2022-09-12 E-Edition


Gaffney High Air Force JROTC cadets stood in silent formation in front of a large American flag Friday morning in a memorial tribute to mark the 21st anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Gaffney High band members played the national anthem. Teachers shared their own memories about the Sept. 11 tragedy with students and how it has impacted […]

Scoot Mullinax, right, the winner of last week’s football pick ‘em contest

Scoot Mullinax, right, the winner of last week’s football pick ‘em contest is shown receiving his $100 prize from Ledger staffer Scott Powell.


Sheriff’s deputy Jamie Keeter hugs a third-grade student at Cherokee Charter Academy during a breakfast honoring first responders Friday. Students served biscuits, fruit and sweet treats to members of the City of Gaffney Police Department, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and local firefighters. They spent the week writing thank you letters for bravely serving the community. See the story here.(Ledger photo […]


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Duke proposing 13% rate increase

Average customer will pay $15.75 more per month

Another local utility is raising its electrical rates. In its annual filing with the Public Service Commission of South Carolina, Duke Energy Carolinas is seeking to recover fuel costs as part of its annual adjustment for the fuel used to power South Carolina homes and businesses. If approved, average residential customers using 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per month would see their […]

Tourney planned to support scholarship and to raise awareness about bullying

Providence Baptist Church will hold a golf tournament fundraiser in October to support a scholarship started to change people’s hearts about bullying. Providence will hold the second annual Blaine Sarratt Memorial Golf Tournament Oct. 22 at Meadowbrook Golf Course in Rutherfordton, N.C. The entry fee is $80 per person. The tournament will be limited to the first 18 teams and […]

Commission meets Tuesday

Developer seeking rezoning for planned 200-home subdivision

The city’s Planning Commission will consider a rezoning request at its meeting Tuesday for another large residential subdivision. The 200-home residential subdivision would be located on a 58-acre parcel on Twin Lake Road. Gaffney City Council recently unanimously approved the developer’s annexation petition. Whether the commission will approve the request is anybody’s guess after motions to rezone a couple of […]

Dancing & doughnuts

First responders connect with kids

Cops eating doughnuts might be a played-out cliche, but at the Cherokee Charter Academy on Friday, county first responders enjoyed the breakfast treat alongside the school’s third-grade students. The charter school hosted a First Responder’s Appreciation Breakfast for the City of Gaffney Police Department, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and local fire departments. The event was held in remembrance of the […]

Police Reports

Woman arrested after fight breaks out in Walmart

A woman was arrested August 21 for breach of peace after city police responded to a fight in progress at Walmart. The officer’s report states two families were fighting in regards to one family being responsible for getting a member of the other family’s boyfriend arrested the previous night. The suspect reportedly continued to scream at bystanders and yell obscenities, […]