January 11, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Feb. 17, Feb. 20 and March 31 scheduled as snow makeup days

Freezing temperatures and the threat of black ice led Cherokee County schools to stay closed Tuesday following a winter storm last weekend.  More...

TEST DRIVE?

Trying to get more familiar with their newest truck so they could better understand its operation and capabilities, City of Gaffney firefighters underwent special training last week on some very muddy and hilly terrain.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

Jewelry and other items were reported stolen following the burglary of a Danny Lane, Blacksburg, residence. According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone gained entry to a residence in the 100 block between 5 p.m. Jan. More...

Snow much fun!

From sledding to building snowmen, kids of all ages enjoyed Cherokee County’s snowfall this past weekend. More...

USDA-Farm Service Agency offers assistance to livestock producers

Producers in Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee counties are eligible to apply for 2016 Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) benefits on improved pastures, announced Glenn Thomas, county executive director. More...

Truck slams car, hits building

A Friday morning accident sent three people to the hospital and caused thousands of dollars in property damage at a local business.  The incident occurred at approximately 9:50 a.m. More...

Council chairman sees jobs and recreation as priorities

Also wants to keep county employees from leaving

Cherokee County Council Chairman Tim Spencer can sum up his council’s top priority in 2017 in one word.  Well, actually three words.  “Jobs, jobs, jobs,” Spencer said.  While the new year is an ideal time to reassess More...

Legislative delegation to meet Thursday

The Cherokee County Legislative Delegation will meet on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in community room at Spartanburg Community College, 101 Campus Drive, Gaffney, Room 209. It is open to the public.   More...

Cost to raise a child these days through age 17 — $233,610

Parents raising a family would be advised to make sure there is plenty of money in their savings account. More...

Behind-the-scenes work continues on $2 million city park

While it will still be months before dirt is moved for the city’s newest park project, work continues behind the scenes.  City Administrator James Taylor said he expects the final design plans for the Railroad Avenue park to be ready for c More...

Players identified (most of them, anyway)

A loyal Ledger reader identified most of the players from the 1957 Gaffney junior high football team after this picture was published Monday. More...

head of the class

Draytonville Elementary Principal Isaac Wallace and school mascot, Drayton. More...

Poll

A bill prefiled in the South Carolina House would require all public school students in the state to start wearing uniforms, starting with the 2017-18 school year this August. Do you support this move?