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Daughters followed in mom’s ‘perfect’ GHS footsteps

Franquia and Raven Byers rarely spent a moment apart on their way to achieving success in all areas of their school careers.  More...

LifeStyles

Sossamons present program about European trip at meeting of TuesdayWoman’s Club May 13

The Tuesday Woman’s Club met May 13 in Winnie Davis Hall at Limestone College. Hostesses were Katie Baines, Jean Moore and Grace Murphy.  Mrs. More...

Protecting seniors from scams

It’s becoming much easier for fraudsters to trick unwary consumers

It is becoming easier and easier for scammers to trick consumers into giving sensitive information and money to strangers, according to the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs.  More...

KNOW2 BOOK DONATIONS

KNOW2 BOOK DONATIONS – The Cherokee County Education Association – Retired recently donated children’s books to the KNOW2 program. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Theresa Corner, worked at Magnolia Finishing

BLACKSBURG – Theresa Renee Myers Corner, 56, of 115 Box Car Alley, Lot No. More...

Joel Dorr

Oakland: Joel Webster Dorr 67, died unexpectedly Monday May 26, 2014 at his home in Oakland.  More...

Shirley Griffin

GASTONIA, N.C. – Shirley Jean Griffin, 72, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Replace-it or patch-it decision looms for trustees

In the next few weeks and months, decisions will be made that will affect education in Cherokee County for decades to come. The first decision will be made by the school district’s board of trustees. More...

THEIR VIEW

Captives trade sends risky signal

The release of a member of the U.S. military held captive by one of our nation’s enemies should be a cause for celebration.  But the circumstances of Army Sgt. More...

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Motorcycles, classic cars in spotlight this weekend

Riding in or rolling out, local residents will have ample opportunities to make an impact in the fight against cancer this weekend.  Annually calling on area motorcyclists to mix their passion with a just cause, the Cherokee County Sheriff&rsqu More...

Man accused of kidnapping

A 25-year-old Gaffney man has been charged with kidnapping following a Gaffney Police Department investigation into a May 31 incident on West Floyd Baker Boulevard.  More...

Incumbents in Gaffney file to seek re-election

All three incumbent Gaffney City councilmen want to keep their jobs.  District 3’s Bernard Smith, District 2’s Tom Reid and District 5 councilman Boone Peeler all filed for reelection for the August nonpartisan municipal election.&nb More...

Local News

Driver cited after hitting building

A 48-year-old Gaffney man was ticketed following a Saturday afternoon accident in which his car veered off North Granard Street and struck a utility pole and a building.  More...

Budget passes 1st reading

With only one exception, Gaffney City Council liked its new fiscal year budget.  Harold Littlejohn was the only council member to vote against the $12,420,82 budget that contains no millage increases anda2percent cost-of-living raise for employe More...

Kindergarten registration ends Friday, June 6

Parents can register children to attend 4-year-old kindergarten through Friday, June 6.  Students must turn 4 before September 1, 2014. More...

Sports

Defense, Ward bright spots at spring game

Two touchdowns allowed. Two turnovers forced.  Hearing those defensive highlights from Thursday’s spring football game likely brought a smile to Gaffney head coach Dan Jones.  More...

Earls’ travels prepare him for MLB Draft

In preparation for Thursday’s Major League Baseball draft, Kaleb Earls has been logging more miles than a political candidate.  More...

MITE LEAGUE CHAMPS

Players from J.M. Brown display their excitement after winning the Gaffney Youth Baseball Mite League Post Season Tournament. More...

Letters

Supports Richard Cash for Senate

Dear Editor:   I routinely hear people decry the state of affairs in America, saying things like, “we need to turn back to God” and “we need to throw out the lot of those politicians in Washington and get some men of character More...

Encourages SCC and tech center on same campus

Dear Editor:   The Cherokee County Development Board strongly supports the colocation and cooperative efforts of the Spartanburg Community College - Cherokee Campus and the Cherokee Technology Center.  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?