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Taylor, Keller highest-paid City of Gaffney employees

Appropriately enough, Gaffney City Administrator James Taylor is the highest-paid city employee, earning $79,734 a year.  City engineer Scott Keller is close behind, earning an annual salary of $74,202.  More...

LifeStyles

Dynamic group will take listeners for wild ride at library’s ‘End of Summer’ concert August 9

The Cherokee County Public Library will host its annual “End of Summer” concert featuring The China Bulls on Thursday, Aug, 9. Admission is free and the show gets under way at 7 p.m. and continues until 8:15. More...

Drought can cause damage to trees

(The following article was written by Joanna Angle, a resident of Chester County and a Master Tree Farmer.)  More...

Chimney Rock Park offers guided hikes in August, September

CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C. – Chimney Rock Park is offering complimentary guided hikes with paid park admission in August and September. "Fridays at the Falls" hikes will be held in August with "Saturdays on Four Seasons" hikes in September.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Claudette Cash, 78, Spartanburg native

COWPENS – Claudette Edwards Cash, 78, wife of Joseph Albert Cash, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012.  Claudette was born in Spartanburg, a daughter of the late Jerry Crawford and Clara Mae Mullinax Edwards. More...

Caroline Hardee, former social worker in Charleston County

Caroline Duncan Littlejohn Hardee went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at her residence in Cherokee County.  More...

CharlieTeague, 90, retired from Limestone Mills

Charlie Harrison Teague, 90, formerly of 463 Hamrick St., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. More...

‘You wouldn’t want to drink the water’

LANDFILL HEARING

At a public hearing at Thursday’s Cherokee County Council meeting, a man expressed concern the county’s current method to remove the groundwater contamination at the county’s closed solid waste landfill is harming the value of adjac More...

County employs 11 who are paid more than $50K

Take this to the bank — no county employee is paid more than Chief Magistrate Robert “Bart” Howell.  Howell earns $78,024.88 annually, including a $600 allowance, according to salary information requested under the Freedom of I More...

Local News

BHS has large increase in students passing exit exam

Gaffney High has modest increase in passers on first attempt

A renewed focus on reading helped Blacksburg High achieve a 10-point increase in the number of 10thgraders who passed the exit exam on their first attempt this year.  More...

POLICE REPORT

Angels and little people stolen from Stacy Drive yard

A thief or thieves walked away with an estimated $500 worth of garden statues from a Stacy Drive yard July 31.  More...

Councilman proposes Transfer Court to help alleviate overcrowding at detention center

Cherokee County Councilman Mike Fowlkes suggested the establishment of Transfer Court here as a solution to the overcrowding at the county’s detention center.  Department of Corrections inspectors found as many as 20 deficiencies, most of More...

Sports

Indians on target in scrimmage

Gaffney coach Dan Jones made it clear from the start that Luke Lancaster was his guy at quarterback.  Lancaster didn’t disappoint during the Indians’ first scrimmage of the preseason Friday in front of a large home crowd, throwing t More...

Gaffney running back shines against Greer

The Indians have stressed they will likely run the ball more this year.  Running back Hyleck Foster showed why in Friday’s scrimmage against Greer.  The dynamic junior had scoring runs of 45 and 15 yards. More...

Blacksburg prepares to host Iron City Jamboree on Friday

Blacksburg football fans will get an early look at this year’s team Friday when it hosts the fifth annual Iron City Football Jamboree.  Blacksburg is one of six teams playing in the 6:30 p.m. jamboree at T.A. Campbell Stadium. More...

Columns

PAT BUCHANAN

On the Chick-fil-A front of the Culture War

Two weeks ago, Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-A, an Atlanta company famous for its juicy chicken sandwiches, appeared on “The Ken Coleman Show” to air his biblical belief that those who champion same-sex marriage are risking divine retributi More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Hey you, drop that rabbit!

Critters.  I’m all in favor of live and let live.  That’s my rule.  I say if they don’t bother me, then I won’t bother them.  Unless, of course, the critter is a snake, in which case there’s going to More...

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