August 10, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Gaffney Fire Chief: Blaze that destroyed former clinic was intentionally set

After poring over the scene of a Sunday morning fire at the former Gaffney Children’s Clinic, Gaffney Fire Chief Nathan Ellis said Monday afternoon that investigators determined the fire was intentionally set.  More...

School trustees upset over number of outsiders hired

Cherokee County School Board members blasted the district over its hiring practices Monday after 19 of 33 new hires came from outside Cherokee County.  More...

Ledger staffer wins journalism scholarship

Gaffney Ledger staff writer Scott Powell was one of five people in the country awarded a Terry Harper Memorial Scholarship to attend a national journalism conference in New Orleans in September.  The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation awarded five conve More...

Charter school will have to make case for extension

Cherokee County Superintendent Dr. Ed Taylor said he has recently received a request from Crenshaw Charter School for a one year extension so organizers will have more time to locate a facility.  More...

Chimney Rock to host ‘Buzz on Bees’Aug. 20

Honey bee event will feature live bee hives, expert beekeepers, local honey products

CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C. – Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park will host the “Buzz on Bees” on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  More...

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

– Altrusa of Gaffney presented its 2011 scholarship to Shanequa Clark, above middle. Her mother, Sally Clark, is above left. Also shown is Hermenia Gardner, vice president of Altrusa. More...

Blacksburg receives $500,000 grant to extend water lines

Youngs Grove Road in the Buffalo community

A Cherokee County community will receive much-needed access to water, thanks to a $500,000 grant awarded last week to the Town of Blacksburg.  More...

BHS grad completes infantry training

Army Pvt. Freddy J. More...

CHURN, BABY CHURN —

John Staton packs ice around a batch of homemade ice cream Saturday that was churned in a 1920 Stover hit and miss engine. More...

Happy trails to thee...

A beaten path and select landmarks are all local resident Larry Mullinax needs to navigate the Cherokee County wilderness.  “Few trails in these parts have names, we just know them by frequenting these areas over time,” he said. More...

NRC nearing approval of reactor

(AP) — Westinghouse Electric Co. says the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has determined its new AP1000 nuclear reactor design is safe enough to withstand the impact of a plane crashing into it.  More...

Majority of sheriff’s employees will get raise under new plan

County council will have final vote Aug. 15

Under Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller’s proposed wage scale, a vast majority of sheriff’s department and detention center employees would get pay raises.  The new wage scale would result in a salary increase for 45 of the 55 sh More...

CORRECTION

A story in the Friday, Aug. 5, issue regarding Dr. More...

Bus routes to be displayed on district’sWeb site by Aug. 15

New Cherokee County School District Transportation Director James Gowan is creating digital maps of all 52 school bus routes to display on the school district Web site.  More...

HISTORY BUFFS

— Renowned park historian Edwin Bearss (left) is shown at a reception Monday evening inside the Cowpens National Battlefield visitors center with Dr. Bobby Moss and author Christine Swager. More...

Back-to-school celebration set for Saturday at Gaffney Middle

The Thicketty Mountain Baptist Association will help students get ready for school Saturday when the organization holds its 11th annual back-toschool celebration.  More...

‘Operation Rolling Thunder’ nets dozens of drug arrests along Interstate 85

Proving police right, the sixth iteration of Operation Rolling Thunder once again showed that Interstate 85 is a major drug route.  Results from the week-long crackdown in Spartanburg County, released Friday by the Spartanburg County Sheriff&rsq More...

City, county home start numbers remain low

Turns out there were nearly 15,000 good reasons why county officials wanted the city to waive its permit fees for the new county administration building.  More...

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