December 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

'Tree of Learning' (OK, it's really an old garage door, but still ...) offers insights into the world of digital photography

It's not every day a garage door becomes a focal point for learning in a classroom. But Granard Middle School art teacher Noah Lindemann spent several weeks this fall converting his old garage door into a digital photography computer lab. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She's falling out of love with drug-addicted hubby

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 20 years. He's had several health problems during this time, but has always managed his pain. Last year, he went to a pain management clinic and they prescribed narcotics. More...

Festive breakfast has become a Southern holiday tradition

Southerners love breakfast, so it's not surprising that a festive breakfast or brunch has become a holiday tradition in many families. More...

2007 Little Jill and Little Jack crowned

Elaylyn Mayberry, Omarion Jefferies win titles in Dec. 3 contest

The Ladies Progressive Club held its annual Jack and Jill contest Monday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at B.D. Lee Elementary School. There were six four-year-olds competing for the titles. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hubert D. Smith

(Known as Donnie Smith)

Hubert Donald Smith, known as Donnie, age 57, of 16 Lynwood Drive, Spartan- burg, South Carolina, answered the Master's call on Sunday morning, December 23, 2007, at 3:52 A.M. in the Mary Black Memorial Hospital in Spartanburg. More...

Lillian Hames Montgomery

Hickory Grove native

BLACKSBURG - Missionary Lillian Hames Montgomery, 92, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007, in Brookview HealthCare Center. Widow of Pink Montg omery, she was born in Hickory Grove, a daughter of the late Otha and Vestular Davis Hames. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A special time of year

It's 7 o'clock Christmas night and I'm writing this column on the computer at my house, which I never use. Therefore, it's totally foreign to me. The keyboard is different. The program I'm using to write it is different. More...

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Only suckers pay bills

Wouldn't it be fun to do a money-dance around town, throwing borrowed hundred dollar bills to passersby, while arranging to have others pay for the adventure? More...

Store clerk critical after being thrown from vehicle

A clerk from a Blacksburg gas station remained in critical condition today after being thrown from the hood of a car she was trying to stop early Tuesday. More...

Unconscious woman rescued from house fire

An elderly woman was rescued from a burning house on Christmas Eve. Gaffney Fire Department firefighters responding to a house fire at 506 S. Logan St. found Cenora L. Stevenson, 94, lying on the floor unconscious, Gaffney Fire Department Capt. More...

Economically speaking ...

Not a record year, but not bad

Although 2007's economic investment figures won't approach last year's record-setting mark, local development officials aren't complaining either. More...

Local News

Family survives house fire

A recent trip to Miami was supposed to be the culmination of a quest for local talent Octavius Smith, better known as "Doc Oct," as he returned to his hometown to perform in front of friends and family during the Christmas holidays. More...

Festival of Lights

Computerized light display will continue until Dec. 31

A local nonprofit agency is using a "festival of lights" in Blacksburg to help Cherokee County families affected by fire this holiday season. More...

CHRISTMAS CHEER

Jaden Minor of West End Daycare spreads Christmas cheer to residents of Magnolia Assisted Living Facility as he and his classmates sing several Christmas carols during a program last Tuesday. More...

Sports

GAMETIME!

Local schools part of holiday hoops slate Lady Wildcats hope to end holidays on winning note

The Blacksburg Lady Wildcats hope to end the holidays on a winning note Thursday at the Landrum Christmas tournament. The winless Lady Wildcats will play Polk County at 4 p.m. More...

Indians'perfect mark to be tested at Greer Christmas Tournament

For the first time in several years, the Gaffney boys basketball team will spend the Christmas holidays playing close to home. Gaffney will play Riverside Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in their first game in the Greer Christmas Tournament. More...

HOLIDAY HOOPS SCHEDULE

The Lady Indians hoops squad will take the floor today vs. Shelby at 2 p.m. at the Lady Hilltoppers Classic in Rutherfordton. Blacksburg faces Polk County at 4 p.m. in the Landrum Christmas Tournament. The tourney runs from Dec. 27-29 in Landrum. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

A rogue CIA

WASHINGTON - Outrage over the CIA's destruction of interrogation tapes is but one element of the distress about the agency by Republican intelligence watchdogs in Congress. More...

State News

President of the S.C. School for the Deaf and Blind will retire next week

SPARTANBURG - The president of the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind is receiving accolades from colleagues, students and others as she prepares to retire next week. Sheila Breitweiser plans to spend more time with her family. More...

SBA loans available in state following disaster declaration

COLUMBIA - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that federal disaster loans are available to small businesses located in the counties of Cherokee, Chesterfield, Greenville, Lancaster, Marlboro, Oconee, Spartanburg and York. More...

Partnership helps achieve cleaner air

COLUMBIA - The local and state partnerships to improve air quality in the state is helping bring about cleaner air sooner, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has announced. More...

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