Eight Wildcats selected to all-region team; Chisholm named top coach in region

Eight Blacksburg High football players earned All-Region honors for their roles in the Wildcats run to a second straight region championship. Blacksburg head coach Drew Chisholm was named Region I-AA Coach of the Year. Blacksburg All-Region picks were senior offensive lineman Preston Raines, running back Michael Hull, wide receiver Jeremiah Kilgore, fullback Ethan Watts and defensive end Kwame Sutton. Three […]


City of Gaffney presented a proclamation Monday, Nov. 13 to Limestone College President Dr. Walt Griffin honoring him for his 25 years of service to the college and the local community. Griffin is retiring in December. Shown presenting the proclamation to Dr. Griffin (right) on behalf of Gaffney City Council is Mayor Henry Jolly. Jolly served on the search committee […]


Mrs. Hambright’s 4th grade class at Blacksburg Elementary School created Severe Weather Safety posters as part of their science unit. The posters were displayed along with the Gaffney Ledger’s photos of the Tornado that touched down in Gaffney. The bulletin board was designed by LeeAnn Maynor, a Limestone College Education Major. To continue reading this article, log in or click […]

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Gaffney High ROTC members (above, left) carry an American flag down Limestone Street on Saturday while marching in the annual Cherokee County Veterans Day parade. Payton Hutchins (above, right) excitedly waves an American flag while decked out in winter clothes from head to toe before the parade. Veterans of the United States Marine Corps (left) were recognized Saturday during a […]


Former Gaffney High standout Eddie Studyvance had two tackles, a sack and a pair of tackles for losses for North Greenville this past weekend. Another ex-Indian Jordon Shippy had a catch for 24 yards in Tusculum’s upset of Wingate on Saturday. Shaq Davidson and the No. 2-ranked Jacksonville State had a bye this past week. Tickets will be on sale […]

DHEC confirms season’s first flu-related death in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced today that the state has suffered its first flu-associated death of the season. “Sadly, an individual from the Upstate region has become our first lab-confirmed, influenza-associated death of the season,” said Teresa Foo MD, MPH, DHEC Immunization Medical Consultant. “Unfortunately we see many deaths, hospitalizations and other […]

Michael Davis

Michael Donald Davis affectionately known (Blob), age 56 of 102 Birch Street Gaffney, S.C.; peacefully transition on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at his home. Funeral service is incomplete and will be announced by Genesis Funeral Cremation Service & Chapel Inc. Online condolence can be made at www.genesisfuneralservice.com Genesis Funeral Cremation Service& Chapel Inc. is serving the family.

Alvin Smith

Funeral service for Deacon Alvin Lee Smith, age 82, of 802 Hetty Hill Street, Gaffney, South Carolina, husband of Mrs. Louise Graham Smith, will be held on Saturday, November 18, at 1 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church with Dr. James W. Sanders, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Oakland Cemetery with Military Rites. He will lie instate at 12 noon […]


The Village School of Gaffney’s “Spotlight on Our Community Project” shines the light of Jesus on Cherokee County Pregnancy Center-Options Medical” by donating baby items such as diapers, wipes, and baby bottles. First Graders (L-R front) Rett Schrader, Christopher Moss, Conley Fite, Nova Kirby, (rear) David Andrade, Jesse Oxendine, Lainey McAllister, and Coen McDaniel are pictured with Haley Burn from […]