School’s historical re-enactment causes shooting scare


“No one in that school told us they were doing any type of re-enactment,” Florence County Chief Deputy Glen Kirby said over his cellphone with an edge to his voice about an hour after the initial reports of gunfire.

Another stuck truck


For the second time in a week, Blacksburg police were forced to alert the railroad and halt train traffic after a tractor-trailer got stuck on the tracks in the downtown area. Both incidents, last Wednesday’s and the one that occurred Tuesday morning, occurred at the same crossing on North Charleston Street. There are signs on both sides of the tracks […]

Today in History


Today in History Today is Wednesday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2018. There are 26 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 5, 1994, Republicans chose Newt Gingrich to be the first GOP speaker of the House in four decades. On this date: In 1776, the first scholastic fraternity in America, Phi Beta Kappa, was […]

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FREE Progress made but more work remains to be done

Cherokee County leaders unveiled an ambitious plan five years ago to become the most educated county in the nation by 2025. While progress has been made, a follow-up community indicators study shows work remains to be done. The study shows 77.6 percent of Cherokee County residents graduated high school in 2015, compared to 74 percent in 2011. The number of […]

School boss steps down


Cherokee County School District Superintendent Dr. Quincie Moore resigned Monday, two weeks after her arrest on a driving under the influence charge. The school board voted unanimously to accept Moore’s resignation after meeting in executive session for an hour and 45 minutes during a called meeting to discuss the superintendent’s contract. Moore’s resignation is effective Dec. 31. The motion to […]

Injured veterans in Trackchairs take to woods in search of deer


There was no shortage of deer, or jokes, as a group of hunters took to the field in McKowns Mountain on Tuesday. Michael Boucher, of Hawkinsville, Ga., recounted during a lunch break Tuesday afternoon he had seen 19 doe Tuesday morning but no bucks. “Where there’s doe, there’s got to be at least one buck,” he said with a laugh. […]



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: Gordon’s Mortuary: $100 Anonymous: $50 Fishing For Kids: $600 In memory of Maynard & […]

37-year-old man gets 3 years for inappropriate contact with teen


A 37-year-old man was sentenced to three years in prison Friday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court after entering into a plea agreement on a charge that he had inappropriate contact with a teen girl. Bradley Henderson, who has a Piedmont address listed in online court records, initially was accused of 2nd-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a minor between the […]