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2 more enter District 6 race

Throwing a twist into an already lively election, two more candidates have announced they will join a crowded contest for Hoke Parris’ District 6 Cherokee County Council seat. More...

HONORED AT CHAMBER BANQUET

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce award winners are shown Monday after the Chamber’s annual banquet at Broad River Electric Coop Auditorium. More...

LifeStyles

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition is a non-profit agency serving Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union counties as a full time sexual assault advocate. More...

Hilarity for Charity Raises $8,000 for local vets

Broad River Electric Charity’s benefit comedy show Hilarity for Charity featuring iconic standup James Gregory, raised $8,000 for local veterans in need after over 500 people attended the event on Friday, February 19.  It was Gregory&rsquo More...

COUPLE RECOGNIZED

- Deacon John F. White and Deaconess Annette White were recognized as Ebenezer Baptist Church’s longest married couple during the morning worship service on Sunday, February 14, Valentine’s Day. Mr. and Mrs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Frances Neal,

1958 graduate of Gaffney High

CHESTER — Mrs. Frances Easler Neal, 77, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016 at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill, SC. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. More...

Tommy Sustar,

member of Kirby Baptist Church

Gaffney, SC — Tommy Michael Sustar, 60, of 206 Chandler Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 28, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Hospital.  More...

Tom Beard,

owner/operator of the Auto Clinic

Gaffney, SC — Thomas Homer Beard, 68, of 333 Hamrick Street, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at his residence.  Born in Lebanon, New Hampshire, he was the son of the late Burnell Morris Beard and Roxie Lyle Woodwa More...

Other News

Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke dies at 69

Patty Duke, who as a teen won an Oscar for playing Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker” and maintained a long and successful career throughout her life while battling personal demons, has died at the age of 69. More...

Breaking News - 3/30/2016 2:27 PM

BPW manager to run for council - Free Access

Board of Public Works manager Donnie Hardin filed just before the noon deadline today to run for the District 3 seat on Cherokee County Council. More...

Breaking News - 3/30/2016 7:47 AM

Man shot and killed - Free Access

  Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says a Blacksburg man was fatally wounded during an incident early today.  Fowler identified the victim as Carl Francis Burden, 35, of 342 Wilbur Street.  More...

Military academy nods go to GHS pair

Jakob Poole is playing the waiting game after congressmen nominated the Gaffney resident for an appointment to all four U.S. military service academies. More...

Local News

Local jobless rate rises

For the second month in a row, Cherokee County saw its unemployment rate rise in February but this time the uptick came amid positive signs of job growth locally, regionally and across the state.  More...

Items reported stolen recovered outside church

POLICE REPORT

Items stolen from an Old Chester Road, Blacksburg, garage were later recovered outside a nearby church.  According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were told that someone entered a garage in the 100 block between 6:30 a.m. More...

PARTNERS GIVE

— Cherokee County Cogeneration Partners recently made donations to the Gaffney Fire Department ($3,000) and Cherokee County Emergency Management ($2,000). (TOP) Billy Pruitt, Cogen Facility Manager and Jamie Caggiano, Fire Chief. More...

Sports

GHS swimmer to fly like a Golden Eagle

Taylor Covington picks Boston College over Indiana State, West Virginia and Rutgers

With many friends, family, coaches and teammates looking on, Gaffney’s Taylor Covington made her childhood dream come true on Tuesday.  The decorated swimmer signed her letter of intent to continue her swimming career at Boston College on More...

Northwestern scores early to outlast Indians, 9-5

The Gaffney Indians have some big bats but some arm issues surfaced again Monday in a 9-5 loss to region leading Northwestern.  The Trojans jumped to a big lead with four runs in the first and three more in second.  Gaffney fought its way i More...

Interim coach puts Saints through spring practice paces

Three years ago, Limestone defensive coordinator Drew Anthony started his first practice teaching a large group of wide-eyed freshmen who had never played in a college football game.  Anthony was named interim head coach on March 4 to lead the t More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

A day to honor our doctors

Health care is always changing, brought on by scientific breakthroughs, technological advancements, government regulation and reform. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It’s the people who make it succeed

“The greatest asset and resource of Cherokee County remains the people, who are among the kindest I have ever had the pleasure of interacting with.” So said Congressman Trey Gowdy to the 401 attendees at Monday night’s Cherokee Coun More...

MIKE BUFFINGTON

Don’t block the schoolhouse door on cannabis

Dear (Georgia) Governor (Nathan) Deal:   More...

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