February 27, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

HOME ON LEAVE

U.S. Army Specialists Terrance and Jessica Hughley will receive a hero's welcome when they return to Gaffney on Saturday. The couple are on a 2-week military leave until March 9 when their military units will deploy to Iraq. More...

LifeStyles

'Taste of Cherokee' silent auction features $9,000 worth of items

From Alice in Wonderland to Wizard of Oz table sponsors show decorating creativity

Dialysis Clinic Inc. will present the Cherokee County American Red Cross' eight annual Taste of Cherokee County on Thursday, March 5, at Broad River Electric Cooperative, 811 Hamrick St. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Daughter not the one to give dad ultimatum

Dear Annie: I'm 27 years old and live with my parents, who are both in their mid-50s. A few months ago, my dad was forced to quit his job. The problem is, I have proof that my father is cheating with an ex-coworker. I've met this woman. More...

Bailey Mountain Cloggers will light up Fullerton Auditorium stage March 10

The Cherokee County/Limestone College Arts Council will present the Bailey Mountain Cloggers in Fullerton Auditorium at Limestone College on Tuesday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Francis (Peewee) O'Steen

Electrician

Francis Marion (Peewee) O'Steen, 66, of 2429 Union Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, at his residence. More...

Elizabeth M. Jolley

Retired from Aug W. Smith Co. after 22 years of service

Elizabeth Millwood Jolley passed away at 12:38 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at Skylyn Place in Spartanburg. Known by all as Lib, she was the widow of Harry Burton Jolley and a longtime resident of Chesnee. More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Why turn down Obama-Bucks?

I never thought we'd live to see the day, but there are actually politicians out there who want to turn down money. Some Republican governors, who normally like federal tax bucks, now want to turn them down. Why? More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Addison & Emalyne Fox are pictured holding The Gaffney Ledger in Roadtown, Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands. The photo was taken Feb. 11 while they were on a cruise with their parents Michael & Becky Fox. More...

THEIR VIEWS

There's one big difference

As much as we dislike it, it's hard to argue with the logic behind the House Ways and Means Committee's proposal to slash the money the state sends to cities and counties. More...

Late radio station GM, jewelry store founder newest hall members

As part of the Army's Air Corps during World War II, Laurie Hartzog Jr. got used to being above the clouds, flying over northern Italy and Germany in 38 combat missions as a B-24 navigator. More...

Fire departments mull investigative unit

Although there are a number of details that still need to be sorted out, the Cherokee County Fire Chiefs Association is pressing forward with plans to organize a new countywide fire investigation team. More...

Local News

Hospital's parent company reports increased quarterly profit

The parent company of Upstate Carolina Medical Center reported an uptick this week in its quarterly profit, saying its efforts to recruit new physicians and its renewed focus on emergency room operations and marketing were paying dividends. More...

POLICE REPORT

A shoplifting trio made off with more than $1,300 in mens and womens shirts following a brazen theft at the Prime Outlets — Gaffney on Feb. 24, according to a report from the Gaffney Police Department. More...

Board of Public Works brass off to Charlotte for the weekend

Gaffney Board of Public Works rate payers will soon see their bills increase. More...

Sports

Gaffney wrestlers primed for gold at state tourney

What does it mean to be labeled as one of the favorites at this weekend's Class 4A state wrestling tournament at Lexington High School. Not much, says Gaffney's 285-pound James Costello. "A seed is just a number.," he said. More...

Indians expect no surprises

Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff knows what to expect from Northwestern in today's Upperstate championship game: stifling man-to-man defense and patience on offense. More...

Moore lands with world champs

Cherokee County's Mikki Moore probably can't stop smiling these days. 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?