October 28, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Clemson vs. South Carolina FB game used to be a ‘Big Thursday’ thing

There was a sense of finality at Williams-Brice Stadium that brisk October day in 1959, a day known by both Clemson and South Carolina alums as one in which a tradition died. More...

LifeStyles

“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble.”

Photo / Brenda Eubanks Residents at Magnolia's of Gaffney enjoyed a Halloween party Saturday, Oct. 24, with family and friends. More...

Christian recording artist Janet Paschal in Moore on Nov. 1

Singer/songwriter will share the stage with John Starnes

The exciting sounds of gospel music will ring loudly Sunday, Nov. 1, at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Moore as popular Christian recording artist Janet Paschal will be featured during a musical worship service, which will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Spartanburg Little Theatre presents Sherlock Holmes’ greatest mystery

SPARTANBURG – The Spartanburg Little Theatre will present Sherlock Holmes’ most beloved and most-filmed mystery, The Hound of the Baskervilles, in David W. Reid Theatre at the Chapman Cultural Center on Oct. 30-Nov. 1 and Nov. 6-8. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Oveter Westbrooks

Retired from textiles

COWPENS – Oveter Elizabeth Kimbrell Westbrooks, 77, of 2064 Bonner Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.   More...

Claude O. Fortner

SPARTANBURG – Claude O’Neil Fortner, 62, of 108 Pettit Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at his home.   Born in Cowpens, he was a son of Ruby Pasco Fortner and the late B. Claude Fortner.   More...

Film tells story of man instrumental in college’s post-Civil War survival

Peter Cooper’s role in saving Limestone College will no longer be hidden history with the recent release of a documentary about his life. More...

$100 GOES TO AUGHTRY AND WE STAND EGG-FACED

The $100 in cash from last week’s football contest goes to Jim Aughtry of Gaffney, who correctly predicted the winners of all 12 games.   Two other people also predicted all 12 games correctly, but Aughtry had the closest tie-breaker. More...

Local News

Scary places abound

It doesn’t take visitors of Lost Emerald Farm long to realize that strange things happen on the property. More...

Threats probed

The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Postal Inspection Service are investigating threats made against two 7th Circuit prosecutors. More...

Suit filed after accident

The estate of an Old Georgia Highway man killed in a March 2008 accident filed suit in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas against the man’s brother. More...

Sports

Photo

Player of the Week - For his performance against Fort Mill, Gaffney kicker Josh Harris receives his Player of the Week plaque from Burns Chevrolet owner Sam Burns. More...

Spiller expects Tigers to remain focused

C.J. Spiller’s been   part of many big Clemson wins. He’s also endured several Tiger fades following critical victories.   Spiller, Clemson’s star senior, promises things will be different this time. More...

Columns

Some of their facial expressions were priceless

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Have you ever thought about how two people can see the exact same thing, yet have an entirely different take on it?   A football game, for instance.   More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Pina Coleman (Sidney's mom), Sidney Rice and Kelsey Spurlin enjoyed reading The Ledger at Sidney's home following the Minnesota Vikings' recent game against the Baltimore Ravens. More...

THEIR VIEW

Feeling better about the future

BMW’s recent announcement that it will hire up to 700 people to staff additional shifts at its Greer manufacturing plant is good news for South Carolina, and this news offers evidence that confidence might be returning to the state’s eco More...

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