2022-12-14 E-Edition


Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus were a big hit during Saturday’s Blacksburg Christmas parade. Santa Claus took time from his busy schedule to visit with kids after the parade and learn what they want for Christmas this year.

Detention officer fired

A Cherokee County Detention Center officer has been fired after she allegedly provided an inmate with a cellphone and kissed said inmate. Brittany Roxanne Walker, 32, of Shelby, N.C. is charged with second-degree sexual misconduct with an inmate, three counts of furnishing or attempt to furnish prisoner with contraband, and possession of narcotics schedule II oxycodone. Walker was arrested and […]

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 […]

Garden Club decorates Children’s Home

It only takes is one person to start a tradition, and one person really can make a difference that lasts for years. The Gaffney Garden Club has an annual tradition decorating the Cherokee Children’s Home for Christmas. Judy Hamrick started this when she bought the original decorations 22 years ago. Since then, the Garden Club had decorated and replenished supplies […]

Resumption of religious instruction receives preliminary approval from school trustees

Cherokee County school trustees took a step Monday evening towards allowing middle school students to leave school again to receive religious instruction. The school district provided release time for offcampus religious instruction from 2005 until 2020 when the practice ended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With schools now fully operational, ministry groups have recently approached the district with requests to […]


Kids of all ages laced up their skates for a few turns around a portable ice skating rink Saturday on the front campus at Limestone University for this year’s “Christmas on Campus” festivities.

Vincente Foster

Vincente Leon Foster, age 66, of 156 Oakbrook Lane, Gaffney, passed away on Sunday, December 11, in Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care. Husband of Washcinda “Netta” Jackson Foster, he was born in Gaffney and was the son of the late Rufus H. Foster, Jr. and the late Mildred Thomas Foster. Vincente was a member of Concord Baptist Church. He was […]

Luther “Pete” Brown III

Blacksburg — Luther “Pete” Brown III, 58, of 109 South Shelby Street, passed away on Wednesday, December 7th, 2022, at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born in York, SC, he was the husband of Sally Guinn Brown and the son of the late Luther Brown II and Dorothy Moss Brown. Luther formerly worked in textiles and was a member of Galilee Baptist […]

James “Fred” Kirby

Blacksburg — Mr. James Darrall “Fred” Kirby of 545 Bear Creek Road passed away on Saturday December 10, 2022 at his residence. Born in Gaffney, SC, he was the son of the late James Earl Kirby and Peggy Motts Kirby. Family visitation will be Wednesday, December 14, 2022 from 6:00pm- 8:00pm at Gordon Mortuary located at 400 W. Cherokee Street […]