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Fire destroys vacant house

Local fire officials are looking into a fire that destroyed a vacant South Logan Street home Thursday morning. More...

LifeStyles

'Peach Pecan Delight' takes top prize in peach dessert contest

15 tasty dishes entered in this year's competition

T ricia Pedersen took home the first place $250 cash prize for her "Peach Pecan Delight" concoction in the South Carolina Peach Festival's peach dessert competition sponsored by Abbott Farms. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Daughter will have to learn the hard way

Dear Annie: My teenage son, 22- year-old daughter and I live with my elderly mother in order to help take care of her. More...

WHAT'S UP

Gospel singings The Phillips Family will be at Pacolet Road Baptist Church, 1104 Pacolet Hwy., for a special singing Sunday, Aug. 9, at 6 p.m, Everyone welcome. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Helen Upchurch

Helen Louise Wilson Upchurch, 73, of 518 Sixth St., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at her residence. More...

Pearle N.McBrayer

RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. - Pearle Nash Mc- Brayer, 100, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at Willow Ridge of North Carolina. Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. More...

Caroleen J. Wilkins

Caroleen Jefferies Wilkins, 60, of 305 Magnolia St., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at 3:05 a.m. at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. Daughter of the late Willie Jefferies Sr. More...

You can shop tax-free on many items through midnight Sunday

Aside from the usual pens, pencils and bookbags needed by students getting ready for the upcoming school year, local shoppers will be more likely to stuff clothing items into shopping carts this weekend. More...

Video prowess pays off for Ewing Middle

This story contains a video

Ewing Middle School cashed in on its effort to improve student achievement in a big way Wednesday morning, picking up a check for $11,068 from Big Lots. Big Lots CEO Steve Fishman presented Ewing Middle Principal Dr. More...

Buford Street project on aggressive schedule

'Road Closed' is a sign that no motorist wants to see, especially during August when schools reopen. More...

Local News

BOARD GAME

Blacksburg High School senior football players Ryan Sizemore, Dylan Lowery, Alex Campbell and Brett Lanier carried a board around Saturday while team photos were taken. More...

Training for automotive-related jobs to begin on October

A $750 million BMW expansion in Greer is expected to create more than 500 job openings for local automotive suppliers. More...

Second '1st Friday' tonight

"It's a clean event where the grown folk can have a little fun."

If there's one thing local members of historically Black fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi wants to get across, it's that they are willing to invest themselves in the success of the community. More...

Sports

Strickland out to prove he belongs in NFL

Gaffney High's Andy Strickland already proved he can excel at the collegiate level. Can he do it in the NFL? Strickland is answering that question as the Jacksonville Jaguars opened preseason camp this week. More...

Indians ready to hit someone else

Gaffney travels to Greer today for 6 p.m. scrimmage

It's not the marquee match of the Byrnes Rebels, but Gaffney High football coach Phil Strickland thinks Greer is the perfect foe for today's scrimmage. More...

BRIEFS

Gaffney Middle practice Aug. 10 Gaffney Middle School will begin football practice on Aug. 10 at 4 p.m. Players will need to wear tennis shoes, T-shirt and shorts and bring a completed physical form. More...

Columns

Court ruling sets disturbing precedent

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Even before we stepped into a classroom at some school in this great country of ours, we knew the importance of being obedient to teachers. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

The Ledger was taken to St. Kitts, West Indies, for this photo at the last day of Vacation Bible School. A team of 23 worked with more than 700 children the week of July 12 at Mount Carmel Baptist Church. More...

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Poll

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?