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LifeStyles

Limestone students, local veteran actors light up stage in 'Beauty and the Beast'

Musical set for nine performances in Fullerton Auditorium

Disney's Beauty and the Beast will begin a twoweekend run Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Fullerton Auditorium. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Prison time won't provide therapy that nephew needs Dear Annie: My 34-year-old nephew brought his computer to a shop to be fixed. On the hard drive, the repairman found three videos and 15 pictures of child pornography. More...

Let the library show you how to use a computer, surf the Web

The Cherokee County Public Library is accepting registrations for its November/ December public computer classes. The one-session classes will be at the main library, 300 Rutledge Ave., from 10 a.m. until noon. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jimmy Lanier

Retired from Johns Manville

Jimmy Lee Lanier, 67, of 250 Hampshire Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, at his home. Born in Cherokee County, he was the husband of Evelyn Parris Lanier and son of the late June Lanier and Coleen Wilson Lanier. More...

Lula Smith Harrison

Retired from United Merchants-Buffalo Plant

UNION - Lula Smith Harrison, 85, of Ellen Sagar Nursing Home, widow of Herbert D. Harrison, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008. Mrs. Harrison was born in Union on June 10, 1923, a daughter of the late Gist Smith and Jane Smith Smith. More...

Macie Love Martin

Kings Creek native

WILLISTON - Services for Macie Elma Love Martin, 97, of Williston, will be held Thursday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m. at Williston First Baptist Church with Dr. David Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Williston Cemetery. More...

Other News

Teen killed by train

CRAMERTON, N.C. (AP) _ Police say a North Carolina teenager listening to his MP3 music player didn't hear a train approaching before he was struck and killed. More...

Councilman says average landfill pay will be $40K

In a bid to win support among Cherokee County Council, Waste Management has agreed to staff its proposed recycling center and landfill with high-paid local workers, a councilman said. More...

School board gives approval to new policies

School trustees approved a new policy Monday regarding tape recording meetings in the wake of a $100,000 lawsuit settlement approved in July. The district reached an out-ofcourt settlement with former maintenance employee Fred Knowles in July. More...

Thinking about quitting? Now is the perfect time

Decisions made today can affect tomorrow. The state Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is hoping South Carolina residents make the right choice in deciding to ditch tobacco products. More...

Local News

Pink pumpkin project makes a statement

"A family member died of breast cancer two years ago."

Megan Collins took a novel approach when it came time to turn in her pumpkin for a Halloween project in English. More...

Town hires new cop

Blacksburg town officials took little time Tuesday in granting a local resident a place on the municipality's police force. More...

Public invited to comment on plan

The public is invited to give comments and recommendations for a statewide action plan for higher education at a public meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. in the Tracey Gaines Auditorium on the Spartanburg Community College central campus. More...

Sports

ACC this week

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Former Gaffney star named all-conference

Tusculum linebacker Jarvis Littlejohn received second team defensive honors on this year's All-South Atlantic Conference team. More...

Columns

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

"Excuse me, sir. Are you from around here?" I had just paid for some gas at Old Post General Store when the young man (I say young because he was obviously younger than I, but by how much I have not a clue) approached me. "Well, yes. Yes I am. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Wayne R. Smith, Marvin Jennings (front), Glenn V. Hoffner, Roy R. Bradley and William L. Field (back) kept up with local news by reading The Ledger while attending a reunion of the crewmen of the USS LST-1061 recently in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. More...

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