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August 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Many state residents plan weekend getaways

Summer’s last hurrah will draw an increased number of motorists to the open road this holiday weekend, according to AAA Carolina. The motor club estimates that nearly half a million Palmetto State residents will travel this Labor Day weekend. More...

Watch the Gaffney High-Dorman game live on our website

Following a gut-wrenching defeat at the hands of rival Union County, Gaffney will seek to regroup tonight (Friday) as it hosts rival Dorman at The Reservation. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

l A moped was reported stolen Aug. 25 from Chandler Drive. According to the Gaffney Police Department, someone took a black-colored 2014 VIP moped from outside an apartment in the 200 block between 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. More...

Local authorities assist in “Hands Across Border” campaign

In just a 2-hour span Wednesday evening on Highway 221 at the border between Cherokee and Rutherford counties, a large contingent of police officers made one arrest, issued numerous traffic citations, seized a small bag of marijuana and a gun, and im More...

County GOP to elect new chairman

The Cherokee County Republican Party will meet in Cherokee County Council chambers in the county administration building on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 6:30 p.m. to elect a new chairman. Former chairman John Major recently resigned due to health problems. More...

Sports

Clemson, Georgia look to make early splash

ATHENS, Ga. — College football's inaugural playoff is more than four months away. Still, it's never too early to start impressing the selection committee. For No. 12 Georgia and No. More...

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Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Students need more sleep, study says

I enjoyed a rare morning snooze Sunday morning before my internal alarm shook me awake at 8:15 a.m. I shudder to think what my 16-year-old self would have thought about waking up at this ungodly early morning hour on a weekend. More...

THEIR VIEW

Sooner or later, Harrell SLED report must be made public

Since January, House Speaker Bobby Harrell has been demanding the release of the SLED investigation into corruption allegations against him. More...

Need a barn cat?

Dear Editor: The Humane Society of Cherokee County (HSCC) often traps cats that are suitable as barn cats. If you have a place for one (or more) please call 864-489-9817. You will be saving a life. More...

Body found is missing Blacksburg man

A body found in a wooded area of Cowpens on Tuesday was positively identified Wednesday by the Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office as that of a 50-year-old Blacksburg man who had been reported missing Aug. 11. More...

Towing contractor ’s bond revoked

A 42-year-old towing contractor accused of slugging another Blacksburg tower during a roadside dispute along Interstate 85 on July 11 had his bond revoked Wednesday morning after a magistrate decided he violated a nocontact order. More...

HITTING THE ROAD

n More than 451,000 state residents are expected to travel this holiday, a 1.5 percent increase from a year ago. n Travelers will find moderate gas prices throughout South Carolina and in most parts of the South. More...

LifeStyles

Limestone College Theatre presents encore performances of ‘Sweeney Todd’

Intense drama and howlingly funny dark humor spin a sophisticated, macabre tale

Limestone College's Department of Theatre will present two encore presentations of the musical thriller, "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," Thursday, Sep. 4, and Friday, Sept. 5. Each performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. More...

Sorority contributes to PeachCenter Ministries fundraising campaign

Theta Beta Gamma Inc. recently made a donation to PeachCenter Ministries in support of the organization’s fundraising campaign. More...

AAUW meeting Sept. 8; program will explore how domestic violence impacts everyone

The Gaffney Branch of the American Association of University Women will start the 2014-15 year on Monday, Sept. 8, with a luncheon meeting at the House of Pizza at noon. More...

Obituaries

Lucille Thompson Brown, educator

WARE SHOALS – Lucille T. Brown triumphantly walked through the gates of Heaven to meet her Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. She was born on Christmas Day to the late Robert and Doris Thompson. More...

Bertha H. Wilson

Funeral services for Bertha Hambrick Wilson, 89, of 202 Annette St., widow of Charles L. Wilson, will be held Saturday, Aug. 30, at 2 p.m. at Hopewell Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Anitonette Gardner officiating. More...

Margaret Jo Huffman

Margaret Jo Parker Huffman, 67, of 316 Drayton Trail, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home. More...

State News

Network working to get SC's uninsured to the polls

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Progressive Network is going door-to-door to persuade poor, uninsured voters to turn out in November to oppose Gov. Nikki Haley's refusal to expand Medicaid eligibility. More...