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County will consider 2 more tax incentives

Cherokee County Development Board Director Jim Cook is baiting a lot of hooks these days in hopes of reeling in industries and new jobs.  The bait seems to be working.  Tax incentives for two more economic development projects will be consi More...

LifeStyles

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Gaffney High School, Cherokee Technology Center and Granard Middle School programs participated in Area 12 volleyball Special Olympics on Tuesday, Oct.18 at Dorman High School. More...

Peace, love and fun at the Salvation Army’s fall festival

The theme for this year’s Salvation Army Fall Festival was the fabulous 50s and 60s. More...

November events at the library

Storytime Wednesdays 10:30-11 a.m. and 3:30-4:15 p.m. l November 2: Cast Your Votes: Election Day is here and we will be casting our votes for our favorite picture book characters. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jerry Blanchard

Gaffney, S.C. — Gerald “Jerry” Frank Blanchard, 81, of 156 Appaloosa Trail, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 28, 2016 at his residence.  More...

Jason Brewton

Jason Edward Brewton, 34, of 700 Dr. Martin Luther King Street, passed on Sunday, October 30.  He was born in Gaffney and was a son of Patricia Hames Bradley of the home and the late Charles Brewton.  More...

Clarence Prysock

Clarence Arnold “Bo” Prysock, 47, of 116 Bates Road, passed away Monday, October 31, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

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THEIR VIEW

Board shelves plan for religion classes

We applaud the Rock Hill school board for backing off a proposal for students to be given an option to leave school with an excused absence for religious instruction. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Wonder what this button does ... whoosh! ... sorry Abbie

I’ve been driving the same vehicle for the past 16 years — a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe Limited. It’s got a little more than 200,000 miles and I was kinda counting on making it to 250,000 like my wife did with her Suburban. More...

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Missing woman found "chained up like a dog" in Woodruff - Free Access

Search of property remains ongoing for possibly more victims

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Election official: Absentee ballot voters skipping questions about referendums

Referendums? What referendums? That seems to be the reaction of a significant number of voters who have already cast absentee ballots, according to Chairman of the Voter Registration and Election Board of Cherokee County Suzanne Turner. More...

Suspect in fatal stabbing in custody charged with murder

A police report released by City of Gaffney police didn’t shed any new light on what sparked a fatal dispute early Sunday morning outside a West Rutledge Avenue apartment but did include some new details about the moments leading up to the man& More...

Local News

PULLERS GOTTA PULL

Chase Farish, 7, of Cowpens, (top photo) showed how it’s done during a lawn mower pull sponsored by the Broad River Antique Power Association on Saturday. More...

Water supplies at normal levels despite drought

A few weeks following Hurricane Matthew, many parts of South Carolina, including the Upstate, are rain-starved.  The South Carolina Drought Response Committee has raised the drought status across the Upstate, putting Oconee, Pickens, and Anderso More...

Band on a run:

Blacksburg wins bronze 4th year in a row

Halloween led to happy returns for the Blacksburg High marching band in Saturday’s Class 1A state championship competition. More...

Sports

Surprise in College Football Top 4 - Free Access

Texas A&M was ranked fourth behind Alabama, Clemson and Michigan in the season's first College Football Playoff rankings.  More...

ONE MORE GAME TO DECIDE IT ALL - Free Access

CLEVELAND (AP) — One more game. For everything.  More...

Chisholm named 2A Upper State coach of the year

Blacksburg High football coach Drew Chisholm was named 2A Upper State Coach of the Year Sunday after he led the Wildcats to their first region title in 14 years.  Chisholm has been on the Blacksburg football coaching staff since 2008. More...

Letters

Please vote YES on the referendum

Dear Citizens of Cherokee County: Next Tuesday we will vote in a presidential election like none of us have ever seen. More...

They were given 5-star treatment

Dear Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank-you to all of the downtown businesses who were nice enough to open their doors and hearts to my students on Halloween. More...

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