2020-12-30 E-Edition

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Gaffney native taking her music in a new direction


Gaffney native singer-songwriter Ali Henderson’s latest song is all about the girls. “Other Girls” is a song about girls, written by girls and produced by a girl. With only 5% of music producers female, working on a project from start to finish with an all-female team was a goal Henderson had been eager to accomplish for some time. Released earlier […]

Will the 2nd time be the charm?

Third reading on Nestle tax break expected Monday

Cherokee County Development Board Director Jim Cook is optimistic that final reading of a tax break for a second planned expansion of Nestle could come as early as this Monday when Cherokee County Council meets for the first time in 2021. Final reading was expected at Cherokee County Council’s most recent meeting on Monday, Dec. 21, but the action was […]

What conditions will city place on returning property to Little Theatre?

Gaffney City Council earlier this month approved donating the former Brown Furniture store site back to the Gaffney Little Theatre – with stipulations. Those stipulations will be revealed during city attorney Sarah Shiflett’s report at council’s January meeting, Gaffney City Administrator James Taylor said. The stipulations will be based on the comments from council members, Taylor said. One of the […]


Cherokee County Meals on Wheels extends a heartfelt thank you to the South Carolina Farm Bureau Women for donating fresh North Carolina apples. Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, CCMOW has implemented “Fresh Fruit Fridays” to provide clients with extra nourishment. Each client received fresh apples in addition to the hot meal. “Thank you for making the holidays brighter […]

Pandemic has slowed progress for improving the future for families

In the decade after the 2008 Great Recession, research showed steady improvement in bettering the economic and education futures of South Carolina families. Then the coronavirus hit. A Kids Count research report used household data in weekly census surveys from Sept. 16-Oct. 12 to examine how families in all 50 states are faring during the coronavirus pandemic. The report done […]

I2 electrical students get Christmas surprise

Grayco Electrical owner Todd Richards dropped off a nice Christmas present for Institute of Innovation (I2) students shortly before they left for the winter holidays. Richards built and donated an electrical testing station for the electronics, building construction and heating and air conditioning construction programs. The station is outfitted with circuit breakers and meters to help students learn basic skills […]

Fire Department issues fireworks safety reminders

A note from the City of Gaffney Fire Department: As the New Year’s Holiday quickly approaches, we know that many people will use fireworks to celebrate. Unfortunately, the last few holidays that are celebrated with fireworks in our area have resulted in some significant injuries. We want to remind everyone that fireworks are inherently dangerous and should be used with […]

Police Reports

Liquor thieves have a taste for the good stuff

Two Gaffney liquor stores were deprived of expensive bottles of alcohol recently. The first incident occurred Dec. 18 at a liquor store located on North Granard Street. The incident was reported Dec. 19 after an employee discovered the bottle was missing. A male subject is said to have entered the store at approximately 4:55 p.m. wearing an orange-and-yellow colored reflective […]


Everything will be all right

Despite everything that has been disrupted by the pandemic this year, we can all find something for which to be grateful. It is certainly more difficult for some to uncover than others, but it is there nonetheless. Like many businesses this has been a difficult year for us here at The Ledger, but we haven’t had to lay off any […]