Festival preparations switch to high gear

Ledger Staff Writer [email protected] The South Carolina Peach Festival will open its ticket office today at 9 a.m. at the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce. Reserved and general admission tickets for all events will be available for purchase at the ticket office as well as the festival’s Web site at www.scpeachfestival.org. Events include country music, Peach Beach and Peach Praise […]

Upward: New soccer league isn’t just about who wins or loses

Ledger Staff Writer [email protected] Although you can’t use your hands in soccer, volunteers in Gaffney’s Upward Soccer League know they’ll still be molding young lives this summer. “Our church had a real need,” said April Thomas, who attends West End Baptist Church and is lead director for the group. “In years past we’ve had an Upward program at our facility, […]

Veterinarians join efforts of county’s newest animal welfare organization

Ledger Staff Writer [email protected] Project Zero, Cherokee County’s newest animal welfare organization, is aimed at reducing the large number of unwanted pets to zero. The group hopes to manage the problem from two angles, rescue and prevention. In addition to helping dogs and cats find homes, the organization has also kicked off a new low-cost spay and neutering program for […]

New tenant moves into vacant plant

By LARRY HILLIARDLedger Staff Writer [email protected] The former Phoenix Finishing plant is no longer vacant. Universal Molding, a maker of compact disc cases and boxes, has begun operations at the facility, according to plant manager Ray Moss. “We have already started,” said Moss. “We have four machines that we have moved in.” The company has hired 12 people. That number […]

County budget final reading slated for today

By LARRY HILLIARDLedger Staff Writer [email protected] Cherokee County Councilman Bailey Humphries hopes the third time will be the charm. After failing to win approval on first and second reading, Humphries said he will once again propose a 1-cent local option sales tax for capital projects when Cherokee County Council considers third reading of its $17 million budget today. He said […]

Housing starts continue to slide

Ledger Staff Writer [email protected] Housing starts in the county continued a year-long trend with another dip in May compared to the same period in 2004. There were eight housing starts in the county in May, down from 12 in May 2004, according to a monthly newsletter published by the Home Builders Association of Cherokee County. The report blamed the county’s […]

Report of sale premature, owner says

“We have no contract for sale and I want to put a stop to all these rumors.” By CODY SOSSAMON Ledger Publisher [email protected] There won’t be a Walgreen’s drug store built on the site now occupied by Taylor Watson Furniture anytime soon, according to Floyd Watson, co-owner of the 35-year-old business. “We have been in contact with a developer that […]

If it sounds too good to be true…

Ledger Staff Writer [email protected] Have you ever received a letter or e-mail asking you to take part in a deal that sounded too good to be true? If you have, you may have been the target of a scam, like a Nigerian letter scam that has recently been circulating throughout Cherokee County, said Lt. Zeb Starnes of the Blacksburg Police […]


The Clock restaurant in Gaffney opened on Wednesday and serves up gourmet cheesecakes, like the ones being made here. Serving traditional Southern food and gourmet desserts, the Gaffney location is open at 930 Hyatt Street. Hours are Monday – Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For take-out orders call 206-0631.

Mock wedding held at Peachtree ‘You may kiss the bride’

Ledger Staff Writer [email protected] Visitors to the Peachtree Centre nursing home Friday morning might have been startled by the presence of young men and women milling about in formal dress. The nursing home held a mock wedding ceremony involving Peachtree Centre employee Wendy Michelle Strain and Department of Social Services employee Jere William McCulloch Jr. The event was held in […]