Cherokee County Veterans Day Parade

Boys and Girls Club Renovations

Head-on crash claims York man’s life

A York man was killed Saturday morning in a head-on collision near Blacksburg after the driver of a truck apparently fell asleep at the wheel, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said. Fowler identified the victim as Gilberto Aguilar, 55, of 25 Moore Street. Aguilar was the driver of a 1999 Dodge minivan headed north on S.C. Highway 5 at about […]


Gaffney High Band of Gold members carry a large American flag Saturday during the Cherokee County Veterans Day parade held annually to honor the county’s military personnel.

Voter turnout here lower than expected

Cherokee County avoided major issues at the polls Tuesday, with the biggest headline grabbed by the number who didn’t vote. Voter turnout in Cherokee County was 67.5 percent for Tuesday’s hotly-contested race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, down from a high of 75 percent for the 2008 presidential election. Voter Registration and Election Commission Board Chairman Suzanne Turner had […]

Trustees will mull options at Monday’s meeting


With $10.9 million in available building funds, school trustees have plenty of options to consider Monday when they continue discussions regarding a new athletic facility study done by architects. Trustees requested McMillan Smith architectural firm assess conditions in all district athletic facilities after spending nearly $1 million this year to install an artificial organic turf field at The Reservation football […]


LAST WEEK’S RESULTS Who will you vote for in the Nov. 8 presidential election? Donald Trump:61% (301 votes)Hillary Clinton:30% (149 votes)Won’t vote: 4% (21 votes)Other: 4% (21 votes)TOTAL VOTES: 492The actual countywide totalswere 70 % (15,165) for Trumpand 28% (6,089) for Clinton THE NEW QUESTION Will Clemson win the national championship in football? Log on to to vote. You […]


Village School of Gaffney fifth graders got a close look at the Gaffney Ledger printing press Thursday when Ledger staffer Moose Littlejohn took students on a guided tour. Fifth grade students were required to a do a report about newspapers as part of a social studies lesson. Pressman Frankie Martin is shown in the background.

What do Jesus, Kanye and Donkey Kong have in common?

Some county voters sought divine intervention Tuesday and felt Jesus would be better suited to represent the area than unopposed candidates on the election ballot. Jesus was one of 184 write-in votes against state Sen. Harvey Peeler in the general election. Jesus received support from another voter to take over for Seventh Circuit solicitor Barry Barnette. Nearly 99 percent of […]


If we say we want inclusiveness, let’s mean it and practice it

I am uplifted by Tuesday’s presidential election results because I believe we have a good chance to start turning things around in the country for the better, from economic issues to social issues and matters of national security and the rule of law. There is one subject, however, I feel compelled to address above many others today, as I see […]