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WANTED: In connection with Grassy Pond burglary

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday afternoon asked for the public’s help in locating two Shelby, N.C., men wanted in connection with an April 25 burglary on Grassy Pond Road.  According to Cherokee County Sheriff Steve More...

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Cherokee County History and Arts Museum celebrating fifth anniversary

“Pirates, Privateers and Buccaneers” exhibit, Pirate Party and Swashbuckler’s Soiree will highlight gala month

Five years ago this May, the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum opened its doors to the public at 301 College Drive.  The museum, a goal of the Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society Inc. More...

Library plans kids events during May

The following events for children have been planned during May at the Cherokee County Public Library in Gaffney and Blacksburg.  AT GAFFNEY LIBRARY  Early Literacy Storytime (birth–3 years) – every other Monday from 10:30-11 a.m More...

2013 Miss-Ter Blacksburg will be crowned Saturday

6 ‘beauties’ compete for title

BLACKSBURG – The Blacksburg Women's Club will sponsor its second annual "Miss-Ter" Blacksburg pageant on Saturday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m. in Blacksburg High School auditorium. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Charlene H. Nance, Registered Nurse with Union Mental Health

UNION – Charlene Howell Nance, 60, wife of Jerry Nance, of 593 Vanderford Road, passed away Monday, April 29, 2013, at her home.  More...

Lorena Mitchem, 63, retired from Milliken

Lorena Mitchem, 63, of 194 Peachoid Road, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  She was born in Cherokee County, a daughter of the late Herbert Mitchem Sr. More...

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RASMUSSEN REPORT

Voters don’t like political class bossing them

There are many ways to describe the enormous gap between the American people and their elected politicians.  More...

LETTERS

Residents urged to participate in American Cancer Society’s third Cancer Prevention Study  Dear Editor:  Until you hear the words “a loved one has cancer,” or “you have cancer,” it was easy to underestimate the More...

County likely to raise taxes by 10 mills to plug gap

County leaders will likely propose a hefty 10-mill tax hike when they present their 2014 fiscal year budget Monday.  Cherokee County Assistant Administrator Holland Belue would say only that the 10 mill tax hike is under consideration because he More...

School district facing deficit of $730,180 in new fiscal year

The Cherokee County School District’s preliminary budget for 2013-14 shows a $730,180 deficit due mainly to increases in salaries and benefits.  More...

Ambulance provider wants county to pay or could trim fleet

Just a few months after Novant Health subcontracted its ambulance services in Cherokee County to a private company, Cherokee County’s fire chiefs were put on notice Wednesday that two of the five ambulances currently servicing the county would More...

Local News

Gaffney High principal search whittled down to three finalists

The search for the new Gaffney High principal is down to three finalists.  Carver Middle School Principal Dr. More...

Local believers offer prayers for local area, nation

If you cannot bask in the beauty of God’s creation outdoors, why not do the next best thing — enter into His house.  Local believers did just that Thursday, taking shelter in First Baptist Church of Gaffney in an effort to take local More...

H-Tax recommendations made

The Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society (CHAPs) will likely get a big slice of the city’s Hospitality Tax (H-Tax) money.  The Gaffney Finance Committee agreed Friday to recommend that CHAPs receive $30,000 for the next five years More...

Sports

‘Champ’ing at the bit

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Sports Editor larry@gaffneyledger.com   The first half of the 2012 season didn’t exactly go according to the script. More...

Patriots out‘Mann’ Lady Indians to claim district championship

As the district’s top seed, J.L. More...

Sports Briefs

l American Legion Post 109 baseball tryouts will begin Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. at Commissioners Field in Gaffney. This is for ages 13 through 19. Please bring your original birth certificate with you to tryouts. More...

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The Sunday School Lesson

A Living Hope

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,  4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefi More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

He Leadeth Me

HE LEADETH ME Author: Joseph Henry Gilmore (1834-1918) Composer: William Batchelder Bradbury (1816-1868)   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?