2021-06-04

2021-06-04 E-Edition

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A Blacksburg High student throws at a dunking tank Wednesday during an end-of-year celebration to reward 200 students for their performance on advanced placement college and district end of course exams. See the story on Page 12.

City councilwoman sues mayor, mayor’s wife

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The Gaffney City Council political soap opera has moved from council chambers to the courtroom. Claiming defamation, infliction of emotional distress and conspiracy, Gaffney City Councilwoman Stephanie Smith filed a lawsuit Thursday against Gaffney Mayor Dr. Randy Moss, his wife Arjana Moss and the mayor’s political action committee known as Team Moss, claiming they orchestrated a smear campaign against her […]

Council to discuss police chief’s ‘agreement’

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Don’t call newly-hired Gaffney Police Chief Gerald Knight’s terms of employment a contract – Gaffney City Councilman and Finance Committee Chairman Harold Littlejohn said. The document will now be referred to as a memorandum of understanding, according to Littlejohn. “It’s not a contract,” said Littlejohn, cutting off a question regarding the document. “It’s an understanding agreement between two parties.” The […]

ONLINE POLL

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RESULTS FROM THE MOST RECENT POLL Should the SC Legislature raise the age to get married to 18? It is now 16. Yes (77%, 225 Votes) Don’t care (14%, 41 Votes) No (9%, 28 Votes) Total Voters: 294 NEW POLL Should the City of Gaffney offer a contract to the new police chief? To vote, log on to www.gaffneyledger.com/latest-poll/ You […]

POINT BLANK

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Q. Why are the flags that were put out for Memorial Day by CHAPS and the fire department still being displayed? A. According to CHAPS, the next “flag day” of the American Flag Project is literally on the holiday known as FLAG DAY. That is only two weeks after Memorial Day. CHAPS and the Gaffney Fire Department decided to leave […]

Cherokee County physician encourages community members to get vaccinated

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Charles P. Stroup is a retired family medicine physician who practiced medicine for more than 40 years in Cherokee County before retiring. As a long-time advocate of healthy living, Dr. Stroup volunteered to share his COVID-19 vaccine experience with K’Leasha Liles, DHEC’s Upstate Region Public Information Officer, in a three-part weekly series with The Gaffney Ledger that […]

FREE BEER OR SODA

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COLUMBIA, S.C. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is excited to announce its “Shot and a Chaser” campaign, a partnership with the South Carolina Brewers Guild to help boost vaccination rates among young adults. Numerous breweries across the state are participating in this initiative. The 20-24 age group is the least vaccinated group in South Carolina, […]

MEALS ON WHEELS RECEIVES COMMUNITY GRANT

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Cherokee County Meals on Wheels recently received a $2,500 Walmart Community Grant. The grant will go directly to feeding the elderly, disabled and homebound neighbors in Cherokee County. Meals on Wheels continues to be on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and because all fundraising efforts were crippled this gift is even more important. The organization is grateful for […]

Theatre tickets and donuts to be sold Saturday morning

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The Gaffney Little Theatre will be selling tickets to its upcoming performance “Dear Edwina, Jr.” Saturday, June 5, from 9-11 a.m. in front of Buford Street ACE Hardware. In addition to the tickets, the organization will also be selling donuts. Dear Edwina, Jr. is a heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up. It is a “show-within-a-show,” as the young […]