Gaffney PD continues to probe pair of Friday serious incidents

City of Gaffney police officials responded to two serious incidents Friday that remained under investigation as the week came to a close. At approximately 3 a.m. Friday, Gaffney Police Chief Rick Turner said, officers received a call that a woman was being held at gunpoint by her own son in a Chandler Drive residence. Turner said police were informed the […]

Veterans ceremony honors those who served during the Korean War era

If any cynic ever says U.S. Korean War veterans “died for a tie,” Cherokee County Veterans Affairs Officer Todd Humphries would respond by pointing to the South Korea of today — a vibrant democracy and ally of the United States with one of the world’s fastest growing economies. “That’s a victory,” Humphries told an assembled crowd of Korean War and […]


To watch the Gaffney vs. Boiling Springs game tonight (Monday) on our website, click the “Sports” link in the “LEDGER LIVE” box in the upper left corner of our home page at gaffneyledger.com. You will then be directed to a page that carries the live streaming images. Click on “Live Sports” and a list of games will become visible on […]


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 Cherokee County: $400Broad […]


Ambulance thief receives suspended sentence

A 33-year-old Gaffney man accused of stealing an ambulance while paramedics were responding to a medical emergency was given a probationary sentence and released from almost 540 days of custody following a Friday morning plea hearing in Cherokee County General Sessions Court. John Wesley Laster, whose address is listed in court records as Easler Road, entered a guilty plea before […]

‘Project Gin’ seeks tax break

In the spirit of the season, Cherokee County Council will likely be in a giving mood today when it considers a tax break for a company. According to the agenda, a company known only as ‘Project Gin’ is seeking approval for infrastructure credits. The agenda further adds the infrastructure will serve a proposed industrial project. At the most recent meeting, […]

Committee recommends increase in technology funding

High school students could bring their own technology devices to school in future years as Cherokee County school administrators look for ways to make technology more available in classrooms. Those local efforts received a boost in budget recommendations made Monday by the state’s Education Oversight Committee (EOC). The committee has recommended technology funds increase from $10.2 million last year to […]

Full-time city employees to receive $200 bonus

City workers now can put a little more stuff in their stockings this Christmas. As a goodwill gesture for city workers helping reduce workmen’s compensation costs by $100,000 this year, Gaffney City Council on Thursday approved a $200 bonus for all full-time city employees. Council members and the mayor aren’t eligible for the bonus. The original motion also excluded administrator […]