Clues pointed coroner to Marine base


With almost every usual clue obliterated by the force of impact and resulting fire, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler’s starting point in identifying a family killed in a horrific crash Tuesday night was nothing more than some scattered paperwork from Quantico, Va., and a charred backpack in which he found a last name and the last four digits of a […]

Guest lecturer says manned trip to Mars could be closer than you might think

Whether there is life on other planets is a question that has intrigued scientists since Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. The fascination about space exploration turned towards Mars in early August when NASA successfully landed the $2.5 billion rover Curiousity on the planet’s surface. The 6- wheeled robot is six weeks into a 2-year […]

Total of 378 school district employees paid $50K or more annual salary

Nearly 380 Cherokee County School District employees will earn more than $50,000 this year. Superintendent Dr. Quincie Moore is one of four school administrators who will earn more than $100,000. The new school boss will receive a $125,000 salary under a 3-year contract signed in February. School superintendents currently earn an average salary of $151,163 in South Carolina. The average […]

Gaffney-Dorman game will be carried live on our website

A full slate of football and rodeo action are on tap this weekend, courtesy of Ledger Live and its friends at iNK Barrel Video Networks. The Gaffney Indians will take on Dorman at The Reservation tonight at 7:30 p.m. To view the game on the Internet, click the “Sports” link in the “LEDGER LIVE” box in the upper left corner […]

Hangin’ steel

CTC students get rare opportunity

Steel beams are neatly spread out around a concrete pad where Cherokee Technology Center carpentry students have earned a rare chance to work on a commercial construction project. High school students carefully fasten bolts into steel beams and use levels to make sure each support beam is properly balanced under the watchful eyes of building construction teacher John Phillips. This […]

Students will stand up for Jesus during ‘See You at the Pole’ event

Willing to pay the price for their faith, Christians over the centuries have been fed to lions, stoned by angry mobs and nailed to crosses. Though blessed to worship without a threat to their livelihood, many American teens fall prey to peer pressure, yearning more for social acceptance than standing firm on their beliefs. “A lot of kids really get […]


Dean’s list

GREENWOOD—Lander University announces its President’s List, Dean’s List and Freshman Honors for spring semester 2012. Undergraduates who have earned a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 out of a possible 4.0 are on the President’s List. Those with a GPA of 3.5 to 3.9 are on the Dean’s List, while freshmen with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.49 earn Freshman […]

Political Cartoon


Sending those cats to the animal shelter means certain death for them Dear Editor: With much sadness I learned that residents of the Historic District had Animal Control pick up about 20 cats in that neighborhood recently. Surely folks know that sending feral cats to the animal shelter means certain death for those animals. For me, what an inhumane solution. […]