l All items for What’s Up should be emailed to [email protected]. Community events can be added to the Event Calendar on the Ledger website. Teen Night l Teen Night will be held at the Academic Technology and Wellness Academy, 122 E. Robinson St., Gaffney, Friday, Feb. 15 from 7 until 11 p.m. Ages 10-15 are invited to attend. Church Yard […]

William (Will) Kise, III

GAFFNEY — William (Will) Kise, III, 34, of 122 Tumbleweed Drive, passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at his residence. Born in Hackettstown, N.J., he was the husband of Rachel Elizabeth Harvey Kise and son of William Howard Kise, Jr. and Robin Millheim Kise of Union. He was employed by Gestamp and a member of Spirit and Truth Fellowship. […]

Pansy Bonner

Pansy Lounette Bonner, age 69, of 940 N. Limestone St., Apt N-64, Gaffney, transitioned February 4, 2019, at Cherokee Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Booker T. Bonner and Carrie J. Bonner. She was born October 27,1949. She was reared in the home of her great – grandmother, the late Mrs. Fannie Smith Petty. She leaves to […]

Antuwan Shippy

Funeral services for Antuwan Marquise Shippy, 21, of 421 E. Main St., Pacolet, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2019, at Green Bethel Baptist Church with burial in Heritage Memorial Gardens. He was the son of Warren Shippy and Angela Kershaw. He was a graduate of Broome High School. Survivors in addition to his parents include one […]

Mary Waldrop

GAFFNEY — Mary Sylvania Green Waldrop, 88, of 940 N. Limestone St., Apt O68, passed away Monday, February 11, 2019, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Cocke County, Tenn., she was the widow of Ellis Judson Waldrop and the daughter of the late James Robert and Bertha Mae Banks Green. She dedicated her life to her children and […]

Fill an important role in the community and help a child in need

There are multiple ways everyday people can work to make a difference in their community by helping a child in need. One opportunity to make an impact is to become a volunteer with the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program. GAL volunteers dedicate a small amount of time to make huge differences in the lives of abused and […]

Red Cross hosting an introduction to volunteering event

The American Red Cross is hosting an introductory event to become a volunteer disaster responder. There are two types of volunteer responders: Help in your neighborhood —serve on a team responding to local disasters in Cherokee County and assist first responders on the scene by comforting and providing resources for families. Help from home — serve as a caseworker to […]

Restful sleep can limit heart disease risk and improve overall health

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one in three adults does not get enough sleep. While it’s common knowledge that sleep deprivation can affect one’s ability to function normally, lack of sleep can also negatively affect many other aspects of our health. According to Dr. Bret Rogers, a cardiologist at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, a study […]

Nannie Tate

Nannie Louise Tate, age 91, of 509 McCluney Drive, Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at The Brookview Health Care, Gaffney. She was the daughter of the late Deacon Sam Dawkins and Charlotte Edna Goudelock Dawkins. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-four years, Jesse N. Tate Sr.; a daughter, […]



DONATION – The Cherokee County Fire Safety Team received Monday evening a $500 donation from American Restoration Disaster Specialist towards its ongoing mission to save lives. In photo, from left, are Safety Team members Eddie Bishop and Robert Foster, along with Todd Pearson and Sam Benton from American Restoration Disaster Specialist. The Shelby, N.C.,-based company provides fire and water damage […]