Woman, 2 children escape serious injury

A woman and two children were taken for medical treatment following a Thursday morning accident on Cherokee Avenue that snapped a power pole and resulted in an overturned truck. A full accident report wasn’t immediately available but Lance Cpl. Billy Elder of the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the mishap occurred at 11:05 a.m. as a 30-year-old Gaffney woman was […]

City gets land to expand park

It’s doubtful he was riding a white horse. But an anonymous donor has agreed to help pay for two properties that will increase the size of a new city park. After a 25-minute executive session, Gaffney City Council unanimously agreed Thursday to purchase two properties adjacent to the new county administration building. The properties would add another acre to the […]


One will be held Sunday, one won’t be held at all

Doing their part to stay a step ahead of Mother Nature and her ebbs and flows, Gaffney and Blacksburg have both swiftly acted in regard to their plans for Christmas parades. The City of Gaffney has opted to postpone its chief holiday activity, the annual Christmas parade on Limestone Street, until Sunday at 2:30 p.m. According to Gaffney Visitors Center […]

Thieves get $30 worth of copper; cause $3,000 in damage

A thief or thieves caused $3,000 in damage in stealing $30 worth of copper from a heating and air conditioning unit at a West Buford Street church. According to the Gaffney Police Department, someone targeted the copper in a HVAC unit at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 701 W. Buford St., between 9 p.m. Dec. 5 […]

City OKs buying land on which to construct FD training center

City officials gave approval during a special called meeting Thursday to strike a deal that would locate their next fire department substation and a training center near Floyd Baker Boulelvard. The tract is behind Daddy Joe’s restaurant, according to a source familiar with the project. Gaffney Administrator James Taylor declined to give any details on the property because he is […]


Here is the list of donors to Christmas Is For Kids, sponsored by this newspaper. Bring contributions to The Gaffney Ledger at 1604 W. Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, or mail them to: Christmas Is For Kids c/o The Gaffney Ledger P.O. Box 670 Gaffney, S.C. 29342 Vivian’s Gift Shop Volunteers of Novant Health: $3,000CB Radio Operators of CherokeeCounty: $400Broad River […]

MATCH seen as possible solution to obesity in children

Child obesity is being tackled in county middle schools with support from The Fullerton Foundation and an East Carolina University professor. The Fullerton Foundation has provided funds for a 3-year pilot project MATCH (Motivating Adolescents with Technology to Choose Health). It is an approach to student wellness that mixes physical activity, nutrition education and technology. East Carolina University professor Tim […]


City of Gaffney police were called to investigate after someone cashed a bogus check. According to an incident report, a local man deposited a check for $1,297 and withdrew $1,190 in cash before the check was cleared at Founders Federal Credit Union. It was learned Dec. 9, according to the report, that the check was drawn on a closed account. […]

Memorial tribute set for Saturday at Frederick Memorial Gardens

Frederick Memorial Gardens will pay a memorial tribute Saturday to the departed with words of comfort and a candle luminary service. The cemetery will be lined with 3,200 luminaries following a 4:30 p.m. memorial service where people will gather to remember their loved ones. The service is meant to provide a time for prayer and reflection in the midst of […]