Students gather to mourn passing of senior basketball player

The Limestone College community gathered Friday in Timken Gymnasium to mourn the tragic death of Molly Williams. Friends said they were blessed to know the woman they described as strong and courageous. The 22-year-old Limestone College senior collapsed Thursday afternoon on College Drive while the women’s basketball squad was on a team run. She died at 7 p.m. after being […]


Restaurant will donate all proceeds from buffet

Daddy Joe’s Beach House BBQ and Grill in Gaffney will have a barbecue and calabash chicken buffet Sept. 10 to support Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. In exchange for a $10 donation, Daddy Joe’s will let customers enjoy a buffet from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The buffet will include barbecue, chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, hush puppies and tea. All […]

Through the eyes (and heart) of a child

Lana Horne, 8, was watching news reports Wednesday with her mother about Hurricane Katrina when she disappeared into her bedroom. When the Pacolet Elementary student returned, she carried a handwritten note and a plastic container with $2.50 she had saved to enjoy the weekend. Her instructions to her mother were simple: take the note and the container to work to […]


Relative finds store clerk shot to death

Authorities want to question a white male whose image appears in a video surveillance tape at a convenience store where a man was found shot to death. Cherokee County Deputy Coroner Glenn Fuller said 34-year-old Nitesh Patel of Kings Mountain died of a gunshot wound to the head. Patel, the owner of the convenience store, was found by a relative […]

Local district among those that would welcome students displaced by Hurricane Katrina

Cherokee County is among school districts statewide prepared to welcome students who might move into their areas after being displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Beaufort, Dorchester and Charleston are among the school districts which have already enrolled children affected by the storm. As of Friday, Cherokee County schools had not reported any new students enrolling as a result of the hurricane. […]

County council finance committee to review ag-use reclassification proposal

The Cherokee County Finance Committee on Tuesday will review a proposal to hire a private company to reclassify property in accordance with the state’s agricultural use law. In a letter distributed to council at its most recent meeting, Ray Nix of W. Ray Nix & Company, said he will charge $30,000 to review about 6,000 parcels which currently receive the […]


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Commission to make cash offer to county

The Gaffney Bicentennial Commission hopes to get its plan to relocate a replica of founder Michael Gaffney’s log cabin back on track in a meeting with Cherokee County Council on Tuesday. Commission members, whose attempt to acquire property from the county has been rebuffed numerous times, said they will now make a cash offer for the county owned property. The […]

City prepares to name members of consolidation committee

Expect city officials to play a large role on the consolidation charter commission. Sources have said Mayor Henry Jolly, city administrator James Taylor and city attorney Fulton Ross are expected to fill three of the city’s four appointments to the 18-member commission. Rev. J.W. Sanders Sr. is expected to round out the group. Jolly said the appointments won’t be finalized […]

Students attend ‘Construction Career Day’

By SCOTT POWELL Ledger Staff Writer [email protected]

Cherokee Technology Center (CTC) students got a chance to speak with commercial contractors Thursday while participating in a “Construction Career Day” event at Piedmont Interstate Fairgrounds in Spartanburg. CTC allowed 120 junior and senior students enrolled in two-year construction programs such as carpentry and heating and air conditioning to spend several hours learning about careers in the construction industry. Students […]