One of 2 women charged with prescription forgery reportedly a nurse at UCMC

Upstate Carolina Medical Center reported the theft of a prescription pad Oct. 3 after being advised that a hospital employee was arrested in North Carolina following a Boiling Springs Police Department investigation of an allegedly forged prescription. Boiling Springs police arrested two women, 27-year-old Rebecca Grace Sapoch and 26- year-old Amy D. Henderson, both of Tiney Road, Ellenboro, N.C., on […]

Ready … aim … squirt!

City of Gaffney firefighters spent their afternoons this past week sending streams of water hundreds of feet across Irene Park. This wasn’t a test of their aim, however, but one of judgment. During a technically complex training exercise, firefighters were given a limited flow of water and had to continually balance their pump controls while constantly monitoring water pressures on […]

Blacksburg football game to be aired live on our website

Late game heroics have become all too common for Blacksburg the past few weeks, the football squad using touchdowns in the final minutes to defeat Southside Christian and St. Joseph’s. A similar effort will be needed tonight, when the Wildcats face off against Region II-A rival Christ Church Episcopal School of Greenville in the Ledger Live Game of the Week. […]

High schools host ‘College Day’ application events

Local high school students were encouraged to put their college dreams into action this week by applying to an institution of higher learning. Gaffney High students completed 250 college applications Wednesday during the school’s firstever College Application Day. Blacksburg High seniors will take part in the same event today in a statewide initiative focused on college awareness. It is sponsored […]

Next step in superintendent search occurs Monday at board meeting

The Cherokee County School Board will find out Monday exactly what county residents are seeking in their next superintendent. School trustees will receive a summary report with comments from eight community focus group meetings held this past week by the South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA). SCSBA representative Dr. Billy Floyd led discussions on the characteristics, experiences and professional qualities […]

World famous ceramist guest at CAVA meeting Oct. 11

Diana Farfán will discuss her surrealistic works

(This article ran in Wednesday’s Ledger with the wrong date for the meeting. The meeting will be on Tuesday evening, Oct. 11.) World famous ceramist Diana Farfán will be special guest speaker at the Tuesday, Oct. 11, meeting of the Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists. Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Farfán received her BFA at the National University of Colombia and […]

Logans celebrate 40th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Wm. Logan celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Aug. 29, 2011. Mr. and Mrs. Logan have four daughters – Tayna, RaKeia, Eneilous and Kym; two sons, Braxten and Paxton; seven grandchildren and eight god children. Mrs. Logan is the former Joyce Love (Davis).

TuesdayWoman’s Club has first meeting of 2011-2012 year

The Tuesday Woman’s Club held its first meeting of the 2011-2012 year on Sept. 13 in the parlor of First Baptist Church. Hostesses were Mrs. Kurt Jolliff, Mrs. Chuck Lowery and Mrs. Eddie Oliver. Guest speaker was Cherokee County Development Director James “Jim” Cook, who presented an informative program as he explained the process of engaging new business to locate […]

Oct. 9-15 is Fire PreventionWeek

Smoke alarms, escape plans can make critical difference in savings lives, homes and workplaces

Every 82 seconds a home fire breaks out, according to the National Fire Protection Agency. Fires can cause irreparable damage to homes and businesses, displacing families and employees. Last year, the American Red Cross responded to more than 70,000 home fires across the country and provided comfort and basic necessities to those affected. The Red Cross is helping families and […]

SLT to hold auditions for ‘Honky Tonk Angels’

SPARTANBURG – The Spartanburg Little Theatre will have open auditions for “The Honky Tonk Angels” on Oct. 17-18 from 7-9 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre at Chapman Cultural Center. The play follows the journey of three women who are fed up with their lives and set out to chase their dreams of becoming country music stars. The musical comedy […]