South Carolina counts 3,000 virus cases, sets record high


 One week ago, today, South Carolina announced its highest number of new cases of COVID-19. Today, we eclipse that number by more than 700. A total of 3,217 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 are announced today and 47 additional South Carolinians have their lost their lives because of this virus. Our state has now suffered 4,673 deaths and exceeded […]

The Barn Market

2020-12-11 E-Edition


Gaffney’s unique drive-thru Christmas parade was held Sunday night. Instead of spectators lining the parade route, they drove along Limestone Street to view the entrants parked along the way.


7 Gaffney residents charged in largest federal racketeering conspiracy in S. Carolina history

Seven Gaffney residents were among 40 defendants indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday for their alleged involvement with South Carolina inmates in a racketeering conspiracy. The grand jury indictments announced by U.S. Attorney Peter McCoy Jr. allege a sprawling criminal enterprise where inmates in state prisons often used contraband cell phones to orchestrate murder, kidnapping, firearms distribution and an […]

Mayor tests positive

Blacksburg Mayor Mike Patterson apologized for his attendance at a town council meeting Tuesday evening shortly before he was notified about testing positive for the novel coronavirus. Patterson was one of four council members who were not wearing masks during the hour-long town meeting. The mayor and several council members are now quarantining at home for the next two weeks […]


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. or mail them to: “Christmas is for Kids,” The Gaffney Ledger, P.O. Box 670, Gaffney, S.C. 29342. If you do not want your name listed on our donors list, please indicate that. We […]

Paw painting scout earns rank of Eagle

Landon M. Falls of Boy Scout Troop 320 in Blacksburg SC was presented with the rank of Eagle Scout on November 18, 2020. He will be posted in an Eagle Scout Court of Honor at the Town of Blacksburg’s Museum and Civic Center. The troop is sponsored by Hopewell Baptist Church in Blacksburg and lead by Scoutmaster Ben McCall. Landon […]

Margaret Annette Hatcher Roper

SPARTANBURG, SC – On December 5, 2020 Margaret Annette Hatcher Roper (Annie), age 96, of 400 Webber Road Spartanburg SC, died and is now with her Lord forever. She was the daughter of the late John Ben and Beulah Hatcher of Gaffney, and the widow of the Rev. Donald Gardner Roper, who predeceased her in 2007. Survivors include her three […]

Genevieve Valdes

Blacksburg, SC — Genevieve Valdes, 86, of Blacksburg, SC went home to be the Lord, Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Peachtree Centre. Genevieve was a daughter of the late Essie (Wright) and Walter McDaniel and wife of the late Salvodore Valdes. She was a graduate of Blacksburg High School. A Celebration of Life Service was held, Monday, December 7, 2020, […]