February 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Repair shop shines with new technology that's also eco-friendly

Once a car is driven off the lot, its re-sale value decreases significantly. As time progresses, so do the tires, transmission, engine and perhaps most noticeably, the paint. More...

Students will receive boost in paying for college

County high school seniors and college students will receive extra help in paying for college through the federal economic stimulus package. Many students currently rely on need-based Pell Grants to help pay for college. More...

LifeStyles

St. Paul's Lutheran Church hosts Winter Wonderland dinner, auction

Proceeds from Feb. 28 event will fund youth mission trip, national retreat

Afamous suspense novelist and mystery author will play important roles in helping a Lutheran youth group perform mission work in Salt Lake City. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

He's looking for a way to leave abusive wife

Dear Annie: I love my wife of 30 years, but I've had it. For 10 years, I had a great job in which I was well respected and well paid. Under pressure at home to bring in more money, I took a promising position at a startup company. More...

Southern Exposure exhibits at Union County Arts Center

UNION - The Union County Arts Center will welcome Southern Exposure, a group of 12 mid-career artists from the upstate area, in its newly renovated downtown facility beginning Monday, March 2. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Betty Petrea

Retired realtor

Betty Lou Anthony Petrea, 76, of 132 15th St., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at her home. Born in Cherokee County, she was the widow of Billy Gene Petrea Sr. More...

Barbara Allen

ENDICOTT, N.Y. - Barbara Allen, 76, joined her heavenly family on Monday, Feb. 23, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy; a son, Christopher; parents, Daisy and William Camp; and a brother, Billy Camp. More...

Finley Dover

U.S. Army veteran

HICKORY GROVE — Finley Dover, 86, of 2789 Howells Ferry Road, passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at Hospice House and Community Care. Born in Hickory Grove, Mr. More...

Signage permit verifies grocery chain's intent to build here

Floyd Baker Boulevard will likely add another supermarket to its bustling commercial corridor. Midwest-based supermarket chain Aldi has obtained a permit to erect a $28,000 sign, Gaffney Zoning Administrator Tony Lavender said. More...

If you own property, there's a little something coming in the mail for you

Reassessment notices will be mailed Friday and should arrive in your mailbox Monday, county officials said. But property owners won't see a dramatic increase in their reassessments since there is a 15 percent cap. More...

ECONOMIC STIMULUS MONEY

County mulls infrastructure improvement projects

If and when South Carolina spends its share of the $787 billion in stimulus aid, Cherokee County officials are making plans for spending the portion that's left on the table. More...

Local News

School report card grades can be deceiving

Looks can be deceiving when it comes to figuring out whether schools are improving on state report cards. More...

Photo

BUFF THE WRESLTER — Former World Championship Wrestling (WCW) superstar "Buff" Bagwell was at Gaffney Middle School on Friday as part of a Lynx Wrestling Alliance event. More...

POLICE REPORT

Fifteen cases of beer were stolen from a 4th Street bar following an overnight break-in between Feb. 18 and Feb. 19. According to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, someone forced entry to Rounders at 616 4th St. More...

Sports

Strickland named all-star game head coach

You can add another accolade to Gaffney High Phil Strickland's growing coaching Hall of Fame credentials: head coach of the prestigious North-South All-Star game. More...

Defense spurs Indians to win

Move over death and taxes, there's another sure thing: Gaffney's attacking press will eventually be the difference maker. However, through three quarters it appeared Hillcrest would handle Gaffney's vaunted press. More...

BRIEFS

Upperstate title game tickets on sale at GHS Tickets for Friday's Upperstate championship game with Northwestern at the Bi-Lo Center will go on sale Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. near the front of the Gaffney High School auditorium. More...

Letters

Wants to eliminate any confusion about letter

Dear Editor: I want to eliminate any confusion there may be about my letter that appeared last week about moving the proposed landfill site. State Sen. Harvey Peeler is opposed to the landfill. He has made that clear on numerous occasions. More...

Columns

The other night I was dreaming that...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Have you ever had a dream that was so vivid that you thought about it for days afterward? I did. One night last week. I don't remember what night, but I remember the dream. Or at least part of it. More...

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LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Mary, Henry, Michelle and Hank Jolly read The Gaffney Ledger with President Obama while in Washington for the inauguration. 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?