2020-09-21 E-Edition

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Fans who attended Friday’s McDonald’s Classic at The Reservation were required to wear masks as part of COVID-19 guidelines established by the South Carolina High School League. The Gaffney fans left happy with the Indians edging Byrnes, 14-10. See the game story on Page 9. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.


Occupation: Online Fitness Coach
Hometown: Gaffney, SC
Family: Parents: Russ and Melody Bradley, Fiance: Michael Hughey
Education: Gaffney High, Winthrop: BA/Dance, Concordia: Master of Science (in pursuit)

Free stuff offered as incentive to fill out census forms

Cherokee County census organizers will hold a unique drive-thru clinic Sept. 26 in a final push to reach people who have not been counted for the 2020 census. Local residents can receive help with census completion, free flu shots and COVID-19 tests from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Limestone Presbyterian Church. Everyone who gets a flu shot, COVID-19 test […]


Granard Middle School has officially been sold for $200,000 to a business group interested in opening a music school and community center in the historic building. Superintendent Dr. Dana Fall confirmed the school district completed the sale of the 28-acre Granard Middle property Friday at 12:30 p.m. in a meeting with representatives from Gaffney Development Corp. The limited business partnership […]

County council will hear Little Theatre study results today

Gaffney Little Theatre officials are expected to learn Monday just how much longer it’s feasible to stay at its present location. The theatre has been at its present location at 131 E. Robinson St. since 1975. At a recent meeting, Cherokee County Council approved spending up to $5,000 on a study that will determine the condition of the theatre building. […]


Happy birthday to Doris Ruppe! Doris celebrated her 98th birthday Friday, Sept. 18. She is a resident at Peachtree Centre, and, according to her granddaughter, is an avid reader of The Gaffney Ledger. From all of us at The Ledger, happy birthday, Doris! To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

Nonprofits hit hard by COVID-19 pandemic

Nonprofit organizations across the state have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, a study released Friday shows. The study, conducted by The Riley Center for Livable Communities at the College Charleston in partnership with Together SC and the SC Grantmakers Network, was distributed to nearly 3,000 organizations with 566 responses received. Eight organizations from Cherokee County responded to the […]

Case numbers continue to fluctuate

The county reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday and only one new case on Sunday after announcing there were 17 new cases on Friday. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced on Sunday 420 new confirmed cases and 30 new probable cases of COVID-19, 13 additional confirmed deaths and no new probable deaths. This […]

Average price of new homes up 43%

There are some pricey homes being built in the county. The county issued a permit last month for a single-family residence valued at nearly $500,000, according to the monthly homebuilders association report. The home is located on 99 Island Road in Blacksburg. Another permit has been issued for a house valued at $330,000 on Love Springs Road in Cowpens, according […]