April 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Driver, 18, faces felony DUI charge

An 18-year-old Gaffney man was charged with felony driving under the influence involving great bodily injury following a Saturday evening traffic accident on Union Highway.  More...

Burglars rummage through vehicles during busy night

Several guns, along with electronics and other items, were reported stolen following a rash of vehicle burglaries that came to light Monday morning in the northwestern section of Cherokee County.  More...

LifeStyles

THE MIRACLE OF LIFE

On an early morning in February, Felicia Jackson had been in labor for hours at Gaffney Medical Center when she suddenly went into cardiac arrest. What ensued was a frantic battle by her physician, nurses and staff to save Mrs. More...

Gaffney native featured on TV show

Larry Rochelle Sarratt, son of Gerutha Littlejohn Sarratt and the late Albert Lewis Sarratt, will be featured on the Mary Mary reality TV show Thursday, April 16, on WETV at 9 p.m.  More...

What's Up?

Church news Cherokee Creek Baptist Church, 501 Buck Shoals Road, will have a yard sale Saturday, April 18, from 7 a.m. until noon. Biscuits and drinks will be sold More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Tryphena Jefferson, 99, York County native

Tryphena Smith Jefferson, 99, of Brookview Healthcare Center, widow of Booker T. Jefferson, answered the Master’s call on Monday, April 13, 2015, at 5 a.m. at her residence.  More...

Roger Bradley, 72, truck driver for a grocery store

HICKORY GROVE – Roger Donald Bradley, 72, of 2660 Howells Ferry Road, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015, at his residence.  Born in Gastonia, N.C., he was the husband of Lucille Phillips Bradley and son of the late Hilliard Bradley and Ru More...

Darlene Jones, 57, formerly worked for Cherokee Co. DSN

Susan Darlene Nelson Jones, 57, of 115 Coggins Blvd., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at her residence.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

How many pairs of shoes do you need?

I’ll bet you don’t think much about shoes…if you’re a man…and unless they don’t fit properly…or if you have a small pebble or other irritant lodged inside one you are wearing.  Women, on the other han More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Hillary candidacy doesn’t worry me

Please forgive me, but I’m singularly unimpressed with Hillary Clinton in general, but especially as a Democratic presidential candidate. More...

Stock of online marketplace Etsy surges in trading debut - Free Access

NEW YORK (AP) — The place where you can buy handmade dresses and crocheted dog costumes has a new hot seller: its own stock.  More...

SC House approves bill that provides $400M more for roads

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A bill that would generate more than $400 million in extra funds annually for road and bridge work passed the South Carolina House overwhelmingly Wednesday. More...

AFTER HIGH-SPEED CHASE, CRASH

Woman gets 7 years in prison

A 49-year-old Moorseboro, N.C., woman who led Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a wild police chase last May before police intentionally caused her to crash was sentenced to seven years in jail Monday for the bag of crystal meth she More...

No decision on Peachtree Centre sale

County council wasn’t prepared Tuesday to make a decision on any sale of the Peachtree Centre.  After taking bids from three brokerage firms, council postponed further decision on a possible sale of the county-operated nursing home until t More...

Local News

Festival seeks city funds

The Peach Festival needs $25,000 from the city’s Hospitality Tax to stage this year’s events.  If history is any indication, it will have to make do with less.  Last year, festival officials asked council for $35,000 in H-tax re More...

Refinancing will save taxpayers

Financial advisors said taxpayers will save about $4 million on interest payments when the Cherokee County School District refinances a bond issue later this month.  The SCAGO Educational Facilities Corp. More...

Trustees approve contracts for next school year

Erik Gerstenacker was named Grassy Pond Elementary School principal Monday evening as school trustees approved teacher and administrator contracts for next school year.  More...

Sports

Just slidin’ through

Gaffney gives up big lead, receives late gift to survive against Boiling Springs

While not necessarily how he’d envisioned things going into the evening, Gaffney head coach Jeff Osment won’t complain about how his team picked up a win Monday against Boiling Springs.  More...

Wildcats remain hot, avenge earlier loss to Broome

With a huge pair of match ups with Powdersville at the end of the week, one would certainly excuse Blacksburg if it chose to take its foot off the pedal stepping out of league play Monday night at Broome.  Instead, the Wildcats (11-2, 9-1 Region More...

Masters champ Spieth a rising star grounded in normalcy

AUGUSTA, Ga. —The green jacket is all Jordan Spieth needs for an identity. More...

Letters

Every day, 21 people die waiting for a transplant

Dear Editor: The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) was founded in 1986 when residents of Bloomington, Indiana, rallied around a toddler who needed a life-saving liver transplant. In less than eight weeks, the community raised $100,000 More...

A great family fun day planned in Blacksburg

Dear Editor:  The Iron City Festival is approaching and the Blacksburg Business Association’s 10th annual event promises more than enough entertainment for a day of family fun on April 18. More...

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