Defendant admits his guilt in brutal stabbing death

By TARA JENNINGSLedger Staff Writer A Gaffney man admitted stabbing a Blacksburg man to death in November of 2003 during proceedings Thursday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court. Eric Dewayne Blackwell, 24, of Limestone Courts Apartments, 940 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, pleaded guilty to murdering 27-year-old Chris Allen Riddle of Blacksburg. Blackwell faces 30 years to life in prison with […]


By SCOTT BAUGHMANLedger Staff Writer Looking for a new best friend? Well, you can get a lifetime of loyalty and dedication in return for some dog food or kitty litter. The Cherokee Rescue Animal Shelter will hold a remote Adoption Day at Big Lots on Floyd Baker Boulevard on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lee Polly, the group’s […]

Inmate convicted in Donahue slaying will ask for a new trial

By TARA JENNINGSLedger Staff Writer After spending nearly 10 years in prison, an inmate convicted of killing a Gaffney man is expected to request a new trial today at the Cherokee County Courthouse. Circuit Court Judge J. Derham Cole sentenced Clarence Gregory to two consecutive life sentences on l See TRIAL, Page 5A Nov. 3, 1995, for his role in […]

Millwood wants his masonry students to be more than just another brick in the wall

Kenny Millwood Teaches: Masonry Residence: Gaffney Family : Wife, Vanessa; son, Brad; daughter, Jennifer; three grandchildren Church: El Bethel Baptist Church Education : Gaffney High, Spartanburg Methodist College Work Experience : Fifteen years as a paramedic at Upstate Carolina Medical Center; worked as a mason with Cherokee Masonry in Gaffney and Beam Masonry in Forest City, N.C.; has been a […]

This is another installment in a continuing series focusing on the courses and personalities at the Cherokee Technology Center.)

  This is another installment in a continuing series focusing on the courses and personalities at the Cherokee Technology Center.) By SCOTT POWELL Ledger Staff Writer Masonry students are working to provide the Blacksburg High School softball team with more amenities on its home field next season. Students from the Cherokee Technology Center (CTC) masonry program have been working since […]

Limestone prepares for 2005 graduation

By SCOTT POWELLLedger Staff Writer Limestone College will graduate 330 students on Friday and Saturday at 4 p.m. ceremonies each day in Fullerton Auditorium. Limestone College Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Karen Gainey will speak Friday to 180 graduates of the day and evening programs at the Gaffney, Spartanburg and Columbia sites. The college recently combined its Block and […]


— Pack 53 cub scouts Hayden Bunch, Boyce Mullinax and Wesley Wyatt received the Arrow of Light, the highest award for cub scouts, on Tuesday at a ceremony at First Baptist Church. The cub scouts are pictured with cubmaster Mark Bunch, Webelos Pack 53 den leader Karla Lavender, Brandon Turner, and assistant cubmaster Brian Turner.

Sheriff’s Run for Relay rescheduled

By TARA JENNINGSLedger Staff Writer The rain that caused last weekend’s motorcycle rally to be postponed until this Saturday hasn’t dampened the spirits at the sheriff’s office to raise money for cancer research. The motorcycle entourage will gather Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office — with a slightly different schedule planned for after the ride. The […]

County Council to hold two budget hearings

By LARRY HILLIARDLedger Staff Writer Cherokee County taxpayers will have two chances to give county council an earful about the county’s proposed 6.3 mill tax hike. In addition to the regular public hearing before third reading of the budget ordinance, state law requires council to hold another public hearing since the proposed tax increase exceeds the current Consumer Price Index […]

As summer looms, teens make plans and set goals

By SCOTT BAUGHMANLedger Staff Writer With the school year winding down soon, Ledger Teen Panel members were already contemplating what they’d be doing during the summer months. For seniors on the panel, graduation looms, but for everyone in the discussion, plans were already beginning to take shape. “I’ll be working the whole summer to save money for college,” said Adrian […]