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Let down your hair and get in the groove at the Cherokee County Public Library’s ‘End of Summer’ concert on Aug. 12

Groovehouse Orchestra of Spartanburg will perform soul, funk and rock ‘n’ roll at 10th annual event

It's time to let your hair down and enjoy some groove-oriented soul, funk and rock 'n' roll at the Cherokee County Public Library's "End of Summer" concert on Tuesday, Aug. 12. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Couple celebrate 60th anniversary

L.J. and Betty Seals of Gaffney celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 24, 2014.  Mr. and Mrs. Seals were married in Cherokee County in 1954. More...

Nathan Winograd, animal rights activist, adds Charlotte to ‘No Kill Is Love’ tour

CHARLOTTE – Nathan Winograd, a well known animal rights activist, is touring this summer across the U.S. cities to screen his film, Redemption: The No Kill Revolution in America, a film based on his book of the same title. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

FRANCES SCISM

Mary Frances Davidson Scism, 93, a longtime resident of Shelby, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Valley Falls Terrace Nursing Center, Spartanburg.  More...

John Ingram, retired after 29 years as captain with US Airways/ American Airlines

YORK – John Falder Ingram, 62, of 1970 Black Hwy., passed away Monday, Aug. More...

Martha Moore, retired from Cherokee Finishing

Martha Webb Moore, 81, of Ford Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

We should be there every time the polls are open

I have a dream.  I would love to leave the school district office and submit a story that reads...  “The Cherokee County School Board met Monday evening. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

The trouble with banning trans fats

Like many Americans, you probably think it’s up to you to determine how healthy your diet is. Well, the Food and Drug Administration has a different idea.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Arrest made in shooting investigation

Continuing to follow leads on a string of unrelated acts of violence at local nightclubs, Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller confirmed that another of the suspects his office was seeking is now in custody.  Calvin Jerrod Lindsay, 25, of Sarra More...

Committee picks pair of firms for potential school building program

A district procurement committee has chosen two architect and construction design firms for school trustees to consider hiring as part of a proposed $61 million school building program.  More...

Phony lieutenant tells woman she was videotaped committing traffic offense

Creativity has never been a problem for scammers, their ingenuity rewarding them with ill-gotten gains.  Lately, such opportunists have taken aim at local residents, using scare tactics in an effort to find a way to their wallets.  More...

Local News

McCluney running for BPW commissioner

I am Harold M. Mc- Cluney, Sr. I am a candidate for the Gaffney Board of Public Works, District #1.  More...

Ross seeking re-election

I, Joe Ross, am seeking reelection as District 1 Council member for the Town of Blacksburg.  More...

Work on fire training center to begin soon

Facility will be open to all departments

They might not look like much now, but the rolled-up architect drawings on Gaffney Fire Chief Jamie Caggiano’s desk hold a whole lot of promise not just for his department but emergency service providers countywide.  More...

Sports

Indians take first test drive

Gaffney traveled to Greer Thursday night for first scrimmage

Following five days of practice, the Gaffney Indians held their first scrimmage of the preseason Thursday night.  The Indians traveled to Greer for the 8 p.m. scrimmage. The results weren’t available at press time. More...

Peak Show now ‘air’ing in D.C.

Peak scorches nets for 36, 37 points in summer league games

Gaffney fans have enjoyed the Peak Show for the past few years.  Now, Georgetown University fans in Washington D.C. have made it must-see viewing, too.  L.J. More...

Wildcats to see mirror image in scrimmages against Buford and Lee Central today

Blacksburg High football players will see their mirror image Friday in an early preseason look at the new offense the Wildcats unveil on Aug. 22.  More...

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