2020-03-11 E-Edition

Irish Fest celebration set for downtown Saturday

The City of Gaffney is set to go green this weekend as part of annual Irish Fest celebration. Irish Fest pays homage to the city’s founder, Michael Gaffney, and his Irish heritage during St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Kicking off the celebration Saturday will be the bed race at 2 p.m. beside the Gaffney Fire Department. Teams of six will race […]

Sky is the limit for SCMA Woman of the Year

Gaffney native Sky Foster, communications manager at BMW Manufacturing, was recently named the 2020 SCMA Woman of the Year at an awards presentation held during the 2nd annual Palmetto Women’s Manufacturing Forum presented by the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA). “Sky Foster has been an incredible leader for South Carolina’s manufacturing industry,” said Sara Hazzard, president & CEO of SCMA. […]

District emphasizes coronavirus prevention

The Cherokee County School District has placed a special emphasis on handwashing and cleaning of high traffic areas in schools in precautions taken against the coronavirus. South Carolina has confirmed two cases of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and five presumptive positive cases. Those five cases still need to be confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The coronavirus […]

City begins budget process

For cash-strapped local governments, March Madness has already begun. The City of Gaffney has released its budget timeline. According to the budget calendar, department heads will turn in their wish lists to Gaffney Administrator James Taylor on Friday, March 27. The next important date will be on Friday, April 17, when the city’s finance committee meets with department heads to […]


Can you spot the misspelled word in this sign at the new dog park and Gaffney fire training center? The sign beside the city’s $35,000 dog park off Beltline Road has this word spelled correctly on one side and incorrectly on the other side.

Overmountain Victory Trail lengthened by 2 miles

The Overmountain Victory Trail just got a little longer. Cherokee County Council approved a request to maintain a 2-mile section of sidewalk that will link Cowpens National Battlefield with the Town of Chesnee. The Overmountain Victory and Carolina Thread trail committees have applied for a $1 million Federal Land Access grant that will fund the construction of the sidewalk. Cherokee […]

School tax hike is probable

Citing proposed state pay raises, Cherokee County Superintendent Dr. Dana Fall said he expects the district will need a tax hike above 10 mills to balance this year’s budget. The school district could propose a maximum 10.7-mill tax increase for business, rental property and vehicle owners under the state’s Act 388 property tax law. The exact amount of a tax […]

Census 2020 now underway

The 2020 census is off and running now that the questionnaire is available on the U.S. Census Bureau website. 2020 Complete Count Committee official Teresa Spires said that households will receive postcards from March 12-20 informing them to answer the questions online. The results will determine how many congressional seats each state gets and how $1.5 trillion in federal spending […]


Charles “Chuckie” Davenport will celebrate his 53rd birthday Thursday. Chuckie, who is well-known to Ingles shoppers, is a fan of The Gaffney Ledger and looks forward to his paper every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Happy birthday, Chuckie, from The Gaffney Ledger!