Daycare worker accused of scratching child

Ledger Staff Writer A former daycare worker was arrested Friday after she allegedly scratched a 3-year-old boy’s arm because he scratched her first. Lisa Jean Nelson, 44, of 129 Craig Drive, Blacksburg, was charged with cruelty to children by Detective Bobby Stephenson of the Blacksburg Police Department. “I noticed him crying so hard he had no sounds coming out of […]

Gaffney earns ‘safe streets’ designation

By TARA JENNINGS Ledger Staff Writer Strong traffic enforcement and visibility of police officers are two of the reasons Gaffney’s streets are some of the safest in the state, according to Capt. Brooks Allison of the Gaffney Police Department (GPD). “But all the credit goes to the uniformed patrol officers,” Allison said about the 20 officers who work traffic detail […]


— Area residents enjoy a living nativity scene Friday evening during the Gaffney Uptown Christmas Celebration along Limestone Street.

Parks would get upgrades if plan OK’d

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Staff Writer Gaffney City Administrator James Taylor wants to turn Irene Park into a state-of-the-art Little League field. In a memo sent to Gaffney City Council last week, Taylor recommends that council move forward at its meeting tonight on a proposal that calls for Irene Park to become a “state of the art” Little League field, […]

Firefighter suffers broken foot

Ledger Staff Writer A Gaffney firefighter was injured Saturday while “feeding” fire hose to his fellow firefighters who were battling a one-room fire at Limestone Courts Apartments. Firefighter Mike Lester suffered a broken foot after he stepped off the Gaffney fire truck and twisted his ankle. According to firefighters, Lester continued to pull out the fire hose before sitting down […]


— Tim Phillips of The Tree Lot on Hwy. 11 puts a stand on a Christmas tree. Business has been brisk the past few days, Philips said, with many families still buying freshly cut trees despite prices of up to $80 for a 9-foot tree.

Council to consider committee’s recommendations

Ledger Staff Writer The proposed Gaffney City Hall project will face one of its final hurdles today when city council considers recommendations regarding finishing options for the new complex. The recommendations, approved last Monday by the city’s Building and Grounds Committee, center on the color of the brick facing and the interior design of the new structure. The committee agreed […]

Reader of the Week

Name – Nathan Hoffman Occupation – UPS Driver Residence – Gaffney Family – Father, Oscar; Mother, Dona; sisters Keely and Shelly; and son, Dawson Recent news – My son and I just decorated an edible Christmas tree with 72 Slim Jims and 50 candy canes. This way we don’t have to worry about taking down the ornaments after Christmas. Favorite […]

Man stabbed on 6th Street

Ledger Staff Writer A Gaffney man was stabbed on 6th Street Saturday afternoon, a report at the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office states. Jeffrey Scott Husketh, 44, of 131 Marietta St., Gaffney, told police he was walking east on 6th Street just before 3 p.m. when he was approached by Bobby Edward Labo, 35, of 412 Barclay Ave., Gaffney, according to […]

Band working on putting music in motion

Ledger Staff Writer Gaffney High students are working on a new musical project that steps outside the lines of its traditional marching band program. Under the direction of band director Bob Cotter, students have started putting together a Broadway variety music show on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The project will mix theater-style movement and acting with instruments into a high-energy […]