Real-life investigations very different from what you see on TV

Crime Scene Investigator Jimmy Henson testified in court last week how he matched tread prints on a piece of broken glass found in a burglarized Cherokee County home to the shoes worn by a suspect in the case. His work along with the investigation of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office helped the S.C. Attorney General’s Office obtain a 1st-degree burglary […]

GHS pauses to remember student killed in accident

Students at Gaffney High School observed a moment of silence today for a 17-year-old former classmate who was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Pacolet on Monday. Reginald Clifton, 17, of Pacolet, was killed when the eastbound 1996 Ford Explorer in which he was a passenger traveled off the right side of Jerusalem Road in Pacolet and struck a tree, […]

Gaffney native mixing it up with musical heavyweights

By SCOTT POWELL Ledger Staff Writer [email protected] It isn’t every day a singer gets a chance to work with talent from Winnie the Pooh, the Beatles and the Elvis Presley band. Gaffney native David McBee achieved all three of these dreams in March when he traveled to Hollywood for a week to record the lead vocals for nine songs on […]

Firefighters partly responsible for artist’s inspiration

So, you’ve just found out you have twin boys on the way, what do you do? If you’re Tim Teague, you start wondering if you’ve got enough paint. “I’ve been painting for as long as I can remember,” Teague said. “Now that my boys are on the way, I’ve begun painting a mural in their new nursery and I want […]


Arena under new management; high school rodeo Friday and Saturday

Gaffney’s Rockin’ MC Arena is under new management, but is still committed to over-the-top performances. And the new crew hopes to start things off right with this weekend’s South Carolina High School Rodeo (SCHSR). “I want to get the word out that Rockin’ MC Arena is under new management and the support of Gaffney and our local community is very […]

Rabies clinics scheduled this weekend

Every year, approximately 450 South Carolinians undergo preventative treatment for rabies after being bit by an animal, said Jim Fagan, an environmentalist with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control in Cherokee County. In Cherokee County, two cats, four raccoons, a skunk and a fox were confirmed to be rabid last year. That’s more than double the number of […]

Councilmen request financial info on small county airports

Before the county’s attempt to secure funding for an airport gets any higher off the ground, Cherokee County Councilman Charles Mathis said he wants a report to show the project will be a money maker for the county. Mathis told council members on Monday he wanted to see operating budgets of similarsized airports. “If we can recoup the money, then […]

City approves airport resolution

Saying the project would be an asset to the city, Gaffney City Council approved a resolution Monday in support of the county’s effort to secure state and federal funds to construct an airport. During a county council meeting earlier this month, local aviation enthusiast Victor Sarratt said the South Carolina Department of Commerce/Aeronautical Commission failed to act on the county’s […]


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