe traveled on a mission trip to Jamaica.  Children disappeared into the tall foliage along a narrow road barely wide enough for two cars to pass on the mountainous terrain lo More...

WHAT’S UP

Free weight loss class ffi Dr. Hillary B. Mower is conducting a class at the Cherokee County Public Library in Gaffney on weight loss. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Stella Kirby

Stella McKenzie Kirby, 87, formerly of Fairfield Apartments, went home tomeet her Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  More...

Carol Hinkle

Carol Denise Parris Hinkle, 56, of 113 Summer Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 14, 2012, at her residence.  More...

Carolyn Owens

Betty Carolyn Harrison Owens, 74, of 112 Marc Anthony Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 13, 2012, at her residence.  More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

Michael and Darlene Riddle took The Ledger with them on their visit to the Grand Canyon and other places out West. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Being there was part of growing up, I suppose

Monday night is one I will remember fondly for years to come for several reasons. More...

THEIR VIEW

Ready to rumble in Columbia

South Carolina citizens interact with their lawmakers on a frequent basis. It’s not always in Columbia. Sometimes it’s just around town. It’s not always friendly or casual. It can occasionally get heated. More...

Police find alleged meth lab in hotel room

Three people were arrested on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine after Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators discovered an alleged meth lab inside a Hampshire Drive hotel room Monday afternoon.  More...

Car plunges through councilman’s storage building

A motorist suffering an apparent medical problem behind the wheel of his car veered through a parking lot Monday morning and into the yard of a Cherokee County councilman, where the man’s car sliced through a storage building.  More...

Museum grounds will be abuzz this weekend

While the Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society (CHAPS) offers local residents a brief walk through the area’s past, the nonprofit group this weekend will offer them a piece of the present to cling to — both now and in the future.& More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

Several cars, home damaged over the weekend by bullets, BBs or pellets   Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded over the weekend to multiple reports of gunshot and BB or pellet gun damage.  More...

New water meters more efficient, but costly

Sometimes the future comes at a cost.  To help bring the town’s water meters up to date in time for mandated regulations taking effect in 2014, Blacksburg town officials began the process by unanimously approving a changeout program presen More...

IN MEMORY

— Confederate Memorial Day services were held Saturday. More...

Sports

Defense:‘As good or better’

Despite personnel losses, GHS defensive coordinator excited about unit’s potential

As Gaffney spring football practice reaches its conclusion with Friday’s spring game, there’s the sense the Indians have narrowed their search for their starting cornerback and free safety.  That’s the positive, that T.J. More...

Flock of college recruiters eye Gaffney High football talent

Recruiters from as far away as Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland have flocked to Gaffney High this week to watch every move of Gaffney High’s top football players.  Coaches from Appalachian State, Marshall and Wake Forest stopped by the sch More...

Champions to receive state rings

The wait is nearly over.  More than two months after capturing the Class 4A state championship, the Gaffney Indians will receive their state championship rings at their banquet Thursday.  The Indians finished the season with a 23-5 record a More...

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