2020-09-09 E-Edition

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A tractor trailer accident on I-85 Monday afternoon led to traffic detours through downtown Blacksburg for two hours while the Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department stopped a diesel fuel leak from the vehicle. No one was injured in the accident, which occurred on I-85 between exits 100 and 102. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.


If at first you don’t succeed,… well, you know the saying. After failing to pass an ordinance on two other occasions, Gaffney City Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance that makes face coverings mandatory in retail and food service establishments to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Council will consider final reading at its October meeting. If it passes, it’s […]


We have a winner

Shanese Dawkins won the longest Cherokee County School Board election in recent memory. Unofficial results showed Dawkins received 307 votes, or 52.4%, Tuesday to win the District 8 seat over Rosa Webber. Webber finished with 278 votes, or 47.5% of the vote. The school board race lasted nearly a month after the two candidates were unable to secure a majority […]

Business license revenue expected to be up

Most businesses are feeling the financial crunch from coronavirus restrictions that have people taking refuge from the virus outbreak by staying at home and avoiding unnecessary shopping trips. But you wouldn’t know it from the city’s business license revenues. Collections for business license fees are only slightly behind 2019 figures, according to a budget fund report. License fees are calculated […]


Altrusa of Gaffney made donations to four nonprofits recently. Recipients included the Salvation Army food program, the Cherokee County Literacy Association, Peach Center Ministries food program and Mary Bramlett Elementary School for emergency clothing for students. Pictured from top to bottom: Beverly Earley (left) and Lt. Liz Law (right) of the Salvation Army and Margaret Woodcock, Altrusa Treasurer; Mary Phillips, […]

School trustees will discuss increasing in-person instruction

Local residents support an effort by state lawmakers and state Superintendent Molly Spearman to see districts provide students with more face-to-face instruction inside school buildings. The latest Gaffney Ledger poll showed 61% of survey respondents want county schools to return to in-person classes five days a week. While only 20% of the state’s 81 districts started the year with students […]

Off to college to gain a little knowledge

Blacksburg and Gaffney High seniors will begin figuring out their post-graduation plans with the start of college application month events in South Carolina. Gaffney High has planned college application days on Sept. 15-16, while Blacksburg High is planning a similar day where students will be able to fill out applications online. Last year, more than 400 county seniors applied for […]

Two new cases here

DHEC announced 339 new confirmed cases on Tuesday and 10 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, 5 additional confirmed deaths and no new probable deaths. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 123,801, probable cases to 2,107, confirmed deaths to 2,772, and 140 probable deaths. Cherokee County saw two new cases reported and no new deaths. […]

‘Prayer Walk’ for staff with COVID-19


A “Prayer Walk” will be held today (Wednesday) from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. around the Cherokee County Detention Center praying for the staff with COVID-19. “We want to especially lift up Detention Officer Georgio Foster and his family. He has been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19. He is in serious, but stable, condition and needs our prayers,” said […]