2023-04-14 E-Edition


The news staff of The Gaffney Ledger will go to any lengths to get a story, like putting on a bee suit for an article in today’s special section — ‘Ah, Spring.’ Associate Publisher Abbie Sossamon is shown above in a protective suit she donned while interviewing the owners of HoneyStrong. See that story and many more spring-related articles and […]

Lightning strike causes restaurant to close for days, sets fire to apartment

A week after severe weather knocked out power across Gaffney, one fast-food restaurant remains closed. The McDonald’s restaurant on Floyd Baker Boulevard was struck around 7 a.m. Friday morning, which fried nearly all of the electrical systems and computer equipment, according to Cari Sepulveda, owner/operator of the local restaurant. “This left the restaurant without the data, technology and equipment necessary […]

City matches contributions made by mayor, councilman to help fund team’s trip to world finals

Seven B.D. Lee problem-solving students are one step closer to competing for a world title after receiving a donation from Gaffney City Council. The B.D. Lee Odyssey of the Mind Team received a coveted invitation to compete in the world finals at Michigan State University in May when they placed first at the state tournament in early March. But the […]

Blacksburg has new administrator

Blacksburg native Shane Childers was officially named the new town administrator Tuesday after he served in the interim role for the past three months. Childers started as Blacksburg assistant administrator on June 6, 2022. He was named the interim town administrator in January. He has overseen the town’s daily operations since former town administrator Dalton Pierce left last December to […]

Grave digger banned from Oakland

The Ledger received the following email and picture earlier this week and asked City of Gaffney Administrator James Taylor to look into the matter. Oakland Cemetery, where the picture was taken, is owned and maintained by the city. EMAIL My heart was broken by what I found. As were many family members when they saw the pictures I took. My […]


Gaffney resident Tasha Marshall recently spent the day in Columbia at the South Carolina Technical College System Legislative Luncheon with Spartanburg Community College (SCC) President Dr. Michael Mikota and Dean of Technologies Mark Smith. Marshall, a student in SCC’s networking and cybersecurity program, spoke with lawmakers and state officials on the ways the college is empowering the community. Rep. Dennis […]


Roger and Delores Hannon of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Ansley Brooke Hannon to Noah Lee Fowler of Gaffney. Mr. Fowler is the son of Eddie and Shannon Fowler of Gaffney and Karen Blanton of Boiling Springs, S.C.

Betty Wall

Pacolet, S.C. — Betty Durham Bradley Wall, 91, formerly of 160 Carroll Circle, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at The Inverness of Spartanburg. Ms. Wall was lovingly known by many nicknames by those that loved her…Momma, Grandma, Granny B, BB, Bettylou & Miss Betty. She was a ray of sunshine for those who […]

Robbin Deal

Gaffney – Robbin Ann Deal, age 69, transitioned from this life on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at White Oak Manor, Shelby, NC. A memorial service will be Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 3:00 pm at Genesis Funeral Cremation Service & Chapel Inc. Genesis Funeral Cremation Service & Chapel INC. is serving the family.