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DOT changes will get more cars off road at Grassy Pond, Northwest elementaries

The state Department of Transportation (DOT) will require Grassy Pond and Northwest Elementary to make room for more cars on their properties because of new classroom additions.  More...

Man gets 8 years for assault and battery on 16-year-old

A 41-year-old man, who maintained his innocence but chose not to contest the allegations against him, was sentenced to eight years in the state Department of Corrections on Tuesday afternoon in Cherokee County General Sessions Court for the 2014 assa More...

LifeStyles

Class reunion information - Free Access

— The Gaffney High School Class of 1965 will have its 50-year reunion  Friday, Oct. 23, and Saturday, Oct. 24. The golden anniversary party will be on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Multitalented McCoy to present “Evolution of a Black Girl” at Limestone this week

Morgan Avery McCoy, an author, speaker, historical interpreter, and award winning actress will present her one-woman show “Evolution of a Black Girl: From the Slave House to the White House” at Limestone College’s Fullerton Auditori More...

WHAT’S UP

Church events The third annual Rudy Queen Memorial Singing will take place Thursday, Sept. 17 at First Baptist Church of Blacksburg, beginning at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

CHERYL HOUSER

Cheryl Nicole Houser, 46, of 1023 Concord Road, entered eternal rest on Thursday in Gaffney.  She was born in Gaffney and was a daughter of the late Paul and Marvis Jo Houey Houser.  “Nikki” was a member of Concord Baptist Churc More...

ABBIE THOMPSON

Abbie Thompson, 81, of 306 E. Lime St., Blacksburg, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, at 5:38 a.m. at the Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care.  More...

MICHAEL LEE WEEKS

Michael Lee Weeks, 61, of 503 W. Robinson St., husband of Mrs. Catherine Weeks, answered the Master’s call on Monday night, Sept. 14, 2015, at 10 p.m. at Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia.  Son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Fed leaves key interest rate unchanged, citing low inflation - Free Access

MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer  More...

Cherokee County School Board approves personnel changes - Free Access

Below is  list of personnel recommendations that were approved by the school board members at their meeting on September 14, 2015.  ADMINISTRATIVE EMPLOYEES  Recommendation:  More...

Blacksburg man sentenced to three years in prison for burglaries

A 42-year-old Blacksburg man was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to three separate burglaries at a Blacksburg area home. More...

Man sentenced for threatening police officer

A 55-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced to 18 months in prison Monday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court after pleading guilty to threatening the life of a Cherokee County deputy and his family.  Nathan Edward Coggins, of Peoples Creek Ro More...

FOOTBALL CONTEST

Howard McSwain is the winner of last week’s football contest.  He and four other entrants tied for the right to claim the $100 prize but McSwain had the closest score in the tie-breaker game.  You can get in on the fun and maybe pick More...

Local News

Gospel singing honors ‘Rudy’

Not a soul who crossed the path of Larry “Rudy” Queen felt as if they were a stranger.  With that in mind, what a welcome coincidence it is that an event honoring the late Cherokee County native will assist someone whom he never met. More...

Garbage collection agreement finalized and OK’d

The county will begin picking up residential garbage in the City of Gaffney next month.  Gaffney Administrator James Taylor made the announcement after city council on Monday unanimously agreed to accept the county’s stipulation to exclude More...

Dorm generates income for city

Limestone’s newest residential dorm provided the city’s building department with a nice financial boost last month.  The $4.15 million, 200-bed dorm generated $9,214 in permit fees for the city, according to the latest report of the More...

Sports

Beamer, Spurrier, Stoops, Richt are coaches at crossroads - Free Access

RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer    More...

Louisville set to host No. 11 Clemson, avoid starting 0-3 - Free Access

GARY B. GRAVES, AP Sports Writer    More...

Ex-walkon to start for USC - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Perry Orth did not worry about how difficult the climb would be, setting his sights on just one thing — playing football for South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

No longer is it just a television set

If you’re old enough to remember having to get off the couch and manually change channels or adjust the volume on your television, you might relate to what I have to say today.  If you are old enough to remember the ‘test pattern&rsq More...

THEIR VIEW

Graham faces long road, even in native S.C.

It appears the future of South Carolina U.S. Sen. More...

OUR VIEW

Social media hoaxers deserve strictest punishment

People who originate and proliferate rumors and hoaxes on social media should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  A hoax distributed last week resulted in thousands of students being held home from school in Cherokee, Spartanburg an More...

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