2021-04-05 E-Edition

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Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler has released the identity of the person killed in a single-vehicle crash near Blacksburg early Friday morning. Fowler said a forensic dental exam performed Saturday confirmed the deceased as William Meek Faulkner, IV, 22, of 2899 Legion Road, Smyrna, South Carolina. “Faulkner was the driver and lone occupant of a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder that was […]


The Gaffney Ledger is participating in a (Charleston) Post and Courier project that investigates potential abuses of power, misuse of taxpayer dollars and reports of misconduct in communities across the state. Small, community newspapers in South Carolina are working with a P&C team of six reporters on “Uncovered: Shining a light on South Carolina corruption and misconduct.” An article about […]

Sossamon named to press association’s executive committee

Abbie Sossamon, The Ledger’s associate publisher and news editor, was elected to the executive committee of the South Carolina Press Association after a vote Thursday of the association’s membership. Don Kausler Jr., regional editor of the Morning News in Florence, was elected president of the association. Other officers elected were: Charles Swenson, editor of the Coastal Observer in Pawleys Island, […]


A cross covered with flowers is an Easter tradition at Limestone Presbyterian Church. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

Mallory Hadden: A little girl with a big heart

Mallory Hadden was riding in the car two weeks ago when she told her mom she wanted to help the homeless. The 6-year-old had seen some of the county’s homeless population standing by interstate exits and near Walmart and was concerned about them being cold. “She told me she wanted us to go buy some blankets, toboggans and gloves for […]


A young boy holds up the Easter basket he received from the Baylor’s Care Jesus and the Journey to the Cross event Saturday. The event was held to help teach children the true meaning of Easter. Children and their families walked through three scenes of Jesus’ crucifixion to his resurrection. After visiting all three scenes, children were able to hunt […]

Sponsor says medical marijuana bill will pass; Sen. Peeler has his doubts

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A bill that would allow medical marijuana use in South Carolina has again made it to the Senate floor, and the Republican lawmaker who has pushed unrelentingly for the proposal for the past seven years said he thinks it can finally pass. But even with Sen. Tom Davis’ optimism, there are still stumbling blocks. Law enforcement […]

Frances Spratt

Columbia, SC – Frances A. Spratt passed away peacefully on March 27, 2021 at the age of 95. Born Frances Eugenia Griffith in McMinnville, TN, she spent her early years in McMinnville until moving to Nashville, TN, where she graduated from Hillsborough High School and Peabody College. She also attended Vanderbilt University. Frances worked in Atlanta, GA at 3rd US […]

Rebecca Bell

Blacksburg — Miss Rebecca “Lynn” Bell, 41, of 124 Canton Drive, passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2021, at her residence. Born in Kings Mountain, she was the daughter of Rebecca Bolin Bell and the late Carl Glenn Bell. Ms. Bell previously worked in the business office at the hospital and was a member of Victory Life Assembly of God […]