June 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Trustee candidate list filling up rapidly

A number of school trustee candidates are wasting little time in making their political intentions known.  Among them is Johnny Sarratt Jr., who on Thursday filed to run for the Cherokee County School Board’s District 2 seat. More...

Volunteer Fire Safety Team earns state recognition

Fire officials from across the state likely recognized the same thing that thousands of area school children already know.  The all-volunteer Cherokee County Fire Safety Team is something special.  More...

LifeStyles

Brookview Healthcare celebrates National Nursing HomeWeek

Brookview Healthcare celebrated National Nursing Home Week on May 13-18. The residents enjoyed banana splits, a carnival, fashion show, Polynesian dancing, and a blast-to-the-past cookout. More...

Porkchop Productions presents classic ‘Chicken Little’ on June 14 at Gaffney, Blacksburg libraries

Porkchop Productions will present "Chicken Little" on Thursday, June 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the Blacksburg Library and at 2:30 p.m. at the Cherokee County Public Library in Gaffney.  More...

FIVE GENERATIONS –

Representing five generations are Inez Linder Littlejohn, Shirley Linder Smith, Walker Camp Jr., Walkeima Camp and Cameron Camp. More...

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A better way ... speak the truth in love

Yes, I understand your irritation. For sure I am getting tired of it myself. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

On to the great Northeast

I was sitting here working one day, minding my own business when the telephone rang.  More...

BLUE RIDGE BBQ FESTIVAL

Gaffney resident Steve Taylor cuts a rack of ribs Saturday while preparing to send an entry to judges during the Blue Ridge Barbecue Festival competition in Tryon, N.C. More...

Still time to enter city races

There’s still plenty of time for candidates to file for city council seats and mayor.  But it appears most — if not all — of the candidates made their intentions known early. More...

Gaffney team gets two top 10 places

TRYON, N.C. More...

Local News

Cook becomes new 5th District DOT representative

Elected to the state Department of Transportation Commission with unanimous support by state legislators within the 5th Congressional District, retired Gaffney businessman W.B. Cook said he’s anxious to get to work for all 14 counties.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

l City of Gaffney Police reported yet another incident in which a spare tire thief targeted a tractortrailer stopped overnight at a local truck stop.  The latest incident occurred between 7:30 p.m. June 7 and 5:15 a.m. More...

Campers get a taste of what life was like during the Colonial era

The musical sounds of birds chirping kept 15 children awake well past their bedtimes this weekend while sleeping on straw inside Revolutionary War-era tents.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rex McTyeire

Maj. Rex Holland Mc- Tyeire, retired U.S. Army, 62, of 106 Ridgeway Road, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  More...

Elizabeth L. Phillips

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

Robin E. Davidson

Ms. Robin Eloise Davidson, 54, of 622 South Logan Street, passed on Friday morning, June 8, 2012, at 9:18 a.m. More...

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