2019-12-16 E-Edition

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Santa was a surprise visitor at The Gaffney Ledger’s annual Christmas is for Kids shopping spree Saturday. About 230 children were treated to $100 shopping sprees at Walmart through the generosity of Cherokee County residents, businesses and organizations. Some of the children, like the one shown here, didn’t quite know what to make of Santa. A complete list of this […]

2019 industrial recruitment worth $200 million

The year 2019 will likely be one for the record books for economic development in Cherokee County. And 2020 isn’t looking bad either. On the heels of a recent $100 million expansion for Nestle and $14 million for Freightliner, Cherokee County Council will consider tax breaks for two more economic development projects at today’s 5 p.m. meeting. Council will consider […]


South Carolina Senate President Harvey Peeler made an appearance Saturday in the Blacksburg Christmas Parade, riding along the route in the back of a pickup truck. A nice crowd turned out for the parade and a number of other holiday related festivities. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

County council expected to okay critical fire district referendum

Voters will head to the polls March 24 to decide if they want to pay more for fire protection in the Greater Gaffney Fire District. Cherokee County Council is expected to approve today by resolution the referendum question those voters will be considering. If approved, the referendum would increase millage from 12 to 16 for property owners in the fire […]


Limestone-Central Elementary student Lynnix Turner was recently selected to the South Carolina Elementary Honors Choir. She was recognized for the accomplishment at Monday’s school board meeting by Cherokee County Superintendent Dr. Dana Fall. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

Businessman wants to purchase building from Town of Blacksburg

After moving from Pennsylvania, architect John Bakewell believes he has found the perfect location for his restaurant furniture business in the heart of downtown Blacksburg. Bakewell sought permission from Blacksburg Town Council on Dec. 10 to acquire a building across from city hall on Shelby Street. The property was purchased by the town last year as part of future downtown […]


This youngster was one of 230 children who filled their buggies full of toys and clothes at The Gaffney Ledger’s ‘Christmas is for Kids’ event Saturday. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

$1,500 in student lunch debts paid off

A Secret Santa has paid off $1,500 in lunch debts owed by Ewing Middle School students. The early Christmas present was done in memory of former school guidance counselor Terri Kite, who died in 2015. Kite worked in the school district for nine years and was known for the love and concern she showed for students. The donor requested their […]


Motorist who failed to follow officer’s orders blocked in, taken into custody

According to a police report, a motorist who was being pulled over for a traffic stop refused to comply with the officer’s requests. This led to two police cars having to corner the motorist by blocking in his car, with him and his passenger being detained. A stolen handgun was subsequently found on the driver’s person, the report said. The […]