2021-01-11

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Father and daughter meet after 24 years




January 2 is a day Sean Crowder will remember for the rest of his life. It was the day he met his 24-year-old daughter, Jamie, for the first time. Shortly after Jamie was born in 1996, Sean was sentenced to 10 years in prison on second-degree burglary charges. For several years, while in prison, Sean remained in contact with Jamie’s […]

Long-term care facility to receive vaccines sooner than expected




Susan Sain believes it “pays off to be persistent.” Sain, the administrator at Brookview Healthcare Center, received word Friday her residents and staff are scheduled to receive the COVID-19 vaccine Jan. 14. Sain had previously told the Ledger how disappointed she was after learning the long-term care facility would not receive the vaccine until March. That disappointment turned to a […]

Get To Know … Daniel Gardner

Occupation: Gaffney BPW Hometown: Gaffney Family: Wife and two kids Education: Associates in Horticulture Favorite Book: Don’t read Favorite Movie: S.W.A.T. Favorite Song: God Only Knows Favorite Entertainer: Adam Sandler Favorite Food: Chicken Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, working at fire dept. Your Dream Car: Old C-10 truck Cat person or Dog person: Dog Best Vacation: Fripp Island […]

S.C. Chief Justice issues halt to in-person court hearings




Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases across the state, South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald Beatty ordered Wednesday all in-person court hearings are suspended beginning Jan. 11. Exceptions to the order include bond hearings and emergency matters including, but not limited to, restraining orders, orders of protection, and vacating of bench warrants. Beatty said when possible, the use […]

Trustees to discuss bonuses for substitute teachers




The Cherokee County School Board will discuss bonuses for substitute teachers Monday shortly after trustees receive the results from its most recent financial audit. Before the Christmas holidays, school trustees approved a one-time $500 bonus payment for its full-time district employees. Part-time employees received prorated bonuses up to $250 based on their employment status. The district currently has 1,271 employees. […]

Blacksburg native matched to residency at Walter Reed

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Four fourth-year Marshall University medical students have been matched to residency programs at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, one of the nation’s top military health care facilities. Among them was Nicholas W. Lehman, a native of Blacksburg, South Carolina. Lehman successfully matched into the neurology residency program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda. […]

Help for renters, homeowners

Agencies needed to identify and certify households

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A new program from SC Housing will help renters and homeowners who have struggled to pay their bills in the midst of a global pandemic remain in their homes. SC Housing is currently seeking governmental and nonprofit agencies to serve as contractors for the SC Stay program, which is scheduled to launch in February. Governmental and nonprofit […]

Stipulations for land donation to be revealed tonight




Although there will be apparently strings attached before the city agrees to donate back the former Brown Furniture store site back to the Gaffney Little Theatre, a Gaffney City Councilwoman doesn’t want them to be deal breakers. “We have to do what’s best to support (The Gaffney Little Theatre) and not make it harder,” councilwoman Steph Smith said. Gaffney City […]

Thief uses crawlspace to steal tools, car parts

Someone used a crawl space underneath a house to steal an unknown amount of car parts and tools from a residence on Green River Road in Gaffney. The complainant told police this was the second time in two weeks the house had been burglarized, according to an incident report on file at the Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office. The incident […]