September 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Blacksburg councilman registers company vehicles to address outside town

Blacksburg Town Councilman Mike Patterson, who operates Patterson’s Wrecker Service in the town, has been registering vehicles owned by his company to an address outside the town limits, thus avoiding paying property taxes to the town. More...

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LifeStyles

Brian Free and Assurance in concert Sept. 21 at Goucher Baptist Church

Award-winning Southern Gospel group will give free performance

Brian Free and Assurance will be performing a free concert at Goucher Baptist Church, 415 Goucher Creek Road, on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. More...

‘Rachel and Friend’ will present Music Sandwiched-In show Sept. 24

Rachael Gallman and Jaron Ferrer, aka "Rachel and Friend," will perform the Cherokee County Public Library’s first Music Sandwiched-In concert of the fall season on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 12:15-1 p.m. Admission is free. More...

PAGENT WINNER

PAGEANT WINNER – Peyton Paysour, daughter of Keith and Christy Paysour of Gaffney, recently won a state preliminary title. More...

Obituaries

Jack Dean Howe, served in the South Pacific in World War II

Jack Dean Howe, 88, of Gaffney, passed away Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at his home. Mr. Howe was born Feb. 22, 1926, in Gaffney to the late Walter Clyde and Beulah Eve Poole Howe. More...

Maggie Horne, retired from textiles

Magalene (Maggie) Skipper Horne, 75, of 322 Coach Hill Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept.17, 2014, at her residence. More...

Larry Donnell Jones

LANCASTER – Larry Donnell Jones, 63, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Son of the late Rev. Ed Jones and the late Beola Duncan Jones, he was born Nov. 20, 1950, in Lancaster County. More...

Boys & Girls club opens new addition

The local Boys and Girls Club celebrated the grand opening Thursday of a new addition which includes more classroom space, a teen center, and a covered patio area for education activities. More...

Woman dies in single-vehicle crash

A 49-year-old woman died early Thursday after she was ejected from her vehicle during a single-vehicle crash on Gowdeysville Road in southern Cherokee County. More...

Local News

AIN'T IT NIFTY

AIN’T IT NIFTY — Some pranksters saw fit to make sure Cherokee County Superintendent Dr. Quincie Moore turning 50 did not go unnoticed Wednesday morning. More...

‘I am for the child’ event Saturday

The Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Program is hosting a statewide event to celebrate the children in our lives. More...

No smoking

Council bans use of tobacco products, e-cigs in city-owned vehicles

One of the last bastions of government-related tobacco freedom came to an end this week when Gaffney City Council officially banned the use of tobacco products, as well as new forms of electronic cigarettes, in city-owned vehicles. More...

Sports

Family and football

A 24-7 focus on the gridiron has allowed Prouty to thrive in his senior season at Blacksburg

Chris Prouty takes no satisfaction in the early success Blacksburg has experienced in his senior season. More...

‘Cats hope to slow vaunted Woodruff attack

After a surprising start, Blacksburg will take its shot at one of the state’s top Class 2A programs Friday when it makes a short road trip to tackle Woodruff in its region opener. More...

Rivals seeking to get seasons back on track

Over the past decade, Upstate football enthusiasts made sure to mark the annual gridiron renewal between rivals Byrnes and Gaffney on their calendars, the game typically having high stakes for both teams in their respective pursuits of a state title. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Boy do I have an idea for a country music song

Country songs about good times and heartache followed me along every door I passed in early September as I enjoyed a rare evening out with my older brother on the streets of Nashville. More...

THEIR VIEW

Alarmist rhetoric ‘as we know it’

Calling it “poetic license” unfairly insults poets. But many politicians do habitually indulge in the “partisan license” of extreme exaggeration — especially during election years. And U.S. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

The techinspired future of education

In 21st-century America, hope and change comes from tech-inspired entrepreneurs. More...

Sports News

Poll

Is domestic violence in the NFL a bigger problem than in society as a whole?