2022-01-12 E-Edition

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Hector Velazquez took this photo of downtown Gaffney’s ‘streets of gold’ after a recent rain. Photography is a hobby, he said. “I go around the city taking shots of different locations. I always have my camera with me or my iPhone ready to take pictures anytime.” To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

$3.26 million grant will cover majority of funding for RWDC

A federal grant of $3.2 million could create a revolutionary change to downtown Gaffney. The City of Gaffney and Cherokee County were given word Tuesday a grant application to partially fund the Revolutionary War Discovery Center (RWDC) has been selected for further consideration. Additional information from the city and county are needed before the EDA will give final approval to […]

City approves $350,000 for Heritage Park American Rescue Plan funds will be used

Using strong and racially-tinged language, supporters of the Heritage Park gained approval Monday to spend up to $350,000 of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for the project. The vote was 6-1 with Gaffney City Councilman Kim Phillips the only nay vote against it. Phillips’ opposition was based on the high price tag and said he wanted the park to […]


All Cherokee County students will attend virtual school on Thursday and Friday due to a spike in positive COVID-19 cases and quarantines in local schools. B.D. Lee Elementary will operate this Wednesday on a virtual online school schedule. After seeing 40 new cases in schools in December, Cherokee County schools reported 140 cases on Monday. There were 174 positive cases […]

City selects company to manage pool

Calling it a “really good price,” Gaffney City Council unanimously approved its administrator’s recommendation on Monday to hire a Greenville-based business to operate the proposed Irene Park pool. Council agreed to pay Upstate Pool Management Company $44,801 to manage the facility, conduct water tests and provide lifeguards. Council members directed its staff to ensure the company puts a priority on […]


The following names were inadvertently left out of the Ledger’s complete list of deaths from 2021. May 26, 2021 Linda Carter Emery, 68, Gaffney Charles “Charlie” Aaron Gay, 40, Gaffney Jack Harold Little, 89, Blacksburg Brenda Duncan Matson, 71, Gaffney Carl “Marty” Lee, 56, Blacksburg To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

Free COVID vaccine clinic Jan. 15

A free mobile COVID-19 vaccine and booster clinic will be held January 15 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Greater Hope Ministries, 1320 Old Georgia Hwy., Gaffney. The clinic is sponsored by Matrix Medical Network and Greater Hope Ministries. All three vaccines — Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson — will be available. To continue reading this article, log […]

Freightliner group makes donation

For the second year in a row, Freightliner Custom Chassis employee resource group, CAMO, made a donation to the LCpl Christopher S Fowlkes Scholarship Fund. Here at FCCC our CAMO group brings awareness to veterans and what we can do to help them. Covid has slowed us down on what we can do in the community but the scholarship fund […]


Chick-fil-A raised $1111.61 for Christmas is for Kids through its ‘Cookies 4 community” promotion. Shown here are (l-r) Abby Padgett, Andy Clary of The Gaffney Ledger, Jon Rose and Ethan Burnette. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.