Lemonade vendor robbed at gunpoint gets donations, gift

MONROE, N.C. (AP) — A 9-year-old entrepreneur whose lemonade stand was robbed of $17 has since received more than $200 in donations and a new ride-on lawn mower worth $1,100. The young salesman, whose first name is Mark, told sheriff’s deputies he was held up at gunpoint Saturday while selling lemonade at a traffic circle not far from the entrance […]


Madison Galloway is the recipient of the 2018 Altrusa Scholarship. Altrusa presented the scholarship to Galloway during the July 10 meeting at Olive Garden in Gaffney. Galloway will attend Winthrop University this fall and is majoring in elementary education. Her plans upon graduating are to seek a teaching position in Cherokee County. We look forward to Madison’s success and her […]


All items for What’s Up and general news should be sent by email to [email protected]. Community events can be added to the “Event Calendar” on the Ledger website at www.gaffneyledger.com. Greater Hope Victorious Vision Greater Hope Ministries, 1320 Old Georgia Hwy, will have their “Victorious Vision” services Thursday, August 9 and Friday, August 10 at 7 p.m. The guest preacher for […]

Christine Thompson

Mrs. Christine Holmes Thompson, 86, of 155 Watts Drive, passed away Friday, August 3, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Widow of Javan Holmes, Jr. and Edd Thompson, she was born in Gaffney and was a daughter of the late John Henry Watts, Sr. and Sadie Manning Watts. She was a member of Concord Baptist church where she served as a […]

Hilda Parris High

Hilda Parris High, wife of the late Fred High, passed away Saturday, August 4, 2018. Born in Gaffney, she was a daughter of the late Guy and Joyce Nodine Parris. Mrs. High was a member of Reedy Fork Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter Heather Leckie and husband, Greg; grandson, Joshua Leckie; two godchildren, Jill Nicholson- Houston and […]

Joe Nathan Littlejohn

Memorial service for Mr. Joe Nathan Littlejohn, age 65, of 202 Claremont Street, Gaffney, South Carolina, husband of Mrs. Peggy Littlejohn, will be held on Friday, August 10, at 1:00 P.M. at Foster Funeral Home with Minister Scott Porter officiating. Interment will follow in Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery. The family is receiving friends at the home of his sister, Mrs. […]

Firefighters battle biggest blaze in California history

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Firefighters struggled against rugged terrain, high winds and an August heat wave Tuesday to slow the spread of the biggest wildfire ever recorded in California, an inferno that exploded to more than 450 square miles in just 11 days. The blaze, centered near the community of Clearlake, about 100 miles north of San Francisco, spread fast […]

Man tried to oust adults from site where kids found in filth

AMALIA, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man said Tuesday he and his wife had pressed authorities to remove a group of people from a makeshift compound on his land where officials reported finding 11 hungry children living in filth. However, it took a plea for help and the search for a missing Georgia boy to finally draw sheriff’s deputies […]


l Gaffney High School reserved season football tickets are on sale through Friday, Aug. 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to those persons who were season ticket holders last year. Those ticket holders will have first priority in purchasing the 2018 reserved tickets during this week. Beginning Monday, Aug. 13, through Friday, Aug. 17, tickets will go on sale […]

Panthers have quarterback battle – behind Cam

SPARTANBURG — For the first time since 2010, the Carolina Panthers have a quarterback battle on their hands heading into the preseason — at least when it comes to who’ll backup 2015 league MVP Cam Newton. Since Newton entered the league as the No. 1 overall pick in 2011, Panthers coach Ron Rivera has always had veteran Derek Anderson to […]