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School district has four $100,000-plus salaries

Nearly 380 Cherokee County School District teachers and administrators will earn more than $50,000 during the 2013-2014 school year. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIVERSARY Maynors are celebrating 50th anniversary today

Larry and Betty Maynor of Gaffney are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today, Aug. 21, 2013. Mr. and Mrs. Maynor were married in Gaffney in 1963. Their children are LaDonna Whelchel and husband, Wayne, of S. More...

GLT announces lineup for 2013-2014 year

Limestone College joins forces with GLT to present first production, ‘How I Became a Pirate’

The Gaffney Little Theatre has announced a lineup of outstanding shows for its 2013-2014 season.  The first production is a joint effort between GLT and Limestone College. More...

Cowpens National Battlefield will celebrate National Park Service founding Aug. 24-25

On Aug. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

John Nesbitt "Neb" Moss, retired from Wendell Fabrics

BLACKSBURG – John Nesbitt "Neb" Moss, 77, 514 S. Shelby St., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care. He was the husband of Shirley Tessner Moss of the home and son of the late J.D. More...

“Roxie” McFalls, 58, retired from Gaston County Social Services

CLOVER – Sherrie Roxanne Jenkins Mc- Falls, 58, of 853 Enon Church Road, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at home.  Mrs. McFalls was born Aug. 24, 1954, in Clover to Henry and Beulah Jenkins. More...

Lurlean P. Black, 96, worked in private homes

Lurlean Parker Black, 96, of Brookview Healthcare Center, 510 Thompson St., widow of L.B. Black, answered the Master’s call on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at 3:30 p.m. at her residence.  More...

Other News

2,400 book bags distributed to area students

Combined efforts from Broad River Electric Cooperative members, employees and its industrial accounts has provided 2,400 book bags, with school supplies, to students across the upstate of South Carolina.  More...

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

— Bill Mason, YMCA board member and owner of local McDonald’s restaurants, presents Mike Goforth of the YMCA a check in the amount of $1,000 in support of the Cherokee County Family YMCA Capital Campaign. More...

Peeler named to board

William J. (Bill) Peeler, Sr. has been elected a member of the Board of Directors for First Piedmont Federal Savings & Loan Association.  More...

Trustees believed to have discussed lawsuit settlement behind closed doors

$40,000 offer put on table

School trustees discussed a proposed $40,000 settlement offer Monday in a federal job discrimination lawsuit filed by former Cherokee County assistant superintendent Dr. Carlotta Redish. More...

Munitions plant goes silent

Future of local DSE facility remains cloudy following buyout

The firing range at DSE Inc. has apparently gone silent and the future of the local munitions maker remained cloudy Tuesday.  On July 3, Eau Claire, Wisconsin based National Presto Industries, Inc. More...

SCC campus plans to add 15 more acres

Spartanburg Community College (SCC) plans to spend $870,000 on two land purchases so it can expand the size of the Cherokee County branch campus.  More...

JOBLESS REPORT

State numbers up slightly; rate drops locally

Like bread dough without yeast, South Carolina’s jobs market remained somewhat flat in July.  The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate came in at 8.1 percent for July, up just a tick from an 8 percent rate in June. More...

Local News

Mill Village project delayed

Environmental concerns over the installation of a new culvert has delayed the start of the project to revitalize the Mill Village section of Gaffney.  Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said Thursday the city hoped to begin construction in mid-s More...

Town planning for new court

Following through on a promise made to Iron City residents, Blacksburg Town Council is moving quickly with plans to replace the Church Street outdoor basketball court.  More...

City finance committee approves early retirement incentive package

City leaders unanimously approved on Tuesday a plan to offer an incentive package to entice non-essential personnel to quit their jobs.  More...

Sports

Indians forced to use 2-way players

The defending champion Gaffney Indians, like any year-to-year football dynasty, merely replaces parts to compete for another title.  Those parts might be in shorter supply this year, though.  More...

Local powerlifter picks up more trophies, records

Gaffney’s Ty Hill recently flexed his muscles at the World National Powerlifting Federation’s national championship in College Park, Ga., and came home with a couple of first place trophies and national and state records.  More...

High School Volleyball

New coach excited about team’s potential

First-year Gaffney HIgh volleyball coach Shanna Hughes is optimistic the 2013 season will be a success.  With plenty of experience back from last season, Hughes expects the Lady Indians’ hat can be thrown into the ring for region champions More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

The myth of liberal compassion

What will it take for the country to wake up to the destructive ravages of liberalism — and finally do something about them?  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Cracking the whip at GHS? More power to him

It’s hard to believe summer is over and a new school year has started.  I know, I know, the calendar says summer lasts until September 21, but for all practical purposes it’s over when school starts.  Conversely, summer begins w More...

THEIR VIEW

McCain’s fair warning to Egypt

President Barack Obama's latest emissaries to Egypt, Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz. and Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., returned to Washington with little to show for their efforts. More...

National News

‘Hilarity for Charity’ headliner announced

In the midst of charity, Broad River Electric Cooperative has announced hilarity.  Josh Crotzer, member services coordinator for the local cooperative, revealed the featured entertainment for the 2014 Hilarity for Charity benefit comedy show dur More...

Library receives grant for literacy program from Target

The Cherokee County Public Library has announced that its early literacy parent workshop program has been awarded a grant from Target Corporation.  More...

Hospice Care of South Carolina recognized as a ‘We Honor Veterans’ partner

It may surprise many people to learn that 25 percent of those who die every year in the U.S. are veterans.  More...

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