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Latest report shows county dropout rates continue to improve

Cherokee County is seeing results from efforts aimed at lowering high school dropout numbers, according to a state report released Wednesday.  There were 218 dropouts from Blacksburg and Gaffney high schools during the 2006-2007 school year. More...

LifeStyles

The memories are plentiful for former Rose’s employees

The blue Rose's department store sign was a familiar landmark when county residents made shopping trips along Floyd Baker Boulevard in the 1970s and 1980s.  More...

Rock Hill’s ‘hugging church’ celebrates 68th anniversary

ROCK HILL (AP) — Melvin "Snow" Roseboro worships and prays at the same two churches every Sunday: one just steps from the Emmett Scott Recreation Center and the other one "right around the corner" in southern Rock Hill.  More...

ENGAGEMENT

Childers – Martin

Andy and Sandra Childers of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Denise, to Michael Jared Martin of Montreat, N. C. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kevin Dennis Sullivan

Kevin Dennis Sullivan, known as “Sub,” 46, of 408 Sarratt School Road, Gaffney, passed on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Mary Black Hospital, Spartanburg.  More...

Isaac Wright

YORK – Isaac N. More...

Jerry M. Sparks, over-the-road truck driver for 38 years

Jerry Michael Sparks, 72, of Spindale, N.C., passed away peacefully July 18, 2013, after a brave fight with Alzheimer’s disease. His family will receive friends Monday, July 29, at 10 a.m. More...

State News

Clowney cleared after school investigation

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina spokesman says the school found no impermissible contact between All-American defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and Jay-Z, the rap mogul turned sports agency head.  More...

Panthers begin camp with sense of urgency

First practice today at Wofford College

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Tight Greg Olsen says the Carolina Panthers need to have a sense of urgency this summer at training camp after the team's sluggish starts the past two seasons. Five-time Pro Bowl receiver Steve Smith couldn't agree more. More...

National News

Source: Yankees plan A-Rod discipline over doctor

NEW YORK — Already in trouble with Major League Baseball, Alex Rodriguez now faces a penalty from his own team.  The New York Yankees intend to discipline A-Rod for seeking a second medical opinion on his injured leg without their permissi More...

SPACEY AND FRIEND MAKE TOAST IN FRONT OF PEACHOID

Making his way through the Palmetto State this week, actor Kevin Spacey — these days best known for his role as Rep. More...

Duke Energy customers likely to see rate increase

A rate hike is likely on the way for Duke Energy customers in the Palmetto State, though not as great as initially proposed by the Charlotte based energy provider.  More...

TAKING THE HANDOFF

Carolina Panthers mascot Sir Purr returns a football to Ryder Campfield on Thursday during an autograph session at the Cherokee County YMCA summer camp. More...

Local News

I-85 widening in Cherokee County on list of priority projects

State Sen. More...

Wrestlers hosting ‘Back to School Praise Bash’ at Boys & Girls Club

Through the years, wrestlers with Carolina Christian Championship Wrestling (3CW) have become accustomed to giving local residents a reprieve to the worries of their day.  On Saturday, they hope to do more than provide inring entertainment, addi More...

MEETING WITH SEN. SCOTT —

South Carolina parents spent time on Capitol Hill from July 14 through July 16 to update legislators on the status of public school choice in the Palmetto State. More...

Sports

COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS

Jones: Plenty to be done between now and Week Zero

Having decades of experience in the coaching ranks, Gaffney head coach Dan Jones knows each season brings with it its own share of questions.  This year is no different.  More...

HSSR tabs Tribe at No. 5 in early poll

Following quite the run en route to the program’s 17th state title, this year’s edition of the Gaffney Indians will have quite the chip on their shoulder courtesy of the High School Sports Report’s early preseason poll.  More...

Stockton named Saints WR coach

Limestone College and head football coach Bobby James have announced the hiring of Joe Stockton as wide receivers coach effective immediately.  More...

Letters

Thanks for your help in keeping highways safe

Dear Editor:  I would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Cherokee County for enjoying our nation’s Independence Day celebrations without experiencing a highway fatality within our county. More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Opposing extremism is not extremism

Bless The New York Times for, yet again, selflessly exposing the political fault lines of the GOP and encouraging it to become more like the Democratic Party so it can start winning presidential elections again. I’m trying not to laugh.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Elected officials should limit closed-door sessions

There are instances in which school districts and other government agencies are open and accessible about what is being discussed.  One of the best examples occurred when the Cherokee County School Board conducted its superintendent search in 20 More...

THEIR VIEW

Changing DNA swab law offers a jump on cases

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last month that police can take a DNA swab from anyone they arrest for a serious crime, upholding a practice already followed by more than half the states in the country. More...

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