2021-11-17 E-Edition

Marketing the Institute of Innovation

Institute of Innovation students have taken marketing to the next level with smart phone “QR” codes and full color brochures for all 21 career programs. The brochures were created by students enrolled in a new marketing cluster offered at the Institute of Innovation high school career center. Students studying social media marketing created Quick Response, or “QR” codes, where smart […]

Council OKs $3 million broadband agreement

After Monday’s Cherokee County Council meeting, we know the county will pay $3 million to extend broadband service to areas of the county without internet. However, the identity of that internet provider will remain a mystery a little while longer. Council unanimously authorized county administrator Steve Bratton to sign a $3 million agreement with a yet-to-be-identified company to provide internet […]

KNOW(2) accepting nominations for community awards

KNOW(2) will host its annual Oscars Party – An Afternoon at the Oscars – February 5, 2022, on the grounds of the Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society (CHAPS), 301 College Drive, Gaffney. In preparation for this special annual event, the board is accepting nominations for the Oscar Fuller Legacy Award and the Rising Star awards. Nominations are due to Teresa […]

County hires architect

Saying it’s time to move forward with the project, Cherokee County Council on Monday gave the go-ahead to hire an architect to renovate a county-purchased building. The county will pay DP3 Architects $98,400 to design the renovations to the Buford Street Ace Hardware and Buford Street Drug Store building. The county bought the building this past January for $750,000. The […]

Blacksburg supporting Carolina Bowl

Blacksburg has provided $1,000 from hospitality tax funds to sponsor food for the Carolina Bowl Senior showcase featuring South and North Carolina football players. Carolina Bowl committee member Frannie Stockwell did not make a specific monetary request when she appeared before town council at its Nov. 9 meeting. Stockwell said event organizers were simply seeking a donation towards efforts to […]


RESULTS FROM THE MOST RECEnT POLL Do you prefer a traditional Christmas parade or a ’reverse’ parade like last year? Traditional (95%, 385 Votes) Reverse (5%, 22 Votes) Total Voters: 407 nEW POLL Do you plan to get your children vaccinated against COVID-19? To vote, log on to www.gaffneyledger.com/latest-poll/ You do not have to be an online subscriber to participate.

Will Principal Gerstenacker become an ‘Elf on a shelf?’

The Gaffney High student council will host a community drive-thru toy drive in an effort to help children experience a brighter holiday season through the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree project. Community members are asked to drop off new toys or clothing items Dec. 9 from 5-8 p.m. for children, ranging in age from infants to 12-years-old. Clothes, jackets, socks and […]


Pancakes for Preservation with Santa l The Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society (CHAPS) will hold its annual Pancakes for Preservation with Santa Claus Monday, Dec. 6 from 5-7 p.m. at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. To purchase tickets, visit www.cherokeecountyhistory.org or call (864) 489-3988. The museum […]

AG Wilson urges efforts to stop robocallers from misusing legitimate phone numbers

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Attorney General Alan Wilson last week wrote the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in support of its efforts to reduce illegal robocallers’ access to legitimate phone numbers to make unending robocalls that scam people out of their hard-earned money. The comment letter to the FCC was led by North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein and Florida Attorney General […]