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Woman charged after children found on street

A 58-year-old Gaffney woman was arrested June 2 after she allegedly sent two young children, a 9-yearold and a 3-year-old, out of her home late at night to go find their mother in Spartanburg because she was tired of dealing with them, according to t More...

Council insists recycling lives on

The county’s recycling efforts are alive and well even though the county will stop picking up plastic bottles, cardboard and other recyclables at the curb each week.  That was the message this week from a couple of Cherokee County Council More...

LifeStyles

Blacksburg Middle School 7th graders travel May 22-25 to Washington, D.C.

Blacksburg Middle School 7th grade students and a number of chaperones traveled May 22-25 to Washington, D.C. While in Washington they visited Mt. More...

Park shares ship models with Town of Cowpens

Cowpens National Battlefield will loan its two USS Cowpens ship models to the Town of Cowpens as an offsite exhibit in the town’s Village Community Center.  More...

ENGAGEMENT

Davis – Cunningham

Brenda G. Davis and Johnny Cunningham announce their engagement.  A July 12, 2014, wedding is planned at the Gaffney Senior Center.  Miss Davis is the daughter of the late Margaret L. Davis and Dewitt Davis, both of Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Orman ‘Al’Allen, stationed in Hawaii during World War II

Orman C. “Al” Allen, passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 20l4, at McGraw Community Hospice, Jacksonville, Fla. He was 87 years old.  Al had been a resident of Jacksonville for a little over four years. More...

Jessica Salazar, native of Maine; employed by CCDSN

Jessica Lynn Salazar, 33, of 266 Goldmine Springs Road, Apt. J64, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 2, 2014, at her residence.  More...

Virginia Mae Earle, retired from Corinth Elementary School

BOSTIC, N.C. – Virginia Mae Ware Earle, 89, of 135 East Church St., formerly of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at her home.  More...

State News

S.C. recycling rate increases

COLUMBIA – The state's municipal solid waste (MSW) recycling rate increased for the fourth straight year, according to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.  More...

Senate hopeful stops to greet Gaffney voters

Richard Cash likes to think of himself as a man of the people, for the people.  A “political outsider,” Cash hasn’t spent much of the past few decades on Capitol Hill lobbying for votes on key legislation, instead building busi More...

Report: Mom admits pot use in effort to kill unborn child

A 20-year-old Gaffney woman was charged with the unlawful neglect of a child/helpless person after she allegedly admitted to a Department of Social Services caseworker that she stopped taking prenatal medication and smoked marijuana almost daily in a More...

Local class of ’14 rakes in $13.7 million

Blacksburg and Gaffney High senior classes graduated Tuesday with more than $13.7 million in college scholarship money.  Scholarships offered the Gaffney High Class of 2014 are valued at $10,979,642 over a 4- year period. More...

Local News

Former employee files gender discrimination lawsuit

Nestle Frozen Food Company has been named as a defendant in a gender discrimination lawsuit filed in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas by a former worker who claims she was terminated after complaining about unfair treatment.   More...

Public hearing set on school budget

Taxpayers can comment on spending priorities for public schools Monday at a budget hearing hosted by the Cherokee County School District.  The school board will hold a public hearing about its proposed $67.2 million budget at 6 p.m. More...

Chairman to be selected

A chairman will be selected Saturday to oversee the newly merged voter registration and election commission board.  The restructured board, known as the Voter Registration and Election Commission of Cherokee County, replaces the two 5-member Vot More...

Sports

Tourney time at the complex

All-star teams swing into action this month

With the 2014 Dixie Youth baseball regular season in the books, the focus now shifts to area All-Star teams vying for a shot at the state tournament this summer.  The Cherokee County Youth Sports Complex will host the all-star district tournamen More...

Post 109 hopes to be ready, not rusty

Post 109 will play its first game in 12 days when it travels to Greer on Monday.  It’s a long time to be idle, but is it too long.  Post 109 manager Derek Byars hopes not.  Byars and the players weren’t sitting home this we More...

Smith, Masters leads Post 109 juniors to win over Union

Ashby Smith used his bat and Jack Masters used his arm to lead the Post 109 juniors to a 9- 2 win over Union on Tuesday.  Smith was 4 for 4, including a 2-run double in the sixth. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Survive zombie apocalypse and earn a scholarship

Everyone is normal until you get to know them.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

College for everyone is not the answer

A recent study estimated that getting a college degree is worth about a half-million dollars over the course of a graduate’s lifetime. On the surface, that presents an open-and-shut case that college is worth the time and money involved.  More...

THEIR VIEWS

S.C. State needs clear plan

The fiscal woes at South Carolina State University seemingly got a slight reprieve earlier this month, thanks to a $6 million loan from Sen. Hugh Leatherman’s State Budget and Control Board.  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?