Crash leaves county employee hospitalized in serious condition

A Cherokee County code enforcement officer was seriously injured Wednesday morning in a 2-vehicle collision on a temporary metal bridge near Gaffney. Edward Todd Coggins, 30, of Gaffney suffered neck and spinal fractures and lacerations to the face in the 10:10 a.m. collision on Baker Road, a family member said. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of […]

Killer gets 45 years

A 43-year-old man accused of brutally beating, strangling and stabbing his former girlfriend to death will be an old man before he is eligible for freedom. Following approximately an hour and a half of deliberations Thursday afternoon in Cherokee County General Sessions Court, a jury of 7 men and five women convicted Joey Lynn Clark, formerly of Mooresboro, N.C., of […]

Many complaints about bridge at wreck site

A local state Department of Transportation official acknowledged Thursday concerns from motorists about the safety of a temporary metal bridge deck on Baker Road where a county employee was seriously injured Wednesday in a 2-vehicle collision. Local DOT maintenance engineer Stephen Ellis said he’s had a few complaints about traction issues on the bridge. “The metal will freeze up quicker,” […]



Granard Middle edged out in ‘Battle of the Brains’ finals

The Battle of the Brains lived up to its championship billing Thursday as Granard Middle students fell just short in the quiz bowl competition in Spartanburg. Sterling Middle won 50- 45 in a close match in which the Greenville County school correctly answered just two more questions than Granard Middle in the finals. The championship was held Thursday morning in […]

Police seek cat shooter

City of Gaffney police are asking for the public’s help in ending an apparently ongoing case of animal cruelty. Since just before Christmas 2013, code enforcement officer Dwayne Fowler said he has received reports of as many as five stray cats being shot with a pellet gun in the neighborhood near Central Baptist Church, roughly in an area from East […]

DUI conviction can be very expensive

A minimum of $10,000, attorney says

Most people pay less than $10 for a 12-pack of beer. But it could end up costing a lot more. If consumed over a period of a few hours, it is more than enough to raise the blood alcohol level well above the state’s legal .08 limit. The real cost for a DUI conviction includes numerous factors — loss of […]


BHS grad completes training

Army National Guard Pvt. Robert M. Duckett has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship qualification, bayonet combat, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and […]