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FREE SAMPLE - It wouldn't have been the South Carolina Peach Festival without plenty of juicy, ripe peaches as a focal point. More...

LifeStyles

Homeowners face two lawn-watering options during times of lingering drought

The ongoing drought conditions here in the upstate have prompted many questions in the office regarding how and when to best irrigate our lawns with minimal waste. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Young woman 'wired' on psychiatric drugs

Dear Annie: My 28-year-old niece, "Jane," has suffered from low selfesteem and depression since she was 14. She is currently seeing a psychiatrist and taking medication for attention deficit disorder. She is "wired" on this drug. More...

Peachy Cool Pie captures 1st place in dessert contest

The following are the winning recipes in the South Carolina Peach Festival Peach Dessert Contest. Peachy Cool Pie 1st place - Diane B. Sprouse 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 16 oz. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Van Moore

Retired from textiles

Van Avery Moore, 72, of 200 Ford Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Martha Webb Moore and the son of the late I.V. More...

Eddie D. Mickles

Retired from Smithsonian

Eddie Dean Mickles, 56, of 621 Broad St., died Saturday, June 21, 2008, at 12 p.m. at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born Oct. 28, 1951, in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Odell Mickles and the late Annie Lattimore Mickles. More...

Vernon T. "Papa" Splawn

Retired from Kohler Co.

SPARTANBURG - Vernon T. Splawn, 83, of Magnolia Place, formerly of 706 Upper Valley Falls Road, died Monday, June 23, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

Upstate crops suffering COLUMBIA - State Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers says some farmers in the Upstate are in dire need of rain. Other agriculture experts say recent rains on the coast have helped some crops, but not the corn. More...

Magistrates among seven county employees who earn $50K or more

It pays to be a judge in Cherokee County. Three judges are among seven county employees who earn $50,000 a year or more, according to salary information provided by county officials. Chief Magistrate Bart Howell tops the salary scale at $74,512. More...

Man dies in surgery following cycle crash

A 24-year-old Gaffney man died at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center early Tuesday while being treated for injuries he suffered in a motorcycle crash on the West Rutledge Avenue Extension. J.W. More...

BPW boss says his employees are worth every dime they earn

Gaffney Board of Public Works General Manager Donnie Hardin likes to say his employees are worth "every dime they earn." That's a lot of dimes. More...

Suspect in home invasion makes court appearance; no bond set yet

A 17-year-old Gaffney man, like five others before him, will have to wait a while longer to learn if he will be released from the Cherokee County Detention Center on bond. More...

Local News

National certification

36 local teachers have completed process

The Cherokee County School District has seen 36 teachers earn the profession's highest teaching credential since 2001. More...

Judges impressed with performers at New Talent Night

While Mike Moss could have played a perfect Simon Cowell if he wanted to, neither he nor any of his fellow judges would have criticized the performances they saw Tuesday night. More...

Chance for students to transfer to different school ends Thursday

District Title 1 Coordinator Elizabeth Brittain has received numerous calls from parents about a school choice offer that expires Thursday. More...

Sports

Reid to work out today for Bobcats

Former Gaffney High and High Point University basketball standout AZ Reid won't be traveling far to his next NBA workout. Reid, a 2-time All-American honorable mention, worked out at 9 a.m. More...

Wildcats are hard at work

Good old fashioned work has replaced passing leagues in the Blacksburg football playbook this summer. Blacksburg coaches have turned the team meeting room inside the school's year old field house into a weighlifting center. More...

BRIEFS

Booster Club accepting members The Gaffney High Football Booster Club is accepting new members. The membership levels include the Warrior for $200 and Chief's Council for $500. More...

Inside Report

A chance for McCain

WASHINGTON, D.C. - When John McCain met privately with Rep. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

If you see mice, flush the toilet thrice

There's nothing like a good startle to get you going in the morning. Coffee helps, but it just doesn't get your heart pumping like, oh, seeing a mouse swimming around in your toilet on that first trip to the bathroom after a good night's sleep. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Jordan, Wyatt and Alani Ivey brought The Gaffney Ledger with them to Gatlinburg, Tenn., while visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. More...

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