BPW refutes claims in Earls’ lawsuit

Ledger Staff Writer A Gaffney Board of Public Works commissioner claims she was unlawfully harmed when the utility voted last year to stop providing free insurance coverage to commissioners and their spouses. The utility disputes that charge. In an answer filed Monday, the utility attorneys argue that commissioner Brenda Earls fails to meet the eligibility requirements because she had yet […]

Future of Meals on Wheels is bleak unless more volunteers can be found

Ledger Staff Writer For hundreds of Cherokeeans, the local Meals on Wheels chapter is more than just a charity, it’s a lifeline to the outside world. But MOW director Terry Dennis says now that line is in danger of being cut. “Our volunteers are our life’s blood,” said Dennis. “And right now we desperately need anyone who can serve in […]

Golf coach honored by LPGA

By SCOTT BAUGHMAN Ledger Staff Writer Limestone College Trustee Dr. Barbara Smith is always up for a challenge, and after 30 years of coaching golf she’s been recognized for her commitment with the Ladies Professional Golf Association 2003 Ellen Griffin Rolex Teaching Award. “It was quite an honor,” Smith said from her home in Farmville, Va. “Each year they recognize […]

An equipment door on this 1999 fire engine belonging to the Gaffney Fire Department was damaged in an accident Monday.

Damaged fire engine taken out of service By TARA JENNINGS Ledger Staff Writer A fire truck damaged during an accident in September has been taken out of service after it was involved in another accident Monday. An equipment door on the 1999 engine was damaged after it failed to stay shut as the firefighters were leaving the Gaffney main station […]

Granard Middle School students sending holiday cards to troops

Ledger Staff Writer Granard Middle School art students made approximately 500 Christmas cards recently for military servicemen and women serving in Iraq. Art teacher Noah Lindemann came up with the idea at a recent faculty meeting when teachers discussed having students write to soldiers as part of Veterans Day activities. Teachers were given a list of addresses where letters could […]

Sheriff asking for donations

Ledger Staff Writer Cherokee County Sheriff Bill Blanton is asking for tips, but this time it’s not about any unsolved crimes. After rewarding several tipsters recently, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Crimestoppers is running low on money and Blanton is hoping supporters will make donations to the program. Several fugitive drug dealers have been caught recently with the help of Crimestoppers. […]


Henry Nguyen, owner of Gaffney Nails, spends his one day off each week painting Cherokee County buildings. He is currently painting pictures of the houses of his loyal customers to give to them as Christmas presents and to say “thank you” for their patronage.

Police Briefs

Doors shattered Glass doors of Gaffney businesses were shattered over the weekend, according to reports at the Gaffney Police Department. The door at the Habitat for Humanity store, 204 S. Limestone St., Gaffney, was discovered broken by a masonry brick at 9:22 a.m. Saturday. About $2 in change was stolen and a small plastic table was damaged when the burglar(s) […]

Police issue warning about man claiming to be utility worker

Ledger Staff Writer Once again local police are warning homeowners to be cautious of people claiming to be utility workers. An 89-year-old man reported to Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department deputies earlier this month that a black man posing as a utility worker may have been conspiring with another man to steal from him, a report at the sheriff’s office states. […]

Old fashioned ‘pounding’ planned to help local charities

Ledger Staff Writer Local residents and the congregations of area churches will gather at 4 p.m. November 21 in the First Baptist Church of Gaffney parking lot for the annual community Thanksgiving service. “This is one service you will not want to miss,” said Pat Throneburg, project coordinator for the Gaffney Bicentennial Commission. “In keeping with the 200th celebration of […]