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Teacher sues school district ... again

A Cherokee County School District teacher who won reinstatement to her job with back pay following a 2007 lawsuit and a lengthy legal battle, has filed a new civil suit in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas alleging she is being subjected to a pat More...

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LifeStyles

‘Violent Universe: Catastrophes of the Cosmos’ debuts at the S.C. State Museum on March 28

New planetarium show explores raw and dangerous power of the cosmos

COLUMBIA — Witness the raw power of the cosmos in the South Carolina State Museum’s new full-dome planetarium show, “Violent Universe: Catastrophes of the Cosmos,” debuting Saturday, March 28, in the BlueCross BlueShield of So More...

Keep exercising after joint replacement surgery

A recent issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter offers do’s and don’ts for exercise after knee, hip or shoulder replacement. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Watwood – Harpe

Tim and Pam Watwood of Gastonia, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Cassidy, to William Wendell Harpe III of Gaffney. More...

Obituaries

Marguerite Darnell Hamrick

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Marguerite Darnell Hamrick passed away peacefully at her home in Biltmore Forest, N.C., on March 23, 2015, surrounded by family and friends. She was 96 years old . More...

Ena P. Martin Blacksburg, SC

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matt. 5:16 More...

Bogus tax returns a growing problem

A letter from the Internal Revenue Service recently brought in by a client initially had a local tax preparer scratching her head. More...

MAN CLEARED IN CHILD’S INJURY

A 26-year-old Gaffney man walked out of Cherokee County General Sessions Court a free man Thursday after a jury of six men and six women found him not guilty of a charge that he caused a toddler’s severe brain injury. Jordan C. More...

Two FIres, Same Address

Gaffney firefighters say they got a quick knockdown on this fire at a McArthur Street home late Tuesday, keeping the fire contained to a back bedroom. Just a few hours after they left the scene they were called back to find the home fully engulfed. More...

Local News

DOT shares I-85 widening plans at public meeting

Citing safety concerns, transportation engineers would eliminate 2-way road access points when widening I- 85 in Spartanburg and Cherokee counties. More...

Mandated by state for teachers with up to 22 years experience

‘Step increase’ included in preliminary budget

Most Cherokee County teachers will receive a pay raise in a preliminary school budget unveiled Monday which benefits from higher state revenues. More...

OVERTURNED

OVERTURNED — Three people were taken to Upstate Carolina Medical Center following a Tuesday afternoon accident involving an overturned vehicle on Victory Trail Road. More...

Sports

Warren brought versatility to talented Saints squad

Your impression of Limestone senior Celestra Warren will partly depend on the game you saw her play. One game, she is driving to the basket or drilling a 3-pointer against a taller, less athletic opponent. More...

Streaky Cal Baptist ends Saints’ season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. More...

The last will be first (first prize) in GHS Booster Club fundraiser

The last will be first - first place prize winner, that is - in the Gaffney High Football Booster Club fundraiser. Only 200 tickets at $100 apiece will be sold. On May 8, at 6 p.m. at the high school cafetaria, the tickets will be drawn. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A bad Middle East headgear choice

Adrian Peterson celebrated his 30th birthday in style over the weekend by making his grand entrance aboard a camel. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

State workers deserve a decent salary

S.C. lawmakers probably are justified in voting to spend $300,000 on a study to determine if state employees’ salaries are too low. But they shouldn’t waste the money if the study will just end up on a shelf collecting dust. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Coattail politics

Hillary Clinton’s expected presidential run is being hailed as a chance to shatter the glass ceiling. That’s nonsense. Hillary rose to power solely on her husband’s sleazy coattails. She’s not self-made. And it shows. More...

Poll

Should the city turn its garbage collection service over to the county?