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Methamphetamine’s drain on communities can be counted in more ways than dollars

For two weeks in April and May, all four of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office narcotics unit agents traveled to Mississippi to learn more about a topic they’re confronting more frequently.  More...

LifeStyles

Couple married May 12

Tia Benea Spencer and SPC Jacob Tyler Hutchins were married on May 12, 2012, at 1315 Twin Bridge Road in Gaffney. Olin Patrick Phillips officiated the 6 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

Alicia Pennington wins 2012 Bootstrap Award

Alicia Pennington, an eighth grader at Ewing Middle School, was awarded the 2012 Bootstrap Award at the school’s awards ceremony on Tuesday evening at Kirby Memorial Baptist Church.  Alicia is the granddaughter of Charles and Carolyn Penni More...

Coleman – Trowell

Nikki Coleman and Lee Trowell will be married on Saturday, June 30, at 3 p.m. at Iron City Place in Blacksburg.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Louise A. Howard

LANDRUM – Louise Anders Howard, 84, died June 5, 2012. She was the daughter of Charlie and Lilly Mae Forester Anders and wife of Charles Howard. She was of the Baptist faith and a homemaker.  More...

Rudolph McCraw

Rudolph Wayne Mc- Craw, 87, of 602 11th St., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Brookview Healthcare.  Born in Cleveland County, N.C., he was the husband of the late Mary McDaniel McCraw and son of the late Lawrence&nbs More...

Elizabeth L. Phillips

Elizabeth Ligon Phillips, 61, of 647 Bonner Lake Road, Gaffney, died June 4, 2012, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  Born in Cherokee County, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Esmer Annise Bullocks Ligon. More...

Columns

County council’s budget vote was wrapped in mystery

OUR VIEW

Three weeks ago, members of Cherokee County Council spent an hour in vigorous debate about whether to raise taxes or use local option sales tax proceeds to balance a $2 million shortfall in its proposed budget.  More...

I am the anti-packrat

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A wave of nostalgia hit me last weekend as I looked over my closet for items available for a June 16 garage sale at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  More...

Breaking News - 6/8/2012 9:40 AM

Two candidates file for elections

Seven days remain for local residents to file for public office, but a number of candidates are wasting little time in making their political intentions known. More...

AG’s office wants ex-cop’s bond revoked

A prosecutor from the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office recently filed a motion in Cherokee County General Sessions Court seeking a revocation of bond for a former Gaffney police officer awaiting trial on a criminal charge.  More...

District 3 county council candidates debate issues

The gloves stayed on during a rather sedate hour-long debate Thursday between Cherokee County Council District 3 incumbent Quay Little and his GOP challenger Steven Blanton.  After opening statements, the candidates played it safe and steady, d More...

Rec district gets new director

Former Gaffney High football standout Marcus Bradley thought he was interviewing for the Cherokee County Recreation District’s athletic director post.  To his surprise, he was named the new director of the recreation district. More...

Local News

City passes first reading of budget

Gaffney City Council on Monday signed off on first reading of its new fiscal year budget that contains no tax increases nor raises for city workers.  Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said he used cash on hand to plug a $150,000 budget hole.&n More...

POLICE REPORT

Spare tire thief strikes again; tractor-trailer targeted at truck stop   Gaffney police reported yet another incident in which a spare tire thief targeted a tractortrailer at a local truck stop.  More...

40 years after last public performance, Sounds of Time will hit the stage

Come back, baby, rock ‘n’ roll never forgets

For one night only, Gaffney High classmates will bring back one of the most popular bands to ever play in Cherokee County.  More...

Sports

A Monster Performance

Jimmie Johnson dominates the Monster Mile, wins Dover

Jimmie Johnson’s paint scheme was an odd shade of blue, cartoon animals adorned paint scheme and both driver and crew donned rainbow wigs throughout the day. The only thing not peculiar about Johnson and his No. More...

Post 109 drops third in a row

Post 109 enters today’s Border Showcase on a rare three-game losing streak.  Post 109 fell to 1-2 in league play with an 11-6 loss to Greer on Tuesday, Twenty-four hours later, Post 109 was blanked by Cherryville 4-0, in a nonleague game.& More...

Organizers going all out for Southeast Regional

A carnival, fireworks show and tickets to the Peach Festival’s Colt Ford concert are some of the attractions in store for 20 teams expected to compete in the Cal Ripken Southeast Regional for 9 years old here in July.  “We are going More...

Letters

Teeing it up for a worthwhile cause

Dear Friends Of Literacy:  The Cherokee County Literacy Association held a charity golf tournament at Cherokee National Golf & Recreation Club on Friday, June 8.  The event was a fundraiser for literacy. 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?