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Peach growers optimistic about harvest outlook if no more freezes occur

Peach growers are optimistic about harvesting a full crop after surviving this spring's recent cold snap. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She has no desire to be chummy with former 'other woman'

Dear Annie: A few years ago, my husband, "Don," had an affair with a family friend. I discovered them kissing in the kitchen. I also found out Don's family knew about the affair. My sister-in-law actually provided a place for them to rendezvous. More...

Gaffney City Hall graces cover of Real Yellow Pages directory

More than 35,000 directories will be distributed in area

Gaffney City Hall, located in the heart of downtown Gaffney, is featured on the cover of the new AT&T Real Yellow Pages directory for Gaffney and Blacksburg. More...

GAFFNEY JUNIOR MISS 2008

Lana Ward, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ward, was crowned Gaffney Junior Miss 2008 in a program held Saturday, April 5. Miss Ward will represent Gaffney in the state pageant that will be held at Lexington High School on July 19. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carl E. Dickson

BLACKSBURG - Carl Edmund Dickson, 45, of 1727 E. Cherokee St., died Tuesday, April 8, 2008, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Randolph Scott Gallman

Randy (Cowboy) Gallman, 50, of 698 E. Main St., Spartanburg, died Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at his home. Born Jan. 21, 1958, to the late Scott King Gallman and Annie Laura Gallman of Gaffney, he was a local artist and former rodeo cowboy. More...

Gerald Martin

Ernest Gerald Martin, 68, of 797 Old Metal Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at his residence after an extended battle with cancer. More...

School damaged during break-in

Cherokee County School District employees found themselves fixing more than a thousand dollars worth of damage after the Monday morning discovery of a break-in at Mary Bramlett Elementary School. More...

Bully raccoon taken into custody after squaring off with Rottweiler

Blacksburg Police Chief Jamie Ham has come across practically every type of situation as a police officer but he and other members of his department had to deal with one Wednesday that wasn't in police manuals. More...

Local News

Thieves make off with several items from Whelchel Road construction site

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is investigating two incidents of grand larceny at a Whelchel Road construction site. More...

Photo

REST AND RELAXATION- Massage chairs were a popular resting stop for Limestone College students who attended a health fair Wednesday in Stephenson Dining Hall. More...

County waives mobile home disposal fee

If you ever wondered why there seems to be so many dilapidated mobile homes - apparently so has the county. In a move to reduce the eyesores, the county has waived the $25-a-ton tipping fee for mobile homes disposed of at the county landfill. More...

Sports

Indian golfers to battle elite field

Hardaway tourney good preparation for region and state

The Gaffney Indians will try to get the better of 47 other golf teams today and tomorrow at the prestigious Hardaway Invitational. Prep golf powers from Georgia, Alabama, Florida and South Carolina, including Gaffney, Fort Dorchester, A.C. More...

New GHS sports facility on the right track

The new Gaffney High track will be finished shortly after the current school year ends. Sossamon Construction has graded the surface for an eight lane competition track. More...

BRIEFS

Chamber golf tourney on tap for April 19 The 2008 Annual Member Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, will be held Friday, April 18, at Cherokee National Golf Club. Registration and lunch will begin at 11 a.m. More...

Columns

If my allergies are acting up, then it must be spring

Is it me or is April almost half over? It must be the grass beginning to turn from pale shades of yellow to green and the sound of baseballs hitting bats at fields all around that show me the signs of new birth. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Christine Brown and Ginny Burrows, along with their husbands, John Burrows and Tony Brown, are pictured here in front of The Breakers mansion while on a trip to John Burrows' hometown, Newport, Rhode Island. More...

Set the question aside and just increase the tax

THEIR VIEW

For nearly three hours, senators argued over how to divvy up the spoils, sparring over philosophy and pragmatism and slights real and imagined, rejecting one plan after another by the narrowest of margins before finally adopting one, by a single-vo More...

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