2022-11-21 E-Edition

Meet Mr. Tim: foster parent

Tim Hairston jokes he was going through a mid-life crisis when he decided to become a foster parent at the age of 50. Six years ago, Hairston saw an ad in The Gaffney Ledger about a need for foster parents with the South Carolina Youth Advocate Program (SCYAP). The idea of being a foster parent has always been in the […]

T-Day: Construction begins on T-Bridge

It’s D-Day – make that T-Day – the day that crews are expected to begin the T-bridge renovation project. Gaffney Administrator James Taylor told Gaffney City Council earlier this month the state Department of Transportation announced the project would begin on Monday, Nov. 21. At that time, Taylor also announced the bridge would be closed for the entire duration of […]


A City of Gaffney employee carefully unrolls ribbon down the city Christmas tree while decorating Wednesday afternoon. The city will celebrate Christmas December 2-4 with the parade, Christmas on Limestone and laser light show. More details will be published soon.

Marvin Mullinax is the winner of last week’s football contest

Marvin Mullinax is the winner of last week’s football contest. He missed one game. Congratulations, Marvin, and keep on picking! He is shown above right receiving his $100 prize from Andy Clary.


Ford Auto Gallery recently donated more than 200 turkeys to show their appreciation for Gaffney’s firefighters and police officers. Operations Manager Mark Phillips spent Wednesday donating the 216 turkeys to the Gaffney Fire Department, Gaffney Police Department and Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.


Occupation: Advertising consultant for The Gaffney Ledger and graphic designer Hometown: Gaffney, SC Family: Husband, Russell, and kids, David and Zoe Education: Spartanburg Community College digital design Favorite book: Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens Favorite movie: Casablanca Favorite song: Hallelujah Chorus by Handel Favorite entertainer: Luciano Pavarotti Favorite food: Medium rare steak Hobbies: Crocheting and reading Dream car: 1967 […]

School buses getting GPS upgrades

Local bus drivers will soon have some new technology help in driving rural routes while transporting children from Cherokee County schools. The state is installing GPS units with turn by turn navigation on all buses, according to Todd Hughes, district director of administrative services. The project is expected to be completed in Cherokee County in early 2023. The state Department […]


Ewing Middle School Principal Gavin Fisher presented a $2,000 donation from the school Oct. 28 to the Cherokee County Humane Society. Students brought in pet food supplies and raised money to support the welfare of animals in Cherokee County.