2019-12-20 E-Edition

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Fire might have been intentionally set

Investigators believe a commercial structure fire on North Petty Street might have been intentionally set. According to Fire Marshall Billy Bishop, the Gaffney Fire Department received a report at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday regarding smoke coming from an abandoned building. It was determined the smoke was coming from the former Gaffney Florist location. When firefighters arrived, they found smoke billowing […]

Troopers apprehend suspect after scuffle

An attempted license check of a motorist Wednesday night on Highway 150 ended with a highspeed chase and two troopers injured during a struggle. According to Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller, two members of the South Carolina Highway Patrol were conducting license checks at about 9:30 p.m. when a car sped through their checkpoint. An ensuing chase led troopers onto […]

Assistant manager at BPW steps down

Longtime Gaffney Board of Public Works operations engineer and assistant manager Kim Fortner has stepped away from her lucrative salary. According to sources, Fortner resigned Wednesday. Fortner is the second-highest paid employee at the BPW, earning $140,000 a year. General Manager Donnie Hardin is the top-salaried BPW employee at about $166,000 annually. Fortner also received an additional $1,200 a month […]

First Piedmont, Elks Lodge to match Saturday kettle donations


For the second weekend in a row, donations made to the Salvation Army of Cherokee County’s Red Kettle campaign will be matched by generous donors. First Piedmont Federal Savings & Loan and the Gaffney Elks Lodge 1305 have stepped up to match donations made Saturday up to $6,000. Lt. Jake Law with the Salvation Army of Cherokee County said the […]

Police have more details about chase

Some more information has been released about the suspect involved in a high-speed chase Tuesday after a reported shoplifting incident at Walmart. Gaffney Police were responding to the call at the store on Walton Drive after the suspect was reportedly seen attempting to take items from the store. When responding officers attempted to apprehend the suspect, he fled in a […]


Limestone-Central Elementary Assistant Principal Lyman Dawkins and teachers acted out the “12 days of Christmas” on Thursday during a holiday program. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

City sets Jan. 23 deadline to receive pool project bids

Two pre-approved contractors will have until Jan. 23 to submit bids on the Irene Park pool project. By a narrow 4-3 vote at its most recent meeting, Gaffney City Council went along with Gaffney Administrator James Taylor’s recommendation to limit the bids to only Sossamon Construction and BWC Contracting. Taylor cited a tight time window to complete the project and […]


A stocking donation drive held by the Cherokee County School District raised $3,150 for The Gaffney Ledger’s annual Christmas Is For Kids fundraising campaign. Superintendent Dr. Dana Fall is pictured Wednesday with Gaffney Ledger Lifestyles Editor Abbie Sossamon. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

No trash pickup on Christmas

The Cherokee County Solid Waste Collection Department will be observing a national holiday on Wednesday, Dec. 25 and your solid waste containers will not be serviced on this day. We will service the containers either Tuesday, December 24 or Thursday, December 26 immediately following the holiday. Please leave your container at the curbside until it has been serviced. We will […]