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Police investigate shooting incident - Free Access

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Trustees OK design concepts for schools

The Cherokee County School Board approved design concepts Monday for $2.8 million additions at Grassy Pond Elementary and Northwest Elementary to relieve overcrowding. More...

Interim county boss tenders his resignation

An emotional Ben Clary announced his resignation Monday as the county’s interim administrator, a position he held since 1999. His departure was much like his tenure — low-key but highly effective. More...

Gaffney man earns MD-PhD from Harvard Medical School

Gaffney native John Dickson recently graduated from the MDPhD Program at Harvard Medical School. Dickson grew up in Gaffney under the guidance of his parents, grandparents, teachers, pastors, and extended family. More...

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Local News

Average salary of BPW employees about $55,000

The new Gaffney Board of Public Works’ fiscal year budget provided no pay raise for employees. More...

Debris on highway causes problems on I-85

Debris in the roadway caused a number of headaches for motorists last week on Interstate 85 South, damaging two passenger vehicles and a big rig truck. More...

Board of Public Works

Employees Earning Over $50,000 Annually

*Note: The asterisk* denotes department heads and other exempt (salaried) employees. All other employees are non-exempt (hourly). All salaries rounded to the next whole dollar. More...

Sports

Post 109 juniors’ rally falls short

Hypnotized for most of the contest by an Inman hurler, the Post 109 No. 1 junior team finally created a good scoring chance to get back into the game. But Inman scored late to earn a hard-fought 8-5 win at Jerry Wallace Field on Monday. More...

New BHS volleyball coach settles into job

It's been a couple months since new Blacksburg High volleyball coach Jessica Register has been on a court teaching the sport she has grown to love. More...

Post 109 falls to Spartanburg; drops in league standings

It makes Post 109 manager Terry Wright scratch his head. It makes Post 109 players a bit surly. For some reason, Post 109 elevates its play against the top tier legion teams, but loses its swag versus struggling squads. More...

Letters

Ignoring the real truth

Dear Editor: I see a lot of letters demanding that the Confederate Battle Flag, aka “Rebel Flag”, be removed from the Statehouse, and even from stores and toys. More...

The climate change lie

Dear Editor: Hooray for the John Birch Society again (JBS)! Upon reading all the discussions about climate change, I would like to report that the JBS’s flagship magazine, The New American, has its main article titled, “The Global Warming a Hoax?” More...

National News

National Parks halt flag sales

WASHINGTON(AP) – Confederate Battle Flag sales items are being removed from national park bookstores and gift shops. “We strive to tell the complete story of America,” National Park Service Director More...

Limestone football announces coaching staff changes - Free Access

The Limestone College football team and head coach Bobby James have announced several staffing changes for the 2015 season, including the promotion of Joe Stockton to offensive coordinator. More...

Personnel changes approved Monday

Here is the list of personnel moves approved by Cherokee County School Board at its June 29, 2015 meeting. See link. More...

Survey shows enough votes to remove Confederate flag in SC - Free Access

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105 pounds of pot found in truck - Free Access

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Pair killed in cycle crash

An already deadly year on local roadways became even worse Monday night when a head-on collision involving a motorcycle claimed two lives. Eleven people have now died as a result of traffic accidents in Cherokee County in 2015. More...

Broker briefs county council on potential Peachtree sale

A broker told county council on Monday that high bidder MFi HC has a similar goal to the county — ensuring the “Peachtree Centre continues to be a source of local pride in Gaffney.” More...

ONLINE Poll

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Is the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour too low? YES: 77% (126 votes) NO: 23% (38 votes) TOTAl VOTES: 164 THE nEW POll QUESTIOn More...

LifeStyles

BEST FRIENDS FOREVER

A friendship forged 49 years ago in Air Force has stood the test of time

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Blacksburg native Ken Holmes, who has lived in Gaffney for many years, was stationed with the U.S. Air Force in the mid-1960s in England, where he met Jack Hanson, with whom he became close friends. More...

Cherokee County Meals On Wheels receives $500 for participation in America’s 2015 March for Meals

Funding for campaign made possible by Subaru of America Inc.’s ‘Share the Love’ event Cherokee County Meals On Wheels has announced that it has received a $500 grant from Meals on Wheels America for its participation in the 13th an More...

What's Up?

Church news l There will be a special service on Friday, July 3, at 6 p.m. at New Harvest Ministries, 215 Pecan St. The church invites everyone to come celebrate our freedom with them. Comedy show More...

Obituaries

Phillip McCraw, worked as a fireman for City of Gaffney and Darlington Raceway

Phillip Wayne (“Heavy”) McCraw, 51, of 123 Robinhood Drive, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital. More...

Sara Louise Mullinax James White Jr.

Sara Louise Painter Mullinax, 81, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Brookview Healthcare. She was the wife of the Rev. Vernon Mullinax. Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home. More...

Lee Allen

Funeral services for Lee Allen, 69, of 1082 Hamrick St., husband of Everlean Camp Allen, will be held on Thursday, July 2, at 3 p.m. at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. C.A. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Texting up a storm; out-tweeting the birds

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you see or hear the following word: Periscope? A submarine, right? More...

OUR VIEW

Dickson success impressive

The road to success for Gaffney native John Dickson began in high school where he developed a formula for shortcuts in calculus, winning local and regional science awards while a senior. More...

What to do about the flag

You knew that sooner or later the topic of flying the Confederate flag on Statehouse grounds would once again come to the forefront. More...

Poll

Is it time to move the Confederate flag off the State House grounds to a museum?