2022-01-28 E-Edition

Charter Academy teachers upset with management

Fed up with what they felt was a lack of communication and improper management, teachers and staff at Cherokee Charter Academy held a sit-in protest Wednesday morning. Approximately 35-40 teachers and staff participated after reaching a boiling point with administration and management. The boiling point? The firing of MTSS director Joe Robison Wednesday morning who had been on the job […]

Details released about incident that led to GPD officer’s firing

Details on what led to the arrest of ex- City of Gaffney cop Dillon Haney have been released — and they aren’t pretty. In a police report obtained by The Gaffney Ledger, Haney is alleged to have hit his wife and spit in a cop’s face while under the influence of alcohol at a North Carolina casino. Cherokee Indian police […]

‘Hot spots’ will have increased enforcement through Saturday

Motorists in Newberry, Cherokee and Orangeburg counties should expect additional enforcement from January 27-29 as the SC Department of Public Safety continues its ACE (Area Coordinated Enforcement) to reduce collisions and fatalities in our state. The South Carolina Highway Patrol and State Transport Police, along with local law enforcement partners, will be continuing a sustained enforcement effort that began in […]


The Tuesday Woman’s Club met January 11 at the Winnie Davis Building on Limestone University Campus. The guest speaker, Heather Swayngim, spoke to the club about The Gaffney Little Theatre. Mrs. Swayngim informed the club about upcoming plays and volunteer opportunities to help support The Gaffney Little Theatre. Hostesses for the meeting were: Katie Baines, Elma Brogden, and Michelle Moss. […]

Man sentenced to five years

A Union man was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday on numerous drug charges out of Cherokee County. Gonzlee Browning Jr., 41, pleaded guilty to trafficking methamphetamine 10-28 grams 1st offense, possession of marijuana 2nd offense, possession with intent to distribute marijuana 2nd offense and possession with intent to distribute meth 1st offense. Browning was first arrested Feb. 18, […]


The ‘prosperity gospel’

The blaring headline from the Daily Beast last week, “Hipster Megachurch in Shambles Over Pastor’s Alleged Affair,” simultaneously caught my eye, made my heart sink, and got me angry. The anger part came as much from knowing what story behind the story I would likely find as much as from knowing what the main part the story itself would be. […]


Always there for you

Appreciate the role your parents played in raising you… We grew up thinking that they will never understand our struggles… in fact, the truth is that they MADE SURE we never felt theirs. *********************** Do not let your TODAY be stolen by the unchangeable PAST or the indefinite FUTURE! *********************** A great man once said, “We’re all unclad to death. […]


The Greening of the Federal Reserve

Jerome Powell faced the Senate Banking Committee at his confirmation hearing for a second term at the Federal Reserve on Tuesday, and it’s a sign of the progressive times that a leading issue was the greening of the central bank. Not green as in money, but as in climate regulation. Mr. Powell didn’t break any news on monetary policy, which […]

Ella Smith

Boiling Springs, SC — Ella Faith Burt Smith, 89, of 916 Wesley Court, formerly of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at Wesley Court Assisted Living Community. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, she was the widow of the late Donald Bishop Smith and daughter of the late Neil Frank Burt and Bessie Hayward Burt. […]