June 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

PROPERTY TAX OPTIONS

Higher property taxes are an option the Cherokee County School District has studied as a potential revenue source to repair and replace aging school buildings.  This would require passage of referendums on tax increases in the November election. More...

LifeStyles

Who says learning has to be boring? Not these kids

CAVA begins second week of Summer Art Camp July 14

If your family was on vacation or your child was enrolled in another event during the first week of the 2014 Summer Art Camp, they can still join the fun in the second session of the camp that is scheduled for July 14-18.  More...

Summer Reading 2014 off to good start at library

The Cherokee County Public Library’s summer reading program is well under way and will continue through Friday. Aug. 1. It’s still not too late to sign up to win great prizes. More...

WHAT’S UP

CAVA yard sale set for June 28 The CAVA Art Gallery will have a yard sale Saturday, June 28, from 8:30 a.m. until noon in the parking lot of the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Alleine Hughes, Gaffney native; retired from textiles and health care industry in S.C.

TEACHEY, N.C. – Alleine Moss Hughes, formerly of Gaffney, S.C., passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at her home in Teachey at the age of 75.  She was the daughter of the late Rev. B.P. and Elizabeth Baker Moss and widow of Jimmie R. More...

Cornell Humphries

Memorial services for Cornell Humphries, 68, of 1620 Green Lee Road, Mooresboro, N.C., will be held Saturday, June 28, at 3 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Macomson officiating.   More...

Martholia Gist, lived in Cleveland, Ohio

Martholia Rodgers Gist, 95, of Cleveland, Ohio, entered eternal rest on May 26, 2014, in Cleveland.  Widow of Harry Gist, she was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late Paul and Ressie Harris Rodgers. More...

State News

SCDCA issues warning about frighteningly convincing jury duty scam

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is warning the public about a frighteningly convincing jury duty scam.  More...

SC Supreme Court rules public bodies need not have agendas

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has ruled that public bodies in South Carolina do not have to publish agendas before their regular meetings and they can add to the list of items discussed during the meetings.  More...

National News

Instead of breather, US contemplates math

SAO PAULO (AP) — Instead of taking a breather, the U.S. created a World Cup math puzzle for its fans back in America .  More...

Court says ‘no’ to NJ gambling

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. More...

Breaking News - 6/26/2014 3:06 PM

husband arrested

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office investigators have charged a 68-year-old Gaffney man with murder for the June 21 death of his wife — who was killed by a shotgun blast to the head.  More...

Few answers so far from weekend shootings

Investigations by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office remained ongoing Tuesday into three separate shooting incidents that left two people dead and three people injured between Saturday morning and Sunday night.  More...

Poll: Majority favors higher taxes for better schools

County residents expressed support for paying higher taxes in exchange for better schools in survey results released Monday evening by the M.B. Kahn construction management firm. More...

Julia Phillips case featured on TV show Thursday

The 2010 murder of Melvin Roberts in York and the 2013 conviction of his longtime girlfriend, Julia Phillips of Gaffney — a case that grabbed the attention of the entire region — will be the subject of an hour-long true crime show airing More...

Local News

Sheriff plans to use drug money to equip gym

At the most recent Cherokee County Council meeting, chairman Tim Spencer wondered aloud if any non-law enforcement personnel were working out at the sheriff’s department-operated Cops Gym.  Turns out he already knew the answer.  Spenc More...

SAY CHEESE

— Dirt track racing fans got an up-close and personal opportunity to meet with Late Model Dirt Series racer Chris Ferguson on last Friday afternoon as the racer and his car came to the Kangaroo More...

FSA nomination period now open

Glenn Thomas, USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director for Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee counties, has announced that farmers and landowners in Cherokee County, also known as Local Administrative Area No. More...

Sports

Earls saved the day

Kaleb Earls' pro career is off to a great start.  Earls, who was picked in the 13th round by the Milwaukee Brewers, earned a save in his first outing of the season, allowed only one hit in two innings in his team's 4-1 win over Reds in Arizona L More...

Rice spreads his wings with new venture in Seattle

Seattle Seahawk Sidney Rice is using the off-season to earn his wings.  The former Gaffney and South Carolina wide receiver signed on last year with Wingstop, the 570-unit wing expert restaurant chain, to open five new locations in the Seattle-T More...

Lebron tells Heat he will become a free agent

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James delivered his message loud and clear, without actually saying a word.  He's willing to leave Miami, if that's what it will take to win more championships. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I have never considered ‘Redskins’ to be derogatory

Here’s a novel idea for all those who are offended by the Washington Redskins name: Don’t go to their games, watch them on TV or buy any of their memorabilia.  Same thing for all the other stuff you’re offended by. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

A productive 2014 legislative session

A lot of the news coverage of the end of the General Assembly’s legislative session has focused on the more “popcorn worthy” moments of the Senate choosing its internal leadership.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Print Edition

Click here for digital edition
2014-06-25 digital edition

Special Sections

Poll

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?