2020-12-02 E-Edition

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85 split causing problems

Macedonia Volunteer Fire Department Chief Dennis Gardner has one word of advice for motorists thinking about driving on a southbound section of the I-85 road widening project: “Don’t!” “I tell them don’t get on I-85 from exit 90 to exit 83. It’s too dangerous.” That section now splits into single lanes for a 5- mile stretch beginning near mile marker […]

Christmas parade and more Friday

Laser light show returns

The City of Gaffney will celebrate Christmas beginning Friday with a drive-thru parade and laser light show. Unlike a traditional parade with floats and participants in motion, the parade entries will occupy a stationary place on South Limestone Street while guests remain in their vehicles as they view the entrants. Parade spectators will enter the route at the intersection of […]

Blanton hanging it up after 69 years

Nearly 70 years after its founding, a longtime family-owned business will close its doors Friday. Blanton’s Cleaners owner Carlton Blanton cited a decline in demand and a big hit from the coronavirus pandemic as part of the reason behind the decision to close. The dry cleaning operation was founded in 1951 by Ellis Blanton at the location where it still […]

Christmas IS FOR KIDS

Here is the list of donors to Christmas Is For Kids, sponsored by this newspaper. Bring contributions to The Gaffney Ledger at 1604 W. Floyd Baker Blvd. or mail them to: “Christmas is for Kids,” The Gaffney Ledger, P.O. Box 670, Gaffney, S.C. 29342. If you do not want your name listed on our donors list, please indicate that. We […]

Woman electrocuted while hanging Christmas lights

A Gaffney woman was electrocuted and taken for medical treatment while putting up Christmas lights Nov. 27. According to a report at the Gaffney Police Department, the incident occurred in the 100 block of Robinhood Drive at approximately 4:55 p.m. EMS and the fire department arrived on scene moments before city police officers, and EMS began performing medical services to […]


Around 30 people got up early Friday morning to work off the turkey and dressing consumed Thursday. The “Turkey Trot” was held at the brand new 3.1-mile cross country trail located near Gaffney High School. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

Dog dies after being attacked

A dog died Nov. 28 from injuries sustained after being attacked by two dogs running at large. City of Gaffney police were called to the 600 block of Anthony Street Nov. 28 at approximately 5:33 p.m. in response to a dog attack. Upon arrival, the responding officer spotted two dogs near a residence and was able to find their owner […]

Glass negatives from 1942 show the scene of fatal accident

These photos were printed from glass negatives found in The Ledger archives. The Ledger donated the negatives to local historian Will Cobb, who made the prints from the negatives. He thinks the photos made by photographer June Carr in 1942 were to be used as evidence in case involving a fatal accident the intersection of North Logan Street and Providence […]

Michael Blackwood Jr.

Gaffney — Michael Lee Blackwood Jr., 49, of Gaffney went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 28. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Tammie Hopper Blackwood and the son of Michael Lee and the late Sue Ann Green Blackwood. Mr. Blackwood was last employed with Michelin Tire, where he worked diligently for 22 years as […]