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Water flowing again, baptisms resume at Rock Springs Baptist Church

Drought conditions made life difficult for the Rock Springs community last year, forcing many of its residents to change their way of life as many of the wells in the community began to dry up. More...

LifeStyles

Hames - McDaniel couple speak vows in April 26 ceremony

Jennifer Leigh Hames of Blacksburg and Chance Justin McDaniel of Blacksburg were married Saturday, April 26, 2008, at Antioch Baptist Church in Blacksburg. The Rev. C. Vernon Craig performed the 2 p.m. ceremony. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She thinks sister's beau is a phony swindler

Dear Annie: My sister, "Vera," is 53 and recently met a man 13 years younger. They have known each other six months and he has already proposed. Vera is a divorcee with no children who owns her own home and is doing well financially. More...

Photo

SUMMER PICNIC - Peachtree Centre recently held its annual summer picnic with approximately 200 people attending. First Baptist Church men's group "Lifesong" was on hand to present special music. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Fowler

Retired Cherokee County school teacher

Clara Virginia Sanders Fowler, 83, a resident of White Oak Estates in Spartanburg, formerly of 206 Grambling Ferry Road, died on Wednesday, June 18, 2008. More...

Lynn Wright

Employed by Southeastern Freight Trucking Company

Regina Lynn Fowler Wright, 34, of 1237 N. Limestone St., passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Layfayette, La., she was the wife of Scott Wright and daughter of the late Dennis Reginald Fowler Sr. More...

Troy Baker

Retired from Hamrick Mills Musgrove Plant

Troy Lee Baker, 70, of 153 Baker Road, passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at his residence. Born in Buncombe County, N.C., he was the husband of Faye Conner Baker and son of the late John Edwin Baker and Myrtle Worley Baker. More...

Letters

Habitat says thanks

Dear Editor: Habitat for Humanity would like to thank everyone for their support at this years 2nd Motorcycle Ride and Car Show. The event was a success and we could not have done it without all of our sponsors, riders, and car show enthusiasts. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

Group plans vigil before execution COLUMBIA - An anti-death penalty group plans to hold a vigil outside the South Carolina prison where a man is set to be put to death by electrocution. More...

Home starts up over last year

The local housing market outlook might be brightening. Home starts rose from six in May 2007 to eight last month, according to a monthly report issued by the Home Builders Association of Cherokee County. More...

Dry conditions persist; danger of fire intensifies

If forestry officials and firefighters could control the weather, the forecast would be calling for rain and high humidity. More...

Drought gets worse; some crops in peril

COLUMBIA - Federal officials have put parts of five counties in the northwestern corner of the state in an exceptional drought - the worst category in the U.S. Drought Monitor. More...

Farmer's market downtown will debut Saturday

The city is hoping for a bumper crop of vendors and buyers at Saturday's opening of the Gaffney Station Farmers Market. More...

Local News

D.A.R.E out; 'Too good'in

The Cherokee County School District joined a growing list of school districts in June by discontinuing its D.A.R.E. drug prevention program. More...

Welcome home ceremony will highlight festival's opening weekend

Ssgt. Jeffrey Crosby faces a long road home Friday night to attend a ceremony in Gaffney where he will be presented the Purple Heart. Crosby is scheduled to be released Friday at midnight from the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. More...

Gaffney women receive doctorates in physical therapy

Juggling a full-time job and caring for small children, Gaffney residents Ronna Whitman and Valerie Huskey found time over the past year to earn their doctorate degrees in physical therapy. More...

Sports

Indians rout Tennessee powerhouse

Gaffney boys varsity basketball coach Mark Huff was expecting a competitive game against a Volunteer State perennial power Wednesday at Wofford College. But what he got was a blowout. More...

POST 109 PROFILE

Name: Shawn Finley Age: 19 Position: Third base Jersey No.: 23 School: Broome High School H.S. Batting Average: . More...

Post 109 upends Greer, 8-6

Bryan Parsons is heating up just in time for Post 109. Parsons had three hits and knocked in four runs to help Post 109 to an 8-6 win over Greer on Thursday. "He is really starting to hit the ball for us," Gaffney coach Jeff Osment said. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The numbers and names don't always match

Anyone who has ever seen my desk will never diagnose me with OCD - obsessive compulsive disorder - unless a new sign of that condition happens to be piling things up in complete disarray. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Pictured here are Gowdeysville Baptist Church Pastor Antonio Smith (back row, left) church members and friends from Gaffney who went to Minneapolis, Minnesota to visit the "Mall of America," believed to be the largest mall in the world. More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?