Motorcycle event will honor solders killed in Afghanistan

Gone, but never forgotten. Four S.C. Army National Guard soldiers killed in Afghanistan will be honored for their sacrifice to their comrades and the nation this weekend as members of the 218th Brigade host a motorcycle ride across portions of the Upstate. During their deployment to the war-torn country, Sgt. Donnie Henderson and other soldiers wondered how best to pay […]


The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Nov. 15 incident during which a shot was fired into a dwelling on Providence Creek Road. According to a police report, someone fired a shot into a home in the 100 block at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, causing about $200 in damage. Police said they recovered a small-caliber bullet from the […]

Voters approve $933 million in new schools

Despite an economic downtown, South Carolina voters shelled out big bucks in November in support of new school buildings. Voters approved all six building referendums on the ballot in the Nov. 4 general election. This will result in $933 million in new school construction in Greenwood 52, Horry County, Lexington 1, Lexington-Richland 5, Marlboro County and Richland 2. This rare […]

Junkyard law to be reviewed

Local junkyard operators will have their say Thursday about the controversial ordinance they claim unfairly singles them out for regulation. The junkyard operators are invited to voice their comments during the Cherokee County Citizens Planning Commission meeting Thursday at 4 p.m. at the county administration building. This is the second time the ordinance has been referred to the planning commission. […]

BHS band member joins Clemson band for a day

Tanner Hughes has spent many Saturdays sitting in Death Valley cheering on the Clemson football team. The Blacksburg High senior experienced the game from a different viewpoint at last weekend’s Clemson- Duke football game. He was among 107 high school seniors who performed with the Clemson University marching band as part of “High School Senior Day.” Students were asked to […]



And speaking of scams, this one continues to make the rounds

New scams pop up almost every day but old ones hang around too. Last week, a York Drive woman gave The Gaffney Ledger a letter she had received in the mail that informed her she had won $250,000 from a sweepstakes in London, England. An obvious scam, the carefully worded letter advised the woman, “For security purposes and clarity, we […]

S.C. Inaugural Ball will be Jan. 19

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The South Carolina Presidential Inaugural Ball Committee has announced that the 2009 S.C. Inaugural Ball will be held Jan. 19, 2009, at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington. The black-tie event, which will honor the 44th President of the United States, will take place from 8 p.m. until midnight the evening before his inauguration. […]

Sweet treats take spotlight at Iron City Ministries auction

While the cakes at the Iron City Ministry’s charity auction might not have been made from gold, the hearts of the people bidding on them surely must have been made of the precious material. One delicious-looking — but otherwise ordinary — sheet cake sold for $130. Another cake brought in an eye-raising $185. For those bidding, it really wasn’t about […]