January 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

2006 housing market had good news and bad news

There wasn't exactly a boom in housing in the county in 2006. But there wasn't a housing bust, either. There were 129 new homes built here last year, up 20 from 2005. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Young friendship falls by the wayside

Dear Annie: For most of her life, my 11-year-old daughter has been best friends with "Tammy," age 9. Tammy is the daughter of good friends. More...

Vows spoken Sept. 2

Brittany Petty and Chris Boland were married Sept. 2, 2006, at Restoration Church in Spartanburg. The Rev. Tony Cribb officiated the double ring ceremony at noon. A reception followed. Mr. and Mrs. More...

CHAPS fund raiser planned Jan. 27

The Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society will have a fund raiser on Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Central Exchange Café in downtown Gaffney. Those attending the 6:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert L. Morgan

U.S. Navy, U.S. Army veteran of World War II

Robert L. Morgan, 83, of 207 Estelle Road, passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, at 11:26 p.m. in Upstate C a r o l i n a M e d i c a l Center. More...

Vernon E. (Eagle) Martin

Retired from textile industry

Vernon Everette Martin, 80, a resident of Magnolia Manor in Rock Hill, formerly of Gaffney, passed away on Jan. 17, 2007. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late William Leslie Martin and Lillie Mae Thomas Martin. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Iraq is a black hole for the Republican party

WASHINGTON - The sense of impending political doom that clutches Republican hearts, one week after President George W. More...

State News

ETV program explores ways to pay for college

The State Department of Education and ETV will present a two-hour program to assist students and parents in looking for ways to pay for a college education. "Finding Money for College" will air Jan. 28 at 5:30 p.m., live on all ETV channels. More...

AgSouth reports record earnings

SPARTANBURG, SC: AgSouth Farm Credit CFO Alisa Gunter recently announced that the customerowned cooperative had record earnings of $31.18 million during 2006. More...

ICY PETALS

A thin layer of ice coated almost everything in Cherokee County Thursday, including this camellia at The Gaffney Ledger. More...

Peachtree Centre hit with fine

The Peachtree Centre was slapped with an $8,700 fine by the state Department of Health and Environmental Control for putting patients in possible danger. More...

Teens charged in dog theft case; mother says shooting victim in wrong place at wrong time

The Seventh Circuit Solicitor's Office will not charge a Blacksburg man who shot a 14-year-old boy who police said was trying to steal the man's dog. More...

Local News

New name, same mission - save animals

Cherokee Animal Welfare League has changed it's name and will now be known as Saving Gaffney Pets Rescue. More...

Exhibit at city hall will feature works of state's black artists

A panel discussion and community forum will highlight Sunday's opening of a city hall exhibit featuring some of the best black artists in South Carolina. Art historian Frank Martin will moderate a discussion at 2 p.m. More...

Shippy named

Candice Anita Shippy of Gastonia has been named to the President's List at Cleveland Community College in Shelby. To be named to the President's List, students must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and receive a perfect 4.0 grade point average. More...

Sports

Reid reaches 1,000-point milestone

For former Gaffney star AZ Reid, it's been that kind of season. Reid became only the 25th player in High Point University history to top the 1,000 point mark in a victory over Liberty University on Wednesday. More...

Indians look to sweep Rebels

Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff used the word "inconsistent" to describe the recent play of the Indians. That inconsistency was evident in the Indians' 73-67 victory over host Hillcrest on Tuesday. More...

New Jersey center comes home

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Vince Carter scored 26 points and former Blacksburg star Mikki Moore scored eight points as the New Jersey Nets hung on to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 92-85 on Wednesday night. More...

Columns

It's deja vu all over again

History has a way of repeating itself. The debate over whether to build a new Gaffney High stadium project is quite similar to one involving a 1994 voter referendum. School trustees have spent the past four months arguing over renovating W.K. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Accomplishing the mission of DHEC is most important Gov. Mark Sanford's second choice to lead the state Department of Health and Environmental Control makes a lot more sense than his first. More...

The Gaffney Ledger

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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?