2020-01-08 E-Edition

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Newborn girl left on front porch

The Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office is trying to find the person who left a newborn baby girl on a Blacksburg resident’s front porch Saturday. The child was found at a residence on McKee Drive at approximately 8:30 a.m. The homeowner told authorities that someone rang his doorbell and he found the baby on the porch in a blanket. The […]

5th District trustee seat to stay vacant until August

The Cherokee County School District will not hold a special election to fill the vacancy created by the recent resignation of trustee R.J. Holly. Holly, who was elected in August of 2018, resigned his District 5 seat last week after he accepted a job in Freemont, Wash. A 1992 state law requires school trustees to maintain a legal residence in […]

Old career center being gutted to make room for new charter school

More than $5 million in renovation work will be done to convert a 50-year-old career center building into a home for a new charter school that will open this fall. Construction crews arrived Monday to begin demolition work in preparation for renovations planned to take place during the next several months. Workers unloaded three tractor-trailers filled with desks and office […]

County not a fan of solar?

The prospects for the county’s first solar farm brightened Monday with the approval of the site plan by the Cherokee County Planning Commission. However, don’t look for any tax break from the county to fuel the project. Cherokee County Administrator Steve Bratton said Cherokee County Council has chosen not to offer tax breaks to solar farms. According to Bratton, tax […]


A vehicle fire broke out at about 1 p.m. Tuesday on Windburg Drive. The Grassy Pond Fire Department and Gaffney Fire Department responded. There was no immediate word on what caused the blaze. No one was seriously injured. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

KNOW(2) receives $15,000 grant

A KNOW(2) health task force has been selected to participate in a state initiative focused on improved health outcomes for residents in rural areas. Eat Smart Move More, the KNOW(2) health coalition, has been chosen to participate in Blueprint for Health program by the South Carolina Office of Rural Health. Started in 2015, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina […]


Chick-fil-A of Gaffney presented a $1,161.98 check to The Gaffney Ledger’s Christmas Is For Kids Fundraiser. Funds were raised as part of Chick-fil-A’s Cookies for Community program, in which a portion of cookie sales each month is donated to a local nonprofit. Pictured left to right are Chick-fil-A team members Benjamin Ross and Taylor Moss, Ledger advertising consultant Andy Clary, […]

Councilman ‘not comfortable’ with suggested construction method

Cherokee County Council’s reaction was lukewarm at best Monday to use a new design and construction method to build the county’s new public works facility. The county has hired DP3 Architects to design a new animal shelter, recycling center and operations and maintenance building near the landfill. The estimated cost of the project is $12 million. DP3 architect Mike Pry […]

Help wanted

The Cherokee Creek Volunteer Fire Department (CCVFD) is looking for a new paid part-time firefighter and engineer. The person hired would be working every third day, except weekends, during the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Anyone over the age of 21 with a high school diploma, a driver’s license and good driving record, along with some previous experience […]