2023-05-26 E-Edition


Blacksburg High Class of 2023 members give a round of applause to their families for their support Thursday evening before they walked across the stage to receive their high school diplomas.

County splash pad to open Monday

There will be a new place to stay cool this summer. The county’s newest splash pad will open Monday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. Fittingly, the splash pad is located at the Midway Sports Complex and will have water features with sports-related themes. Parking shouldn’t be a problem. In addition to handicap-accessible spots, the county resurfaced the […]


Due to cool and rainy weather forecasts, the City of Gaffney is postponing the ribbon-cutting ceremony and opening of Irene Park Pool that was planned for Saturday. The pool will possibly be open on Monday, weather permitting, city administrator James Taylor said Thursday.


Monday, May 29 at 10 a.m. Cherokee County War Memorial Downtown Gaffney

Call to Order: Frank Sossamon III, Veteran’s Council Chairman Invocation: Rev. Joe Sparks, Jr. Pledge of Allegiance: Mr. Gary Martin, American Legion Post #10 Lowering of the Service Flags: Gaffney High School Air Force Jr ROTC National Anthem Recognition of Gold Star Mothers: Linda Brown, VFW #3447 Auxiliary Reading of the Names of our Fallen: Todd Humphries, Veterans Affairs Officer […]

Development board shoots for the ‘Moon’

The Cherokee County Development Board has hired a familiar face to direct the county’s economic development efforts. Ken Moon will become the executive director of the development board on Aug. 1. He was chosen Monday to take over when longtime director Jim Cook retires this summer. “On behalf of the Cherokee County Development Board, I am thrilled to welcome Ken […]


The Gaffney Ledger office will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Our regular edition will be published, however subscribers who receive the paper by mail will not get it until Tuesday. Our website, gaffneyledger.com, will be free access on Monday.

Another mural goes up in downtown Gaffney

A new, interactive mural has popped up in downtown Gaffney. Outside of the Gaffney House of Prayer, 300 North Limestone Street, is a digitized drawing of Gen. George Washington praying at Valley Forge during one of the bleakest times of the Revolutionary War. The newest mural is catty-corner to a mural of the Battle of Kings Mountain on the side […]

Foster is first Certified Ground Defense Instructor for department of probation

The South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services (SCDPPPS) recognizes Cherokee County Agent-In-Charge (AIC) Dinah Foster as the agency’s first Certified Ground Defense Instructor. AIC Foster attended an intensive week-long training at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. “The entire week was extremely taxing both physically and mentally,” Foster said. “It definitely pushed me out of my comfort […]


Six Institute of Innovation welding students recently completed a Technical Advancement Placement (TAP) assessment. Pictured are students Tamarjay Futrell, Benjamin Swayngim, Allen Lail, Joey Bagwell, Jason Norwood and John Philbeck. They will be able to exempt up to 30% from introductory college welding coursework by showing proficiency on different welding skills. TAP credits are valid for two years after high […]