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There’s always next year:

The real reason resolutions fizzle and how to change that in 2014

HOBOKEN, N.J. – Everybody loves a new year. It’s a bright, shiny, fresh, clean slate. A vista unblemished by mistakes or regrets. More...

Gaffney native, stationed in Naples, chosen as Region Sailor of theYear

NAPLES, Italy (NNS) – Air Traffic Controller 1st Class Chanieta Bradley, assigned to U.S. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Mr. and Mrs. Starnes celebrate 50th anniversary on Dec. 24

Mr. and Mrs. Curtis L. Starnes Jr. of Gaffney celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 24, 2013.  Mr. and Mrs. Starnes were married in 1963 in Lancaster. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Wyatt Carpenter, retired pastor

CANYON, Texas – Alton Wyatt Carpenter, 63, of Canyon, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in Amarillo, Texas.  More...

Ruby Bridges, 83, retired from Stouffers

Ruby Onile Price Bridges, 83, formerly of 264 Buck Shoals Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Gaffney Medical Center.  More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Leadership goals for the new year

With a New Year comes an opportunity for a new beginning. For many people, it’s a time to reflect on ways we can better ourselves. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Cody’s Top 10 List

This is the time of year for reflection on the events of the past year and maybe a little looking forward as to what’s to come in 2014.  As do most newspapers, we publish a list of the Top 10 news stories of 2013, which can be found on our More...

THEIR VIEW

FCC shouldn’t allow in-flight calls

If the Federal Communications Commission loosens rules to allow airline passengers to talk on cellphones while in flight, we hope the airlines also will issue individual parachutes for all aboard. More...

Local News

New arrivals destined for a life of fighting crime

Candy, the bloodhound gives birth

The stork made a very special delivery at the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday.  The dog kennels at the sheriff’s office now have nine new baby bloodhounds destined for a life of police work — tracking down missing pe More...

Chairman will seek to retain post

If Tim Spencer has his way, he will remain chairman of Cherokee County Council.  Spencer publicly announced at a recent council meeting that he plans to seek re-election as council chairman.  Council will elect its officers for 2014 at its More...

Renovation tops county to-do list

Atop Cherokee County Council’s 2014 to-do list is the selection of an architectural firm to design plans for a detention center project .  Council conducted interviews with Moseley Architect, Adeptus and McMillan and Pazdan and Smith in O More...

Sports

A look back at a few sports items that made headlines during the past year

“THE STREAK” ENDS Eventually, all good things come to an end. For fans of Gaffney football, on a wet, dreary November night, one of the possessions for which it held dearest was snatched away like a thief in the night. More...

Jackets sting Gaffney to capture tourney title

Gaffney had the best player but Irmo had the better team on Monday. Gaffney phenom L.J. More...

BEST OF 2013

Limestone women’s basketball BEST TEAM The Limestone women's basketball team posted the best season in program history this past year More...

State News

State Museum announces events for next several months

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina State Museum has announced its calendar of exhibitions, events and public programs for the next several months. The museum, located at 301 Gervais St., is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More...

National News

Honest cabbie given $10,000 by gambler

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A poker player who left $300,000 in the back seat of a Las Vegas taxi made good on his promise this week, handing over a $10,000 reward to the honest cabbie who returned the stash.  More...

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