Veteran laid to rest 4 years after his death

A forgotten hero finally received a proper burial Thursday after his cremated remains sat on a shelf in a coroner evidence room for four years. Army Pvt. Donald Tatro, 77, died of natural causes July 19, 2008, in Brookhaven Manor apartments on New Street in Gaffney. The Burlington, Vt., native left behind no information about a next of kin or […]

Agents seize pot and cash; charge Limestone student

An ongoing investigation by City of Gaffney Police Department narcotics investigators netted more than seven pounds of marijuana and more than $8,000 in cash from two Russell Street homes during the arrest of a Limestone College student Tuesday. According to an incident report made public Thursday afternoon, investigators went to a Russell Street home March 19 at 11:30 a.m. as […]

Robotics teams head to Orangeburg for First Tech Challenge

Broad River Electric recently provided a $1,500 recurring donation to assist the Blacksburg High robotics program. The donation is one of several ways Blacksburg and Gaffney High robotics teams have received support in recent months. Gaffney High launched a $1,500 fundraising effort via an online site called Kickstarter last week in an effort to secure additional money for its robotics […]

Workers at grenade plant laid off

A local manufacturer has laid off a portion of its workforce, according to numerous sources who have been in contact with the plant’s employees. Florida-based DSE Inc. produces 40 mm grenades for the U.S. government at its plant on Hwy. 329. Word began to leak about the layoffs last week, according to local development officials. Cherokee County Development Board Director […]

Couple walks away from overturned vehicle

A Florida couple relying on an Internet trip planner to find a highly-rated Chesnee Highway restaurant not only ended up missing out on a great meal — since the restaurant was closed — but needing a ride after their vehicle flipped during a wreck. While the couple suffered scrapes and bruises, however, they were able to walk away without the […]

Eat some Q, help MOW

Hungry residents can support a good cause Sunday when Cherokee County Meals on Wheels holds its annual fundraising dinner at Daddy Joe’s Beach House BBQ & Grill. Daddy Joe’s will offer a buffet feast from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. to benefit Meals on Wheels. This is the ninth consecutive year the popular restaurant has partnered with Meals on Wheels […]

School district plans annual arts expo for Tuesday, March 26

Performances by the Cherokee County Elementary Honors Choir and the Blacksburg High Vocal Jazz Singers are among many highlights planned Tuesday for a fine arts showcase presented by the Cherokee County School District. The district will hold its annual arts expo from 5:45 until 7:30 p.m. at Gaffney High. Residents are invited to view displays of student artwork from 18 […]

Council considers request to extend Know(2) scholarship

To achieve the goal of making county residents the best educated in the country, an education initiative spokesperson requested Monday that Cherokee County Council approve another $60,000 appropriation for a scholarship program. Council approved a similar appropriation last year. The money is earmarked to help students in technical fields of study meet their tuition needs. The scholarship program is part […]

County says nothing can be done about overgrown lot

An East Junior High Road resident is growing increasingly frustrated as overgrowth on an adjacent lot approaches eight feet. Tina Littlejohn said the lot is not only unsightly but a health hazard. What’s more, a deer leapt from the overgrown lot into her yard and damaged her fence. “The grass is growing eight feet high and rats are now coming […]

Burns Chevrolet goes to bat for youth baseball

Burns Chevrolet is partnering with the Gaffney Youth Baseball in Gaffney and has joined forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball program to provide new equipment, a monetary contribution, invitations to FREE instructional clinics, and an opportunity for community members to enter the free Chevrolet vehicle sweepstakes. “Youth baseball provides positive and productive life lessons for young people across America, […]