Public’s help needed in locating runaway teen


UPDATE as of 8:25 p.m.: The runaway juvenile has been located and is safe. The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in locating 14-year-old Kalista Taylor. Taylor was reported missing Dec. 11 after her grandmother stated she went out the back door and left the home. Any adults or persons found to be aiding or harboring […]

Chute removal to be completed Monday night


The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) plans to complete the removal of the final five miles of the traffic chute on the I-85 Widening Project in Cherokee County, Monday night, December 13, 2021.  This is more than two weeks ahead of schedule than previously projected for the segment of interstate between mile markers 86 and 91. “We appreciate the […]

Palmetto Patriots Home Ribbon Cutting

Christmas 2021

2021 Bowl Games


Bowl schedule Friday, Dec. 17 Bahamas BowlMiddle Tennessee vs. Toledo12 p.m. ET | ESPN Cure BowlNorthern Illinois vs. Coastal Carolina6 p.m. | ESPN2 DIII national championship (Canton, Ohio)Mary Hardin-Baylor vs. North Central (IL) | 7 p.m. | ESPNU North Dakota State vs. James Madison — FCS semifinals9:15 p.m. | ESPN2 Saturday, Dec. 18 Boca Raton BowlAppalachian State vs. Western Kentucky11 […]

2021-12-13 E-Edition

‘Outlaws’ come from near and far to honor their ‘brother’

Jake Ballingham flew 3,500 miles to see the grand opening of the Palmetto Patriots Home. And not just to see state leaders cut the ribbon for the state-of-the-art veterans nursing home. (See story, here) The Duvall, Wash., made the trip, along with 20 others to honor their late brother in uniform, Lance Cpl. Christopher Fowlkes. One of the eight resident […]

Christmas is for Kids

“Christmas is for Kids” sponsored by The Gaffney Ledger since 1989, raises money to take children on $100 shopping sprees at Walmart where they can buy toys and clothes. If you would like to donate, send a check to “Christmas is for Kids,” P.O. Box 670, Gaffney, SC 29342, or you can drop off your contribution at our office at […]


What veterans affairs officer Todd Humphries called “the biggest thing since the Battle of Cowpens and Kings Mountain” is now a reality. Around 150 people gathered Friday morning for the Palmetto Patriots Home ribbon cutting ceremony, including Congressman Ralph Norman, Senator Harvey Peeler and Secretary of State Mark Hammond, among other state officials. The reality was seven years in the […]

Projects Alpha 1 and Herbie expected to be announced soon

Two new economic development projects are in the pipeline. Cherokee County Council on Monday approved first reading of tax break, that includes a fee-in-lieu, for projects Alpha1 and Herbie. According to an economic development official, both projects are new companies and not expansions of existing ones. The official also divulged the projects could be announced “soon.” The investments would add […]