December 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

COUNTY ECONOMIC REPORT

‘It was a great year’

If you are wondering if 2015 was a big year for capital investment in the county, the smile on Cherokee County Development Board Director Jim Cook’s face might just point you to an answer.  “It was a great year,” a grinning Coo More...

LifeStyles

“Little Free Library” dedication

The ribbon cutting and dedication of the “Little Free Library” was held November 17 at Cherokee County Adult Education. More...

Taste test: Next generation of fake meats, eggless mayo

How far have vegan alternatives come to tasting like the real thing? More...

PEACH CENTER AND HARBOR OF HOPE DONATIONS

LEFT - Tammy McGee, Director of Peach Center Ministries accepts a contribution of $11,300 from Denise R. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dr. Louise Moseley, Professor and Athletic Director at State University of New York

Gaffney - Mary Louise Moseley, age 91, died on Monday December 28, 2015 at Peachtree Center in Gaffney after several years of declining health. More...

James Tarte, loved woodworking

Gaffney, SC — James Erastus Tarte, 75, formerly of 717 Florence Street, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at Mary Black Health System-Gaffney.  More...

Harold Lane, loved the Atlanta Braves

Greenwood, SC — Harold Otis Lane, 86, of Greenwood, SC, and formerly of Blacksburg, SC, died December 24, 2015, at Self Regional Medical Center, Greenwood, SC. He was the son of the late Leslie and Goldie Neal Lane. More...

State News

South Carolina comes through death and destruction with hope

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The police shooting of an unarmed black man in North Charleston. The killing of nine people during Bible study at a historic African-American church in Charleston. More...

National News

Top television happenings in 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been a year of shifting sands in late night. A year of broken trust in two vastly different TV personalities. More...

Ex-Globetrotters star Meadowlark Lemon dies

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Meadowlark Lemon, the “clown prince” of basketball’s barnstorming Harlem Globetrotters, whose blend of hook shots and humor brought joy to millions of fans around the world, has died. He was 83.  More...

AP Poll: Islamic State conflict voted top news story of 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The far-flung attacks claimed by Islamic State militants and the intensifying global effort to crush them added up to a grim, gripping yearlong saga that was voted the top news story of 2015, according to The Associated Press&rs More...

Bill Cosby charged - Free Access

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RECYCLING CHRISTMAS

Wrapping paper, cards, trees can turn into useful items

Stacks of Christmas presents transformed living rooms into mountains of ripped wrapping paper, gift bags and holiday cards which were placed in the nearest trash bags.  More...

Woman charged in mall shoplifting

City of Gaffney police served arrest warrants Monday charging a Rock Hill woman with three different shoplifting incidents at the Gaffney Premium Outlets. More...

Local News

FOOD DRIVE

Limestone-Central Elementary student council members are shown with boxes of food and can food items collected in a food drive for Cherokee County Meals on Wheels. More...

Man dies after hit-and-run

The Cowpens Police Department is treating the death of a 36-year-old man whose body was found in the road behind Hardees in Cowpens on Sunday morning as a possible hit-and-run incident.  More...

$375,000 grant designed to help school district increase grad rates

The Cherokee County School District will kick off 2016 with a new program designed to increase the number of students graduating from high school and entering college.  The district received an early Christmas gift when it was awarded a $375,000 More...

Sports

Tigers hunt for 2nd title

Clemson QB: Tigers want to be first 15-0 team

Clemson is playing for something never done in college football history: 15-0.  More...

Childers sees big similarity between 1981 title team and this year’s Clemson squad

Both Danny Ford and Dabo Swinney possess that backslapping, shoulder-rubbing personality, and their players love them for it.  That’s the big similarity between the 1981 Clemson national championship team and the 2015 Tiger team poised, ho More...

Lowes Roundball Classic

Gaffney pounds Ninety-Six

Ninety-Six entered the Lowes Roundball Classic without a loss. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It’s the best part, and the worst part

You know what I like best about my job?  Talking with people.  You know what I like least about my job?  Talking with people.  How can it be, you ask, that what I like most and what I like least are the same?  It depends on t More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Too big for one person to run

Flu shots and dams … oysters and septic tanks … hospitals and landfills.  What is the connection in all of these?  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton — tough feminist hawk or feminine victim?

Hillary Clinton has now learned what some of Donald Trump’s GOP rivals have discovered about him: You won’t attack him with impunity, and you’d better not be vulnerable on the very same issue.  More...

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