2019-12-11 E-Edition


Reagan Wiley gives Santa Claus a big hug at the Pancakes for Preservation event held Monday at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum. Reagan is the daughter of Caroline and Chris Wiley.

Murder trial put on hold

The murder trial of Joshua David Mosley has been postponed after it was determined that further investigation of the case by another agency was needed. Mosley was scheduled to be tried for the 2017 murder of 20-year-old Drenika Hopper on Monday when the announcement came in the courtroom that the murder trial would be postponed. The reason why is due […]

School boss raises issue of building more schools

Cherokee County Superintendent Dr. Dana Fall wants voters to decide whether to build four new schools before a decision is made on the future of Alma Elementary. Fall suggested the school board consider approving a voter referendum in the 2020 election. The proposed referendum would ask voters whether they would support the district building two new elementary schools and two […]


B.D. Lee Elementary fourth-grader Shanari Jackson designed this year’s Christmas card sent out by the Cherokee County School District. Jackson was recognized at Monday’s school board meeting by Superintendent Dr. Dana Fall and received a framed copy of the card as a keepsake.



Do you like the idea of year-round schools for Cherokee County? NO: 59% (515 votes) YES: 35% (303 votes) DON’T CARE: 6% (54 votes) TOTAL VOTES: 872 THE NEW QUESTION Would you be in favor of school uniforms for Cherokee County students? Log on to www.gaffneyledger.com to vote. You do not have to be an online subscriber in order to […]


Here is the list of donors to Christmas Is For Kids, sponsored by this newspaper. Bring contributions to The Gaffney Ledger at 1604 W. Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, or mail them to: Christmas Is For Kids c/o The Gaffney Ledger, P.O. Box 670, Gaffney, S.C. 29342: * Limestone Presbyterian Sunday School Classes: $2,786.75 * In memory of Scott Morgan, Kathy […]

Fishing tourney raises $3,680 for ‘Christmas is for Kids’

Saturday, November 30, was perfect weather for the 29 boat captains and co-anglers that set out to raise money for the fourth Christmas is for Kids Fishing Tournament. Boats “blasted off” at 7 a.m. and returned at 1 p.m. for a hotdog lunch. In this tournament, a total of $3,680 was raised for children in Cherokee County. This money will […]

Council approves bond issue

To pay for construction of pool, splash pad

The city’s Irene Park pool project cleared another hurdle last Monday, again by a razor-thin margin. Gaffney City Council agreed on first reading to issue $1 million in revenue bonds to pay for the pool and splash pad. The total cost of the project is expected to be approximately $1.5 million, including professional fees, landscaping, deck furniture and reworking of […]

Donations being accepted

The Humane Society of Cherokee County is accepting donations of canned dog and coat food, sardines and tuna, cleaning supplies (bleach and Dawn), towels and blankets until Dec. 31. Donations can be made at Piedmont Animal Hospital on Hwy. 18 and the Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office.