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City employees won't get a pay increase

Gaffney City Council on Monday approved final 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. More...

UPDATE ON THE GREAT OUTDOORS

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources First Sergeant John Mc- Craw distributes handbooks on the current hunting and fishing regulations Tuesday following a Medical Explorers program at Upsta More...

LifeStyles

Limestone honors distinguished alumni

Limestone College honored seven individuals with alumni awards during its alumni weekend April 19-22, 2012.   Faye Carter Edwards; Alumna of the Year —  More...

AND THE WINNER IS... —

The Broad River Antique Power Association recently held a drawing for a fully restored 1952 Farmall Cub. The lucky winner was Conrad Davis of Blacksburg. More...

Local Meals on Wheels seeking volunteers

Meals on Wheels of Cherokee County is seeking summer volunteers to help distribute meals to hungry seniors.  The local nonprofit organization depends on the effort of volunteers to contribute to feeding the hungry in the community. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Irvin Randolph

GASTONIA, N.C. More...

Eugene McDowell

Mr. Eugene McDowell, 72, of 432 Goucher School Road, entered into eternal rest on Monday, June 18, 2012, at his residence.  Born January 18, 1940, in Saluda, N.C., he was the son of the late Claude M. More...

Ruth Wright

Ruth Smith Wright, 89, formerly of 1202 S. Johnson Street, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 18, 2012 at Peachtree Centre.  More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

A group of 37 adults and youth from Grassy Pond Baptist Church went on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic last week. More...

THEIR VIEW

Don’t neglect South Carolina’s public schools

When the S.C. Legislature ended its session, a controversial school choice bill ended with it. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Oh deer, she’s charging!

When I answered my phone Tuesday morning, my wife didn’t even wait for me to say hello.  “We’ve just had some real excitement!”  Now, if you know my wife, you understand that could mean almost anything from a colorfu More...

BUDGET TIME

School district OKs $62.3 million plan

Most Cherokee County school employees will receive a salary increase as part of a $62.3 million budget unanimously approved Monday by the school board.  The 2012-2013 fiscal year budget contains no tax increase. More...

County workers get a raise

Cherokee County Council on Monday passed second reading of the administration’s $18.4 million fiscal 2013 budget that does not include new taxes, but gives employees a 2 percent raise and dedicates an additional $15,000 to the Development Board More...

City deals losing hand to poker machines

City of Gaffney Police Department detectives are clamping down on video poker machines and seized 13 video gaming machines in the city just last week.  “It’s not over,” Gaffney Police Chief Rick Turner confirmed Tuesday. More...

Local News

Blacksburg looking to annex more land

Annexation seems to be a popular word among Blacksburg officials these days.  Mere months after acquiring rights of way along Interstate 85 from Broad River to the North Carolina state line, the municipality is again in talks to extend its juris More...

Former cop to stay free on bond

A former Gaffney police officer awaiting trial on a felony DUI charge will be allowed to remain on bond, a circuit court judge decided following a bond revocation hearing Monday in Cherokee County.  More...

DSN BOARD MEMBER HONORED

— The Cherokee County Disabilities and Special Needs Board recently honored a board member for her past service on the Board of Directors. Dr. Joette C. More...

Sports

Local hoopsters finish second at state finals

The Sidney Rice Elite seventhgrade basketball team came up one win shy of claiming the state championship at the United States Basketball Association Tournament at Myrtle Beach earlier this month.  More...

Post 109 hitting woes continue in loss to Union

Post 109 has scored a total of six runs during its past four games.  It took Union only one inning to go one better.  Union scored seven runs in the sixth inning to power its way to a 12-3 win at Commissioners Field on Monday.  More...

Minus stars, Indians struggle at Wofford

Playing without two of its top performers, the defending boys basketball state champs struggled a bit at the Wofford camp last week.  More...

Letters

LETTER

Volunteers, donors make golf tourney successful

Dear Friends Of Literacy:  The Cherokee County Literacy Association would like to thank those in the community for our successful golf tournament held June 8 at Cherokee National Golf & Recreation Club. More...

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