February 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Clemson president will be keynote speaker at Chamber fete

Over the past few months, change has ruled the day for the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce.  But even as the organization continues its search for a new director, it is also keeping in step with its objectives and duties, among them preparin More...

LifeStyles

Cowpens National Battlefield hosts March events

Encampment,18th century weapons demonstrations, book signing featured March 15-16

Cowpens National Battlefield will host an encampment by the Upper Broad Regiment, a loyalist living history group, in mid-March. The group will give 18th century weapons firing demonstrations at 10:30 a,m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. More...

Limestone CollegeTheatre presents William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’

Show set for 3-day run Feb. 27-March 1

When Limestone College Theatre presents “Macbeth” during an upcoming three-day run, the story will stray a bit from the tried and true concept of the Shakespearian play.  More...

Library announces programs for March

The Cherokee County Public Library has announced its lineup of programs for children and teens during March at the Gaffney and Blacksburg libraries.  Early Literacy Storytime (birth–3 years)  Every other Monday, 10:30-11 a.m.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Trina Smith, formerly employed by SRMCInternal Medicine

Trina Dennis Smith, 53, of Quail Run, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Nellie Sims

Funeral services for Nellie Verle Dewberry Sims, 78, of 101 Oakland Ave., will be held Saturday,   March 1, at 2 p.m. at Indian Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Mary Jefferies officiating. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

What’s in a name?

You ever think about how you got your name?  Most of us can take a look at our family trees and quickly point to one branch or another as to the source of our moniker.  I didn’t have to look long or far. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Should South Carolina pay for surveillance?

Gov. Nikki Haley’s executive budget grabbed a few headlines for its items on education, transportation, and Medicaid waiver programs.  More...

THEIR VIEW

State should prepare for future earthquakes

It’s good news that South Carolinians and the state’s roads, bridges, nuclear power plants and other infrastructure fared well in the recent 4.1 magnitude earthquake felt in both South Carolina and Georgia.  More...

Reached out to local authorities for help in what he feels is life-saving measure

Father desperately wanted daughter arrested

Imagine being a parent who desperately wanted his own daughter arrested.  That’s the situation an Ohio father recently found himself in after his daughter ran away from a halfway home in Ohio — earning places on both a missing person More...

’13 industrial growth paced by expansions

Expansions of existing industries boosted capital investment numbers here last year.  Those expansions poured between $40 million and $50 million into property and equipment during 2013.  Bericap led the way with an expansion that doubled t More...

Local News

District’s health education program seeks to reduce risky sexual behavior

A new comprehensive health education program seeks to promote healthier outcomes and reduce risky sexual behavior by Cherokee County students.  More...

ORIGINAL SC

— Gaffney Middle School student Abbey Elmore performs Friday at Sake Grill restaurant on Limestone Street. A film crew from S.C. More...

Mandela’s legacy celebrated at GHS

Gaffney High celebrated the legacy of the late civil rights icon Nelson Mandela on Monday in its annual Black History Month program.  More...

Sports

Peak named top player in 4A

Blacksburg’s Dameron repeats as all-state pick

In what will likely be the first of many honors, Gaffney’s L.J. More...

FEELING RUN DOWN

- Gaffney High jayvee baseball players practice the run down play during a workout at Commissioners Field on Monday. More...

Saints stay at No. 3 in latest poll

A pair of early season victories has kept Limestone at No. More...

State News

Patrick, Riverbanks’ newest bachelor, is now on exhibit

COLUMBIA – Guests visiting Riverbanks Zoo and Garden now have the opportunity to see the Zoo's newest bachelor, Patrick, a 23-yearold western lowland gorilla.  Patrick moved to Riverbanks in October of 2013 from the Dallas Zoo. More...

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