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School district faces $3 million in personnel costs, $179,042 deficit

Nearly $3 million in new personnel costs and a $179,042 budget deficit are issues Cherokee County school administrators face in a preliminary spending plan unveiled Tuesday.  More...

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RESULTS  Are Cherokee County School District dress codes adequate?   More...

LifeStyles

Gaffney native, author in Gaffney May 6

Cherokee County Public Library to host reception, book signing and reading

The Cherokee County Public Library will host a book "happening" for Gaffney native and internationally known author, Elizabeth Eslami, on Tuesday, May 6. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m. More...

Limestone College will present spring choral concert on May 4

Limestone College’s music department will present its annual spring choral concert on Sunday, May 4, at 3 p.m. in Fullerton Auditorium. Admission is free and the public is invited.  More...

SPEAKER AT ALTRUSA MEETING

SPEAKER AT ALTRUSA MEETING – Betsy Gray- Manning, Resource Family Recruiter, from SCYAP-Resource Family Program, spoke to Altrusa International of Gaffney at the organization’s monthly me More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Glen Carner Jr., retired from United States Navy

BLACKSBURG – Glenn Morris Carner Jr., 86, of 202 W. Lime St., passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center.  More...

Delora Phalen, native of Pikeville, Ky.

Delora Newsom Phalen, 58, of 135 Web Blanton Court, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Inette D.Wilson, services set for May 4

Graveside services for Inette Davis Wilson, 80, of 116 Gaffney Ave., will be held Sunday, May 4, at 4 p.m. at Limestone Cemetery with the Rev. Clarence Davis and Dr. More...

Machines seized from golf course must be destroyed

A Cherokee County magistrate has ordered the destruction of several gaming devices recently seized by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators at a local golf course.  More...

County considers trashing curbside recycling efforts

Cherokee County Council is considering trashing its weekly curbside recycling collection.  Cherokee County Assistant Administrator Holland Belue told council members during a budget workshop Monday that $450,000 in capital items are needed in th More...

County official says ‘this is the best budget I have been a part of’

Although cuts to state aid have backed local officials into a corner the past few years, county leaders have proposed a budget that holds the line on property taxes.  That’s in contrast to a year ago when Cherokee County Council approved a More...

Local News

County councilman to be honored for service to Scouts

Longtime Cherokee County councilman Rufus Foster will be honored May 21 by the Boy Scouts of America for his near lifetime of service, support and dedication to Scouting ideals.  More...

Video contest winners announced

More than 2,000 votes were cast in a video contest this month highlighting the importance of education in Cherokee County.  More...

Students sign pledges

School resource officer Lt. Zeb Starnes just smiled last Friday as he watched Blacksburg High students struggle to walk in a straight line away from a golf cart.  The high school students weren’t drunk. More...

Sports

A WORD OF ADVICE

Gaffney offensive coordinator Donnie Littlejohn makes a point during a recent passing drill. More...

Class AAAA Baseball Playoffs

Fort Mill trips up Indians, 3-2

The Gaffney Indians got the effective pitching they needed but their hitters couldn’t get the barrel of their bats on the ball in a 3-2 loss to Fort Mill in the first round of the District playoffs on Thursday.  More...

Lady Indians fall in playoff marathon to Northwestern

The Gaffney High softball team sure made top seeded Northwestern earn this playoff victory.  The Lady Trojans needed a 2-run walk off homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to escape with a tough 4-2 win on Thursday.  Gaffney now faces elim More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

With great power comes ... well, you know the rest

Since it’s superhero season at the box office, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my own superpowers and the great responsibility that comes with wielding them, as Uncle Ben Parker reminded in the Spiderman comics.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Piketty book on inequality bad news for Clinton

A book by a French economist on income inequality has become a pop sensation among Democratic liberal elites. More...

THEIR VIEW

Containing deadly diseases

Add camels and fruit bats to the list of animals — ducks, geese, chickens and pigs, for starters — that transmit deadly diseases to humans. And to avian flu and swine flu, add Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and the Ebola virus. More...

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