2021-12-15 E-Edition

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Gaffney High football players were presented with their state championship medals Monday evening in a district celebration held in The Reservation after the school board meeting. Kevin Phillips, left, and Matt Davis were among several trustees who congratulated the football players for their accomplishment. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

Councilwoman accuses mayor’s wife of assault

Incident report forwarded to SLED

Even a celebratory ribbon cutting isn’t immune from the soap opera between Gaffney City Council members and the mayor’s wife. According to an incident report filed at the Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Department, a sheriff ’s officer was dispatched Friday to the Cherokee County veterans nursing home location where Gaffney City Councilwoman Monita Dawkins told authorities she was involved in […]

Christmas is for Kids

“Christmas is for Kids” sponsored by The Gaffney Ledger since 1989, raises money to take children on $100 shopping sprees at Walmart where they can buy toys and clothes. If you would like to donate, send a check to “Christmas is for Kids,” P.O. Box 670 Gaffney, SC, 29342, or you can drop off your contribution at our office at […]

Crenshaw, West to wed in February

Mr. and Mrs. James Pridmore Inman of Gaffney, South Carolina, announce the engagement of their daughter Lindsay Anne Crenshaw of Gaffney to Anthony Chad West of Boiling Springs, South Carolina, son of Mrs. Christine Wines West and the late Mr. Stanley Lanarr West of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Lindsay is a graduate of Gaffney High School, Columbia College, where she earned […]

‘Sucker punch’ results in death; 11 year sentence

A Chesnee man will spend 11 years in prison for a ‘sucker punch’ that resulted in the death of 57-year-old Billy Pettus. Circuit Court Judge Mark Hayes imposed a 20-year sentence, suspended to 11, on Michael Ray Barnette, 30, who pleaded guilty Monday to assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. The incident occurred Nov. 29, 2020, around […]

GOOD RIDDANCE: The Chute is no more

The Chute(ing) has stopped. After more than a year of motorists dealing with what one county official referred as a “death trap,” the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) announced Monday the removal of the final five miles of the traffic chute on the I-85 Widening Project. The DOT said the removal of the chute from mile markers 86 to […]

Student COVID cases stable since restrictions lifted

County schools have not seen a marked change in the number of student coronavirus cases over the past month as schools close for the Christmas holidays this week. Cherokee County reported 48 positive cases for COVID-19 among students in November. Just six school employees tested positive since the district lifted its “no visitor” policy on Nov. 9. Superintendent Dr. Dana […]


What’s a metaverse?

I try my darnedest to keep up with new innovations and technology, but it’s getting more and more difficult. Could be my age — 70. Or it could be there’s just so much happening that no one can ‘keep up’ no matter their age. I remember reading something my great-grandfather wrote in his early days at The Ledger. He said […]


Travel bans 2021

Two of the biggest stories in the past couple of months have been about travel and immigration. First, with the fall of Afghanistan, we have opened our borders to refugees escaping the tyranny of the Taliban. And then just last week, President Biden has placed travel restrictions on eight African nations. What is interesting is that both occurrences, an opening […]