Solicitor wants seized cash forfeited

The 7th Circuit Solicitors Office has filed two legal actions in the Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas seeking the civil forfeiture of cash, and in one case a vehicle, that was seized by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators during two recent investigations. In one case, prosecutors are seeking the forfeiture of $3,409 in cash and a 1992 Isuzu Rodeo […]

Ledger staffers receive awards

The Gaffney Ledger received four South Carolina Press Association awards Saturday in Greenville. Gaffney Ledger staff writer Scott Powell received first place in the Lifestyle Feature Writing and Profile Feature Writing categories. Powell was honored for his stories about a donut shop opened by the son of Cambodian refugees and an Estonian immigrant’s return to Cherokee County after a 62-year […]

Students learn anti-bullying lesson via Skype

Be Brave. Be Bold. A Teacher Must Be Told. Luther Vaughan Elementary 3rdgrade students shouted out this refrain Friday and danced to an animated song in a playful technology scene orchestrated by children’s book author Howard Binkow. Beyond the fun and games, Binkow used a 30-minute Skype video telephone conference call to conduct a lesson about bullying from his home […]

Two schools gold, three more silver

Five Cherokee County schools were recognized today (Monday) for high levels of academic achievement and improved test scores. Cherokee Technology Center and Northwest Elementary were named Palmetto Gold winners. Granard Middle, along with Corinth and Draytonville elementaries, were named Palmetto Silver winners. These county schools were among 662 schools and career centers statewide honored for their test scores and closing […]

Hundreds flock to Daddy Joe’s in continuing with Palm Sunday tradition

A torrential downpour might have complicated things for local residents on Palm Sunday, but apparently had no effect on their pursuit of tasty barbecue while at the same time helping a worthwhile cause. Hundreds of local residents flocked to Daddy Joe’s Beach House BBQ & Grill for a rare Sunday feast, the proceeds from which went to help Meals on […]

Local student-athletes stepping up their academic games

Stricter academic requirements have caused Cherokee County high school athletes to step up their game in the classroom and led the majority to continue their education in college. High school administrators found 84 of 92 Gaffney High student-athletes in the 2012 senior class enrolled in a college this past fall. Preliminary figures on Blacksburg High graduates showed 21 of 30 […]

County council to discuss law enforcement center security concerns

County leaders will discuss whether to add more security at the county’s law enforcement center. Cherokee County Councilman Mike Fowlkes, who chairs the Judicial Services Committee, said security at the facility has become an issue after the arrest earlier this month of a man who allegedly tried to get into the sheriff’s office while brandishing a knife. Cherokee County Sheriff […]


l Two lawn mowers were reported stolen recently following the burglary of a Batchelor Drive, Blacksburg, storage building. According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone forced entry to a storage building in the 400 block between 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. March 18 and took two push mowers valued at $100. l An estimated $250 in tombstone damage was […]

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An Easter message … angels still make house calls

As we approach Easter, we prepare to celebrate the most significant event of all of human history — the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The crucifixion of Jesus was the implementation of God’s plan, formed before the creation of the world, to provide a way of redemption and salvation for lost mankind. The resurrection of Jesus was God’s confirmation that the […]