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Two schools gold, three more silver

Five Cherokee County schools were recognized today (Monday) for high levels of academic achievement and improved test scores.  Cherokee Technology Center and Northwest Elementary were named Palmetto Gold winners. More...

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Camellia Society debutantes presented at annual ball March 23

The Camellia Society of Gaffney presented the 2013 debutantes at the annual Camellia Ball on Saturday, March 23, from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. at the Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park. More...

Gaffney songbird Bernadette Swayngim spreads her wings with new songs, sound

Remembers her friend Tom Wheeler with performance March 28 at Gaffney library

Singer- songwriter Bernadette Swayngim, a Gaffney native, returns to the Cherokee County Library on Thursday, March 28, to perform as part of the library’s ongoing lunch-time concert series from 12:15-1 p.m. More...

Easter Bunny bringing books to Gaffney

The Easter Bunny will make a special visit to Gaffney on Saturday, March 30, at 10 a.m. to oversee the Limestone College Community Easter Egg Hunt – and he’ll be packing more than candy this year. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Billy John Farmer, retired detective with Union City Police Dept.

SPARTANBURG – Billy John Farmer, 81, of 301 Heath Lane, Apt. 2, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

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An Easter message … angels still make house calls

As we approach Easter, we prepare to celebrate the most significant event of all of human history — the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  More...

IT’S JUST ME

Why do you think they’re called ‘praying’ mantises?

“You don’t have to bite my head off.”  Y’all know where that expression comes from?  I don’t either, but I’ve got a theory. I’m pretty sure it has something to do with the praying mantis.  More...

Ledger staffers receive awards

The Gaffney Ledger received four South Carolina Press Association awards Saturday in Greenville.  More...

Students learn anti-bullying lesson via Skype

Be Brave. Be Bold. More...

Hundreds flock to Daddy Joe’s in continuing with Palm Sunday tradition

A torrential downpour might have complicated things for local residents on Palm Sunday, but apparently had no effect on their pursuit of tasty barbecue while at the same time helping a worthwhile cause.  More...

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Local student-athletes stepping up their academic games

Stricter academic requirements have caused Cherokee County high school athletes to step up their game in the classroom and led the majority to continue their education in college.  More...

County council to discuss law enforcement center security concerns

County leaders will discuss whether to add more security at the county’s law enforcement center.  Cherokee County Councilman Mike Fowlkes, who chairs the Judicial Services Committee, said security at the facility has become an issue after More...

POLICE BRIEFS

l Two lawn mowers were reported stolen recently following the burglary of a Batchelor Drive, Blacksburg, storage building.  More...

Sports

Dead-eye from the free throw line

Sides sisters advance to national free throw contest in Springfield, Mass.

Most young basketball players can only dream about going to Springfield, Mass, home of the basketball Hall of Fame.  Sisters Faith and Ashley Sides don’t have to dream.  They earned a trip to Springfield at the Southeast Elks Hoop Sho More...

Indians can’t overcome charitable ‘D’ in 10-1 loss

Gaffney High baseball coach Jeff Osment is normally not at a loss for words.  But even the chatty Osment was mystified to explain his team’s 10- 1 gaffe-filled loss at Boiling Springs on Friday.  Not only were the Indians woeful at t More...

ShorthandedWildcats lose 1-0 heartbreaker to Powdersville

Powdersville scratched across a run in the second inning on Friday.  That would be the only runner that would cross the plate in Powdersville’s matchup with region rival Blacksburg.  The 1-0 loss drops the Wildcats to 2-4 in the regio More...

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A PROFILE OF SCHOOLS IN CHEROKEE COUNTY

REMOTE CONTROL ROBOTICS — Blacksburg High School robotics team members Tyler McDaniel, Heather Paz, Time Pongrujipitiporn, Jacob Patterson and Justin Mathis get in some last-minute practice in More...

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