Go Tell Crusade kicks off Sunday

Gaffney’s W.K. Brumbach Stadium will be the centerpiece of the action when the Go Tell Upstate Crusade kicks off Sunday. “Since returning to Cherokee County to become director of missions of the Broad River Baptist Association I have had a burden for lost and unchurched people,” said Donnie Padgett. “How do we reach people? What is the best way? How […]

You can count on ’em to be there

School was double the pleasure for Gaffney High twins Tyrone and Talmadge Dover. The Dovers are among a select group of high school seniors in South Carolina who will graduate this year with 12 years of perfect attendance. That translates into 2,160 straight days of school while avoiding the chicken pox, colds, influenza and other ailments which often keep students […]

Council pay raises

Mayor says he deserves the money

With the City of Gaffney facing a nearly $400,000 shortfall in its proposed budget, councilman Wayne Ramsey said he will seek to repeal a controversial pay raise council members and the mayor voted for themselves last year. The pay raise boosted each council member’s salary more than $3,000 from $6,484 to $9,578. Mayor Henry Jolly’s salary increased by $3,000 to […]

Judge denies bond for man accused of assaulting woman

Bond was denied Wednesday for a man accused of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. Authorities said the suspect has a long list of prior convictions, including voluntary manslaughter. Deputy Terry G. Fuller has charged Edsel Bill Teague Jr., 41, of 270 Jonestown Road, Chesnee, with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. According to […]


Longtime newspaper carrier Ann Cobb was honored Thursday by Gaffney Ledger employees at a retirement party. She has delivered The Ledger for almost 29 years. Her twin sons, Bob and Bill, are also Ledger carriers. Bob, right, has been at it for 28 years, having begun helping his mom when he was in the first grade. Bill has had a […]

He was in jail on failure to pay child support

Police say woman supplied son with drugs

A Rutherfordton, N.C., woman has joined her son behind bars after she allegedly provided the Cherokee County Detention Center inmate with drugs and cigarettes. Agent Daniel Ward of the Cherokee County Metro Narcotics Unit has charged Cathy Sue Roach, 56, with possession with intent to distribute Alprazolam and providing contraband to an inmate. She is accused of dropping off a […]

Man says he fired shots in self-defense

Police are investigating an incident in which a Blacksburg resident told police he fired shots at a man to scare him off. According to a report on file at the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Henry Edward Stansel, 32, of 405 Upper Deal St., said Terry Ray Hall, 28, of 524 Misty Lane, Gaffney, came to Stansel’s home and began beating […]


Richard Reese checks out the Indian Arrow collection brought by Mike Jacobs to Thursday’s See America Week event at the S.C. Welcome Center in Blacksburg. Peach cider, pottery demonstrations, metal sculpture and carriage rides were among the attractions.

‘Go Tell’ speaker visits high school

I'd been selling my brother's autograph and it wasn't even his."

For decades, Rick Stanley has only been known for one thing – he’s the stepbrother of the late Elvis Presley. But as a guest speaker at Gaffney High School on Thursday, Stanley was there to teach the students gathered at an afternoon assembly about the dangers of alcohol. “When I was 16, I quit school to work full-time as a […]

Burglary suspects face additional charges

Authorities said two Gaffney men charged last week with burglarizing local businesses have been connected to a January armed robbery. Detective Lt. David Clary of the Gaffney Police Department has charged Marcellous O’Bryan Knuckles, 21, of 302 Joyce St., and Jonathan Leon Simpson, 21, of Connecticut Village Apartments, 409 E. Junior High Road, Apt. 66, each with armed robbery. They […]