March 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Election will pit newcomer against council chairman

Long serving incumbent Tim Spencer, county council chairman, will face a re-election challenge from a political newcomer.  Terrance Smith, a former Gaffney High football player who is currently employed at Freightliner, is running for the Distri More...

LifeStyles

Irish Fest and Run for the Clovers

The annual Irish Fest was held in downtown Gaffney Saturday. Festival goers enjoyed face painting, a Do Dah Parade and games. More...

Cleanup ‘Impacts’ downtown

Some scraped, some painted and some picked up a broom as dozens of teens participating in Impact weekend turned their attention to downtown Gaffney on Saturday. More...

Sports

Limestone football unveils challenging 2016 schedule - Free Access

The Limestone College Athletics Department and interim head coach Drew Anthony have announced a challenging 2016 football schedule that will feature five home contests and an eight-game slate against members of the South Atlantic Conference.  More...

Davidson could go juco to get on the field

Davidson could be eligible to participate in spring ball for Division I school by enrolling in juco in fall

Former Gaffney High star Shaq Davidson could be playing for a Division I school sooner than expected.  Davidson could participate in spring practice at a Division I school next year if he attended a junior college for the fall semester.  D More...

Marshall assistant expresses interest in Limestone job

An ex-NFL star is interested in becoming the next Limestone head football coach.  Sources said Marshall University wide receiver coach Mike Furrey wants to be interviewed for the Limestone head job which became vacant with the firing of Bobby Ja More...

National News

IRS warns taxpayers of phone scam

WASHINGTON — Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain a major threat to taxpayers, headlining the annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for the 2016 filing season, the Internal Revenue Ser More...

Trustees impressed by architects’ B.D. Lee Elementary presentation

School trustees expressed awe and wonder Monday evening after viewing architects’ 3D model video of the new B.D. Lee Elementary.  More...

County’s unemployment rate jumps from 5.7 to 6.5 percent

Cherokee County saw its unemployment rate rise in January as its labor force contracted following the holiday season.  More...

IT’S TIPOFF TIME

On Pages 2B and 3B inside today’s edition you will find the NCAA  Basketball Tournament bracket.  More...

Local News

FISH FRY

FISH FRY — Blacksburg High marching band members coat fish with flour Saturday during a fish fry outside the cafeteria. More...

‘Great’ year predicted for SC peaches

Despite a smaller peach harvest last year, national agricultural statistics showed South Carolina farms produced 69,000 tons of peaches. South Carolina produced the secondlargest peach crop in the nation behind California. More...

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce announces 2016 award winners

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the 2016 annual award winners for Business of the Year, Hall of Fame, Duke Energy’s Public Service, and Spartanburg Community College’s Youth of the Year.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Freddie Jefferies, employed in textiles

Mr. Freddie Parnell Jefferies, age 59, known as “Freddie Bud”, of 101 South Sparks Street, Gaffney, South Carolina, answered the Master’s call on Monday, March 14, 2016, at 8:30 p.m. at his residence.  More...

Andrew Walker, retired from Peeler Rug Company

Gaffney, SC — Andrew Francis Walker, 90, of 518 Marietta Street, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at his residence.  More...

Connie Wilson, charter member of Antioch Fire Dept.

Blacksburg — Connie Gail Childers Wilson, 59, of 139 Wendy Drive, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016, at her residence.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I had to get home before the magic wore off

What would you like to talk about today?  I could discuss how much I enjoyed playing in a golf tournament with my cousin this past weekend and the men we were paired with, as well as some of the others I met. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Speak up to keep government transparent

Transparency.  I use this word every time  I am in a meeting with a  South Carolina Senator or  House member here in  Columbia.  I can’t avoid it.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Remove cloud from public information, let the sun shine in

It’s not so much a celebration as it is an awareness campaign. Throughout the state and all across the country, this week – March 13-19 – is designated as Sunshine Week.  More...

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