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Air passengers deal with tougher U.S. security
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Air passengers deal with tougher U.S. security

Air travelers arriving in the United States under tighter security on Tuesday said they faced repeated passport checks and could not use blankets or leave seats in the last hour of their flight, but some said they felt safer.

Yemeni loses appeal for release from Guantanamo
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Yemeni loses appeal for release from Guantanamo

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld a ruling that a Yemeni man who cooked for Taliban and al Qaeda fighters in Afghanistan was lawfully detained at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

California airport shut down in security scare
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
California airport shut down in security scare

A hazardous substance was found in a passenger’s luggage at a California airport, sending two federal baggage screeners to the hospital and prompting an evacuation of the terminal on Tuesday in the latest U.S. aviation security scare.

Tell Willie, 1-6
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Tell Willie, 1-6

Willie,
I have a co-worker who always blames other kids for what her child does. At first I thought yeah, I would not let them hang out with my teen child either, bad influence. But it is getting to the point of where I have noticed that it has become every friend’s fault for what the child does. I can’t believe it is all these other kids’ fault and not ever her own child’s fault. All I hear is my child is a good child, it is _____ (fill in the blank with whatever friend they have at the time). After a while, would any parent not see their little darling may be at fault as well? Would it be rude to tell her my thoughts? At least she may stop talking about all the other bad kids! I feel if a person is not forced to participate in an activity, then they should hold part of the responsibility. Kids will be kids, and all we have to except that ours may be in the wrong from time to time. I know I have one, and I know he is not perfect.

DHEC needs to relocate its monitor
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
DHEC needs to relocate its monitor

Editor:
It seems as if DHEC and EPA are defining Pickens County as dirty. Pickens needs to expand its employment base. When searching for a new location for facilities, businesses look at pollution levels. If Pickens County is rated non-compliant, they will not move here.

Eugene Robinson: A designation Cuba doesn’t deserve
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Eugene Robinson: A designation Cuba doesn’t deserve

Under new rules prompted by the failed Christmas Day terrorist attack, airline passengers coming to the United States from 14 nations will undergo extra screening: Afghanistan, Algeria, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Local students named SC Junior Scholars
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Local students named SC Junior Scholars

Thes 26 Seneca Middle School eighth-grade students have been named South Carolina Junior Scholars.

‘Santa’s helpers’ visit Seneca Residential
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
‘Santa’s helpers’ visit Seneca Residential

Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post #6830, wearing Santa hats, are surrounded by residents of Seneca Residential on Tokeena Road.

Going the distance
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Going the distance

More women are taking on the challenge of ultraevents

January 6 Arrests
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
January 6 Arrests

Edward Andrew Sulger

Orchard Park Elementary hosts Seasons Readings
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Orchard Park Elementary hosts Seasons Readings

WESTMINSTER — Orchard Park Elementary School Media Center hosted Seasons Readings the week before Christmas for students.

How to care for your bones through the ages
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
How to care for your bones through the ages

Bones are the body’s first lines of defense. They protect the brain, heart and lungs and anchor the muscles. They keep us mobile. And all they ask in return is our support to keep them strong: good nutrition, weight-bearing exercise, calcium and Vitamin D.

Medicare Q & A
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Medicare Q & A

What you need to know to get the best coverage

To your health, 1-6
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
To your health, 1-6

Use nervousness to enhance performance

Leader Ford gives back
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Leader Ford gives back

SENECA — During these tough economic times, Leader Ford of Seneca is giving back to the community. In October, this dealership began a program that uses a portion of sales to benefit education in Oconee County.

Savvy Senior, 1-6
January 5, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Savvy Senior, 1-6

How to choose and use a cane

Resolved: Truth in taxation
January 5, 2010 – 7:20 am
Resolved: Truth in taxation

Oconee County government is halfway through its 2009-10 fiscal year, but tonight, County Council members will receive financial statements outlining the revenues and spending for July 2008-June 2009. They will undoubtedly be told that, once again, the county collected a lot more money than it spent.

Jailing fathers doesn’t serve children
January 5, 2010 – 7:19 am
Jailing fathers doesn’t serve children

Editor:
On Dec. 26, you had a column from a reader about wanting stricter sentencing on child support payees. I am one of many inmates serving time at OLEC for child support. This is a civil suit, not criminal. I am doing three months off a six-month sentence.