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... Drunk drivers have a choice to make

A Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office police cruiser that was going to be pulled from service due to age and high mileage is instead being put to new use as rolling message board amid a crackdown by area police agencies on the most preventable cause of roadway deaths. On Tuesday afternoon, Sheriff Steve Mueller and Capt. Bobby Albert of the […]

Ledger kicks off Christmas Is For Kids fundraiser

Christmas isn’t always a happy time for children, even in good economic times. The Gaffney Ledger is now taking donations for this year’s Christmas Is For Kids fundraising campaign so local children can wake up to presents under the tree. Now in its 28th year, Christmas Is For Kids has been named one of 10 ‘Angels’ on this year’s Scrooges […]

‘Grinch Patrols’ start rounds Monday

Grinches are being put on notice that Grinch Patrols go into effect next week at the Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office. For the sixth year in a row, Sheriff Steve Mueller said his office will once again be ramping up efforts to protect Cherokee County residents during the holiday season by adding extra patrols and bringing in additional personnel in […]


The Sheriff’s Office adds at least six additional deputies to the road each day to make up the Grinch Patrols. n The patrols will start Monday and run throughout December. n Past Grinch Patrols have paid particular attention to not only business and hotel parking lots, but also to UPS, FedEx and U.S. Post Office delivery trucks in the hopes […]

School district staff members are “Fit2serve”

Five Cherokee County School District staff members received an early Thanksgiving present after each logged more than 200 miles in a “Walktober Challenge.” Staff members were challenged to walk as many miles as possible in October in a fitness challenge organized by the superintendent’s Fit2serve. This staff wellness program was established as part of the district’s fit2gether wellness initiative. A […]

Boys and Girls club celebrates Thanksgiving

Congressman Ralph Norman joined local Boys and Girls Club children and their families Tuesday for Thanksgiving dinner. Norman presented executive director Vance Hammond with an American flag flown recently on the Capitol Dome and a congressional coin. He presented congressional certificates of gratitude to several of the club’s most important supporters. Honorees included the Hamrick family, ACE Bakery, Brown Packing […]


Memories of taking over the turkey cooking duties

When I think about Thanksgiving, I picture Pilgrims and Native Americans gathered around a large table on a cool crisp winter day in late November without any snow on the ground. The table is filled with the fresh fruits of a large harvest with corn, a turkey bagged from a big hunt, and various homegrown vegetables picked from garden plots […]


Conservatives sound ‘wake-up’ call in Washington

A group of 44 conservative leaders have sent a letter to all members of Congress that might be called a conservative wake-up call. The group represents, through their various organizations, a broad array of conservative concerns. But they boil it all down to three areas that all agree need immediate legislative action. Tax reform, which currently is in the pipeline. […]


Don’t make taxpayers subsidize sex bullies

Republicans and Democrats in Washington are vying to appear the more outraged by sexual harassment on Capitol Hill. Don’t be fooled. Groping, suggestive remarks and quid pro quos are business as usual on the Hill, thanks to a cover-up scheme devised by Congress itself using taxpayer dollars. The real scandal is that we the people pay the settlement costs and […]

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