2022-08-31 E-Edition

Y names new CEO

After serving in an interim position for the past six months, the Cherokee County Family YMCA board announced the hire of Summer Parker as the chief executive officer, effective Thursday. Parker was named interim CEO in February after the former CEO Chad Day decided to return to his native Tennessee to be near family. Parker becomes the first female CEO […]

Charge upgraded to murder after forensics work disproves ricochet

A Gaffney man is now facing up to life in prison after an involuntary manslaughter charge was upgraded to murder Tuesday afternoon. Nicholas Skylar Lucas, 30, is charged with murder, discharging a firearm into a dwelling and shooting under the influence in the Saturday death of 42-year-old Kesha Tate. It was initially reported that Lucas was practicing target shooting in […]

Woman accepts plea deal, gets 5 years in jail

A 35-year-old Gaffney woman will spend five years behind bars after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter Monday. Ashley Thomas entered her plea under North Carolina vs. Alford before Circuit Court Judge Mark Hayes. She was charged in 2018 with the murder of her husband, 33- year-old Brandon Thomas. Brandon Thomas was stabbed in the couple’s Overbook Drive home on Oct. […]


A Ledger reader brought in an old Ledger clipping that identified the ‘mystery’ players in this picture that we published last week. Several others (Lori Phillips Gaffney, Gene Moorhead and Donna Brown Witherspoon) responded with some individual names. Here’s the cutline that was published with the picture: These guys played on the Western Auto Store fast-pitch softball team in 1938-39. […]

Ring a bell for Constitution Week

HEAR YE! HEAR YE! Time to Ring the Bells and Honor our Constitution! The Daniel Morgan Chapter NSDAR Daughters of the American Revolution will celebrate Constitution Week September 17-23, 2022 to commemorate the history of this famous document. Constitution Week is a great time to learn more about this important document and celebrate the freedoms it gives to us all. […]

They call him MiSTER Watkins

Limestone University has a new leader for its Call Me MiSTER program to help address a shortage of Black male teachers in the state’s school system. Brandon Watkins was named the site coordinator for Limestone’s Call Me MiSTER. The teacher mentor program recruits college male students to train for future careers in early childhood and elementary education. Watkins was named […]

Chamber of Commerce to host business conference

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce will present their annual conference and community updates on Thursday, September 8th at Cherokee National Golf Club. All interested business owners are encouraged to attend. As the premier business-related conference of Cherokee County, it attracts dozens of business executives, administration officials, and legislative leaders. Those who attend gain a greater understanding of the issues […]

What’s Up

The Cherokee County Museum, 301 College Drive, Gaffney, is offering a 6-week session of shag lessons taught by avid shaggers Pat and Eddie Hicks. Beginning September 20 every Tuesday for 6 weeks Pat and Eddie will offer a one-hour lesson. Classes are from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at a cost of $50 for all 6 sessions. Classes will be limited to 40 […]


A bad idea

Fair comes once a year, usually in the falls. Buy yourself a ticket and go sometime. I cannot count the number of times I said that to my children in response to their whining, “That’s not fair!” A lot of things in life aren’t fair, but what is or isn’t depends on which side of the fence you are. What’s […]