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Trustees vote to forgive one of four school days missed due to inclement weather

The Cherokee County School Board has forgiven one of the four days students missed in January following icy weather conditions.   County students were only able to attend school one day during the week of Jan. 15 —19.  More...

LifeStyles

Caroline De Luna, Andrew Fowler to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Simone F. De Luna of Simpsonville, S.C. announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Lizette, to Andrew Lowry Fowler of Greer, S.C.  More...

Emily Mason, Collin Cobb to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Darren Mason of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Brooke, to Collin Mitchell Cobb, son of Christopher and Kadena Cobb of Gaffney.  More...

Makayla Wilson, Blake Best to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Billy Joe Wilson Sr. of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Carolyn Makayla, to Christopher Blake Best, son of Jason and Molly Best of Gaffney.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Beth Ramsey

Gaffney, S.C. — Elisha Beth Motts Ramsey, 49, of 202 Brookwood Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.  More...

Miriam Anderson

Gaffney, S.C. — Miriam Harris Anderson, 93, formerly of 702 S. Johnson Street, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Carolina Gardens at Lexington.  More...

Blonquita Dawkins

Blonquita Tarmara Dawkins affectionately known Blondie age 38 of 1080 Hamrick Street Gaffney, SC transition on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Mary Black Health System Gaffney, SC. She was the daughter of Cleveland E. Smith and Rosetta R. More...

Board report likely to yield investment good news

After a couple of scheduling conflicts, the Cherokee County Development Board will finally present its 2017 capital investment report to Cherokee County Council on Feb. 26.  The meeting place has also changed.  More...

SUV slides into school bus

Ten children were taken to Mary Black Health System - Gaffney to be checked out following a Thursday afternoon accident on Gettys Drive involving a Cherokee County School District bus.  More...

Local News

So now what do we do?

Town council to discuss resignation

Blacksburg Town Council will discuss search plans for a new town boss next week following Tuesday’s surprise resignation of administrator Charlene Carter.  Carter served as town administrator since August of 2015. More...

Partnership with Ford provides students opportunity to gain hands-on experience

The Cherokee Technology Center has partnered with local dealerships to add Ford Motor Company’s ASSET program to its high school automotive program.  More...

County’s spec building may soon have a tenant

Local development officials are optimistic the county-built spec building will soon have a new tenant.  Cherokee County Council has passed first and second reading of a tax incentive package for the potential buyer that is known by the code name More...

Sports

Breaking News - 2/18/2018 9:21 AM

Gaffney falls to Nation Ford - Free Access

It’s difficult enough winning on the road in the playoffs. More...

Limestone tabs Carson-Newman assistant as new football coach

New Limestone College football coach Tony Ierulli brings more than 30 years of experience to his job developing a winning tradition at the young program.  More...

Riding the (Green) Wave

Indians went on to capture two state titles after beating Easley in playoffs

The Gaffney Indians hope history repeats itself.  The Indians defeated Easley on their way to the 2010 and 2012 state championships.  If Wednesday’s 70-39 blowout win over the Greenwave is any indication, they just might do it again.& More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Help is available through the Jason Flatt Act

Have you ever noticed life is one big cocktail party?  We are constantly being interrupted by the presence of new people, places, events and information in our lives.  We constantly change online and personal conversation partners based on More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

The Constitution is not the problem

Writing for The Week, Ryan Cooper made his case that “America’s Constitution is terrible. Let’s throw it out and start over.”  More...

LIBERTY BELLE

High drug prices blamed on foreign freeloading

Americans are suffering pharmaceutical sticker shock. But the remedy Democrats are backing — price controls on prescription drugs — would inflict more harm by halting new discoveries and dooming patients waiting for cures.  More...

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