2022-04-13 E-Edition

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Lake Whelchel facility named for Harris

Roger Harris earned numerous awards and accolades for his athletic skills in high school and college, but on Monday he was honored for his service to the community. At an employee appreciation luncheon, the Gaffney Board of Public Works announced the Lake Whelchel picnic area would now be known as the Roger D. Harris Picnic & Recreation Facility. Harris has […]


In an article published Friday about an upcoming candidates forum, Shannon Tyler was inadvertently left out of the list of those running for the House District 30 seat. The Gaffney Ledger, WZZQ and the Cherokee County Republican Party will conduct a candidate forum for House District 30 and for County Council District 2 on Thursday, May 19 at 5:45 p.m. […]

Closing early…

The Gaffney Ledger office will close at noon on Friday, April 15 for Good Friday. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

Gate fee has parents upset

A mother of two youth baseball players was thrown a late-breaking curveball Monday when she learned just two hours before the first game of the season she will have to pay to attend games. Allyson Parker, who has a son who plays in the 6-andunder league and another who is on an age 9-and-under team, said she pays county taxes […]

City council OKs new district map

Saying this time, “(Gaffney City Council) didn’t try to pull the wool over our eyes,” the local chapter of the NAACP gave its endorsement to the city’s new council redistricting map. Speaking during the public hearing on the redistricting maps at Monday’s Gaffney City Council meeting, NAACP official and former Gaffney City Councilman Bernard Smith told council, “It looks like […]

Fitness center submits renovation plans

It’s no longer speculation: Planet Fitness will be muscling its way inside the former Bi-Lo supermarket building. City of Gaffney engineer and assistant administrator Scott Keller said plans for the fitness center have been submitted to the city building department. The plans show the fitness center will fill most, if not the entire, 21,500 square foot building. In addition to […]

Best Easter pageant ever? Half a century of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

(THE CONVERSATION) In the days leading up to Easter Sunday, Christians around the world will participate in retellings of the story of the last days of Jesus’ life, from his entry into Jerusalem to the Last Supper and to his trial, crucifixion and resurrection. They may walk the Stations of the Cross – a processional ritual marking key points in […]

Prescribed burns being conducted

Blacksburg, SC – Kings Mountain National Military Park announced today, a series of prescribed burns will be conducted within the park boundaries through the end of May. Locations to be burned are as follows:  Water Treatment Plant burn unit – 111 acre area located north of the main park drive and adjacent to the Battlefield area. The unit is […]


A prime parking space at the Masters

The Masters is golf ’s Super Bowl. Just in case you have been living under a rock, the tournament is held each spring at the Augusta National Golf Club, a VERY exclusive club. You can become a member by invitation only, but not even members get to park where my Dad and I did one year. (Find out where at […]