2023-11-29 E-Edition


Christmas Abercrombie, a member of Girl Scout Troop 3392, helps decorate a tree last week for the City of Gaffney’s Festival of Trees. The trees are on display inside Gaffney City Hall and open to the public during normal operating hours.

Teacher vacancies continue to climb

Teacher vacancies in South Carolina school districts climbed for a fifth straight year despite state efforts to raise teacher salaries and create more pathways to enter the teaching profession. School districts reported 1,613 teacher vacancies to start the 2023-24 school year, compared to 1,474 last year. Cherokee County currently has 14 teacher vacancies posted. Overall, school districts reported a 9% […]

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 […]


BACK TO BACK Ryan Mullinax was the winner of last week’s football contest — and the week before. Four people picked all games correctly, but he was the closest on the tie-breaker. This was the last contest for the year. Thanks for playing!

Early voting for BPW special election begins Dec. 4

Early voting for the special election for the unexpired term of the deceased Board of Public Works District 5 commissioner Grady Randolph will begin next week. Early voting will begin on Monday, Dec. 4, and end Friday, Dec. 15, at the Cherokee County Board of Voter Registration and Elections at the county administration building. The hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 […]

Recommendations for distribution of A—Tax funds delayed

Eight local organizations will have to wait a little longer before learning if they will receive an early Christmas present. The city’s Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee was expected to make recommendations at a Tuesday afternoon meeting on how to dole out about $80,000 in A-Tax money, but delayed any decision because of a lack of a quorum. Gaffney Administrator James […]


Limestone University acrobatics and tumbling team members help spruce up downtown Gaffney ahead of the Christmas season by painting a window on an empty storefront in a community service project.

Free Event Saturday

Connecting people and trees

A nonprofit organization whose mission is “connecting people and trees” will lead a special event at the Cherokee County Museum on Saturday. Trees SC has organized three individuals to speak, present and lead demonstrations. The organization will also be giving away more than 100 trees. The free event begins at 9:30 a.m. and includes a discussion from Ted Caudil, a […]

George Putman

Blacksburg — Our beloved daddy, George Ronald Putman, age 86, met his Lord and Savior faceto face on November 27, 2023, at Wendover Hospice House in Shelby, NC. George was born on April 25, 1937, weighing in at 11 lbs, 14 oz., the eighth of 11 children born to the late Hobert William and Nellie Dorman Putman. He loved his […]