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Is it hot enough for ya?

It finally felt like summer the past few days, but the uncomfortably high temperatures aren't expected to stay around. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Rowe, Mr. Klickman wed June 27

Rebekah Jane Rowe of Blacksburg and Miles Andrew Klickman of Gaffney exchanged marriage vows Saturday, June 27, 2009, at First Baptist Church of Gaffney. The Rev. Mark Hazle conducted the double ring ceremony at 2 p.m. More...

Miss Smith, CPL Mace wed June 6 in Shelby

Kristen Michelle Smith of Blacksburg and CPL Jason Todd Mace of Shelby, N.C., were married on Saturday, June 6, 2009, at Christ The King Church in Shelby. The Rev. Vernon L. Moore conducted the 4 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She wants some time alone with son when mother-in-law visits

Dear Annie: My mother-in-law lives far away. She visits twice a year and stays for a month. While she is here, we take our son out of his day care program so she can spend the maximum amount of time available with her grandchild. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

William "Clifford" Bradley

BLACKSBURG - William "Clifford" Bradley, 62, of Blacksburg, passed away Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Bradley was born in Gaston County, N.C., on May 11, 1947, son of the late Clifford Bradley and the late Mildred Cole Glover. More...

Larry Miller

BLACKSBURG - Larry Dean Miller, 60, of 171 Thompson Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, at his residence. More...

Columns

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

In less than one week, Cherokee County students and teachers will be back in the classroom, fresh off summer vacation. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Allison and Alyssa Milwood read their Gaffney Ledger recently while vacationing at Myrtle Beach Resorts. More...

$1 million

District braces for another hit to its budget

The Cherokee County School District could lose $1 million in revenue this year from state budget cuts that will be made this week. More...

Man checks out of hospital, checks into detention center

A 47-year-old Greenville man who reportedly led Gaffney police officers on a high-speed chase Saturday was released Tuesday from a Spartanburg hospital, where he had been taken for treatment of a possible heart attack. More...

City has only three $50K-plus salaries

City of Gaffney Administrator James Taylor doesn't have much company when it comes to highly paid city employees. Only two other city employees join Taylor in earning $50,000 or more a year, according to information provided by city officials. More...

Local News

Limestone lacrosse coach featured speaker

Limestone College men's lacrosse coach Mike Cerino will be the guest speaker for a Steak 'n Stake fundraiser Thursday at the local Boys and Girls Club. Tickets for the steak dinner fundraiser are $25 and will help support club programs. More...

Photo

SWORN IN — New Cherokee County School District trustee member Robin Duncan Harper takes the oath of office at Monday's school board meeting from former board chairman Joe Dean Spencer. Ernie Duncan, Harper's father, is shown holding the Bible. More...

BHS orientations continue; GHS open house Aug. 25

Blacksburg High will be giving out students' schedules and orientation as follows: August 12 Sophomores schedule pick up in the main office from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Former Gaffney standout paying dividends as coach

Jarvis Littlejohn just can't stand still. First, he offers a suggestion to a defensive lineman. Then he talks to a linebacker. More...

A work in progress

Indians dominate early, struggle after lengthy rain delay

The Gaffney Indians appeared in midseason form during the early going of their scrimmage Tuesday against Greenwood. But their performance after a lengthy rain delay is one that head coach Phil Strickland won't remember fondly. More...

Blacksburg coach still searching for pieces

Blacksburg coach Mickey Moss is searching to put together the missing pieces before the season opener against Walhalla next week. More...

State News

State's infant death rate is up slightly

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's 2007 infant mortality rate of 8.5 deaths for each 1,000 live births is up slightly from the 2006 infant mortality rate of 8.4, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has reported. More...

Other News

At end of food chain, salvage grocers thrive

ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — You won't find a perfectly ripe tomato at Martin Palumbo's grocery store. You won't even find a perfect can of tomatoes. More...

Small is beautiful for newspapers

Newspapers are hurting all over the United States, but the pain is less severe at small publications like The Blackshear Times in Georgia. More...

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