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Budget numbers presented at county council meeting

Cherokee County will likely add a couple of new employees and adjust salaries in several departments but the tradeoff could be a tax hike to bolster its capital projects fund.  At a budget workshop Monday, Cherokee County Council hashed out deta More...

LifeStyles

ALL ABOARD FOR A ROLLICKIN’ GOOD TIME

The Town of Blacksburg unfurled the red carpet to visitors last Saturday, hosting its 10th annual Iron City Festival. More...

What's Up?

Meetings The Cherokee County Education Association–Retired will meet Thursday, April 23, at noon in Stephenson Dining Hall at Limestone College. The speaker will be a representative from Peachcenter Ministries. More...

STUFF THE BUS –

Mary Peeler (left), chair of the fund raising committee for Peachcenter Ministries, and Melba Lindler (right), chair of the Board for Peachcenter Ministries, invite local residents to help “Stu More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Barbara Carlton, retired from Town of Summerton in 1994

SUMMERTON – Barbara McCraw Carlton, 82, wife of John David Carlton Jr., died Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital.  More...

Timothy Dale Smith, served with U.S. Army in Operation Desert Shield

COWPENS – Timothy Dale Smith, 45, of Cowpens, passed away April 17, 2015, at his home.  Celebration of Life services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, in the chapel of Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel. More...

Joyce Wilkie, retired from Belk of Gaffney

Joyce Humphries Wilkie, 83, formerly of 862 Bonner Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 20, 2015, at Brookview Healthcare.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Successful beyond our wildest dreams

Time flies when you’re having fun, right?  More...

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Unemployment rate drops in Cherokee County

All 46 SC counties see lower rates

By TIM GULLA  Ledger Staff Writer  tim@gaffneyledgercom     More...

‘It’s one of the best things ever to come to Cherokee County’

LAND DONATED FOR VA NURSING HOME

Pending funding approval, the Northwest South Carolina Veterans Nursing Home now has an address — Hyatt Street, Gaffney.  More...

Firm hired to determine Peachtree Centre value

Cherokee County Council on Monday hired the real estate investment services firm Marcus & Millichap to determine the market value of the county owned Peachtree Centre.  Cherokee County Assistant Administrator Holland Belue said the Illinois- More...

LIVE BURN EXERCISES

— The City of Gaffney’s new fire training center’s first day of use saw Cherokee Technology Center students take a big step towards becoming firefighters as their skills were put to More...

Local News

Camp Giorno - Saturday, April 25

Fun for the preschoolers, too

Parents are invited to bring their young children for a fun time of learning outside the Campo Giorno field day.  Sparky the Fire Dog, bouncy houses, music and games are among the treats in store for children at an “Early Learning Day&rdqu More...

Facebook post leads to arrest of NC woman for shoplifting

A City of Gaffney police detective signed arrest warrants on a 30-year-old North Carolina woman Tuesday after a Facebook posting seeking public assistance led to the alleged identity of a shoplifting suspect.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

A purse stolen from a vehicle parked on West Montgomery Street was later located in a city park. More...

Sports

Bye, bye playoffs for Indians

The Gaffney High baseball team’s hopes of making the playoffs evaporated Tuesday night. And the dagger was delivered by the Fort Mill Yellow Jackets. Fort Mill jumped to a 6-0 lead and never looked back. More...

Familiar face joins GHS coaching staff

East Carolina coach picked to head Gaffney strength and conditioning program

A familiar face will be returning to the Gaffney High varsity football coaching staff. More...

SCHSL okays new 5-class system; takes effect in 2016

A long awaited change to how the SC High School League classifies its member schools will soon become a reality.  The high school athletic governing body’s Executive Committee approved a proposal Tuesday by a 10-5 vote that would create a five-c More...

Letters

This initiative is the greatest undertaking since Cherokee County was founded

Dear Cody:   More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Hillary candidacy doesn’t worry me, Part 2

I don’t get depressed too often, but I feel the blues coming on. More...

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