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Superintendent’s contract extended to 2019, gets raise

Cherokee County School Superintendent Dr. Quincie Moore received a pay increase and one-year contract extension Monday following her annual evaluation by the school board. More...

Hiring process to begin in March

Dollar Tree will likely begin the process of hiring for management positions next month, according to the county’s top economic development recruiter.  Jim Cook, director of the Cherokee County Development Board, said the plan is to hire t More...

LifeStyles

Salvation Army’s Angel Tree distribution deemed successful

Thanks to widespread support from area residents, churches and businesses, The Salvation Army of Cherokee County’s 2015 Christmas Angel Tree toy distribution was a complete success.  More...

Minister Audrey Hailstock to speak at Bethel Senior Day Care

The Bethel Senior Day Care, Inc. will host a special program entitled “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - The Legend of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” This event will take place at the center located at 218 West Dr. More...

Eat Smart, Move More Cherokee County to offer “Cooking Matters” workshops this spring

Cherokee County’s Eat Smart, Move More coalition, which is a part of the KNOW(2) initiative, is proud to announce the launching of “Cooking Matters” in Cherokee County this spring. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jack Wirtz, famous for his lemon pies and sugar-coated peanuts

Jack Wirtz, 94, of Hendersonville, NC, passed away on January 9, 2016, at Sunnybrook Assisted Living. He is now home with his Lord and Savior following a year of declining health.  More...

Donald Spencer, member of Encounter Church

Gaffney — Donald Rufus “Head” Spencer, 79, of 125 Beltline Road, Apt 59, passed away Monday, January 11, 2016, at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.  Born in Gaffney, he was the widower of Burenda Spencer and the son of the lat More...

Elizabeth Meadows, worked as a housekeeper

Spartanburg — Elizabeth Elaine Meadows, 50, of 1354 Boiling Springs Road, passed away Friday, January 8, 2016, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Bill and Ruth Milliken. Mrs. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A preview of what’s on lawmakers’ minds

The legislative workshop for the media held each year in early January gives reporters the opportunity to hear from state representatives and senators about the issues facing them as the new legislative year begins.  As has been customary for th More...

THEIR VIEW

SC message to world: No more plutonium

Here we go again.  The federal government wants South Carolina to be the dumping ground for more of the world’s plutonium, a toxic nuclear weapons component.  At the same time, it is failing miserably in its promise to process and rem More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

The delusional self-importance of the liberal media

I have long marveled at liberals’ air of superiority and lack of self-reflection, which have always been particularly evident among liberal media elites and journalists. They tend to view themselves as sacrosanct and above scrutiny.  More...

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Raises for state employees? - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators said Thursday that all state employees should receive a 5 percent cost-of-living raise now that South Carolina's economy is rebounding.  More...

Limestone alum organizes scavenger hunt - Free Access

Local horror author and Limestone College alum Mark Allan Gunnells is organizing a literary scavenger hunt in Gaffney on Saturday, Jan. 23, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.  More...

105 workers lose their jobs

ADS Logistics will close by Feb. 15

Roughly three weeks after losing a court battle to keep its biggest client, a local warehousing and distribution company has served notice to state officials that it will close.  More...

School district finishes year ‘in the black’

The Cherokee County School District finished ‘in the black’ during its most recent financial year.  A financial audit report showed overall budget revenues exceeded expenditures by $47,455 for the period ending June 30, 2015. More...

Local News

GHS students take a dip in the ‘shark tank’

Gaffney High chemistry students recently got a taste of what it would be like to compete on the hit show “Shark Tank” while pitching ideas to improve outdoors activities.  More...

One less bump in the road

For some time now, speed bumps have been sprouting up all over Gaffney as a way to slow down speeders.  However, due to the concerns of a homeowner, there will be one less of the speed-controlling devices.  More...

Getting fit on ‘Super Saturdays’

Students from four county schools are invited to a fastpaced morning of games next month when Gaffney High students hold their second “Super Saturday” fitness event.  More...

Sports

Parker leads Wildcats past rival

In the always intense battle between these rivals, Landrum had no answer for Blacksburg’s Malique Parker. More...

Gaffney falls apart in fourth quarter in loss

When it appeared Fort Mill’s press wasn't doing enough to stop the visiting Gaffney Indians, Tanner Mitchell stepped up and took matters into his own hands. More...

YMCA Hoop Results

Biddy-Ball League  Game 1 – The Chick-fil-A Bulldogs (MVP Brooks Blanton) played Palmetto Collision Repair Indians (MVP Ethan Walker)  Game 2 – The Best Pizza In Town Lakers (MVP Brayden Shy) played the S.R.E Celtics (MVP Mason Moss)  More...

National News

David Bowie never stopped looking ahead

It was hardly a coincidence that David Bowie named his greatest hits collection “Changes.”  Bowie changed musical styles, fashion, even his name — from David Jones — in a relentless exploration of the artistic muse. 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?