2019-11-27

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Okay y’all, it’s time to get the tree




Waking up at the crack of dawn, Eddie Davidson and Tim Phillips brought back 400 Frasier fir trees Monday morning from North Carolina to sell at their Christmas tree lot family business off Highway 11. A group of volunteers helped unload freshly cut trees which will soon find their way into homes in preparation for the holiday season. It is […]

Land swap deal might have new life




Negotiations between the county and school district over a proposed land swap may not be dead after all. The deal, in which the school district would receive the county-owned Jerry Wallace Field and Wayne Fuller Field in exchange for the county receiving Granard Middle School, appeared all but buried earlier this month over a dispute regarding a reversion clause. The […]

BLACKWELL WINS FOOTBALL CONTEST

There was a seven-way tie in last week’s football contest with those seven contestants all missing only one of the nine games. So once again it came down to the tie-breaker and this time the lucky number belonged to James Blackwell, who takes home the hundred bucks in prize money. The aforementioned lucky number was 47, which was within one […]

County boss compiles project priority list




Cherokee County Administrator Steve Bratton recently unveiled a priority list to determine what capital project should get done first. County councilman Charles Mathis requested Bratton prioritize the county’s capital needs, given its limited resources. And to no one’s surprise, a new $12.2 million public works facility is at the top. Council recently approved a motion to hire DP3 Architects to […]

ONLINE POLL

RESULTS FROM THE MOST RECENT POLL

Do you agree with city council’s decision to move forward with the $1.5 million Irene Park Pool project? NO: 64% (227 votes) YES: 31% (111 votes) DON’T CARE: 5% (19 votes) TOTAL VOTES: 357 THE NEW QUESTION Do you like the idea of year-round schools for Cherokee County? Log on to www.gaffneyledger.com to vote. You do not have to be […]

Gaffney Christmas parade set for 6 p.m on Friday, Dec. 6




Gaffney’s Christmas parade is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 6. The parade will start at 6 p.m. in downtown Gaffney and include several floats and other entries. It will be held in conjunction with the Christmas On Limestone event and a laser light show scheduled for Jolly Park. If you or your organization would like to participate in the parade, it’s […]

Traveling for Thanksgiving? Join the crowd




Thanksgiving travelers should expect to see a sudden rise in traffic as more than 750,000 South Carolinians are expected to travel during the holiday. AAA Carolinas is expecting to see a sharp rise in drivers traveling between Nov. 27 to Dec. 1, with many of those being people heading to a relative’s home for the holiday. While that’s to be […]

IT’S JUST ME

Of cursed trees and Gigi’s wish list


There’s lots of Thanksgiving stories out there and everyone has their favorite, whether it’s one in which they are personally involved or one that involves other people, the tales have new life breathed into them about this time each year. That’s part of the beauty of the holidays, the fact that we have over the years established traditions and made […]

LEDGER COLUMNIST

We’re all in this together


A story in today’s Ledger indicates a property exchange between the county and the school district might possibly still happen. In exchange for the nowvacated Granard Middle School, the school district would get the county owned baseball and softball fields which are used by the district. The Granard auditorium would be used by the Gaffney Little Theatre. I’ve been told […]