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CAVA partners with city hall for special patriotic exhibits

‘Red, White and Blue: Patriotic Reflections’ opens July 3

The newest exhibit by the Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery acknowledges our nation’s heritage with a show titled “Red, White and Blue: Patriotic Reflections.”  More...

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS –

Winners of the Gaffney Business and Professional Women’s $500 scholarships for 2014 were GHS graduate Summer Hall and BHS graduate Ashley McCraw. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Littlejohn – Jefferies

Ashley Nicole Littlejohn and Prentiss Deterence Jefferies, both of Gaffney, will be married on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Encounter Church.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Larry Turner, employed by Duke Energy for 28 years

BLACKSBURG – Larry Scott Turner, 50, of 1910 Blacksburg Hwy., passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Charlotte, N.C., he was the husband of Sharon Turner and son of Carolyn Turner and the lat More...

Brenda Russell, worked as a CNA

BLACKSBURG – Brenda May Russell, 64, of 186 Possum Trot Road, passed away June 4, 2014, at her home.  Born in Greensboro, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Ira May and Margaret Dunlap. Mrs. More...

Ray Towery, U.S. Army veteran; retired electrician

Ray Alton Towery, 79, of Old Henrietta Road, Forest City, N.C., died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Carolina’s Medical Center in Charlotte.  A native of Rutherford County, N.C., he was born on Feb. 25, 1935, a son of the late William  More...

Former auto dealership operator sentenced in federal court

The former owner of now-shuttered car dealerships in Spartanburg and Gaffney was sentenced to six months in prison and six months probation in U.S. More...

MURDER CHARGE

Man who shot wife in head with shotgun now in custody

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.  William D. More...

Local News

Haley signs bill that will allow referendum on penny sales tax

District faces Aug. 15 deadline

Cherokee County voters can now decide in the November election whether the school district can continue using a penny sales tax to repair and replace aging school buildings.  More...

Possum Trot bridge to be replaced

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has announced it plans to replace the bridge over Garner Branch on Possum Trot Road (S-11-223) in Cherokee County.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

Some thieves like liquor, some like beer

Two women were caught on videotape stealing a $28 bottle of liquor from a Gaffney liquor store. According to the Gaffney Police Department, the shoplifting occurred at A to Z Liquor on June 14. More...

Sports

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Post 109 plays most complete game of season in win over Greer

For at least one game, Post 109 found its mojo.  Alex Raines allowed only four hits and one run, Josh Sereno drove in three runs and the defense didn’t commit an error in Post 109’s 11-1 home win over Greer on Wednesday.  More...

Assistant picked to replace Lombardo

Limestone’s national search didn’t go far to find Chico Lombardo’s replacement.  According to numerous sources, Limestone pitching coach Chris Wiley will be hired as the school’s new baseball coach.  Lombardo’ More...

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Letters

What about Cherokee County?

Once again after reading the local news I find that our surrounding counties seem to be having a very successful time attracting new industries into their boundaries. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Supreme Court ruling is absolutely absurd

Readers seem to have a commitment problem where they just read a few sentences and skim information before forming an opinion.  More...

THEIR VIEW

New teacher evaluation plan is fair

The South Carolina Board of Education has approved a new system for evaluating public school teachers that is a good compromise and addresses some concerns that teachers had about the original plan proposed by outgoing Superintendent of Education Mic 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?