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Kohlhepp avoids death penalty

Todd Kohlhepp will serve seven life sentences in prison, plus an additional 60 years, for the murders of seven people between 2003 and 2017.

Kohlhepp, a Spartanburg man, admitted to the slayings and to sexually assaulting a woman that he held captive in a storage container.

Chrissy Taylor will be remembered for her compassionate nature and her tough battle with cancer during a Memorial Walk in June.

Taylor’s legacy lives

Friends and family knew Chrissy Taylor for her compassionate nature.

She often looked for ways to ease the burden of others—from the youngest in Miracle Hill’s children’s homes to the oldest homeless person on the street. But while she was caring for others, Taylor’s own health was quickly declining.

Edwin Thomas

Greer Middle teacher charged

Greer Middle school teacher Edwin Thomas, 51, has been arrested and charged with assault and battery after an incident at the school in early April.

According to a Greer Police incident report, Thomas initiated unwanted physical contact with a 12-year-old female student, approaching her to inquire if she wanted a hug.

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