Mobile units coming to Grassy Pond?

Trustee says something will have to be done at overcrowded school

Measuring closets for classroom space and cramming 28 students into a single room have led the Cherokee County School District to consider a solution which once seemed unthinkable. A future without mobile units was a key selling point of school district officials when county voters approved a 1994 one cent sales tax referendum to pay for a $47 million school […]


Kindergarten teacher named district’s best

Rarely at a loss for words, Corinth Elementary kindergarten teacher Virginia Scates found herself speechless at Monday’s school board meeting after being named the district Teacher of the Year. Scates learned about her selection when she was introduced with five finalists for the top teaching award by personnel director Dr. Carl Carpenter. The finalists included Brenda Moss (Blacksburg Elementary), Rebecca […]

A million reasons to help

Blacksburg Middle became the second school Thursday in South Carolina to join a new Millions of Tabs Club aimed at helping families with children in the hospital. Blacksburg Middle and Bell’s Crossing Elementary in Simpsonville have received plaques from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas since May for collecting over a million aluminum pull tabs off cans of […]

Search for new superintendent set to begin

The Cherokee County School Board could hire a new superintendent by Feb. 3 under a timeline presented at Monday’s meeting. South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) has been selected to handle the search process and will accept applications until Nov. 15 from superintendent candidates, executive director Dr. Paul Krohne said. Focus group meetings are planned for the last week in […]



Setting Grandma’s Hair on Fire

Social Security is a “Ponzi scheme for these young people,” said Gov. Rick Perry in his first debate as a presidential candidate. “The idea … that the current program is going to be there for them is a lie.” Pressed by the moderator, Perry did not back down. He doubled down, calling Social Security a “monstrous lie to our kids.” […]

What’s next?

I watched in awe Friday night as the Gaffney Indians dismantled Union County. Nothing unusual about that, you say? Thousands of others did the same. Yeah, but I was at the beach. Now that I’ve got your attention, let me explain. The Gaffney Ledger has joined the iNK Barrel Video Network and is one of a couple hundred newspapers now […]

Woman, infant escape injury in apartment fire

A woman and her infant child escaped harm Tuesday after a fire broke out in their Gaffney apartment. The fire began in the kitchen of an apartment at Creekside at Wellington Apartments on Overbrook Drive at about 1:20 p.m. Tuesday. Gaffney Fire Chief Nathan Ellis said a female tenant left her stovetop unattended to check on her 2-week-old infant and […]

Hwy. 150 bridge ahead of schedule

A bulldozer rumbles across the hillside ridge while a large crane swings into action. The buzz of activity has been constant as crews work feverishly to complete the new Hwy. 150 bridge. The former structure was severely damaged on May 22 when a northbound tractor-trailer on Interstate 85 veered out of its lane and struck a bridge support. Work has […]