April 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

THE WALLS COME TUMBLING DOWN

Gutted by fire March 9, the Cherokee Boarding House on Cherokee Avenue was razed in just a few hours Monday as a demolition crew made quick work of the task with some heavy equipment. More...

Teen still missing, but river search continues

The “active” search for a missing teen might have ended in Cleveland County, N.C., last week, but that hasn’t stopped volunteers and other officials from heading towards the Broad River on a daily basis ever since.  More...

LifeStyles

Sandlapper Singers in Gaffney April 30 for rare performance

Concert in Fullerton Auditorium is event of .New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music'

The Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society Inc. and the City of Gaffney are teaming up to present “Melodies from the Hard Times,” a musical tribute commemorating the sesquicentennial of the War Between the States. More...

‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ ends SLT 2011 season

SPARTANBURG – The Spartanburg Little Theatre wraps up its 2010-2011 65th anniversary season with the hilarious classic comedy of stage and screen, Arsenic and Old Lace. More...

Peachtree Centre volunteer Lindsay Wright receives National Jr. Volunteer of Year award

Peachtree Centre volunteer Lindsay Wright traveled recently to receive the National Junior Volunteer of the Year Award from the National Association of Activity Professionals.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dorothy M. Howington

BLACKSBURG – Dorothy Martin Howington, 89, of 1158 N. Mountain St., passed away Monday, April 25, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Sybil Hughey

Sybil Leah Smith Hughey, 64, of 4101 Corinth Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 22, 2011, at her residence.  Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Gilbert B. Hughey Jr. and daughter of the late Lawrence D. More...

Margaret R. Mason Lecky

Margaret R. Mason Lecky, 88, formerly of Overbrook Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Magnolias of Gaffney.  Born in Cherokee County, she was first married to the late William Lester Mason Jr. More...

Superintendent staying put

Cherokee County School Superintendent Dr. Ed Taylor said he is staying one more year to build on the progress the school district has made during his eight months here.  More...

WEATHER WARNING

‘Without a doubt, we advise everyone to be prepared; Wednesday night could be pretty bad. ...’

To everything is reserved its season.  Unfortunately this spring, Mother Nature’s fury has been on full display, unleashed in the form of gusty winds, damaging hail and deadly tornadoes throughout the Southeast, an area including the Carol More...

Re-trial of 25-year-old murder case presents unusual legal challenges

SPARTANBURG — The field of law in the United States has been evolving ever since the country was founded, with past cases and appellate court decisions serving as guidance for how current legal issues should be handled.  More...

Local News

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FREE CONCERT — Limestone College's Student Government Association (SGA) will host the First Annual Saints Festival this Thursday, April 28 and the public is invited to join in the fun. More...

Student causes $2,500 damage to Cherokee Technology Center

A 16-year-old student caused an estimated $2,500 in damage to an exterior air conditioning unit at the Cherokee Technology Center, according to a report at the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. The damage occurred between 11:45 a.m. More...

POLICE REPORTS

April 19 at about 5:10 p.m.  The cash was the only item reported missing.  An area woman reported a case of identity theft to the Gaffney Police Department after she was hit with an unpaid bill on a credit card that was taken out in her na More...

Sports

Westlane Bowl Results

Granard Middle School High Games Bowled in PE class at Westlane Bowl on April 18th 6th grade Girls Abbie Upchurch 98 Holly Charbonneau   More...

RUNNING FOR COVER -

A baserunner wins the race to home plate during an exhibition Mite League game at the local youth sports complex this past Friday. More...

Lady Cats perfect winning formula

The opponents of the Blacksburg High softball team know what’s coming. More...

Columns

CODY SOSSAMON

‘Me CoCo. Me CoCo’

I have been given the green light to make a public announcement of great importance: I’m going to be a grandfather!  Now I’ll finally find out if what all of you grandparents out there have been saying for years is true: “It&r More...

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READERS ON THE ROAD

Doug and Jackie Spencer and Austin Shippy took The Ledger along with them on a spring break trip to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. More...

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