2022-07-25 E-Edition

Playing in the mud

More than 3,500 people braved the scorching temperatures Saturday evening to watch red hot racing as modified 4-wheel drive trucks slid through a 200-foot-long mud pit at Lake Whelchel. The crowd roared with approval as a mix of professional truck drivers and weekend warriors competed for a $9,000 purse in a mud bog to end this year’s South Carolina Peach […]

Sunday shooting leaves one dead

A Cowpens man was shot and killed following an argument at a Gaffney home Sunday morning. The shooting occurred around 7:45 a.m. at the Phillips Mobile Home Park in the 2000 block of Union Highway. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the victim as 42-year-old Mark Kevin Brukler, II. Brukler was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Fowler. Cherokee […]

New officer sworn in

Two local law enforcement agencies were among 40 across the state who helped fulfill the goal of a 10-year-old battling terminal brain and spine cancer. Devarjaye “DJ” Daniel of Texas had a desire to be sworn into 100 agencies in his home state. He has far surpassed that as he is now an honorary member of nearly 400 across the […]


Occupation : Engineer at BPW Hometown : Cowpens Family: Wife and two daughters Education: Clemson/Presbyterian College Favorite movie: Lone Survivor Favorite song: Tennessee Whiskey, Chris Stapleton Favorite Entertainer: Morgan Wallen, Chris Stapleton Favorite Food: Sushi Hobbies: Golf, hunting and fishing Your Dream Car: CJ7 Jeep Wrangler Dog or Cat person: Dog Best Vacation: Caribbean Islands Place I’ve always wanted to […]

Candidate statements due by Friday, July 29

The Gaffney Ledger will publish candidate statements for the upcoming August 9 elections the week prior. The deadline for candidates to submit their statements of candidacy is Friday, July 29 at 5 p.m. The statements should be no longer than 600 words and emailed in a Word document or plain text to cody@gaffneyledger.com. A jpeg photo should be attached. Ballots […]


Pastor Jamie Billings, above, from Nazareth Baptist Church in Blacksburg is shown receiving a pie in the face. During Nazareth’s Vacation Bible School there was a challenge, boys vs. girls, taking up a collection of food for Iron City Ministries. If the girls won, Pastor Billings would get a pie in the face and if the boys won, Christy, his […]

New hours announced

Clint Harrill and Travis Greene have announced a new sale time for Harvest Livestock Exchange of Tuesdays at 12 noon. The Chester sale barn recently closed and the new hours will help accommodate their previous customers. “If recent events have you looking for somewhere to market your livestock, we’ll be happy to help you in any way we can,” they […]


Love Springs VBS  Love Springs Baptist Church will have vacation bible school July 24-28. The theme is Discovery on Adventure Island. VBS will be held nightly from 5:30-8 p.m. with dinner served at 5:30 p.m. Love Springs is located at 562 Sunny Slope Drive, Cowpens, SC 29330. Blood Drive A blood drive will be held Monday, July 25 from 2-7 […]

School board OKs tax increase

Unhappy with their options, school trustees reluctantly approved a tax increase Thursday night to help close a $2 million deficit in the new Cherokee County school budget. Six school trustees voted unanimously for a 4-mill tax increase to help offset the revenue shortfall in the first reading of a new $85 million budget for the 2022-23 school year. School trustees […]