Son accused of burning mom’s home

Investigators of a Monday morning fire in the Goucher community that was deemed suspicious by firefighters ended up filing an arson charge against the son of the home owner. Joshua Wayne Gibson, 20, of 380 Tindall Mill Road, is charged in an arrest warrant by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Captain of Detectives Mark Vanderburg with arson for allegedly setting or […]


Mother and daughter pick up diplomas during Adult Education grad ceremony

Pictures on her mother’s wall have been a constant reminder for Renee Pierre about a missing accomplishment in her life. High school graduation photos of Pierre’s three siblings hang on the wall in her mother’s house. One photo went missing for three decades until the Blacksburg resident decided to change things with the encouragement and help of her daughter Brandy […]

Troopers out in force for Memorial Day weekend

‘Here’s your warning’

Summer starts early for South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers and in their line of work, it’s far from fun and games. The 100 Deadly Days of Summer, the period from Memorial Day to Labor Day that is often accompanied by increased roadway fatalities, kicks off this weekend and local troopers plan to be out in full force to keep roads […]

Woman reported missing was last seen May 2 at 118 Midland Drive, Spartanburg

An Upstate mother and local police agencies are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing woman. The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office has issued a missing person report for 20- year-old Crystal Lynn Freeman of Boiling Springs, who was last seen May 2 at 118 Midland Drive in Spartanburg County. Her family is now reaching out to adjacent counties, including […]


the Gaffney ledger will be closed monday, may 28, in observance of memorial Day. We wish for you a safe and happy holiday weekend and would ask that you pause for a moment to remember or recognize our men and women in the armed forces and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and for freedom. God bless […]

Cherokee County Memorial Day Program

May 28, 2012 - 10:00 am

War Memorial(In front of Cherokee County Council Administration Building – S. Limestone St.)Call to Order………………………… Cherokee County Veterans CouncilChairman, Thomas R. ReidInvocation……………………………. Rev. Donald RogerPledge of Allegiance…………………. Joe Watkins,Commander VFW Post # 10431Lowering of the Flags……………….. GHS Jr. AFROTCNational Anthem …………………….. Bryce HamrickRecitation……………………………… Henry McDanielAmerican Legion Post # 109Recognition of Gold Star Mothers…… Elizabeth HammettVFW Post # 3447, Ladies AuxIntroduction […]

One shoplifter hungry and thirsty, another just thirsty

Gaffney Police were on the lookout for an alleged shoplifter who took some groceries inside the bathroom of a West Floyd Baker Boulevard supermarket. According to an incident report, a known subject went into the Bi-Lo at 1013 W. Floyd Baker Blvd. on May 14, grabbed a 32-ounce bottle of Powerade sports drink and a 16-ounce jar of pickled sausages, […]

School district wrestling with pay raises in finalizing 2012-13 budget

Pay raises are the biggest question mark the Cherokee County School District faces in finalizing a $60.8 million school budget. Both the state House and Senate have proposeda2percentraiseforschool employees. There are major differences in each budget plan regarding how many school district employees would receive a salary increase and the amount the pay raises would cost school districts. “The House […]

Rec dept. employees to receive pay raises

Cherokee County Recreation District employees are in line to get a pay raise this year. The raises are included in the district’s proposed 2012-2013 fiscal year budget. During its June meeting, the recreation district will consider whether the wages should be increased. According to the proposed budget, recreation district director Mack Byars’ pay would jump $2,000 to $62,000 a year. […]

5 locals receive diplomas

Five students from Gaffney graduated from North Greenville University on Thursday, May 3. The are: Sara Ann Dillingham, BA, Broadcast Media; Sarah Elizabeth Griffith, BS, Mathematics; Sally Ann McCraw, BA, Early Childhood Education, cum laude; Stephen Michael Watson, BS, Accounting; John Alexander Zimmerman, BA, Interdisciplinary Studies, magna cum laude. A baccalaureate degree student whose cumulative grade point average is at […]