2023-01-11 E-Edition


Governor Henry McMaster ordered that the flags atop the State Capitol be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Monday, January 9, 2023, in honor of E. DeWitt McCraw and in recognition of his extraordinary legacy and lifetime of service to the state of South Carolina. Flags at Gaffney City Hall and Cherokee County Adminstration building were also lowered […]

It’s not Ringling Bros., but it’s pretty close

Newly elected Gaffney City Councilman Allen Montgomery said he was told by several people that joining city council was like joining the circus. Well, the circus came to town Monday and nearly blew the roof off city hall. In the center ring were old adversaries Gaffney Mayor Dr. Randy Moss and Gaffney City Councilman Kim Phillips. Instead of flying on […]

Trustees reverse decision to sell Goucher to charter academy

A charter school group’s effort to purchase Goucher Elementary hit a major obstacle at Monday’s school board meeting. School trustees voted unanimously to rescind the sale of Goucher Elementary to Goucher Charter Academy. In November, school trustees accepted the charter school’s $710,000 offer to buy the 14.8 acre property. The offer made by the Goucher planning committee in mid-September was […]

KNOW(2) accepting nominations for community awards

KNOW(2) will host its annual Oscars Party – Afternoon at the Oscars – on March 18, 2023, at the National Guard Armory in Gaffney. In preparation for this special annual event, the Board is accepting nominations for the Oscar Fuller Legacy Award and the Rising Star awards. Nominations are due to Teresa Spires, Executive Director, by January 31 and may […]


RESULTS FROM THE PREVIOUS POLL Do you think the county should implement some sort of zoning ordinance? Yes (73%, 88 Votes) No (24%, 29 Votes) Not sure (3%, 4 Votes) Total Voters: 121 NEW POLL Should the city begin sponsoring the New Year’s Peach Drop as an annual event? Yes No Don’t care To vote, log on to www.gaffneyledger.com/latest-poll/ You […]


Chick-fil-A presented a check for $1,230.29 to The Gaffney Ledger’s ‘Christmas is for Kids’ from its December Cookies 4 Community fundraiser. Left to right, Olivia Sepulveda, Shawn Ellis Jr., Andy Clary of The Ledger and Anne Zimmerman.

Man dies from injuries

A Gaffney man injured in a two-vehicle collision December 27 has died, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said. Fowler said Scottie Bernard Washington, 50, of 409 Kraft Street died Friday, January 6 at Spartanburg Medical Center from injuries sustained in the crash. Washington was driver and lone occupant of a 2000 GMC SUV that was traveling west on S.C. Highway […]

Blacksburg police officer’s home destroyed by fire

A Blacksburg police officer needs help after losing four dogs and all his family’s belongings Jan. 4 in a house fire. Officer Allen Baker and his wife returned to their home in Sharon, S.C., and found their home engulfed in flames. Baker served in the U.S. Army and has been a police officer for 24 years. He has served as […]

Gail Martin

Gilbert, SC — Mary Gail Kirby Martin, 83, of 430 Shore Road, formerly of Midway Terrace, Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 8, 2023 at her residence. Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of the late John “Johnny” Edward Martin and daughter of the late Guy Edward Kirby, Sr. and Minnie Julia Humphries Kirby. […]