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Veterans appreciation park adds more names

Soon, each Cherokee County serviceman and woman’s name will forever bask in the sun as a reminder of their bravery and sacrifice toward the freedoms we all enjoy.  More...

LifeStyles

GHS celebrates homecoming Oct. 5

Six young women named to 2012 Homecoming Court

Six young women from the  Gaffney High School  Class of 2013 have been selected for the 2012-2013 Homecoming Court and one will be crowned queen Friday, Oct. 5. More...

Festivities reflect memories of the ‘good old days’ at GHS

Homecoming is a time-honored tradition for many in the South, and especially for those who graduated from Gaffney High School. Year after year, homecoming events reflect the memories of the "good old days" at GHS. More...

Library plans fun events in October

A lot of fun events are planned for kids and teens during October at the Cherokee County Public Library.  Events for children include:  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Norma Thompson, 47, former Nestlé employee

BLACKSBURG – Norma Jean Thompson, 47, of 308 E. Lime St., passed on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at her residence.  Daughter of Abbie Thompson and Roberta Saddler Thompson, she was born on Aug. 15, 1965, in Cherokee County. More...

Evelyn Ireland, retired from Hoechst Celanese

PACOLET – Evelyn Annette Walker Ireland, 71, of 1146 Asbury Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at her residence.  More...

Joe Kennedy Sr., 74, U.S. Navy veteran

Joe Dean Kennedy Sr., 74, of 234 Burnt Gin Road, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Elaine Allison Kennedy and son of the late W.F. More...

FOOTBALL CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCED

Six people correctly predicted the winners of 10 of the 12 games in last week’s football contest.  Once again it came down to the tie-breaker to determine who got the $100 cash prize and this time it was Glen Coyle of Gaffney.  More...

County under second tornado warning in three days

Anyone caught outside or driving during a Tuesday morning storm that swept across Cherokee County no doubt had their visibility impaired by the downpour.  But from their computer terminals, meteorologists at the National Weather Service had an More...

LC athlete facing mutiple charges

A Limestone College student has been charged by Gaffney police with 1st-degree burglary after he allegedly entered a College Drive home in the middle of the night while trying to hide from police following an earlier traffic stop by Cherokee County d More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

Man faces charge after trying to spit on officer

A 26-year-old Mississippi man was charged in an arrest warrant filed by Gaffney police with throwing bodily fluids on a law enforcement officer following a Sept. 24 incident at a local motel.  More...

‘Not so cute’ category added to this year’s “K-9 Companion Contest”

Proving ministry goes well beyond its pews, Kirby Memorial Baptist Church will spread God’s love through providing the beloved canines of local residents a day of fun in the sun.  More...

Local students continue to struggle on end-of-course history exams

Blacksburg High student Robert Lee scored a perfect 100 on a U.S. History end-of-course exam that bedeviled his classmates this spring.  More...

Sports

Shaq’s back....at quarterback

In a move to kickstart an anemic offense, wideout Shaq Davidson will see time at quarterback when Gaffney hosts Mauldin on Friday.  More...

Local powerlifter cleans up in first three major events

Beginner’s luck. More...

TOURNEY CHAMP -

Ryker Ward captured the championship in the Sub PeeWee Division at last weekend’s Henry Transou Memorial Junior Golf Tournament at Cherokee National. More...

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READERS ON THE ROAD

Barry and Angela Bridges are shown here with The Ledger in front of St. Basil’s Cathedral during a visit to Red Square in Moscow, Russia. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Elastic will eventually lose its cunning

Every time I question my wife about how much she spent at the grocery store, the drug store or the department store, she answers in one of two ways:  1. “You have no clue as to how much things cost these days.”  2. More...

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