2020-05-27 E-Edition

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89 trees downed by storm

WEATHER BREAKDOWN 052220 Although it’s not much consolation to county residents who suffered structural damage to their homes because of falling trees, officials said the county escaped even greater destruction because of the narrow path of Friday afternoon’s tornado. National Weather meteorologists have classified the tornado as an EF-1 after surveying damage. EF-1 tornadoes have maximum wind speeds of 95 […]

Millions still waiting on checks

Uncle Sam reached deep into his pockets and gave every U.S. taxpayer a gift of $1,200 to help mitigate the financial hardships brought on by COVID-19. Well, most everybody. Those whose 2019 incomes were over certain levels received reduced amounts and those with children under 18 received more. A lot of people, however, have not received their ‘gift’ yet. According […]



Do you think President Trump is doing a good job handling the COVID-19 pandemic? No (55%, 467 Votes) Yes (44%, 374 Votes) No opinion (1%, 12 Votes) Total Voters: 853 NEW QUESTION What did you do with your stimulus check? Saved it Paid bills Bought myself something Bought necessities Blew it Never got it Log on to www.gaffneyledger.com/latest-poll/ to vote. […]

County total for positive COVID-19 cases now at 32

After a 3-day break from reporting new cases of COVID-19 last week, there has been a spike in the virus with seven new confirmed cases over the past few days. The new cases bring the total of confirmed COVID-19 cases here to 32 since the outbreak began. There were three new cases reported Tuesday, another two cases on Sunday and […]


Q. When is Logan Street projected to be repaved? A. The paving is scheduled to begin in late June, according to Wes Spencer of the local Department of Transportation. The Gaffney Board of Public Works has almost completed the relocation of utility lines along the road. Their work should be completed well before paving is scheduled, according to manager Donnie […]

Scoreboard repair gives trustees sticker shock

Call it a sign of bad economic times. A $364,000 price tag to repair the 18-foot jumbotron screen on the Gaffney High electronic scoreboard proved too expensive for school trustees reviewing this year’s $2 million capital budget requests. The Gaffney High Football Booster Club worked on its own to secure funding from sponsors for a $600,000 project that installed two […]

Bond hearing held for man charged with murder

A bond hearing was held Tuesday for Dominque Dashawn Byers who is charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Byers is accused of shooting and killing Andre Rashard Gregory, 30, of 112 Iris Lane, Gaffney during the early morning hours of May 10. Gregory was shot in the middle of the 500 block of West […]


The Memorial Bell was rung after the reading of the names of Cherokee County’s fallen during Monday’s Memorial Day service in Downtown Gaffney. Gary Martin, Commander of American Legion Cherokee Post 109, is shown here. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

Six school board seats among several positions up for election

Six school board seats are up for grabs Friday when filing begins for Cherokee County School Board elections in August. Candidates will pay a $200 filing fee to run for school board seats now held by school board chairman J.J. Sarratt (District 2), Mark Nix (District 4), Robin Duncan Harper (District 6), Cheryll Smith (District 8), and Billy Blackwell (District […]