2020-12-14

2020-12-14 E-Edition

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KIDNAPPING, MURDER AND TORTURE

Indictment includes grisly details of victim’s ordeal



A Gaffney man allegedly was one of the masterminds behind what federal prosecutors call the largest racketeering conspiracy ever uncovered in South Carolina. Federal grand jury indictments accuse James Robert Peterson, aka “Man Man,” 32, of using a contraband cellphone from prison to run a meth trafficking operation from a clothes dryer at a mobile home in Gaffney. Peterson allegedly […]

CHRISTMAS PARADE

Members of the Boys and Girls Club from Blacksburg Elementary School wave to parade goers Saturday during the Town of Blacksburg’s Christmas parade Saturday. With near perfect weather, hundreds were in attendance to get into the Christmas spirit. More photos can be viewed at www.gaffneyledger.com/gallery/blacksburg-christmas-parade To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

Changes coming to school district’s athletic finances




So, just how much does it cost to operate the Cherokee County School District athletic program? That depends on what expenses are allocated to athletics. Under one scenario where all related costs are included, the total was $1,369.290.67 in the 2019-20 fiscal year. If you don’t include items such as game security, officials and coaches’ supplements, the number was $608,730.40. […]

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS

Here is the list of donors to Christmas Is For Kids, sponsored by this newspaper. Bring contributions to The Gaffney Ledger at 1604 W. Floyd Baker Blvd. or mail them to: “Christmas is for Kids,” The Gaffney Ledger, P.O. Box 670, Gaffney, S.C. 29342. If you do not want your name listed on our donors list, please indicate that. We […]

Undean Ruppe

Gaffney, S.C. — Undean Vickers Ruppe, 88, formerly of 646 Buck Shoals Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at White Oak North Grove in Spartanburg. Born in Cowpens, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence McKinley Vickers and Julia Ann Michaels Vickers and the widow of the late Solon Martin Ruppe. She […]

Gene Moore

Gaffney, S.C. — Gene Richard Moore, 90, of 902 Caroline Ridge Road, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born in Hagerstown, MD, he was the husband of the Shirley Souers Moore and the son of the late Herman Moore and Davona Moore. He was a retired truck driver and of the Protestant faith. Surviving […]

Gary Snead

Gaffney, S.C. — Gary Lamar Snead, 73, of 204 Lakeshore Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Upstate Community Hospice Home in Landrum. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Norma Jeanne Ledford Snead for 53 years and son of the late Rufus Forest Snead and Inez Ligon Snead. He was a […]

Genevieve Valdes

Genevieve Valdes, 86, of Blacksburg, SC went home to be the Lord, Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Peachtree Centre. Genevieve was a daughter of the late Essie (Wright) and Walter McDaniel and wife of the late Salvodore Valdes. She was a graduate of Blacksburg High School. She enjoyed listening to gospel music and was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. […]

Scotty Powell, Sr.

Cowpens, S.C. — Scotty Stephen Powell, Sr., 77, of 132 Catawba Street, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Upstate Community Hospice Home in Landrum. Born in Clifton, he was the husband of Victoria Pace Powell and son of the late Thomas Benjamin Powell and Ocie Dotson Powell Thomas and stepson of the late […]