March 2, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Lack of qualified workforce crippling industrial development, recruiting

The biggest challenge in the county’s economy may not be the number of jobs, but the number of people available to fill them.   More...

County pays up for EMS

After returning from a 40- minute closed door session Tuesday, Cherokee County Council voted to abide by a court ruling and pay Mary Black Health System — Gaffney for its EMS service.  Earlier in the day, Circuit Court Judge Keith Kelly ru More...

LifeStyles

Sara Alexander, Stanley Yeargin to exchange vows June 9

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Miss Genobles, Mr. Uhls to wed June 9

Scott and April Genobles of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Alana Danielle Mayfield, to Cody Jacob Uhls of Nashville, Tenn.  More...

SHADY GROVE RECOGNIZES OUTSTANDING STUDENTS

Shady Grove Baptist Church Education Committee recognized and presented awards to students with outstanding achievement and accomplishments for the 2nd nine weeks of the 2017-2018 school year.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Selena Weeks

Selena Smith Weeks, affectionately known “Boot” age 69 of 314 Sarratt Ave. Gaffney, SC, peacefully transitioned on Monday, February 26, 2018 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late James R. Smith and Julia Mae Dawkins.  More...

John Smolick

Blacksburg, S.C. — John Joseph Smolick, 68, formerly of 208 W. Carolina St., Blacksburg, SC, passed away February 27, 2018, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Novella Davis

Blacksburg — Novella Greer Davis, 73, of 614 Old Chester Road, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care.  More...

State News

Man who bought gun for planned church attack pleads guilty

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A white supremacist faces up to 10 years in prison for illegally buying a gun authorities say he planned to use in a hate crime attack similar to the South Carolina church shootings.  More...

16 more die from flu in South Carolina

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Motorcyclist dies from crash injuries

 Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says a Blacksburg motorcyclist injured in a two vehicle crash Sunday in Gaffney has died. Fowler says George Hackthorne of 514 Holly Ridge Road died Thursday at 11:19 a.m. More...

Limestone College concert will include Gaffney, Blacksburg high bands

Limestone College Director of Bands Dr. Patrick Carney and Assistant Director of Bands Joseph Earp will host four local high school concert bands March 9 in Fullerton Auditorium. More...

City mulls referring gun crimes to federal courts

Hoping to stem the tide of gun-related violence, Gaffney Police Chief Chris Skinner is looking to implement a new policy through which his office would refer gun-related crimes for possible prosecution in the federal court system.  “We&rsq More...

Local News

I-85 construction to start within two weeks

Construction work will start soon on two bridges in the next phase of widening I-85 in Cherokee County.  The state will spend approximately $480 million on the design and construction project to widen I-85 from four to six lanes from Gossett Roa More...

Paving list released

The Cherokee County Transportation Committee has released its latest list of road paving projects.  Chairman W.B. More...

Advocates help bridge the gap between parents and educators

A life without limits.  This is Stephanie Hyleman’s expectation of her son Silas in her role as his mother and advocate for his education. More...

Sports

Indians eye tourney title

Brooks tosses 4-hit gem to power Gaffney past Rock Hill, 10-2

Gaffney coach Jeff Osment said Chandler Brooks used three pitches effectively against Rock Hill on Tuesday.  Did he ever.  The senior pitched a complete game four-hitter and Trent McDaniel and Donte Wade both had two hits and a pair of RBIs More...

Saints upset Mt. Olive; play B-A in tourney semi

Any basketball coach will tell you that tournament time is the perfect time to get hot.  Just ask Limestone men’s basketball coach Brandon Scott.  After finishing a disappointing 12-15 in the regular season, the Saints upset Mount Oli More...

Defending champs climb to No 7 in latest poll

After slipping nine spots in the national rankings over the first two weeks of the season, the Limestone College men’s lacrosse team halted the slide as it improved to No. 7 in the latest USILA Division II Coaches’ Poll.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

There is nothing new under the sun

I hate to read.  This statement took me aback as I listened to comments from a Cherokee County School Board member several months ago. More...

ED FEULNER

The trouble with tariffs

The stronger economy we’re enjoying now is no accident. Lower taxes, more jobs and fewer regulations are creating a much-needed boost. So why do we still have one foot on the brake? I’m referring to trade. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Labor thuggery at the Supreme Court

Organized labor took off the gloves Monday, warning the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court that freeing public employees from mandatory union dues would lead to strikes and union violence. It was ugly.  More...

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