Sheriff’s office adds Interceptors to its fleet of cruisers

Evildoers in Cherokee County will have to keep watch for a new vehicle silhouette in their rear-view mirrors. Last week, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office took delivery of six new vehicles, four of which are new Ford Interceptor police cruisers — a model that’s based on the Ford Taurus passenger car. While the office had been upgrading its long-in-the-tooth Ford […]

Voters will be asked to continue sales tax

Cherokee County voters will be asked in November to decide whether they wish to continue a penny tax to replace and repair aging school buildings. Voters will not be asked to approve any new taxes on the referendum. The ballot question submitted Aug. 15 will simply ask voters whether they want to continue a penny tax that is now set […]

Reward offered in June 22 slaying

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators seeking to solve a June 22 murder hit the streets Monday morning to up the ante for information. A $2,500 reward is now being offered through Crime Stoppers of Cherokee County for information that leads to the arrest and conviction in the murder of Timothy “Slick” Blair, who was gunned down outside his Connecticut Village […]

Travelers will pay more for gas than a year ago

What do high gas prices have to do with a good time? Not much in the belief of AAA Carolinas, which estimates that nearly half a million residents of the Palmetto State will take to the road this Fourth of July holiday weekend. “Over the past month, South Carolinians have seen gas prices remain rather stable,” said Tom Crosby, a […]


The Gaffney Ledger will be closed Friday, July 4, to allow our employees to spend the holiday with their families. We will resume regular business hours at 8 a.m., Monday, July 7. We wish for you and yours a safe and happy Independence Day.

Back-to-school health fair set for Aug. 2

Students can return to class with free backpacks stocked with school supplies just for taking part in health screenings offered at a free school health fair. ReGenesis Health Care is seeking volunteers from the community and local health organizations to help with large crowds expected for its fifth annual back-to-school health fair. The event will be held Aug. 2 from […]

Timken Steel begins new life

Timken Steel Corp., which was spun off from The Timken Company, began life as a new publicly traded company Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange. In May 2013, a majority of shareholders in Canton, Ohio-based Timken voted in favor of a proposal backed by the California State Teachers Retirement System and the asset management firm Relational Investors to split […]

Former Cherokee County superintendent finalist for Lexington 2 job

Former Cherokee County School Superintendent Dr. Bill James has been named a finalist to become superintendentelect in Lexington 2 School District. James was Cherokee County superintendent from February of 2000 until he retired in July of 2010. He was promoted to the superintendent position after serving three years as Gaffney High principal. James is currently in his third year as […]

Blacksburg rec facility gets a facelift

Work continues at Blacksburg’s Church Street basketball court, where town officials and residents hope cosmetic changes do the same for the perception of the facility around the Iron City. Over the past few months, the facility once sporting worn gravel and rusting basketball goals was freshly fitted with a new playing surface, stationary rides and a gazebo for entertainment. The […]

Golf cart parade Friday

Decked out in patriotic colors, local residents will decorate nearly 50 golf carts for the county’s only Fourth of July parade. The Sheraton Loop neighborhood residents will once again start their celebration of the nation’s independence Friday with the 14th annual Fourth of July golf parade. The parade will start at 10 a.m. in Sheraton Loop, located just past Cherokee […]