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Firemen, BREC workers hoist new tornado siren into place; two more will be installed at later date

City of Gaffney firefighters and workers from the Broad River Electric Cooperative used the tallest equipment at their disposal Tuesday morning to delicately hoist the first of the city’s new tornado sirens into place.  More...

LifeStyles

Carolina debs feted at opening season tea

The Carolina Debutante Society hosted its annual Opening Season Tea honoring the 2013 debutantes and their mothers at the home of Mrs. Barry Lyndon Hamrick on Sunday, Jan. 21.  More...

“KANS FOR KIDS” –

The Beta Club of Luther Vaughan Elementary School led the school’s campaign for the Salvation Army’s “Kans for Kids.” Each day the students collected cans from each classroom, More...

LUTHER VAUGHAN BETA CLUB –

Members of the 2012-2013 Beta Club at Luther Vaughan Elementary School are (front, l-r) Jariah Smith, Janvie Patel, Casey Alvarez-Mendez, Charity Dawkins; (back) Marissa Chapman, Dani Navarro, Belen More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sgt. Timothy W. Brown, 34, combat medic in U.S. Army

COLUMBIA – U.S. Army Sergeant Timothy William Brown, 34, of Columbia, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.  Born March 16, 1978, in Gaffney, he was the son of Tom and Sharon Worthington of Moore and husband of Alison Brown of Columbia.  More...

Pearl Hall, retired from Cowpens Café

COWPENS – Pearl Bogan Hall, 87, of 480 Battleground Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Magnolia Manor of Spartanburg.  Born in Spartanburg, she was the wife of John T. More...

Ricky Cash, 59, horse farrier

COWPENS – Ricky Cash, 59, of Cowpens, passed away, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.  A native of Spartanburg County, he was the son of the late Walter Cash and Nellie Bagwell Cash. He was a horse farrier and of the Baptist faith.  More...

Fatalities from homicide, suicide, accidents declined in 2012

Local deaths due to homicide, suicide and accidents declined in 2012, although the Cherokee County Coroner's Office saw its workload increase. More...

BPW rate hike likely coming this year

Although he’s yet to run all the numbers, Gaffney Board of Public Works General Manager Donnie Hardin said customers could see a small rate increase this year.  More...

Residents warned to watch for credit report ‘phishing’ scam

While there’s no proof as of yet that any personal information stolen from the South Carolina Department of Revenue in a hacking attack last year is being used against state residents, scam artists apparently are trying to take advantage of the More...

Strong storms headed this way

Extreme weather seems to be Mother Nature’s forte as of late, and Cherokee County is directly in her line of fire.  Less than a week after an ice storm threatened Cherokee County, local residents and emergency management officials are agai More...

Local News

Trustees look at long term facilities proposal

A Sumter company made its pitch Monday to help the Cherokee County School District develop a plan for maintaining school facilities over the next decade.  More...

Man sentenced to seven years

A 41-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced in Cherokee County General Sessions Court on Jan. 23 to seven years in prison after he entered into a plea agreement on a methamphetamine manufacturing charge.  More...

Local graduation rates above average

More than 80 percent of Cherokee County students earn diploma within four years

By SCOTT POWELL Ledger Staff Writer spowell@gaffneyledger.com   More than 80 percent of Cherokee County students earned their high school diploma within four years as a new study highlights an upward national trend in graduation rates.  More...

Sports

Saints jump 6 spots in national ratings

The Limestone College women’s basketball team leaped six spots in the latest USA TODAY Sports Division II Top 25 Coaches’ Poll, jumping from No. 22 last week to No. More...

TIE UP -

Gaffney freshman Mason Bradley (left) ties up with a Boiling Springs opponent during a recent region match. More...

YMCA Basketball League

Results from Saturday, Jan. 26  Biddy-Ball League  Game 1 – The Chick-fil-A Bulls (MVP Adrian Peeler and Cortavious Smith) Played The BODYWORX Lakers (MVP Charlie Swofford)  More...

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Lawmakers should limit financial impact of service

Money is the mother’s milk of politics, and much of it is tied to special-interest groups.  That fiscal reality apparently has hit state Sen. Tom Davis of Beaufort, who vowed in 2008 not to take money from political action committees. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Do you know any ‘Hometown Heroes?’

I need your help!  Do you know any “Hometown Heroes?”  That is, anyone with roots in Cherokee County who has gone on to make their mark in their chosen field and/or done something that portrays us in a positive light?  More...

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