2023-03-10 E-Edition


The cherry trees around Gaffney City Hall are in full bloom and are a sight to behold.

Not guilty, but not free

Despite Facebook messages discussing the purchase of a gun and talk of a shooting, defense attorney Chris Allen’s strong closing arguments were enough to leave a jury scratching their heads and find Bryson Jamar Smith not guilty on all counts of attempted murder during a trial this week in Cherokee County Court of General Sessions. Smith, 35, was charged with […]

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Councils hear results of transportation study

The public has had its say on the public transportation study — now it’s in the hands of the councils. RLS & Associates official Laura Brown presented the results of the feasibility study on Monday to Cherokee County Council, members of Blacksburg Town Council who attended the county council meeting and Gaffney City Council. Brown explained the purpose of the […]


All candidates for the Board of Public Works District 4 Special Election are invited to submit Statements of Candidacy for publication in The Gaffney Ledger. The statement should be emailed to [email protected] in a Word document or plain text format. A head shot in jpeg format can also be submitted. There is no charge for this public service. All statements […]



Do you think South Carolina should legalize video poker machines? No (46%, 96 Votes) Yes (43%, 89 Votes) Don’t care (11%, 23 Votes) Total Voters: 208 NEW POLL Do you think people moving to South Carolina from out of state should have to pay a one-time $500 “Yankee Tax” to help maintain state roads? Yes No Don’t care To vote, […]

BHS winter guard wins state championship

For a second straight year, the Blacksburg High winter guard has won the South Carolina Band Directors Association (SCBDA) state championship. Winter guard is a competitive, performance activity for marching band color guards. Members use elements of dance, theater, flags, prop rifles and sabres in their shows. Blacksburg won the state championship Saturday at T.L. Hanna High School for this […]

Water and sewer service rate hikes proposed

Blacksburg residents could pay more for water and sewer service if proposed rate increases are passed by town council later this month. Town council gave preliminary approval Tuesday evening on a modest $1 increase in water rates and a $5 hike in sewer rates for town residents for the first 3,000 gallons before bills go up based on usage. The […]

James “Pawpaw” Sprouse

Gaffney, SC — James Albert Sprouse, 84, of 206 Perrine Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at his residence. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Betty Vinesett Sprouse and son of the late Grayson Sprouse and Lottie Dorman Sprouse. He retired from Hamrick Mills, a U. S. Navy veteran, and of […]