2020-07-22 E-Edition


Stores now requiring customers to wear masks

Although South Carolina nor the City of Gaffney have implemented mandatory face mask ordinances, grocery, drug and home improvement stores have taken it upon themselves to require the use of face coverings while shopping. Ingles and Walmart have implemented mandatory mask requirements for customers, and Aldi and Bi-Lo announced masks must be worn in-store beginning July 27. Food Lion, on […]

Mayoral Candidate Forum will be held at GHS auditorium

Approval has been given by the Cherokee County School District to hold a Mayoral Candidate Forum in the Gaffney High School auditorium. In an effort to allow residents to hear from all candidates, The Gaffney Ledger and WZZQ 104.3 FM have partnered to host a Mayoral Candidate Forum July 23. The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is expected […]

Mentally disabled man beaten Sunday

The Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office is investigating an assault that left a mentally disabled Gaffney man badly beaten. On July 19, around 8:20 p.m., officers responded to the Warren Drive area where they found Phillip Scruggs who had been assaulted. “Due to his injuries, he provided very little information about what happened,” Sheriff Steve Mueller said. “He told officers […]

Reopening plan expected to be finalized tonight

Parents, teachers and students should have a clearer idea about what Cherokee County schools will look like this fall when the school board meets today to finalize its reopening plan. The Cherokee County School Board will meet today (Wednesday) at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the district’s plan for providing instruction in schools for the 2020- 2021 school year. The meeting […]


Did I photograph a ghost? Well, of course not. These days you risk being judged insane if you tell folks you believe in ghosts but my camera caught something. You be the judge. If you, like many folks, love ghost stories, you may believe it’s the Gray Man but if you’re a skeptic who lives in a no-nonsense world, you’ll […]

Youth sports complex needs updating, councilman says

The county needs to “spruce up” its youth sports complex if it wants to attract more travel ball tournaments, according to the spirited assessment of one Cherokee County councilman. The money would be used to erect new fencing, lengthen the baseball fields and extend the dugouts at the 21-year old facility, Cherokee County Councilman David Smith told his fellow council […]


A teenager gets her first experience using a skill saw Tuesday while cutting wood for a new porch installed by a Jerusalem Project work crew in the Draytonville community.

Blacksburg home destroyed in Sunday morning fire; several animals rescued

A home was destroyed after a scented oil lamp fell off a fireplace mantle early Sunday morning and sparked a fire in a living room at a house off Blacksburg Highway. A young woman was the only person in the residence and contacted 9-1-1 when the fire started at 12:35 a.m. at 119 Herndon Drive in Blacksburg, Buffalo Volunteer Fire […]

Body found Sunday identified

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler has released the name of a woman discovered Sunday partially buried in a corn field in Gaffney. Fowler identified the victim as Alisia Campos Garcia, 37, of 3228 Chesnee Highway. The coroner said an autopsy performed on the body Tuesday confirmed Garcia’s death is a homicide. “Positive identification was made through clothing the victim was […]