Facebook postings about family court judge earn man four years in prison

SPARTANBURG — While he still believes he has valid disagreements with the Family Court system, a 38-year-old Gaffney man accused of threatening the life of a Family Court judge through postings on the Facebook social media website admitted Tuesday that he crossed a line. “When I made (those postings), I really thought I had a First Amendment right,” Joel David […]

Five facing meth charges after explosion

Cherokee County investigators summoned to the scene of a Friday afternoon explosion at a McGraw Road, Cowpens, home charged five people with manufacturing methamphetamine. According to an incident report, Special Investigations Division Sgt. Nick Federico was en route to the scene at 511 McGraw Road when he came across another deputy who had stopped a vehicle driven by Kevin Ray […]

Man accused of shooting at tow truck

A 57-year-old Gaffney man was arrested April 22 after he allegedly shot at two people while they towed away a repossessed truck on Burnt Gin Road. According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy was dispatched to Burnt Gin Road at approximately 7:20 a.m. and was advised upon his arrival that a man and woman from Inman had gone […]

Rec district official quits unexpectedly

The “Help Wanted” sign at the Cherokee County Recreation District won’t be coming down anytime soon. Just 24 hours before Recreation District officials planned to advertise for a new athletic director position, Cherokee County Recreation District Assistant Director Greg Taylor unexpectedly tendered his resignation Monday. “It was an absolute shock,” Cherokee County Recreation District Director Mac Byars said. Taylor cited […]

Roberta Robbs: ‘I didn’t expect to live long enough to see 100’

A letter of congratulations from the White House and a limo ride around town are just a few surprises Roberta Robbs received for her birthday this year. After all, it’s not every day someone reaches the century mark. Robbs’ 100th birthday celebration Monday featured birthday cake, balloons, pictures and laughter from family and friends who gathered in the Senior Centers […]


19-year-old charged

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators have charged a 19-year-old Gaffney man with the armed robbery of one convenience store and the attempted armed robbery of a second. The charges against Rashawn O’Brian Wheeler, whose address is listed as Cooper Street, stem from incidents that occurred on consecutive days last week. On April 18 at approximately 9:45 a.m., a lone man […]

School secretary bitten by copperhead

Victim transported to hospital after incident

A Gaffney Middle School secretary was bitten by a copperhead snake that was underneath a truck at her home. Vanessa Rollins was transported to Upstate Carolina Medical Center by family members when she was bitten in the foot at 8:30 p.m. April 16 in the driveway of her Lois Drive residence in the Grassy Pond community. Relatives immediately called 9-1-1 […]

May 12 is deadline to register to vote in June primary

Voters have until May 12 to register to vote in the June 12 primary elections, the Cherokee County Voter Registration Office announced in a press release. In order to vote, you must be registered at least 30 days prior to any election. The Cherokee County Council District 3 race between incumbent Quay Little and his Republican Party challenger Steven Blanton […]