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Oscar Fuller’s name will be added to SCC’s Wall of Fame

KNOW(2) project director Oscar Fuller was inducted May 30 into the Spartanburg Community College Wall of Fame for his leadership role in expanding education opportunities for county residents.  More...

ONLINE Poll

RESULTS   If the county discontinues curbside pickup, will you take recyclable materials to a designated collection site?   More...

LifeStyles

‘Upcycled’ art exhibit closes June 27

Artists use recyclable and throwaway items to create delightful works for unusual show

Next week will be the final week to see the Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists’ unusual exhibit featuring works crafted from recyclable and throwaway items.  More...

ANNIVERSARY PROGRAM –

The Inspirational Choir of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 1809 Old Post Road, will celebrate its 19th anniversary Sunday, June 22, at 4 p.m. More...

Program explains how building repairs were made in 1800s

Household repairs can be a pain but can you imagine having to cut down a tree and shape the log by hand just to fix a hole in your wall in the 1800s?  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

MARY WIGGINS

Mary Ellen Gordon Wiggins, 85, of Gaffney, left for her family reunion at the Gates of Heaven on June 18, 2014, at Brookview Healthcare Center of Gaffney. What a splendid affair it was! She was greeted by her father and mother, Rev. More...

Ailene Lawing, retired from textiles

Mary Ailene Ray Lawing, 88, of 419 Hardin Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at her residence.  More...

Elizabeth Pettit, dedicated mother, sister and friend

Elizabeth Bostic Pettit, 77, of Gaffney went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.  Mrs. Pettit was born on Nov. 29, 1936, in Mooresboro to Virgil and Mary Loveless Bostic. More...

Lawmakers OK 1-cent sales tax referendum

State lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to a bill that would allow the Cherokee County School District to move forward with a voter referendum on a penny sales tax for school construction projects.  More...

Ex-detective pleads guilty to federal charge

A former Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office detective who was indicted by federal authorities pleaded guilty Wednesday in Spartanburg to a federal charge that he distributed seized poker machines for his own gain, according to the U.S. More...

Check Out The Cub Scout Camp Photos

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All last week, the Three Rivers District of the Boy Scouts of America held its Cub Scout Day Camp at the Timken Center at Limestone College, treating very young Cub Scouts with trips to the swimming pool, lessons on an archery range, games and crafts More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

Police searching for 6 foot, 200 pound purse snatcher

City of Gaffney police were called to the 100 block of Overbrook Drive on June 7 after a 50-year-old woman’s purse was snatched.  More...

Burns Chevrolet hosting ‘Family Movie Night’

It has never been about the cars, and while that may sound odd when speaking about a man who owns and operates the longest running franchise dealership in Cherokee County, Sam Burns, owner of Burns Chevrolet, has always been in business for the peopl More...

Dean’s List

The following local students were named to the Wofford College spring 2014 semester Dean’s List:  Jan Elizabeth Patton of Gaffney, SC (29340).  Kaitlyn Leigh Conner of Gaffney, SC (29341).  Kalen Cecile Alverson of Chesnee, SC (2 More...

Sports

BEATING THE HEAT

A rising Gaffney High jayvee player takes part in an agility drill Wednesday morning. The players hit the practice field for conditioning drills as early as 6 a.m. to beat the heat and humidity. More...

Indian tackle picks up another offer

T.J. Haney’s verbal commitment to Wake Forest hasn’t stopped schools from pursuing the Indians’ giant offensive tackle.  Haney said Wednesday that Central Florida is the latest school to offer him. More...

Errors, walks plague Post 109 in league losses

The errors and walks couldn’t have come at a worse time for Post 109.  Spartanburg rallied from a 2-run deficit to beat Post 109 13-9 on Wednesday. Only five of Spartanburg’s runs were earned. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

What’s in a name?

Even if everything was wrong in the world, for some strange reason I used to be able to depend on sports to make things right.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

The tech industry poised to reinvent regulation

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how Uber was upsetting government regulators. The ride-sharing company is providing such great service to consumers that existing taxi companies called upon the government to help. More...

THEIR VIEWS

State on right track with more appointed leadership posts

MYRTLE BEACH — In a military organization such as a state’s National Guard, it makes sense that the overall commander, the adjutant general, is appointed. That’s the case in every state except South Carolina. More...

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