2022-12-23 E-Edition

Merry Christmas!

The consumers and staff from the Cherokee County DSN Board were thankful to be able to participate in lots of Christmas fun this year after missing out the past two years due to Covid. Consumers started the holiday season by singing at the Christmas Tree Lighting at the county administration building. Next up was the Gaffney Christmas Parade. Santa came […]


Judging was completed Tuesday for entries in the Ledger’s Christmas Coloring Contest. Winners were chosen in three age divisions as well as an overall winner. The winning entries appear on the front page of the Christmas Greetings section. Pictured with their $20 prize are (top to bottom) 3-year-old Londyn Lyles, 7-year-old Maddox Kite, 10-year-old Parker Wallace, and overall winner 7-year-old […]

Home starts down for the month, but up for the year

Rising mortgage rates are having an impact on new home starts, with only eight new home starts in November here, compared to 27 in November, 2021, according to the November Homebuilders newsletter. Despite the drastic decrease, new home starts are still ahead of last year’s pace through the first 11 months. In 2021, there were 152 new home starts from […]

Betty Clary

Gaffney, SC — Betty Lou Skinner Clary, 97, formerly of Sunset Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at The Retreat of Gaffney. Born in Gaffney, she was the loving wife of the late William (Bill) Sidney Clary for over 75 years and the daughter of the late Jim Skinner and Eula Simpson Skinner. […]

Daniel Gibson

Gaffney, SC — Daniel Adolphus Gibson, 73, of 211 Sizemore Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at his residence. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Rita Moore Gibson and son of the late Adolphus Andrew Gibson and Addie Elizabeth Davis Gibson Ellison and stepson of the late Robert Ellison. He retired […]

Judy Duvall

Gaffney, SC — Judy Spencer Duvall, 73, of 521 W. Montgomery Street, Apt. 17, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at her residence. Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of the late Wesley Duvall and daughter of the late Floyd Spencer and Jessie Blackwell Spencer. She was a former CNA and caregiver and […]

Nora Tindall

Gaffney, SC — Nora Emma Mills Tindall, 83, formerly of 125 Lacewood Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 22, 2022 at Cherokee Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of the late Jimmy Ray Tindall and daughter of the late Dupree Mills and Helen Mae Price Mills. She retired from Cherokee Memorial Hospital […]

Mary McCall

Charlotte, NC — Mary Helen Pence McCall 82, formerly of 508 N. Tryon Street Apt. 112, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at White Oak Manor of Charlotte. Born in Washington, DC, she was the widow of John D. McCall and the daughter of the late Roy and Laura Louise Brickhouse Pence. Services will be held after the […]


The amazing, ordinary boy: Part 3

Please enjoy part three of this Christmas story in four installments, my gift to you and your family! As you may have guessed by now, the one speaking was a little boy of about seven dressed in shabby purple clothes. The little boy continued, saying, “The thing she remembers goes like this: ‘Wide is the gate, and broad is the […]