2019-10-09

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Second defendant in Good slaying goes to trial




The defense attorney for Shaun Rogers Jr. argued in court Tuesday that his client shouldn’t be convicted because he was not the gunman and was unaware a shooting would occur. Rogers, 19, of Gaffney is on trial in connection with the Oct. 2, 2018, slaying of 23-year-old Overton Good of Pleasant School Road. He is charged with murder, possession of […]

2 new businesses will bring 250 jobs to county




Cherokee County Council approved first reading Monday for tax breaks sought by two economic development projects which would create more than 250 new jobs. American Decorative Fabrics requested council amend its 2017 fee-in-lieu agreement for an $8 million investment in a new business — Palmetto Pedic, a mattress manufacturer, which plans to open in the company’s Chandler Drive facility. The […]

Federal judge sentences Gaffney man for his role in conspiracy

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Leonard Wayne Mullinax, 49, of Gaffney, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Court Judge J. Ronnie Greer to serve 235 months in federal prison following convictions for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, launder money and possessing firearms in furtherance of his drug trafficking. According to a plea agreement on file with the U.S. District […]

SHE WAS PERFECT LAST WEEK

Only one person was able to correctly predict the winners of all nine games in last week’s football contest. And that person was Tonya Kierstead, who collects a cool C Note for her football expertise. Nice going Tonya. Hey y’all, you can get in on the fun and a chance to win a hundred bucks of your very own. The […]

CHAPS, Limestone College cash in on A-Tax distribution




The Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society (CHAPS) and Limestone College were the big winners Monday when city and county council members made their decisions on how Accommodations Tax (ATax) revenue is spent. City council doled out $72,000 in A-Tax on Monday to eight organizations based on recommendations from its advisory committee. County council distributed $54,348.13 to nine organizations. Accommodations tax […]

IT’S JUST ME

Another year, another bunch of memories


We had our family reunion this past weekend, an event that has been ongoing for many years. It’s something we all look forward to and something that leaves us with indelible memories each time we meet. It reminds me quite a bit of some of those old gospel and country tunes that conjure up images of little houses out in […]

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Happy National Newspaper Week!


There’s a day, a week or a month for every industry or cause known to man. For example, seven different ‘days’ were celebrated Oct. 1: International Day of Older Persons International Coffee Day National Black Dog Day National Fire Pup Day National Hair Day National Homemade Cookies Day World Vegetarian Day I’m wondering how many of you celebrated any of […]

GUEST COLUMNIST

The most effective means for exercising our five 1st Amendment freedoms

For centuries, citizens have turned to their local news publication for local breaking and investigative news, as well as to learn about hot-button issues in their communities. In the last 15 years, with the rise of digital communications, many readers have changed their preferences to digital formats and social media over print for their news. But long before social media […]

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