2020-10-23 E-Edition

Couple loves Halloween

The spirit of Halloween is on full display at a Union Street home. With more than 30 inflatable decorations, ranging from a giant spider on the roof to a family of dragons guarding the walkway, the home is sure to catch one’s eye. Crystal Meadows and Chris Zeuner have been creating the display for eight years now, first when the […]


Bond has been denied for a Blacksburg man facing 10 criminal sexual conduct charges. Online detention center records show Jerry Bernard Whisonant, 35, of 102 Warren St., Blacksburg, was denied bond by Magistrate Judge Bart Howell. Whisonant was arrested Oct. 19 on allegations he performed sexual acts on a 3-year-old girl. The Blacksburg Police Department has charged Whisonant with two […]

Letter to the taxpayers of Cherokee County

As Cherokee County Treasurer, there are a few things that I want to inform you about in regards to the upcoming real estate tax bills. Tax bills for real estate property will be mailed out on Monday, October 26, 2020. After being closed for many months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the treasurer’s office (located in the county administration building) […]

Council lukewarm to proposed new logo

Cherokee County has a new look – maybe. The county is considering phasing out its old logo of a map of South Carolina in the background with a map of Cherokee County in the foreground along with a peach. Cherokee County Administrator Steve Bratton unveiled a possible new logo at Monday’s council meeting that has a picture of a Revolutionary […]


Will you comply with the city’s mask ordinance? Yes (53%, 258 Votes) No (43%, 211 Votes) Not sure (4%, 19 Votes) Total Voters: 488 NEW POLL Do you like the county’s new proposed logo? Love it Hate it It’s OK We can do better To vote, log on to gaffneyledger.com/latest-poll/ You do not have to be an online subscriber in […]

Do you like good (marching band) music?

A Cherokee County marching band showcase Oct. 29 will provide an opportunity for local high school and college band members to perform this fall. The showcase event will be held at 6:30 p.m. in The Reservation at Gaffney High. It will feature performances from Gaffney High Band of Gold, Blacksburg High and Limestone University marching bands. The event is free […]

Call 489-8115 to report mask ordinance violations

Call the city police department at 489-8115 to report violations of the city’s mask ordinance. People had been calling the county’s 9-1-1 department to report a violation but county officials said that was tying up dispatchers from taking emergency calls. Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said the city police department is now handling the calls. “We’ve put that up on the […]


Store window hit by bullet

A bullet struck a glass window of a Cherokee Avenue convenience store Oct. 11. While on patrol, officers heard three to five gun shots in the area and were flagged down by someone who stated a dark-colored SUV pulled out of the convenience store, shooting a gun and continued down Highway 29 towards Blacksburg, according to a police report. Two […]

Man sentenced to home detention after pleading guilty to drug charges

A Gaffney man will spend five years on home detention after pleading guilty to various drug charges Monday. Charles Thomas Magner Jr., 35, of Gaffney pled guilty to distribution of cocaine 1st offense, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and possession of diazepam 1st offense. During the plea hearing, Assistant Solicitor Chris Bain said an anonymous tip was received about […]