2022-07-20 E-Edition


Boo Boo Ratchford sings Sunday evening at a worship service held by the South Carolina Peach Festival. Saving the best for last, event organizers brought Boo Boo to the stage for a praise and worship song to close the service inside the First Baptist Church Family Life Center.

First reading of tax break OK’d

Project Nova latest in a string of economic development projects county is pursuing

County officials are shooting for the stars with their latest economic development project. Cherokee County Council returned from a 22- minute executive session on Monday to approve a tax incentive package for a company known by the codename of Project Nova. Companies use codenames to keep their intentions secret from competitors. Officials gave no other information about the project. County […]

Candidate statements due by Friday, July 29

The Gaffney Ledger will publish candidate statements for the upcoming August 9 elections the week prior. The deadline for candidates to submit their statements of candidacy is Friday, July 29 at 5 p.m. The statements should be no longer than 600 words and emailed in a Word document or plain text to [email protected]. A jpeg photo should be attached. Ballots […]

Blacksburg’s Lime Street Park dedicated

Blacksburg celebrated a new addition to the Lime Street Park Monday during a ribbon-cutting event for the $735,000 recreation area. Masons from the Buffalo Lodge No. 202 donated a flag pole that was placed between Porter Field and the splash pad built by Cherokee County. Deputy Grand Master of Masons Steven D. Hames spoke on behalf of the Buffalo Lodge […]

Disclosure reports filed

Campaign disclosure reports for the remaining two candidates in the June election for Cherokee County Council District 2 have been filed. As reported in Monday’s Ledger, the reports were not online for Jeff Finley and Delisa Coggins. The deadline to file was July 10 with a grace period through July 15. Finley told the Ledger his reports were filed before […]


A large crowd attended the opening reception Thursday for CAVA’s “Market to Market: Locals Promoting Locals” exhibit at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Arts Gallery (top photo). In a promotion to help participating local businesses, CAVA held a raffle where people could win merchandise, discounts and gift cards. Who won the People’s Choice Award? It was a tie! For two […]

‘Liberation Day’ to be celebrated Saturday

A liberation day will be held Saturday at Fort Thicketty to observe the anniversary of American patriot forces freeing the fort from British control. An anniversary program is planned at 10 a.m. at the Fort Thicketty site, located just two-tenths of a mile from Goucher Elementary. The event is organized by the Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society (CHAPS). Fort Thicketty […]

Rev. Jonathan Taylor Van Deventer

Rev. Jonathan T. Van Deventer, 61, of Monticello, Georgia, husband of Debra Yarnall Van Deventer, departed the church militant for the church triumphant Sunday, July 10, 2022. His funeral service will be held on Saturday July 23, 2022, in Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1157 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. at 11:00 a.m. A second service will be held in Monticello Presbyterian Church, where […]

Bobby Moore

Kings Mountain — Bobby G. Moore, 81, of Kings Mountain, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at his residence. Born in Cherokee County, SC, he was the widower of Louise P. Moore and the son of the late William and Betty Davis Moore. Bobby formerly worked at Kings Mountain Mica Mine. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July […]