All items for What’s Up should be sent by email to abbie@gaffneyledger.com. Community events can be added to the Event Calendar on the Ledger website. Faith Baptist VBS l Faith Baptist Church, 246 Ford Rd., Gaffney, will hold Vacation Bible School July 14-17 from 6 until 8 p.m. nightly. Ages two years through adults are invited to attend. A light […]

Drinking water: One of the most beneficial health decisions

There’s that old saying, “You are what you eat.” But, are you what you drink, too? Many people are conscious of what they put into their bodies when it comes to food, but drinks often fly under the radar. According to Janel Seiber, a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator at The University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC), many beverages […]

Arts and craft show will feature indoor and outdoor vendors

If you need a break from the hot sun Saturday, an arts and craft show will offer a way to pick up handmade crafts in air-conditioning at this year’s Peach Festival. A total of 80 booths will be filled with different exhibitors Friday from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. in the Henry […]

Quinn receives awards, scholarships during her first year at Miss South Carolina Teen

Rising Gaffney High School junior Erika Quinn competed in the Miss South Carolina Teen scholarship pageant June 25-28 in Columbia, S.C. In January, Quinn competed for the first time and was crowned Miss Spartanburg Teen. Her journey to Miss South Carolina Teen began by preparing with interview lessons, finding the perfect gown (a custom made gown by Gregory Ellenburg) and […]

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This fawn somehow got stuck in the playground at the Village School of Gaffney on Friday. With no sign of its mother nearby, the fawn kept circling the playground and kept bypassing an open gate until some well-intentioned bystanders showed it the way out. Once free of the fenced area, the fawn immediately ran south at full speed, across West […]

It’s Peach Festival week

New Talent Night on Thursday kicks off a jam-packed schedule

Peach desserts, live music and a mud bog highlight a packed weekend at the 43rd annual South Carolina Peach Festival. Activities begin with a New Talent Night on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Fullerton Auditorium hosted by the Blacksburg Rotary Club. Area singers and dancers will take the stage in a fundraiser in support of the club’s annual college scholarship […]


The first 2 numbers are in today’s paper

B-I-N-G-O! Due to the overwhelming success and popularity of our first BINGO promotion last year, readers of The Gaffney Ledger can play the game again this year and win $$$$. “We’re always trying new things to generate reader interest and if there’s anything that everybody loves to play, it’s BINGO,” Ledger Publisher Cody Sossamon said. “Our readers had so much […]

Local leaders will present plans for community center to county council members

Recreation and pets are the two issues that highlight today’s Cherokee County Council meeting. Council will hear plans from community leaders for a community center that will be located at the Midway Sports Complex near Highway 105. Gaffney High legendary basketball coach Mark Huff, who guided the Indians to five state championships, is expected to make the presentation for the […]

City council OKs road closure

Dumping has been a problem on ‘cut-through’ dirt street

Ordinarily, a closure request for a nondescript, dirt road would bring a benign response from council members. However, local businessman Joey Lemmons’ request at Monday’s Gaffney City Council meeting to close John Smith Watkins Street spawned more than usual discussion. Lemmons said closing the road, which he described as a cut-though dirt road that serves no purpose, would help him […]