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Ledger publishing students’ stories

Kristie Camp’s Gaffney High School English III students participated in a project based learning experience that focused on journalism and First Amendment freedoms.  In project-based learning, students learn about a concept in class, but t More...

LifeStyles

Relay for Life scheduled for Saturday

Cherokee County residents will gather Saturday afternoon to celebrate hope in a Relay for Life event held annually to support cancer research and programs. More...

Waters named Woman of Accomplishment

Candace Waters is the 2016 Cherokee County Business and Professional Women’s and the 2016 South Carolina Business and Professional Women’s organization Woman of Accomplishment. More...

Xi Alpha Delta May meeting

Ann Loftis was hostess for a covered dish supper, as Xi Alpha Delta sorority met in her home at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 2. The new executive officers took their places after the executive ritual was complete. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lance Hopper

Gaffney, SC — Lansford (Lance) Arthur Hopper, 87, of 133 Sunset Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at his residence.  More...

Lathaniel Grier

Kings Mountain — Lathaniel Grier, “Sleepy,” age 72, of 161 Ebenezer Road, Kings Mountain, passed away on May 11, 2016, at Testa Family Hospice House, Kings Mountain. More...

James Edwards

James W. Edwards, 77, of St. Stephens, SC, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, May 10.  Widower of Ida Lloyd Edwards, he was born in Cherokee County, SC and was a son of the late Curtis   Sr. More...

State News

New charges for assistant principal accused of student sex

YORK, S.C. (AP) — An assistant Rock Hill high school principal accused of having sex with a student is facing new charges.  More...

Link found between legal marijuana and increased traffic deaths

CHARLOTTE — Fatal crashes involving drivers who recently used marijuana doubled in Washington after the state legalized the drug, according to the latest research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.  More...

National News

30-year-old Siamese cat is named world’s oldest living cat

MANSFIELD, Texas (AP) — A Siamese cat born during President Ronald Reagan’s administration has been named by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living cat.  Guinness says Scooter celebrated his 30th birthday on March More...

Report: Bullying is a serious public health problem

WASHINGTON (AP) — Zero-tolerance policies are ineffective in combating bullying, an independent government advisory group says in urging schools to take a more preventative approach that includes teaching tolerance to address this “seriou More...

After news that arson caused blast, West faces new questions

DALLAS (AP) — One question has lingered in the Central Texas farming town of West since a fertilizer plant caught fire in 2013 and exploded, killing 15 people and damaging at least $100 million in property: What caused the blaze?  More...

Local Veterans Affairs office closed May 16 - 20

The Cherokee County Office of Veterans Affairs will be closed May 16- 20 for the staff to attend National Accreditation Training to better serve the veterans and dependents of Cherokee County.   The local office will have s More...

Man thought fire was out, but structure burns while he seeks treatment for injuries

A Gaffney man thought he had snuffed out a Wednesday morning fire on his own and was seeking treatment at a local hospital for burns when a fire reignited and destroyed the building where he was staying.  More...

ONLINE Poll

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Do you think people should be allowed to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify?  NO: 76% (78 votes)  YES: 24% (24 votes)  TOTAL VOTES: 102   More...

Local News

Stolen items found in garbage container

A stolen iPhone allowed Gaffney police to recover a number of stolen items from a garbage can but the hunt remains ongoing for a thief.  Between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. More...

Complaints filed about Iron City eyesores

A collapsed Blacksburg house offers an inviting place for snakes and rats to live on a property which residents contend has been an eyesore for the past year.  More...

Construction begins on new medical facility

Developers have received the okay to begin work on a new medical facility.  City of Gaffney Engineer Scott Keller said his office has approved the building plans and issued permits for the MGC (Medical Group of the Carolinas)— Immediate C More...

Sports

Saints to turn foes ‘Furrey’ious

Former NFL player Mike Furrey has been charged with building a tradition of excellence in character and winning in the Limestone College football program.  More...

Ward shares region player of the year

Bryson Ward lived up to his billing.  The College of Charleston signee was named the region coplayer of the year, sharing the honor with Clover’s Noah Lindsay.  Gaffney coach Jeff Osment said Ward built on his earlier success.  & More...

IN THE TRENCHES

Offensive linemen try to open up a hole for running back Cameron Rice during a recent spring practice session. The Indians will wrap up spring practice next week with the annual spring game. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Mayor Hogue’s approach a breath of fresh air

I have made no secret about my dislike for governing bodies going into executive sessions.  I even hate the term “executive session” as it implies public bodies have a special privilege to go behind closed doors and discuss things at More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Can government regain the consent of the governed?

Isaiah Berlin, one of the 20th century’s greatest thinkers, believed that “the central question of politics [is] the question of obedience and coercion.” At its most basic level, the scholar framed the question like this: “Why More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Medicare cuts killing seniors

President Obama’s Medicare cuts are killing seniors. His health law changed Medicare, adding bonuses for hospitals that spend the least per senior. The result? Hundreds of hospitals are skimping on care to win bonuses. More...

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