2021-02-22 E-Edition

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Cherokee County, along with much of the state, has become trashier in the last year. Many of the county roads, like Cherokee National Highway as pictured above, have become littered with fast food bags, cups and other trash since more people are using drive-thrus due to the pandemic. Jan Moss, a concerned citizen, says she takes pride in where she […]

Another incident involving school board chairman was reported last year

A recent incident involving the principal of Blacksburg High School isn’t the first time that Cherokee County School Board Chairman J.J. Sarratt has allegedly threatened a school staff member. A former Cherokee County school official said that Sarratt pointed his finger in the face of a staff member and said “I will get you” after Sarratt had been instructed to […]

County administration building being considered as a mass vaccination site

The county’s recent drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine rollout to emergency responders and frontline essential government workers went off without a glitch. In fact, the rollout went so well that the county administration building may serve as a mass vaccination site. Cherokee County Administrator Steve Bratton said 600 doses of the follow-up Moderna booster were administered this past Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. […]


Occupation: Student Hometown: Gaffney Family: Mom, Beth; Dad, Harvey; two sisters, Tatum and Presley education: Scholars Academy Favorite book: Days of Fire by Peter Baker Favorite movie: Forrest Gump or Top Gun Favorite song: Too many good ones to name Favorite entertainer: Jerry Seinfeld Favorite food: Hamburger Helper Hobbies: Reading, watching movies, playing piano Dream car: 1982 DeLorean DMC-12 Cat […]

Completion of VA nursing home delayed

Construction material shortages are pushing back the opening of the new county veterans nursing home, known as The Palmetto Patriots Home. Cherokee County Director of Veterans Affairs Todd Humphries said “materials are hard to get” for the $52 million, 138,000-square-foot veterans nursing home facility that will include 104 private rooms for veterans among eight steel-framed homes. Like most everything else, […]



Do you approve of county council’s decision to give the school district a greater share of fee-in-lieu taxes revenue? Yes (56%, 90 Votes) No (29%, 47 Votes) Not sure (15%, 24 Votes) Total Voters: 161 NEW POLL Do you support South Carolina’s new anti-abortion bill? Yes No Undecided To vote, log on to www.gaffneyledger.com/latest-poll/ You do not have to be […]


Dr. Dan Sansbury, interim pastor at Limestone Presbyterian Church, puts a cross of ashes on the forehead of Barbara Cope during an Ash Wednesday service last week. Ash Wednesday is a Christian holy day of prayer and fasting. It is preceded by Shrove Tuesday and falls on the first day of Lent, the six weeks of penitence before Easter. Ash […]

Financial aid now available for those struggling to pay rent

Financial help is now available for county residents struggling to make rent and house payments during the coronavirus pandemic. Applications are now available through a $25 million SC Stay rental and mortgage assistance program launched by SC Housing, the state’s housing finance and development agency. The program provides up to six months of rent or mortgage payments to help people […]


Man arrested after stealing wiper blades, televisions

Two televisions and a set of windshield wiper blades were recovered after a Blacksburg man attempted to steal them from Walmart Feb. 6. City police were called to the location at 10:23 p.m. where they were informed a male subject had come into the store and stolen two televisions and a set of wiper blades. An officer was able to […]