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End-of-course exam scores

Students excel in algebra, other results vary

More than 70 percent of Cherokee County middle school students made A’s and B’s on this year’s Algebra 1 end-of-course exam, according to results released this week by the state Department of Education. More...

Downtown vigil dedicated to victims of domestic violence

Sixteen candles neatly arranged on a table in the Gaffney City Hall park were lit Tuesday evening in memory of 16 people killed in Cherokee County in just the past 15 years as a result of domestic violence.  More...

LifeStyles

Chiropractor celebrates 40 years, three generations

It was a big day for Blacksburg chiropractor Dr. Ron Sisk.  More...

WEEKEND EVENTS

The Darnell Boys at the Capri  l The Darnell Boys will be performing at the Capri on Main tonight, Oct. 21.  More...

Volunteers surprise local resident on 97th birthday

Cherokee County Meals On Wheels is so much more than a meal. The staff and volunteers have the pleasure of working with some of Cherokee County’s finest citizens.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Charlie Perkins

Gaffney, S.C. — Charles Albert Perkins, 90, formerly of 100 Sheraton Loop, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at White Oak Manor in Spartanburg.  More...

Betty Head

Betty Jean Blanton Head, 77, of 226 Lane Street, Lawndale, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Hospice House of Rutherford County in Forest City.  More...

Angela Spake

Blacksburg, S.C. More...

National News

Bye, Bao Bao! Later, Mei Lun and Mei Huan! Pandas leaving US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The panda population in the United States is dropping by three.  More...

Rice inducted into Hall of Fame - Free Access

Gaffney, USC and NFL standout Sidney Rice gives his acceptance speech after being inducted into the USC Hall of Fame Thursday night. More...

Officers feel right at home on new range

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Lt. More...

Maybe he was just working out

Gaffney police were called to Walmart early Tuesday after employees confronted an alleged shoplifter who was doing push-ups in the parking lot.  According to an incident report, the odd incident began unfolding at 5:54 a.m. More...

Local News

Sheriff’s office teams up for drug take back day

For the 11th time this Saturday, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office will be teaming up with the U.S. More...

Work under way at site of new sports fields at Cherokee County YMCA

The Cherokee County Family YMCA is building its own “Field of Dreams.”  Make that “Fields of Dreams.”  Heavy equipment began site work this past week on the construction of two enclosed baseball fields on a 5-acre pa More...

DRAMATIC READING

— Gaffney High 10th-grade English classes performed a dramatic reading of the children’s book “Diary of a Worm” on Thursday for 4-year-old kindergarten classes at B.D. More...

Sports

Gaffney rallies to beat Byrnes and secure playoff spot - Free Access

For 39 years, the Gaffney High football team has qualified for the state playoffs. With that streak in jeopardy Friday, the Indians erased a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit  to beat Byrnes 21-17 and secure at least the fourth and final More...

Former Indian leads Tusculum past L:limestone - Free Access

Tusculum College scored touchdowns on its first five possessions of the second half to erase a halftime deficit and defeat Limestone College 34-13 Saturday.  More...

GAFFNEY’S MAN OF STEEL

‘Relentless’ Decker has strength and quickness to succeed on DL

In Gaffney’s second game of the season against rival Union County, Hunter Decker shed a block from his nose guard position and made a beeline downfield where a Yellow Jacket receiver had just spun out of a tackle.  Decker met the receiver, More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

There had to be a catch, right?

Have you ever heard the phrase “A day late and a dollar short.”  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

If you want to change the world, look outside of politics

One of the most important lessons anyone can learn about America is forgotten every election season. The lesson is simple: politicians don’t lead the nation, they lag behind. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Dangerous collusion

I’ve never been much of a conspiracy theorist, but I don’t know how reasonable people can fail to recognize the overt collusion of the Obama administration, the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Party and the liberal media to More...

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