Some parents upset about traffic rules at Blacksburg Primary, one arrested

Controversy over a school policy regarding the arrival and pickup of students at Blacksburg Primary School resulted in a traffic jam on Hwy. 29 and the arrest of one parent Thursday. “This is definitely not right,” Blacksburg resident and grandmother of a Blacksburg Primary student said. “I have not seen anything like this and cannot believe what is going on. […]

2 GHS football players suspended

Two of the Gaffney Indians’ top defensive stars were suspended this week by head coach Phil Strickland because of an alleged confrontation between the players outside a local restaurant. Inside linebacker J.B. Shippy, who leads the team in tackles and is considered one of the top prospects at his position in the state, has been suspended for two games, while […]


A construction worker with Randolph Builders installs duct work for the heating and air conditioning system in the new Blacksburg High ninth grade addition, which is expected to be completed later this fall.

Realtor hosting national event

If you want to be the best, then you have to learn from the best. That being said, Bob Shelton is one of the best in his field, which is why he is hosting the fifth annual National REO Broker Association’s Boot Camp seminar on Saturday at Limestone College. The two-day event starts today with a barbecue “meet-and-greet” at the […]

Hearing in lawsuit filed against newspaper will be rescheduled

A hearing on a motion asking for more specific information in school trustee Sandra Greene and her son’s civil lawsuit against The Gaffney Ledger and its publisher will be rescheduled. The parties were expected in the Cherokee County Courthouse on Monday, Oct. 1, at 9:30 a.m., but the Greenes’ attorney, Lovic Brooks, has asked for a continuance since he will […]

Library hosts free legal clinics

The Cherokee County Public Library will sponsor three free legal clinics beginning Monday, Oct. 1. Each clinic will consist of a 30- to 45- minute lecture followed by an open question and answer session. The clinics will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 6:55 p.m. and will be held in the large conference room at the library. The clinic […]

Man arrested after becoming disorderly at police station

Gaffney police arrested Calvin Lee Davidson, 45, of 600 N. Limestone St., Apt. 235 last Wednesday for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and possession of an unlawful weapon. Sgt. Scott Tallent allegedly tried to take a report from Davidson at the police department when Davidson became disorderly and was told to leave, reports state. The report claims that Davidson became more […]

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A trampoline was a popular activity for kids Saturday while enjoying a “Family Fun Day” held at the Peachtree Centre in Gaffney.


Woman finding it harder to look past the white lies

Dear Annie: I have a wonderful job and love coming to work every day. My concern is my manager. “Sally” is a great gal, and we get along wonderfully, but she abuses the company horribly. We are part of a larger company, and our outside supervision is minimal. Sally constantly takes vacation days and does not report them to our […]


Members of the Upstate South Carolina Geocachers Association (USCGA) participated in the National Beach Sweep/River Sweep. The local event was held at Lake Cherokee, where approximately 600 pounds of trash was removed from in and around the lake. Participated picked up trash on land and by kayak on the lake. Event organizers were Laura Turner and Lisa Jenkins.