Spec building nearly finished

The county’s spec building is nearing completion. According to Cherokee County Development Board Director Jim Cook, the 60,000- square-foot building is 90 percent complete. Cook said landscaping, paving and painting is all that remains to be done. The spec building is considered vital to the county’s economic growth because most industrial prospects seek existing buildings rather than spending capital to […]

Softball complex getting lights

A long-awaited project for new lighting at the county’s softball complex is finally up to bat. Cherokee County Council on Thursday approved a 25-year agreement with the Cherokee County Recreation District for the purchase and installation of new lighting at the Cherokee Ford Softball Complex. The fields cannot host night games at this time because the Cherokee County Recreation Department […]

Residents meet at veterans park to accept challenge

Whether you could do 22 push-ups or not really didn’t matter to local organizers of an ongoing challenge that has been spreading across the country. As many as 22 veterans commit suicide every day and the 22 Pushup Challenge is designed to raise awareness of the issue and also let veterans know that help and support is available. Through the […]

Stolen vehicle abandoned after hit-and-run incident

A vehicle that was abandoned on a city street following a Thursday night hit-and-run accident on West Buford Street later was reported stolen. City of Gaffney firefighters and police were dispatched at 10:40 p.m. Thursday regarding a report of a vehicle slamming into a utility pole in the 400 block of West Buford Street. The driver involved in the incident […]

Gaffney man on winning wild hog team

A razorback belt buckle is Bo Martin’s newest prized possession. Martin earned it over a 3-day weekend marked by sleepless nights, close encounters with wild hogs, and constant rain while involved in a hog hunting competition on March 10-12. He joined forces with the HD Hog Dogs team from Arkansas to win the third annual “Razorback Roundup” in Fordyce, Arkansas. […]


New grading scale will benefit S.C. students

South Carolina State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman announced recently that South Carolina is expected to shift from a 7-point grading scale to a 10- point scale beginning with the 2016- 17 school year. This is good news for South Carolina high school students. Since the 2000-2001 school year, South Carolina students have been at a disadvantage on a national […]


Obama’s unacceptable love affair with communism

Conservatives and other Obama critics are entitled to a big “I told you so,” after Obama’s stunning admission that he doesn’t believe there’s that much difference between communism and capitalism. Actually, it’s not that stunning to people paying attention. Many of us warned about Obama’s Marxist sympathies before he was first elected president, and we’ve repeatedly pointed it out during […]


Win or lose, they’re still my team

It starts again today. Major league baseball season, I mean. This is my favorite time of year. Every April, I make the same prediction even though common sense says there’s no way it can ever be accurate — the Cincinnati Reds will win the National League Central Division title and go on to the World Series. Never mind that they […]

Man previously thought to be missing reports numerous tools, gun stolen

A Brittany Road resident, who previously was thought to be missing, filed a police complaint upon his return to Gaffney that numerous tools and a gun were stolen from his home while he was away. According to a police report, the Gaffney man initially was reported missing on March 5 and police went to the man’s Brittany Road home and […]


An article published Wednesday noted that Bryson Parris filed to run in the Republican Party Primary for Cherokee County District 6. A followup article on Friday omitted Parris’ name. The Ledger regrets the error. According to an e-mail from the candidate, Parris is the great nephew of District 6 councilman Hoke Parris who decided not seek another term. Bryson Parris […]