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Paving contractor terminated

Cherokee County Council on Monday terminated its agreement with its road paving contractor.  Boggs Paving had been the low bidder on the road paving contract.  Cherokee County Assistant Administrator Holland Belue said the list of concerns More...

FOOTBALL CONTEST ENDS IN TIE

We had a tie in last week’s football contest.  Doug Kierstead of Gaffney and Bruce Smith of Blacksburg were among seven people to correctly predict 10 of the 12 games listed.  More...

LifeStyles

Library hosts USC Upstate Shoestring Players in free dessert theater production of ‘Almost, Maine’

Play focuses on the lives and loves of residents in a small mythical town in Maine

On a cold, clear moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote mythical town of Almost, Maine. More...

Steinway artist Fabio Parrini performs Oct. 23 at Limestone

Concert will feature sonatas of Joseph Haydn

Steinway Artist Fabio Parrini will perform in Limestone College’s Fullerton Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. More...

Library plans Local Author’s Showcase in conjunction with CAVA on Nov. 17

Cherokee County Public Library will host its third Local Author’s Showcase in conjunction with CAVA who will be showcasing and selling arts and crafts on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Gaffney library.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lee Roy Wisher, 85, U.S. Army veteran

BLACKSBURG – Lee Roy Wisher, 85, 1528 W. Cherokee St., went home to be with Jesus on Oct. More...

Nettie Davis, 89, former Ledger employee

Nettie Louise Darby Davis, 89, of 512 E. Jefferies St., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. More...

Winston Spencer, 74, retired from BRE

Winston Lee Spencer, 74, formerly of the Draytonville Community, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. More...

School trustees mull extending sales tax

A new Cherokee Technology Center could become part of a voter referendum that, if approved, would allow the school district to continue a 1-cent local option sales tax.  More...

Hospital gets new boss

Upstate Carolina Medical Center announced the appointment of Brian Yates as its new administrator.  More...

THAT’S CLOSE ENOUGH

Luther Vaughan Elementary School student Antonio Douglas carefully lets a rose hair tarantula crawl on his arm Monday under the watchful eye of Cherie Godfrey. More...

Middle school consolidation topic comes up at workshop

School trustee Alan McEntire is interested in determining if the district could save money by consolidating middle schools located two miles apart.  Ewing Middle and Gaffney Middle are operating at 50 percent capacity with 440 and 650 students, More...

Local News

Public invited to program on education legislation

The Cherokee County teacher forum will hold a “Hooked on Politics” program Thursday, Oct. 18, at Gaffney High School.  The education program features executive director Kathy Maness from the Palmetto State Teachers Association. More...

Chamber board members nominated; blood drive planned

New Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce board members have been nominated by the nominating committee and presented to the Board of Directors to fill the positions of those rotating off the board this year. More...

Biker injured in Sunday crash

A 43-year-old Blacksburg man was taken to Upstate Carolina Medical Center for treatment following a Sunday afternoon collision just a few hundred feet from the hospital.  More...

Sports

Indians back in state poll

Not surprisingly, the Gaffney Indians have re-entered the SCVarsity poll after their big win over nationally ranked Byrnes this Friday.  The Indians (5-3) are ranked eighth in this week’s AAAA Top Ten poll.  Gaffney dropped out of the More...

Gaffney hopes to learn from history

If the Gaffney Indians come out flat Friday against 1-7 Riverside you can blame short-term memory loss.  Less than a month ago, the Indians stumbled at Wade Hampton a week after a rousing shutout of rival Dorman.  More...

Gaffney’s special teams becoming truly special

Despite a 22-18 win over nationally ranked Byrnes this past Friday, there are still a lot of areas the Gaffney Indians need to improve.  However, the team’s kicking game isn’t one of them.  In fact, the kicking game has turned i More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

Get to the point, then hang up the phone

Do you ever have days when EVERYTHING and EVERYONE gets on your nerves?  I admit that I do, but then I also have days when nothing — person or thing — bothers me.  Why is that, I wonder?  Some friends I meet with regularly More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Billy McDaniel took The Ledger with him on a trip to Florida with his girlfriend, Lisa, and stepdaughter, Alexus. More...

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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?