2022-01-03 E-Edition

Oysters and awards on the menu

KNOW(2) will hold an oyster roast and barbecue Feb. 5 for an “Afternoon at the Oscar(s)” to honor outstanding community volunteers in an outdoor banquet. Tickets can now be purchased online for “Afternoon at the Oscar(s)” held from 2:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on the Cherokee County museum grounds operated by CHAPS on College Drive in Gaffney. Tickets are $55 […]


Music store owner, wife face numerous drug charges

A Gaffney couple has been arrested and charged with trafficking marijuana after Cherokee County narcotics officers seized more than 400 packs of marijuana edibles, THC vape cartridges and $159,898.95 in cash in a 6- month undercover operation. Steven David Petty, 50, has been charged with one count of trafficking marijuana more than 10 pounds but less than 100 pounds and […]

Lack of quorum delays pool discussion

With no quorum to conduct any business, no waves were made at the most recent Gaffney City Council Building and Grounds Committee. The committee was expected to discuss the new Irene Park pool project, which finally got approval in November when council agreed to accept Sossamon Construction’s low bid to build a pool and splash pad at the Irene Park […]


The Gaffney Ledger January 3, 1922

County buying property for new animal shelter

The county animal shelter will have a new home. Cherokee County Council has approved first reading of an ordinance to buy 20.58 acres at Cherokee Avenue and Ross Street at a cost of $308,700. Cherokee County Administrator Steve Bratton said the land will be used for a new animal shelter, which is presently located at 300 Yale Street. The county […]

50 years ago – Monday, January 3, 1972

Officer elections, economic development on agenda

If history is any indication, Tim Spencer is expected to seek another term as chairman of Cherokee County Council at today’s (Monday) council meeting. If successful, it will be Spencer’s 13th term as chairman. As chairman, Spencer would preside over council meetings and make the all important committee assignments. Quay Little is expected to seek another term as vice-chairman. Council […]


Back where they belong

The top sports stories of 2021

1. No, 18 And Counting: After a 2020 season in which disruptions and pauses became the norm because of COVID-19, there was a return to normalcy this season. And what’s normal in South Carolina high school football is for the Gaffney Indians to capture another state championship. On a warm evening in Columbia this past Saturday, that’s just what happened […]