2022-11-04 E-Edition

Her future is uncertain, but she’s safe for now

A Ukrainian tennis player has found a place of refuge at Limestone University in the months since her war-torn country was invaded by Russian troops. Limestone sophomore Anastasiia Khriapko won a singles and doubles match for the Saints women’s tennis team on Feb. 24. It was the same day Russia sent military troops into Ukraine from three fronts and fired […]


Kesha Dover won last week’s football contest, missing only three games. Two others missed three games but Kesha was closest on the tie-breaker. Congratulations Kesha! “This was years in the making,” she said. She is shown here accepting her check from The Ledger’s Cody Sossamon. A new contest is in each Monday’s edition of The Gaffney Ledger. Be sure to […]


Husband, wife face 5 charges of ill treatment of animals

A husband and wife have been arrested on five counts of torturing animals after they allegedly left their dogs, bunnies and a guinea pig inside a camper to die. On October 27 around 4 p.m., deputies with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office were called to a welfare check at 206 Ross Street. Deputies could reportedly smell a foul odor emitting […]


A record year!

Even with two months left in the year, 2022 will be one for the record books in regard to capital investment here. The county is on pace to eclipse more than one-half billion in capital investment, making it the largest ever for a calendar year. “It’s been a great year for capital investment,” Cherokee County Development Board Director Jim Cook […]

Vallie Jones

Vallie Irene Taylor Jones, 86, of Fuquay Varina, NC passed away on November 2, 2022. She was born to Joseph Thomas and Nellie Pendergraft Taylor on October 25, 1936 in Harnett County, NC. Mrs. Jones is preceded in death by her parents, and husband Kay Dee Jones. She leaves behind children Danny (Kathy) Jones of Gaffney, SC; Charlene (Dennis) McLaurin […]


The Cherokee County Literacy Association is having a hot dog sale fundraiser on November 12 at 11:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. in the office parking lot at 409 Buford Street. Plates for $ 8.00 includes 2 hot dogs with chili, baked beans, and slaw. Plate for $ 5.00 includes 1 hot dog with chili, baked beans, and slaw. Chips and desserts are […]

Janelle Diffenderfer

Janelle Elizabeth Diffenderfer, 92, of Blacksburg, passed away Tuesday, November 1st. She was married to the late Leo E. Diffenderfer and daughter of the late Thomas and Sudie Putnam. Left to cherish her memory are a daughter, Connie Swofford (Donnie) of Greenville, SC and a son Roger Diffenderfer (Lisa) of Blacksburg, SC. Also 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. In addition […]

John Taylor Martin Sr.

North Augusta, SC—John “Taylor” Martin, Sr. passed away in Augusta, GA on October 31st, 2022 at the young age of 92. His battle with serious medical issues in recent years showed his courage in facing life’s challenges with a smile. Despite the pain, Taylor came out a hero to his family and stayed strong until the end. Born in Patrick […]