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Sheriff wants your old prescription medicines

In an ongoing quest to keep unused and expired prescription drugs out of the wrong hands as well as the environment, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is once again teaming up with the U.S. More...

LifeStyles

Cherokee County Meals on Wheels business partners deliver food, friendship

More business partnerships needed to drive delivery routes

Business community support has always been a major factor in the success of Cherokee County Meals on Wheels.  More...

Llama on the lam rounded up at Cowpens National Battlefield

CAPTURED!

Fourth graders from Buffalo Elementary School in Union visited Cowpens National Battlefield on Friday, Sept. 14, and received more than just a history lesson.  More...

CAVA announces classes for October

Registration and payment for classes must be made at the CAVA Gallery prior to the date of the class. Cancellation must be at least three days before classes begin in order to receive a 50 percent refund. Call 489-9119 to register. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lexie Edge, 76, epitome of a true Southern lady

CHERRYVILLE, N.C. – Lexie Jane Edge, 76, of Mauney Farm Road, Cherryville, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.  More...

Johnny Davis, 62, 1969 GHS graduate

Johnny Davis, 62, of 119 Moss St., passed on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at 2:33 p.m. at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.  Son of Sinnie Walker Davis and the late Deacon Arthur C. Davis, he was born on June 22, 1950, in Cherokee County. More...

Joseph Cash, 79, retired from INA Bearing; veteran of Korean War

COWPENS – Joseph Albert Cash, 79, husband of the late Claudette Edwards Cash, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.  Joe was born Nov. 15, 1932, to the late Albert Lee and Thelma Swofford Cash. More...

Other News

The Sunday School Lesson

Steadfast Love

Hebrews 13:1 Let brotherly love continue .  2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.  3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being you More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

At The Feet Of Jesus

At The Feet Of Jesus Author: Philip P. Bliss Composer: Phillip P. Bliss (1838-1876)   More...

Lawsuit vs. sheriff’s office settled for $50K

Settlement documents filed Wednesday in the Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas show lawyers for the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office agreed to pay $50,000 to resolve out of court a 2007 wrongful death lawsuit that was scheduled to go to tria More...

Chamber boss will step down

Time stops for no one and Kayla Robbs plans to redeem as much of it as she can.  Serving the past three years as the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce’s executive director, Robbs presented her letter of resignation to the organization&rs More...

‘Act of Nature’ crashes through window

A 30-year-old Gaffney man got a very unwelcome surprise Saturday morning when a deer crashed through a window of his downtown Gaffney home.  Jason Poole, who lives in the 700 block of South Limestone Street, said he was sitting on his couch when More...

Local News

City celebrating ‘Founder’s Day’ Saturday

Michael Gaffney opened his trading post here in 1803

When Michael Gaffney established a store at the intersection of two Indian trails in 1803, none of his thoughts were about his legacy more than 200 years later.  The Irish emigrant’s gamble would soon be given a stamp of approval as the ou More...

Unemployment rate drops

Cherokee County’s unemployment rate dropped in August to 12.2 percent, according to the latest state estimates, although figures show fewer people working or looking for work.  More...

AND THE BAND PLAYED ON —

The Blacksburg High School Marching Band performs selections from this season’s show “The Element” during halftime festivities at the school’s football game against Pendleton More...

Sports

Statement Made

Denny Hamlin follows through, wins Chase race in New Hampshire

It appeared Denny Hamlin had a good idea that he would win the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  Or at least run well. More...

New & Notes

ffi On Monday, Furniture Row Racing announced that Kurt Busch had been hired to drive the team’s No. 78 Chevy during the 2013 Sprint Cup season. Busch will replace Regan Smith, who joined FRR at the beginning of the 2009 season.  More...

Horsepower Rankings

1. Jimmie Johnson Johnson, Chad Kanus and the boys have methodically clicked off consecutive second-place finishes to begin the Chase. Next up is Dover, where the 48 dominated in June.  More...

Columns

rEADErS oN tHE roAD

robert and Polly owens, former residents of Gaffney, rode the cable cars in San francisco with the Ledger while on tour of the Southwest and california. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Some things are more important than football

Rarely can you find a middle ground for Republicans and Democrats, particularly in an election year.  But it looks as if the National Football League found a home right in the middle, causing both presidential nominees to chime in, agreeing some More...

THEIR VIEW

Too many children not vaccinated

Too many children in the Upstate are not getting vaccinations that can protect not only themselves, but also other children in their schools and daycares, from sometimes dangerous and contagious diseases.  More...

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Poll

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?