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Bowden a possible candidate at Texas Tech
January 5, 2010 – 11:05 pm
Bowden a possible candidate at Texas Tech

Former Clemson head coach Tommy Bowden is a possible candidate for the vacant head coaching post at Texas Tech, according to a report in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

Audit: Oconee cashes in
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Audit: Oconee cashes in

Fiscal year 2009 ended with Oconee County amassing $24.5 million in unrestricted funds, a certified public accountant reported to County Council Tuesday night.

World of Energy doubles as gallery for students’ art
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
World of Energy doubles as gallery for students’ art

Teacher Anna Lewis, of A.R. Lewis Elementary School, hangs student artwork at Duke World of Energy on Tuesday morning. Oconee County and Pickens County student and teacher artwork will be on display from Jan. 7 through Feb. 12 with an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Duke World of Energy on Thursday.

Clemson City Hall project shows progress
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Clemson City Hall project shows progress

The two-phase Clemson City Hall expansion project is moving forward, slowly but surely.

McCall turns heat up on Westminster fire station project
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
McCall turns heat up on Westminster fire station project

Oconee County Councilman Wayne McCall used the public comment period at this week’s special Planning Commission meeting to again slam the proposed site for a $2.5 million Emergency Services building in Westminster.

Lake Hartwell project clears major hurdle
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Lake Hartwell project clears major hurdle

The much-talked-about plans to build a public recreation attraction on more than 300 acres of state-controlled Lake Hartwell property in Oconee County is one step closer to becoming reality.

Private sewer a ‘ticking disaster’ for Oconee, lawyer says
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Private sewer a ‘ticking disaster’ for Oconee, lawyer says

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) wants to know if local sewer officials would like to take over a privately-owned and troubled sewer system serving a bankrupt development near Lake Hartwell.

Chill blasts Upstate region
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Chill blasts  Upstate region

Climatologists expected a colder than normal winter in Upstate South Carolina, and if the first five days of 2010 are any indication, residents are going to see exactly that.

New year offers more to learn in Oconee
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
New year offers more to learn in Oconee

After their Christmas and New Year’s vacation, Oconee County students got back to work on Monday morning. Here, Walhalla Elementary School teacher Jenna Truesdale instructs students in her fourth-grade math class.

Poster contest targets tornado safety
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Poster contest targets tornado safety

For the 25th consecutive year, Oconee County students in first through sixth grades will have an opportunity to combine their artistic talent with tornado safety through the Tornado Safety Poster Contest.

Three arrested in separate domestic violence cases
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Three arrested in separate domestic violence cases

Oconee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 43-year-old Seneca man on New Year’s Eve for allegedly beating and threatening his girlfriend.

Troy Glaus and Braves finalize $1.75 million deal
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Troy Glaus and Braves finalize $1.75 million deal

Now that his shoulder is finally healthy, Troy Glaus is ready to learn a new position and regain his power stroke.

Jason Bay introduced as Mets new left fielder
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Jason Bay introduced as Mets new left fielder

Jason Bay happily put on his Mets jersey after two team executives fumbled with the buttons, then dispelled a couple of hurtful rumors, saying there were no issues with his shoulder or desire to play in New York.

NYPD: Jayson Williams charged with DWI after crash
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
NYPD: Jayson Williams charged with DWI after crash

Former NBA star Jayson Williams was charged with drunken driving after his SUV veered off an exit ramp and struck a tree early Tuesday, police said, the latest legal woe for the troubled ex-player.

LA stadium builder: Jaguars, Bills first on list
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
LA stadium builder: Jaguars, Bills first on list

The company behind a plan to lure the NFL back to Los Angeles said Tuesday the Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills are the first teams it will try to relocate.

NCAA rejects Fla. State appeal; upholds sanctions
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
NCAA rejects Fla. State appeal; upholds sanctions

The NCAA has upheld its decision to vacate up to 14 victories from former football coach Bobby Bowden as part of its penalty in an academic cheating scandal.

ESPN and Discovery launching 3-D TV networks
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
ESPN and Discovery launching 3-D TV networks

ESPN and Discovery Communications Inc both unveiled plans on Tuesday to launch 3-D television networks, reflecting a growing momentum in the entertainment industry to usher 3-D into the home.

Lady Gaga, Green Day, Pink to play at Grammys
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Lady Gaga, Green Day, Pink to play at Grammys

Lady Gaga, Pink, Green Day, Dave Matthews Band and Zac Brown Band are the latest acts scheduled to perform at the Grammy Awards on January 31, organizers said Tuesday.