May 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

County gives breaks to ‘Project Evergreen’

Cherokee County on Wednesday gave final approval to tax incentives to land a $125 million distribution center. More...

Memorial Day service will be different than previous years

Memorial Day is the time to honor the fallen and celebrate the freedom their heroism provides. Cherokee County Veterans Affairs Officer Todd Humphries wanted to do something different this year to remind local residents of that. More...

ONLINE Poll

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS Do you think aspartame (artificial sweetener in diet colas) is a health concern? YES: 78% (156 votes) NO: 22% (44 votes) TOTAL VOTES: 200 More...

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SIGNING

SIGNING DAY — Nearly 100 Gaffney High seniors committed to academic excellence in their college ca- reers Wednesday during the school’s second annual “Academic Signing Day.” More...

FUN TIMES

FUN TIMES — Brookview Healthcare staff and residents recently celebrated National Nursing Home Week with games, dancing and fun times in the sun. More...

Cars set on fire

City of Gaffney police were called in to investigate after Gaffney firefighters responded to a North Granard Street home last Friday and found two parked vehicles on fire. More...

Obituaries

Larry Carter, 45, native of New Jersey

JONESVILLE – Larry Lexus Carter, 45, of Jonesville, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Charleston. He was born in East Orange, N.J., and was a son of Lorenzo Carter of New Orleans, La., and the late Bessie Bellamy Carter. More...

Joe D. Hodge, 85, retired after long career with Xerox

FAIRPORT, N.Y. – It is with deep and heavy sadness that we announce the death of Joe Dean Hodge of Fairport, N.Y., who succumbed to cancer while surrounded by his family on Saturday, May 2, 2015. More...

Robert E. Teague, former taxi driver

Robert Eugene Teague, 66, of 544 Goucher Green Bethel Road, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at Mary Black Health System – Gaffney. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

No place in the media room for kids?

Grabbing a pencil and her Pre-K workbook, my 3-yearold daughter settled beside me on the couch earlier this week, interrupting me from a night of NBA and NHL playoff action happening simultaneously on the television in front of me. More...

OUR VIEW

EMS workers deserve our deepest appreciation

It’s comforting to know that when you need help in Cherokee County, professional, caring and compassionate people are only a 9-1-1 phone call away. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

College quotas for Asians

If you’re applying to Harvard and your last name is Wong, Li or Liu, changing it to Lopez or Luciano could increase your chances of getting in. More...

Breaking News - 1:24 PM

Gaffney robbery suspect caught after shooting cop in Knoxville - Free Access

Suspect also wanted for shooting at police in Florida

A man identified by Gaffney police as the suspect in the Wednesday morning robbery of a West Floyd Baker Boulevard cell phone store was taken in custody after shooting a police officer in Knoxville, Tenn. More...

WANTED

Police search for armed robber

City of Gaffney police remained on the hunt Thursday for a man considered armed and dangerous in the wake of the armed robbery of a West Floyd Baker Boulevard cell phone store Wednesday morning. More...

Rained-out Campo Giorno will be made up Tuesday

Don’t forget about Campo Giorno when this year’s Memorial Day holiday ends. More than 400 elementary school students will participate Tuesday in the one-of-a-kind field day from 4:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in the Gaffney High stadium. More...

WSSL IN TOWN

— More than 200 people waited outside Walmart on Thursday hoping to receive one of 100 pairs of tickets given out by WSSL 100.5 country radio station for the June 2 “Pickin in the Park&rd More...

LifeStyles

SASSIES VISIT SEN. PEELER –

Members of the local SASSIES Bible study group visited Sen. Harvey Peeler at his office in Columbia on April 23. More...

CAVA sets special kick off for its Summer Art Program

The Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists will host a special kick-off for its Summer Art Program on Saturday, May 30, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Themed “May Day! More...

Summer Art Program will begin June 8

The Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists has been hard at work for the past several months preparing for its Summer Art Program. Opening day is set for Monday, June 8. Most of the classes will be held at CAVA’s home at 210 N. Frederick St. More...

Sports

He’s got the touch

Scoring touch, that is, for the Saints

Some quality playing time with maybe a chance to crack the starting lineup. That was Limestone attacker Vinny Ricci’s hope when he signed with the Saints. More...

Clash of theTitans

Rivals meet on biggest stage, again

LeMoyne and Limestone are separated by hundreds of miles but they are no strangers. The squads met in 2004 in the NCAA Division II national championship game. More...

Post 109 washed out

Mother Nature was the winner on Wednesday. Heavy rains forced officials to postpone the American Legion opener between rivals Post 109 and Spartanburg. More...

State News

After violence a year ago, Myrtle Beach area prepares for annual bike rally

ATLANTIC BEACH, S.C. (AP) Tens of thousands of bikers are expected to descend on South Carolina's Myrtle Beach area this Memorial Day weekend for the annual Atlantic Beach Bikefest — and when they do, they'll be met with beefed-up security. More...

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