2022-06-03 E-Edition

Bitcoin mining explained — sort of

Those who have been bothered by the loud hums of a bitcoin mining facility in Gaffney might soon have some relief. Robert Collazo, CEO of Bit5ive, said they are in the process of installing an evaporative cooling system on each of the facility’s 20 pods which will greatly reduce the sound produced by the highpowered fans used to cool the […]

New town home projects in the works

There are more housing options coming to Gaffney. The city’s planning commission is scheduled to review preliminary plans for a town home subdivision and consider a rezoning request for a similar subdivision at its meeting on Tuesday, June 14. Approximately 20 to 30 town homes are planned for a parcel at East O’Neal and S. Johnson streets. City zoning administrator […]

City OKs building plans for fitness center

Planet Fitness is closer than ever to muscling its way inside the former Bi- Lo supermarket building. City of Gaffney engineer and assistant administrator Scott Keller said the city has approved the building plans for the fitness center. The plans show the fitness center will fill most, if not the entire, 21,500 square foot building. In addition to fitness areas, […]

Another school board seat opens up

Cherokee County School Board member Kevin Phillips will not run for reelection for District 7. Phillips said he made his decision after sitting down to talk with his family in recent weeks. He will finish his time on the school board following the Aug. 9 elections. Frank E. Wilson has filed for the District 7 seat. Filing for Gaffney City […]


EDITOR’S NOTE: Newcomers to Gaffney, Pat and Eddie Hicks, sent this photo to the Ledger and we wanted to share it with our readers. They said they love Gaffney! Good Morning Cody, We are new to Gaffney, will be here two years at the end of September. We live on Royal Drive behind Limestone University. We have a 11.5-month-old black […]

Surveys being conducted on COVID vaccines

In partnership with SCDHEC, Limestone University, KNOW2 and Wholespire Coalition, Cherokee County received a national grant from the National Association of City and County Health Officials entitled Partnering for Vaccine Equity (P.A.V.E.). As of April 30, 2022, 43.9% of Cherokee County adults aged 18-64 have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna or Janssen) and 38.1% have completed the […]


I loved you on our 1st anniversary; I love more on our 40th! Happy anniversary, Susan. Love you, Jim.

First harvest from community garden ‘producing’ good results

Green beans, radishes and squash are the first vegetables harvested from a community garden planted by the Wildcats Workshop in Blacksburg. The vegetables quickly sold out at a summer produce stand set up this week beside the garden on the corner of Ramseur Drive and Chester Street across from Blacksburg High. The community garden is a project created by Blacksburg […]

Beware of ‘wildcats’ at grand opening of Blacksburg’s splash pad

In a lot of towns, the last thing a visitor wants to see is a wildcat. This isn’t the case in Blacksburg where 10 metal art wildcats have taken up residence in downtown Blacksburg and the new Lime Street Park. The project was done by the Blacksburg High Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) and Institute of Innovation welding students. AVID […]