2020-10-16 E-Edition


It’s not the Leaning Tower of Pisa but it does tower over the landscape near Exit 87 on Interstate 85. The tower is part of a new facility being developed by Oldcastle Lawn and Garden, which is a leading supplier of quality mulches, soils and decorative rocks.

Blacksburg considering no-mask law

Blacksburg Town Council had a lengthy discussion Tuesday concerning a mask ordinance. But its not the type of ordinance you think. Councilman Darren Janesky brought to council an “anti-mask ordinance,” which in his words, means individuals can wear a mask if they like, but cannot be forced to wear one. Although more research is needed to determine the legalities of […]

Limestone to host NCAA national championship

The NCAA announced on Wednesday, Oct. 14, that Limestone University, in partnership with OneSpartanburg, Inc., will serve as the host site for the 2024 Division II Field Hockey National Championship. Two national semifinal games and the national title game will be played at Saints Field in 2024. Spartanburg was awarded both the DII Field Hockey Championship and the DIII Men’s […]

Do not call 9-1-1 to report mask violations

Don’t call 9-1-1 in response to the city’s mask ordinance, Cherokee County Administrator Steve Bratton said. Bratton said he’s requested that city officials set up a designated number, commonly known as a mask hotline, to report a mask ordinance violation. “9-1-1 is for emergencies only,” Bratton said. “The (mask ordinance) calls would tie up dispatchers and take them away from […]


Jonathan Waller, Timken Gaffney Plant Manager, presents a $50,000 donation to Pam Melton Cazel, Executive Director of the Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society. The funds are for the renovation of the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum’s Montgomery Wing. The construction phase has wrapped up inside and exterior improvements are still underway. With interior renovations complete, work has now begun […]

Blacksburg angler wins opening round

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – Pro Andy Montgomery of Blacksburg, South Carolina, caught 19 bass totaling 42 pounds, 6 ounces to win the opening Shotgun Round of competition at the General Tire World Championship in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. For the win, Montgomery now advances directly into the Sudden Death Round of competition in the six-day championship bass tournament that showcases 16 […]


Blacksburg high and middle school fishing team members competed in the SC Bass Nation Youth Series Tournament Trail. Shown above are: (left to right) (middle school boat) Captain Luke Kessler, Aiden Kessler and Kaleb Dixon, (high school boat) Jerry Reid, Jakob Reid and Captain Josh Reid At right are Jerry and Jakob Reid, 1st place High School Division at Lake […]


Ben Coleman, left, was the winner of the Week 3 Ledger football contest. He was only entrant who had a perfect entry picking all eight games correctly. The Dorman-Byrnes game was postponed until Oct. 30 .Congratulations Ben on your $100 win! A new contest is in every Monday’s Ledger. The Ledger’s Larry ‘Moose’ Littlejohn is shown presenting Coleman with his […]

Social Security recipients to get 1.3% increase starting January, 2021

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3 percent in 2021, the Social Security Administration announced this week. The 1.3% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 64 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2021. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December […]