July 1, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

FIRE IN THE HOLE

Greg Turner places four pounds of tannerite explosive inside a beaver dam Friday afternoon as Bubba Belue uses a shovel to clear debris before the dam was demolished at a Draytonville fishing lake. More...

LUNCHWITH PAULA

Weekly Ledger carrier Lucky Earls and his wife, Brenda, paused for a moment with their daughter, Katie, and other family members and friends while on a trip to Tybee Island and Savannah, Ga. More...

County to open bids on vacant building

County officials will learn today what the former tax assessor’s office building is worth.  Bids on the vacant structure will be opened publicly during today’s 5 p.m. More...

No money in budget for additional GHS band program staffing

Gaffney High band booster Pat Hyatt was unsuccessful in her effort to secure additional staffing for the school’s band program before a new director is hired.  During a June 24 public budget hearing, Hyatt asked school trustees if the dist More...

Fewer Carolinians expected to hit the road for the holiday

The AAA Carolinas automobile club is expecting fewer South Carolinians to hit the road for the July 4th holiday due to a shorter holiday period and higher gas prices this summer.  According to the club's projections, which were released Thursday More...

What are the odds?

RICHMOND, Texas (AP) — A father-son duo from South Texas showed no handicap when they stepped up to a par-3 tee and each shot a hole-in-one on Father’s Day.  Lonnie Whitener, 57, told the Houston Chronicle that his 115-yard drive usi More...

What’s that buzzing sound?

With the Fourth of July holiday in clear view, Americans from coast to coast are grabbing swimsuits, charcoal and other items for a nice few days outdoors.  But a sly predator awaits them just beyond the comforts of home, using humans and pets a More...

New traffic information system introduced

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

School trustees forego pay raise in new budget

The Cherokee County School Board did not give themselves a pay raise in the new $63.5 million school budget approved Monday.  Cherokee County school board members receive an annual salary of $5,000. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Weekly Ledger carrier Lucky Earls and his wife, Brenda, paused for a moment with their daughter Katie and other family members and friends with The Ledger while on a trip to Tybee Island and Savannah More...

HIV Testing Day observed nationwide June 27

State ranks sixth nationally in new HIV/AIDS cases

Thirty years after its devastating consequences were introduced to the world, the HIV/AIDS epidemic continues its path of terror, with thousands of new cases reported each year.  Organizations like Piedmont Care continues to spread a message of More...

POLICE REPORTS

Woman’s car damaged after hitting handicapped parking sign

City of Gaffney police reported a June 25 motor vehicle accident in the Walmart parking lot caused an estimated $2,750 in vehicle and property damage.  More...

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