The importance of band

Editor’s note: This letter was sent to superintendent Dr. Dana Fall and members of the school board following the announcement that the band director was resigning. The writer also wished to have it published in the Ledger. Dear Dr. Fall & School Board members, I would like to humbly ask for your time in reading this email, since it is […]

He didn’t give up on the kids

I wasn’t going to say anything else on the matter of the band director and band of gold. But you know I changed my mind… But I just had my dad’s funeral service last Wednesday and he sported that band of gold shirt, he was so proud of those kids and that band director! So I’m not going to just […]


EDITOR’S NOTE: The writer is referring to a Police Report that was in a previous edition of The Gaffney Ledger. Let me see if I get this right. A fox attacks a Chihuahua, returns and goes towards the officer. The officer suspects it to be rabid, a logical choice considering the Fox’s behavior. Officer shoots Fox to protect himself. So […]


Before about 2011 The Cherokee County Development Board had the difficult task of selling Cherokee County as an ideal place to invest in for new industry. We did not have a proper workforce available with skills necessary to meet new industry needs. The economics of Cherokee County changed as most of our textile jobs went overseas. After we formed Know2, […]


Dear Mr. Cody Sossamon, I am writing to you, the citizens of Cherokee County, and the merchants of Gaffney. I’m ashamed of the merchants in Gaffney. My husband and I have lived in the Goucher community for over 35 years and have taken your paper during this time. We are both senior citizens. My complaint is this: When anybody has […]


Dear Mr. Sossamon, Just wanted to inform you, that the unkept property that I complained about in the letter to you, our mayor and city council, has been mowed and looks very nice. I hope that this will be done on a regular basis so that the problems that it caused will be eradicated. If there is some way that […]


Dear Mr. Sossamon, I would appreciate if you will publish the following letter in the Gaffney Ledger ASAP. This is my last resort to try and get this issue taken care of after many years of dealing with it. Thanks so much. Please do not put my phone number or address in the paper. I understand my name must be […]

Praying for unity

As I was in prayer tonight, I prayed for the upcoming election and the three City seats that are up to be filled. I reflected on those who currently hold these seats and those who are wanting to see things change, and are willing to be used as instruments of change. I am an instrument for change. The Lord reminded […]

Thanks for a big success

Cody, CAVA’s “Market to Market: Locals Supporting Locals” exhibit reception was one of our best attended receptions in our 12 years at our present location! Its purpose was two-fold: to promote our local businesses and to introduce more members of our community to CAVA. For the past month the exhibit committee has been on the edge of our seats wondering […]

Festival board says thanks

To the people of Cherokee County: Thank you everyone on behalf of the Board of Governors of the S.C. Peach Festival. We would like to thank all of our sponsors, volunteers, police — city and county — and all the supporters and participants in this year’s festival. This was one of the best festivals in years and we look forward […]

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