2019-06-05 E-Edition

Prevatte statue to be unveiled Thursday at dedication event

Bob Prevatte has cast a large presence over Limestone College and the Gaffney community for nearly 60 years. Now he will be even larger than life. Limestone College will unveil an eight foot-tall statue of Prevatte on Thursday at 10 a.m., which will be located near the Saints’ football practice field off Leadmine Street in Gaffney. The public is invited […]


A small child was rushed by helicopter for medical treatment following a scary Sunday evening incident in which the child reportedly fell from the second floor window of a Gaffney apartment. The incident occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. at an East Junior High Road apartment. Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller said his deputies responded to the scene and wrote in […]

Man who allegedly shot trooper refuses extradition

A 27-year-old Gaffney man who allegedly shot a South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper during a Sunday night traffic stop in York County, reportedly refused extradition from North Carolina on Tuesday. The refusal means Willie Bernard Wright, who is being held in North Carolina on a fugitive warrant, will remain jailed in Mecklenburg County until a governor’s warrant can be obtained […]

Mayor: County will chip in half-million on pool project

Gaffney City Councilman Glenn Fuller had reservations about supporting a motion to rebuild Irene Park pool ….. until Mayor Henry Jolly made a surprising announcement. Jolly announced at council’s meeting Monday that Cherokee County Council has pledged to give $500,000 for the Irene Park pool project. That was enough to sway the reluctant Fuller to support the plan to build […]

BHS ‘taste testers’ give thumbs up to new menu items

Chicken pot pies and shrimp tacos added excitement to the Blacksburg High lunch menu as the school year ended. After chicken pot pies proved a recent hit in school lunch lines, Blacksburg students weighed in about shrimp tacos during Friday’s lunch. Additional food tastings are planned for orange chicken, Sloppy Joes and steak and gravy. “The students really liked the […]


Shown here are some of the 46 participants in the HBA Robert Hammett Sporting Clays Tournament held recently.

Duke rates going up

New rates became effective on June 1 for Duke Energy Carolinas customers in South Carolina based on the Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSCSC) order issued May 21. The new rates remain below the national average, even after adjustments are made to reflect investments in cleaner, more reliable energy. Duke Energy Carolinas serves about 591,000 customers in the Upstate […]

“Sprechen Sie Deutsch?”

Gaffney native Austin Millwood leaves Friday to spend six weeks involved in a cancer research program in Germany. Millwood is a rising senior at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics. He will work as an intern at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg as part of the governor’s school international scientific research program for high […]


The Cherokee Co. DSN Board would like to make a correction to the information recently submitted thanking the Knights of Columbus for their donation to our agency and the Area 12 Special Olympics. The Knights of Columbus donated ALL of their proceeds raised from their annual Tootsie Roll Drive to both agencies. We apologize for this error and would like […]