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No tax hike in school budget

The Cherokee County School Board approved first reading Monday on a $72.4 million balanced budget with no tax increase.  Although happy to avoid a tax increase, trustees expressed concern over an ongoing trend in which state and county revenues More...

Cherokee Technology Center renamed ‘Institute of Innovation’

Cherokee Technology Center has a new name as student and community leaders seek to establish a different identity for the new $20 million high school career center. More...

LifeStyles

Un-bee-lievable

In his five years of removing and relocating honeybees, Kevin Sarver had never seen such a well-established colony like the one he saw Friday. More...

GENERATIONS

Five generations of the Oakes family are pictured. Seated is 93-year-old Margaret Oakes holding her 7-week-old great-great-grandson Joah Patton, standing from left to right are Parnice O. Lester, great-grandmother to Joah, Debbie L. More...

World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians being held in nation’s capital this week

In response to the recent massive outbreak of persecution against Christians in many parts of the world, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is sponsoring a World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians this week in Washington, D.C. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Alberta Gordon

Pacolet, S.C. More...

Dean Higgins

Gaffney, S.C. — Howard Dean Higgins, 81, of 304 Sycamore Street, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Mary Black Health System- Gaffney.  More...

Columns

STEPHEN MOORE

Entitlement reform at last

Almost every promise made eight years ago about Obamacare turned out to be a falsehood. That is first and foremost why the law must be repealed. More...

LAURA HOLLIS

Most business isn’t big business — and it matters

When Republicans seemed to be adrift during the Obama administration, pundits predicted that the party was finished. This turned out to be a grievous error, as the 2010, 2014 and 2016 elections revealed. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

GHS golf team: Gentlemen, one and all

There are a lot of things I like about being publisher of The Gaffney Ledger.  I work with some great people who truly care about this community and are doing the very best they can to provide the news of Cherokee County.  I’m especia More...

Police round up drug suspects in "Operation Spring Cleaning" - Free Access

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday morning the results of a drug roundup, labeled “Operation Spring Cleaning,” that began last Thursday. More...

HUEY GETS NEW COAT OF PAINT

Volunteers at the Cherokee County Veterans Museum on South Logan Street spent a bright sunny Monday afternoon sprucing up their U.S. Army Bell UH-1 Iroquois, perhaps better known as a “Huey,” with a fresh coat of OD green paint.   More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

A Gaffney woman was swindled out of more than $3,000 after she fell victim to a fake sweepstakes scam, according to a Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office incident report. More...

Salvation Army honors community servants and volunteers

More than 170 people attended The Salvation Army of Cherokee County’s Community Recognition Dinner, held at the First Baptist Church Life Center in Gaffney. More...

WHAT’S UP

Confederate Memorial Day More...

Sports

Gaffney golfers punch ticket to state tourney

Nothing was going to stop the Gaffney High boys golf team Monday in their quest to chase a state championship.  Gaffney won the upper state tournament at Fox Run Country Club in Simpsonvile. More...

Limestone mens lacrosse in 18th NCAA tournament

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. More...

HOT PURSUIT

Blacksburg High defensive players practice their pursuit angles Monday to stop ball carriers on the first day of spring football practice.   More...

State News

Breakdown of road-funding compromise proposal

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

House votes to send road-funding bill to governor

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A bill that increases South Carolina's gas taxes for the first time in 30 years to fund road construction is poised to become law. More...

Man sentenced to life in S. Carolina police officer’s death

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Jarvis Hall had no intention of speaking Tuesday as he agreed to spend the rest of his life in prison for killing a police officer in South Carolina in a plea deal to spare him from the death penalty. More...

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