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SMFG to raise $9.7 billion in share issue
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm
SMFG to raise $9.7 billion in share issue

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (8316.T) said it would raise up to $9.7 billion in a share sale to meet stricter global banking regulations and expand overseas.

GM not hopeful on Saab deal, proceeds with closure
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm
GM not hopeful on Saab deal, proceeds with closure

General Motors Co Chief Executive Ed Whitacre said on Wednesday he is not hopeful a breakthrough deal can be reached to save Saab and said GM is proceeding with the wind-down of the Swedish brand.

Cadbury talks to Hershey, others for rival bid
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Cadbury talks to Hershey, others for rival bid

Members of Cadbury Plc’s board are talking with counterparts at Hershey Co and other potential bidders as hopes wane for a significantly higher bid from Kraft Foods Inc.

Tell Willie, 1-7
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Tell Willie, 1-7

Willie,
Happy New Year, Willie.

Home schooling, a family in a class of its own
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Home schooling, a family in a class of its own

It wasn’t easy for Michele Patton to make a decision to keep her children out of the public school system.

January 7 Arrests
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm
January 7 Arrests

Tina Gail Harper

Ask Dr. Debra, 1-7
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Ask Dr. Debra, 1-7

Tribute to Mr. Mac

Marriage Licenses, 1-7
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Marriage Licenses, 1-7

Davis Michael Butts to Sheila Ann Moore, both of Westminster

Back injury to Tigers’ Jay ends career
January 6, 2010 – 4:28 pm
Back injury to Tigers’ Jay ends career

Clemson offensive tackle J.K. Jay announced Wednesday that his football career is over due to back injuries.

Firehouse price is issue too
January 6, 2010 – 9:31 am
Firehouse price is issue too

Oconee Councilman Wayne McCall raised issues about the location of the new Westminster/county firehouse last night. He should have talked turkey about the money for the project as well.
The last new firehouse built in Oconee County was built in Keowee in 2007.

Junior defenders to return to Clemson
January 5, 2010 – 11:15 pm
Junior defenders to return to Clemson

If having players good enough to consider leaving early for the pros is a good problem for a college football program to have, then having those players ultimately decide against doing so is the best of both worlds.

Bobcats come up short against Wren
January 5, 2010 – 11:15 pm
Bobcats come up short against Wren

Trailing by three with less than a minute to go on Tuesday night against Wren, Mark Taylor was probably the only person in Bobcat Gym not celebrating when his lay-in found the bottom of the basket and a whistle was blown.

Shorthanded Seneca falls to Hurricanes
January 5, 2010 – 11:14 pm
Shorthanded Seneca falls to Hurricanes

With two of her top players out of the lineup, Seneca High School girls’ basketball coach Amanda Holder knew early the tall task facing her Bobcats on Tuesday night against Wren.

West-Oak rolls to win in final region tune-up
January 5, 2010 – 11:13 pm
West-Oak rolls to win in final region tune-up

Sometimes it only takes a few runs to take over a basketball game, and that is exactly what happened for the West-Oak High School boys’ basketball game on Tuesday night.

Suffocating defense, hot shooting lifts Lady Warriors
January 5, 2010 – 11:12 pm
Suffocating defense, hot shooting lifts Lady Warriors

It’s not at all uncommon for a high school basketball team to surrender 17 points in a quarter. Seventeen points in a game though, is a bit more rare.

Noonan named Clemson soccer coach
January 5, 2010 – 11:10 pm
Noonan named Clemson soccer coach

After a lengthy wait, complete with a season the saw an interim head coach lead the Tigers, the Clemson men’s soccer program has found its new head coach in Mike Noonan.

High school roundup: Lions rally past Easley
January 5, 2010 – 11:05 pm
High school roundup: Lions rally past Easley

The Daniel High School boys’ basketball team erased an early fourth-quarter deficit en route to a 68-62 win on Tuesday night at Easley.

Booker, Downey named award finalists
January 5, 2010 – 11:05 pm
Booker, Downey named award finalists

On Tuesday, both Clemson forward Trevor Booker and South Carolina point guard were named as finalist for a pair of major awards.