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District 3 council candidates to debate Thursday on Internet

Before local resident head to the polls June 12 to vote in the County Council Dist. 3 race, they will receive one last opportunity to hear from candidates Quay Little and Steven Blanton.  More...

LifeStyles

Peachtree Centre celebrates National Nursing HomeWeek

A “Red Hatter Tea Party” is a monthly event for residents at Peachtree. More...

CAVA announces June class schedule

Registration and payment for all classes must be made at the CAVA Gallery prior to the date of the class. More...

Talented musician will give Music Sandwiched-In concert June 5 at library

Cherokee County Public Library will host talented musician Jose Ramos in a Music Sandwiched-In concert on Tuesday, June 5, from 12:15-1 p.m. A free lunch will be provided by the Friends of the Library.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Frances Elmore

Frances Wilson Elmore, 90, formerly of 123 Grace St., passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2012, at Peachtree Centre.  More...

Sudie Biggerstaff

Sudie Patrick Biggerstaff, 89, formerly of 705 8th St., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 1, 2012, at Magnolia's of Gaffney.  Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Lester Biggerstaff and the daughter of the late Lee Patrick and Minni More...

Carolyn June McCurry

Carolyn June McCurry, 75, formerly of 217 Griggs Road, Blacksburg, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012, at Brookview Healthcare Center in Gaffney.  Born in Shelby, N.C., Mrs. More...

Five seek school board seats

School trustees Cheryll Smith, Robin Duncan Harper and Billy Blackwell have filed for re-election to the Cherokee County School Board.  Harper is seeking her first full term on the school board after winning a special election for the District More...

Budget takes center stage when council meets today

It might by time for another rainy day in Cherokee County.  After years of stowing away money in reserve funds, Cherokee County Council members are contemplating whether to plug a $2 million shortfall in its proposed $18.5 million budget by with More...

Fans of vintage tractors flock to ‘Plow Day’

Canines are commonly known as man’s best friend.  If this is so, coming in a close second for Cliffside, N.C., resident Alan Jones would be his 1950 Ford “8N” tractor; a machine which has served as a trusty companion since the More...

Local News

Motorists complain about high grass

Vegetation along roadsides creating safety issues at intersections

April showers may bring May flowers, but this year in Cherokee County, warmer-thanusual winter temperatures produced waist-high grass along some local roads.  And a bumper crop of complaints from motorists who claim the grass blocks their view o More...

I SCREAM, WE SCREAM...

John Staton prepares a fresh batch of homemade peach ice cream last Saturday that was churned by a 1920 Stover hit-and-miss engine. More...

Candidates respond to political email

County council candidates Quay Little and Steven Blanton clarified their positions on the landfill issue in the wake of a political email anonymously sent to The Gaffney Ledger this past week.  Little was among the county council members who vot More...

Sports

BHS coach, player named to all-star game

Blacksburg High baseball coach Toby Elliott will get a rare opportunity to coach one of his players when he heads to Myrtle Beach later this month.  Elliott will serve as an assistant coach to Irmo baseball coach Ray Kennedy for the North team i More...

Spartanburg rallies to top Post 109, 5-4

If Duncan Park is a house of horrors for Post 109, it missed a chance to exorcise some demons Friday.  Leading 4-0, Post 109 failed to capitalize on other scoring opportunities, allowing Spartanburg Post 28 to rally for a 5-4 victory.  Gaff More...

Post 109 juniors’ offense slumbers in loss to Shelby

The Post 109 offense has been missing in the early going this season.  And coach Aaron Epps knows why.  “We had 11 strikeouts for the second straight game,” Epps said.  “We have to put the ball in play and we’ll More...

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PAT BUCHANAN

Ann Romney asks the right question

When Hillary Rosen said that Ann Romney had “never worked a day in her life,” it was among the better days of the Romney campaign.  For Rosen — present whereabouts unknown — both revealed the feminist mindset about women More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Goo cleanup on Aisle 8

I went to a certain retail establishment a few weeks ago to buy some golf balls.  That’s all I wanted. More...

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