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Development board gets fiscal boost

Cherokee County Council members on Tuesday nearly doubled their economic development budget in an effort to create jobs and boost the county’s economy.  Councilman Steven Blanton made a motion to add $80,000 to the Cherokee County Developm More...

LifeStyles

Cherokee County Meals OnWheels receives $1,000 grant from Olive Garden to ‘End Senior Hunger’

Cherokee County Meals On Wheels announced on May 1 that it has been selected by the Olive Garden Restaurant in Gaffney to receive a $1,000 grant as part of the Restaurant Community Grants program from the Darden Restaurants Foundation, the charitable More...

FIVE GENERATIONS –

Representing five generations are “The Queen Bee,” Marie Dawkins; her daughter, Etta Jones; her granddaughter, Debra Williamson; her great-granddaughter, Shay Tutt; and her great-great-gr More...

Inaugural ‘Ride for the Gold’ set for May 16 at GHS

The inaugural Gaffney High School Band of Gold charity ride, themed “Ride for the Gold,” is set for Saturday, May 16.  Sign up begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Gaffney High School parking lot, 149 Twin Lakes Road. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Herbert Edmonds, retired from U.S. Postal Service

CHESNEE – Herbert Z. Edmonds, 93, of Chesnee. passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015.  More...

Thomas “Peewee” Swanger Sr., retired from Shaw Construction

COWPENS – Thomas “Peewee” Buren Swanger Sr., 69, husband of Doris Jones Swanger, died Monday, May 11, 2015.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Ocie Hawkins Swanger and the late T.B. Swanger. More...

JerryW. Fernandez Jr.

Services for Jerry Wayne Fernandez Jr., 24, of 168 Old Pacolet Road, Cowpens, will be Saturday, May 16, at 11 a.m. at Foster Funeral Home with Dr. C. Dennis Rector officiating. More...

Breaking News - 5/15/2015 5:54 AM

Chamber names new director - Free Access

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Jonna L. Blackwell-Turner as the new executive director. More...

TRAFFIC NOTICE

Part of Baker Blvd. will be detoured

Major repair work will soon lead to the temporary closure and detour of East Floyd Baker Boulevard, the South Carolina Department of Transportation announced Wednesday.  More...

House fire displaces family

Fire gutted a Bee’s Branch Road, Blacksburg, home early Thursday, displacing a mother and her children and destroying their belongings.  More...

County will spend $15K to study employee wage status

Cherokee County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved funding a consultant to study how much county employees should get paid.  The $15,000 will be part of the new fiscal year budget. More...

Local News

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY — Moses Wood Camp 125, Sons of Confederate Veterans, held its annual Confederate Memorial Day service on Saturday, May 9, at 10 a.m. More...

County officials cautiously optimistic

Dollar Tree dropped big news when it recently announced Cherokee County was under consideration for a $125 million distribution center that would create 400 jobs.  What Dollar Tree didn’t announce was when the discount retailer giant would More...

TEEN ESCAPES

TEEN ESCAPES— A teenager was able to walk away from a Monday afternoon crash involving an overturned car on Twin Bridge Road. The incident occurred shortly before 4 p.m. More...

Sports

The Sky’s the Limit

Gaffney high jumper goes for state championship Saturday

A step back meant a big jump forward for Gaffney high jumper Melvin Davidson.  Davidson, a high jumper looking to improve on past performances, tinkered with his technique.  Did it ever pay off.  More...

Last will be first in GHS football raffle

The last will be first - first place prize winner, that is - in the Gaffney High Football Booster Club fundraiser.  Only 200 tickets at $100 apiece will be sold.  On May 29, at 6 p.m. More...

Saints hope to even score with upstart Lake Erie

The Lake Erie Storm pulled off a big upset in March when they downed the top ranked and defending national champion Limestone men’s lacrosse team.  The stakes will be much higher when the teams meet Sunday with a trip to the NCAA Division More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Micropterus salmoides - 1 Wet, muddy fisherman - 0

Perhaps it was ESP, a 6th sense, or just basic intuition. More...

THEIR VIEW

Time to shelve Confederate Memorial Day

On Monday, South Carolina state offices were closed in observance of Confederate Memorial Day. A number of businesses also closed. On the very same day, Gov. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Government censorship on the rise

Cities and counties across the U.S. are banning advertising about religion, politics, abortion, environmental causes — any topic that risks offending people. 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?