April 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Trustees mull how to handle flooding woes

School trustees will ask the state transportation office for assistance before making a decision on costly repairs to correct long-term flooding problems at Blacksburg High.  More...

County approves scholarship plan

With college costs continuing to rise, students here now have another option to cover tuition fees.  Cherokee County Council agreed Monday to appropriate $60,000 in its 2012-2013 budget for financial support to students in technical fields of st More...

LifeStyles

HOMESTYLE HEALTHY:

Sushi at home

Over the past 25 years or so, sushi has become a vital and trendy part of the American diet.  More...

Manhattan Piano Trio ends Limestone Steinway Series

Performance also kicks off 2012 Alumni Weekend festivities

Limestone College will kick off Alumni Weekend 2012 with a performance on Thursday, April 19, by the Manhattan Piano Trio in Fullerton Auditorium.  More...

The Williamsons perform here April 20

High-energy concert features Christian music ranging from classic hymns to praise and worship

Restoration Church International of Gaffney will be hosting a musical production, “Led by Love – A Christian Music Experience,” on Friday, April 20, at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jacqulyn “Jackie” Parker

PACOLET MILLS – Jacqulyn “Jackie” Parker, 60, of Pacolet Mills, died Monday, April 16, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Nell Pennington

Our precious mother, Nellie Veitch Smith Pennington, 87, of 1219 Ford Road, formerly of Kings Mountain, NC, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 15, 2012. More...

Carolyn Russell

Carolyn Dover Russell, 62, of 992 Potter Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 16, 2012, at Mary Black Hospital.  Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Charles Ronald “Ronnie” Russell of the home and daughter of the lat More...

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Kudos to county council for approving scholarship plan   Cherokee County Council is to be congratulated for its vote to support a scholarship initiative for Cherokee County students.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Is that a cable or... ...WOOOOO snake!

I’ve got to get some mothballs.  Not to keep the moths out of my clothes. Nothing as benign as that. More...

Oops! Mixup at Nestle plant leads to recall of 17,000 pounds of lasagna

A packaging mixup at the Nestle plant in Gaffney has prompted the company to voluntarily recall nearly 17,000 pounds of Stouffer’s lasagna on the outside chance someone could have an allergy to an undisclosed ingredient.  More...

Warrant accuses CEO of stealing metal from plant

An arrest warrant has been issued for an Upstate solar energy company CEO who is accused of stealing metal from a former Cherokee County textile plant.  The arrest warrant charges 44-year old Christopher Bernard Jones of 1408 Winding Way, Taylor More...

STANDING TALL AND PROUD

Limestone- Central Elementary first grade student Ramsey Millwood stands beside a newly planted oak tree Monday before an Arbor Day tree-planting ceremony. More...

Local News

Limestone College alumni weekend offers full slate of activities

Yearsmay pass, but the tie that binds families will never loosen or break.  Though likely not related by blood, scores of visitors fromas far away as California will convene upon Gaffney to enjoy a special type of family time — one which i More...

Battling depression focus of free seminar Saturday

For many years, longtime Presbyterian minister Dr. French O’Shields has focused his ministry on sharing practical help for people who are dealing with depression.  More...

UCAC offering gourding workshop

UNION – The Union County Arts Council will offer a gourding workshop on Saturday, April 21. The two-part workshop, taught by Angie Craft of Pelzer, will begin at 10 a.m. with a session on papermaking using the inside material from the gourd. More...

Sports

Winning beat goes on for LadyWildcats

For the Blacksburg High softball team, the beat goes on. More...

St. Joe’s stays atop region; nips Wildcats

St. Joe’s sits atop the region standings for a reason - the team is hard to beat.  Down by two runs, St. More...

GHS clinches playoff spot with win

After clinching a playoff spot with an 8-4 home win over Rock Hill on Tuesday, the Gaffney High baseball team wants more - second spot in the region and a first-round home game in the district playoffs.  The Indians likely will attain that goal More...

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