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. During long, dry hot periods in the summer, there are two choices when it comes to lawn irrigation: water the grass to keep it green or do not water and watch the lawn […]


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. She accomplishes her assignments at her job, but sometimes takes more medication than the amount prescribed and then runs out before renewal time. When […]

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. bowl Cool Whip 2 cups peaches 3 small graham cracker or shortbread pie crusts (one to eat, one to freeze and one to share) […]

Action Pets show cancelled

The Cherokee County Public Library has announced that the previously scheduled performance of Action Pets USA has been cancelled. The show was originally set for Thursday, June 26, at 10:30 a.m. at the Gaffney library and Thursday, June 26, at 2:30 p.m. at the Blacksburg library.


Hannah Faith Thomas Devin Berry and Amanda Thomas announce the birth of their daughter, Hannah Faith, on April 4, 2008, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center weighing 4 lbs. 14 ozs. Maternal grandparents are Steve and Debra Thomas of Gaffney and paternal grandparents are Ray and Lynn Berry of Cowpens. Maternal great-grandparents are Elmer and Barbara Campbell of Gaffney, the late […]


Mr. and Mrs. Ledford married 50 years

Jack and Josephine (Jo) Ledford of Gaffney celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 14, 2008. Mr. and Mrs. Ledford were married in Switzer, S.C., in 1958. They have one daughter, Susan Griffith, of Gaffney. Mr. and Mrs. Ledford were honored by their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mark Griffith, with a party on Sunday, June 22, from […]


The following marriages have been recorded in the probate court of Cherokee County: Kerry Lee Allen Sr. and Kimberly Aunyette Chambers of Gaffney; Michael Eugene Skinner and Robyn Lane Hill of Gaffney; Timothy Lee Ramsey and Nikki Elizabeth Childers of Gaffney; Richmond Earl Thurston of Gaffney and Edna Ruth Sexton of Gaffney; Charles Dwight McCutcheon of Inman and Mary Ruth […]

Identity theft workshop at library

The Cherokee County Public Library, in conjunction with Patty Guthrie of the S.C. Dept. of Consumer Affairs, will sponsor an identity theft workshop at the Gaffney library Monday, June 30, from 1-2:30 p.m. Capt. Mark Vanderburg of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Dept. will talk about problems associated with identity theft that he has encountered in the county. Rep. Dennis Moss […]

S.C. Genealogy Workshop July 11-12

COLUMBIA – The 37th annual South Carolina Genealogical Society Summer Workshop will be held July 11- 12 in Columbia. The workshop will begin July 11 at 10 a.m. with registration, vendor setup and a search room tour of the S.C. Archives. Speakers will be Shirley Hodges, Charles Andrews, John Smith, Greg Mathews, Bennett Greenspan, Scott Wilds, Harris Bailey and Richard […]


Barbecue sales DMW Volunteer Fire Department will have a barbecue and hash sale Saturday, June 28, beginning at 7 a.m and continuing until it’s all gone. Food will be sold at the DMW fire station at 538 McKowns Mountain Road and at Auto Stop 105. Phone orders are welcome by calling 489- 2194. The CKC Volunteer Fire Department […]