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Council OKs first reading of budget that has tax hike

Cherokee County Council signed off on first reading Monday of its 2014 fiscal year budget that includes a 6.2-mill tax hike to avoid depleting reserves.  More...

LifeStyles

Limestone College brings ‘Call Me MISTER’ program to Cherokee County

Goal is to attract more African American males to the classroom as teachers

Limestone   College is bringing the highly successful Call Me MISTER program to its Gaffney campus. Courses for the popular teacher/mentor program will begin with the start of the 2013-2014 academic year in August.  More...

SHADY GROVE MOTHERS RECEIVE SPECIAL RECOGNITION –

The Women’s Ministry of Shady Grove Baptist Church awarded special recognition to the mothers pictured during a Mother’s Day service. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Currin – Keller

Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Irvin Currin of Rolesville, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Blue, to Jacob Michael Keller, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Veterans Day program

A Memorial Day ceremony will be held Saturday, May 25, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Cowpens Veterans Park. Guest speaker will be Lt. Col. (US Army Ret.) Gene Kilcawley, Senior Army instructor at Chesnee High School. US Army PFC Carroll E. More...

J.R. Wyatt

COWPENS – James Robert (J.R.) Wyatt, 70, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.  Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home.   More...

William R. Saunders, retired from Ruco Polymer

William R. ("Big Bill") Saunders, 78, of 204 Woodlawn Drive, went home to be with the Lord on May 15, 2013, at The Village Hospital in Greer. He was a beloved father, family member, mentor and friend. More...

National News

Crews race to find survivors of Oklahoma twister

At least 24 people were killed, including at least nine children, and those numbers were expected to climb.

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Emergency crews searched the broken remnants of an Oklahoma City suburb Tuesday for survivors of a massive tornado that flattened homes and demolished an elementary school. More...

Arias asks jury to let her live

PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias told a jury Tuesday that she can contribute to society if allowed to live, saying she'd like to start literacy, recycling and other programs in prison.  Arias addressed the jury in the penalty phase of her trial a More...

40-page report clarifies how school money divvied up

While their high school graduation requirements are the same, Blacksburg High spends nearly $2,500 more for its seniors to graduate than does Gaffney High School.  More...

High-speed chase ends with suspect in custody

A 25-year-old Gaffney man faces a raft of charges after he allegedly fled from a public safety checkpoint in Gaffney early Tuesday morning and led police from multiple agencies on a chase that ended in Mecklenburg County, N.C.  More...

County officials deny request to help pay for ambulance service

The local hospital will have to operate its ambulance service without financial help from the county.  At Cherokee County Council’s May 6 meeting, Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center Administrator Brian Yates requested an annual $350,000 More...

Local News

Relay for Life nearing its goal of $200,000

Local Relay for Life supporters may be ahead on the scorecard, but are vowing to continue fighting hard until the final bell.  More...

HAPPY ENDING

HAPPY ENDING – Missy has found her forever family and has taken over the golf cart. More...

Lawsuit over tax sale against county, city dismissed

A Greenville company’s lawsuit against the City of Gaffney and Cherokee County over a disputed 2009 tax sale was dismissed on the eve of a non-jury trial scheduled to begin Tuesday morning in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas.  More...

Sports

Coach pleased with spring progress

There weren’t a lot of fireworks, but that wasn’t necessarily what Dan Jones wanted to see.  The Gaffney High coach walked away from Thursday’s spring game at The Reservation the same way he entered the stadium, believing that More...

Charlotte 49ers want Gaffney’s Foster

Gaffney tailback Hyleck Foster has picked up an offer from the University of North Carolina Charlotte 49ers.  The 49ers, which will begin their inaugural season this fall, offered Foster a scholarship on Monday night.  “(Foster) was r More...

Indians slated for 5 passing leagues

The Gaffney Indians passing game should be in midseason form this summer with five passing leagues on tap.  The Indians’ first passing league is slated for Monday, June 27 against Burns High School.  The Indians have four passing leag More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Input from home

I know I should probably write about the current multiple scandals in Washington. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

Government reforms

The S.C. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Not such a beautiful day in some city neighborhoods

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood, A beautiful day for a neighbor, Would you be mine? Could you be mine?  It’s a neighborly day in this beautywood, A neighborly day for a beauty, Would you be mine? Could you be mine?   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?