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School budget has no tax hike

The Cherokee County School Board did not raise taxes in giving final approval to a $67.6 million budget Monday that adds six teachers and provides more help for the school district office.  The spending plan for the 2014-2015 fiscal year represe More...

Bikers take to the road in battle against cancer

The only word dozens of local motorcyclists needed was “go.”  Spending much of Saturday morning wondering what Mother Nature had in store, the group was relieved to get their focus off the weather and more on why they had gathered at More...

LifeStyles

Humane Society of Cherokee County sponsoring its first online auction

Proceeds of June 12-22 event benefit homeless and unwanted dogs and cats

The   Humane Society of Cherokee County (HSCC) is sponsoring a Facebook auction to benefit the county’s homeless and unwanted dogs and cats. More...

AAUW honors 3 senior women

The annual AAUW banquet and awards ceremony honoring local high school and college senior women was held in April at Carson Farm.  More...

Ready to roll...

Derenda Mullinax and Kimberly Myers pose on their bikes in front of Cruiser’s of Gaffney, having signed up for the benefit dice run scheduled for Saturday, June 21, to raise funds for Cherokee County Meals on Wheels. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bobby McAbee Jr., self-employed roofer

CLOVER – Bobby James McAbee Jr., 61, of 1680 South Beersheba Road, passed away June 4, 2014, at home.  Mr. McAbee was the husband of Martha Kirk McAbee of the home and son of the late Herbert James and Sarah Ramsey McAbee. More...

Jeffrey Lipscomb

Funeral services for Jeffrey Lipscomb, 43, of 115 Springdale Ave., East Orange, N.J., will be held on Thursday, June 12, at 1 p.m. at Philadelphia Baptist Church in Gaffney with Dr. Danny L. Burnside officiating. More...

Ann Inman, retired from Monsanto

Sherry Ann Jackson Inman, 70, of 331 Gaffney Ferry Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 8, 2014, at her residence.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

And now a word about socks

Sometimes my thoughts lead me to fixate on the ordinary, everyday, mundane things we normally just take for granted without giving it, or them, a second thought.  Like socks.  You ever think about socks?  Me neither.  More...

THEIR VIEW

New carbon rules are essential

The Obama administration’s new effort to reduce carbon emissions is an important, sensible and necessary step in reducing threat of global warming. It should serve as an example to other polluting nations around the world.  More...

Mueller staves off challenge

Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller fended off a well-organized challenger during Tuesday’s Republican primary with a commanding 63 percent of the vote, according to unofficial election returns. More...

Mathis maintains Dist. 5 seat

Cherokee County Council District 5 voters stuck with the status quo Tuesday, easily re-electing 7-term incumbent Charles Mathis.  Mathis coasted to victory in the Republican Party primary with 708 votes, or 73 percent. More...

ONLINE Poll

results  Should Congress allow tolling on interstate highways to pay for repairs and improvements?  NO: 236 votes (71%) Yes: 97 votes (29%) tOtal VOtes: 333   More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

Two Gaffney women arrested after fighting in school hallway

Two Gaffney women were arrested by city police June 4 after they allegedly became involved in an altercation at Mary Bramlett Elementary School.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

l A Canadian man claimed he was cheated out of $70 after an Apple iPad tablet computer box he bought in a Gaffney parking lot turned out to be filled with worthless coupons.  More...

Community groups will help kids learn during summer

Learning could be delicious and daring this summer as children explore the worlds of pirates and walk on the wilder side with new fruits and vegetables.  Pirates and learning about different fruits are two themes on tap for weekly sessions plann More...

Sports

SKILL DEVELOPMENT

Gaffney High assistant coach Phillip McHam instructs rising freshman big man Sadarius Cleveland during a skill development workout Tuesday at Gaffney High School. More...

Indians name Clark as new quarterback coach

Gaffney High football coach Dan Jones has named Justin Clark as the Indians’ new quarterback coach.  Clark served in the same capacity at Boiling Springs, helping Bulldog quarterback Daniel Thompson become one of the top quarterbacks in th More...

Greer, Foster shut out Post 109, 3-0

Blue Ridge product Kyle Foster outdueled Post 109’s Tristan Thompson Monday night.  Foster tossed a complete game five-hit shutout in Greer’s 3-0 win over visiting Post 109.  He struck out four and walked only two.  Foster More...

Letters

Urges residents to contact county council members and ask them to keep curbside recycling program

Dear Klonie:   I share your opinion expressed recently in an editorial that county council is taking a backward step in eliminating curbside recycling routes.  More...

We have raised an ingenious, well-mannered man who is a valuable citizen of Cherokee County

Dear Editor:   My son has been in the Cherokee County School District Special Services for the past 15 years. He has had multiple diagnoses, including speech delay and learning disabled.  More...

Thanks to the sheriff’s department for clearing brush and hazardous items

Dear Editor:   The Cherokee Recreation District would like to thank Sheriff Mueller and sheriff’s department for clearing bushes, weeds, trees and all hazardous debris from our soccer players playing field.  The recreation district an More...

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