Driver killed in single-vehicle crash

A 33-year-old Blacksburg man died early Thursday after his vehicle became airborne and struck a tree off McGill Highway. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said he pronounced Jonathan David Duncan of 256 Ninety-Nine Island Road dead at 6:05 a.m. Thursday. Duncan died of massive head trauma. Duncan had been out with a friend and was returning home after dropping the […]


The Gaffney High School Winter Guard performs Thursday evening during the district’s Fine Arts Expo. The sixth annual event featured student artwork and musical performances by students in all county schools.

Former county administrator dies in Michigan

Cherokee County Interim Administrator Ben Clary said he will always be grateful to former county administrator Tom Lynn for hiring him. Lynn, who was working as a truck driver, died unexpectedly this week of an apparent heart attack while in Ann Arbor, Mich. Lynn served as Cherokee County administrator from 1997-’99. “He hired me out at vehicle maintenance,” Clary said. […]

Ex-development board boss has new gig as SCC gears up

Jim Inman has already started a new job in academics just weeks after retiring as Cherokee County Development Board Director. Spartanburg Community College (SCC) has hired Inman as a full-time continuing education coordinator to work with businesses and industries on training opportunities at its Cherokee County branch campus. Inman began his duties March 1. He has spent the past couple […]

Accident victim remains critical

By TARA JENNINGS Ledger Staff Writer [email protected]

A Gaffney man remained in critical condition Thursday at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte more than a week after he wrecked his 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle. Ronald W. Hudson, 62, of 2646 Chesnee Hwy. was traveling west on Hwy. 9 in Chester County about nine miles east of the City of Chester, when he wrecked at 3 p.m. March 7, […]

Community comes through for FCA to tune of $43,000

Addition of female leader announced at banquet

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes has raised $43,000 from a spring fundraiser for its Cherokee and Union county chapters. A packed crowd of 300 people contributed $23,270 of that amount Tuesday night during a development banquet at Macedonia Baptist Church. The event focused on the Christian organization’s weekly work in huddle groups on high school and college campuses, small group […]

School district checking into ownership of property

A Cherokee County School District property might change hands, provided the school district still owns the land. Galilee Baptist Church recently approached Blacksburg school trustee Donnie Lee Smith about the possibility of acquiring a four acre tract located across from Highway 29 near Kelly’s Steakhouse. Smith estimates the district has owned the property for 50 years. “Galilee Baptist Church is […]

Mayor: We’re coming after you

Blacksburg Mayor David Hogue wants his town to have a vision for the future. “I really had a time deciding if I was going to run again, but I’m glad I did. I look forward to working with you,” he said Tuesday during the town council’s regular monthly meeting. “I want this town to be a better place to live […]

Ledger asks for summary judgment in BPW settlement case

The Gaffney Ledger filed a motion this week in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas asking for summary judgment of a lawsuit that would grant the newspaper access to the Gaffney Board of Public Works’ settlement agreement with a former commissioner. The newspaper has said in its complaint the utility has failed to provide terms of the settlement agreement in […]


The Cherokee County Public Library and the Limestone College men’s lacrosse team are co-sponsoring “Team Up to Read.” In the top photo are the children who attended a kick-off event, where coaches and team members demonstrated the fundamentals of lacrosse. In the photo at right, Chris Barrett, men’s lacrosse assistant coach, shows Tatum Goins the proper way to hold a […]