CORONER: Medical condition caused accident


Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says an upstate man involved in a single vehicle collision Tuesday suffered a medical condition prior to the crash. “An autopsy Wednesday morning confirmed John Bradley McCullough, 53, of 25 Transit Drive, Greenville, SC, had a cardiac event just moments before the incident rendered him unconscious,” Fowler said. “Mr. McCullough was driver and lone occupant […]

Victim in fatal accident identified


Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says an upstate man died following a collision on a rural Gaffney road Tuesday afternoon. Fowler identified the victim as John Bradley McCullough, 53, of 25 Transit Drive, Greenville, SC. “Mr. McCullough was driver and lone occupant of a 1999 Toyota Camry that was headed west on Corinth Road at 2:57 p.m. He drove the […]

2019-08-28 E-Edition

One killed, one injured in two separate wrecks

Authorities responded to two accidents Tuesday afternoon involving vehicles that struck trees. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler was called to the scene of the second of the two incidents at the request of Upstate Carolina EMS paramedics. An investigation into a driver’s death was ongoing as of the deadline for Wednesday’s edition of The Gaffney Ledger. The South Carolina Highway […]

Reward offered for identities of Ford Complex and trail vandals

With recent additions including a new playground, updated safety netting, and the ongoing construction of a highly anticipated hiking trail, the Cherokee Recreation District is hoping to revitalize the Ford Road Complex. With continued efforts to create a fun and safe family environment in the area, the recreation district has been met with multiple frustrating setbacks as there have been […]


Outgoing YMCA CEO Mike Goforth, right, shares a laugh with Mike Smith, manager of the Gaffney branch of Founder’s Federal Credit Union. Goforth was honored last week with a drop-in in his honor. He is retiring after 17 years of leading the Y.

Contract being scrutinized

Just like Santa does with his list, Cherokee County Administrator Steve Bratton is checking the contract with the county’s new EMS provider twice before its finalized. Cherokee County Council agreed at its most recent meeting to negotiate a contract with Alabamabased Lifeguard Ambulance Service, which submitted the low bid of $1,175,000 for the first year of service during a public […]

Biden campaign responds to Ledger story

The “Biden for President” campaign responded to a story in Monday’s Ledger about the former vice president’s upcoming visit to Gaffney. City councilman Glenn Fuller had expressed some concerns over taxpayers’ dollars being spent to assist Biden’s or any political campaign. Paige Hill, the South Carolina Communications director for Biden, issued the following statement: “Vice President Biden’s event is at […]

Lt. Parnell of sheriff’s office earns Solicitor’s Award for Cherokee County Law Enforcement Excellence at annual appreciation dinner

A Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office investigator was honored Tuesday night with the 2019 Solicitor’s Award for Cherokee County Law Enforcement Excellence. Lt. Kenon Parnell, who received the award at Solicitor Barry Barnette’s annual law enforcement appreciation dinner held at the Broad River Electric Cooperative, was chosen for the top honor from among a crop of veteran law enforcement officers […]


Gaffney police were called after a shoplifter fled Walmart with a television Aug. 18. According to an incident report, a currently unidentified man was observed leaving Walmart with a 32-inch television that had not been purchased at approximately 2 a.m. When employees attempted to talk to the man, he ran out of the store, pushing his shopping cart through the […]