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A goodbye kiss triggered New Jersey airport scare
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm
A goodbye kiss triggered New Jersey airport scare

The security scare that shut the Newark, New Jersey airport for hours and delayed thousands of passengers was caused by a man who slipped into a secure area to give a woman a goodbye kiss, video released on Thursday showed.

U.S. contractors charged with killing 2 Afghans
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm
U.S. contractors charged with killing 2 Afghans

Two contractors from the private security company previously known as Blackwater Worldwide and working for the U.S. Defense Department were arrested on Thursday on charges they murdered two Afghans in Kabul and wounded a third.

Three dead in Missouri factory shooting
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Three dead in Missouri factory shooting

A gunman opened fire on Thursday at electrical products company ABB Power, where he worked, killing two co-workers and wounding several others, police said.

Obama orders new measures after security lapses
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Obama orders new measures after security lapses

President Barack Obama took ultimate responsibility on Thursday for security lapses that allowed the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a U.S. airliner and ordered reforms aimed at thwarting future attacks.

Students’ letters meant a lot to fallen hero
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Students’ letters meant a lot to fallen hero

A very special ceremony took place at Patriots’ Hall: Oconee Veterans’ Museum on Dec. 30. Air Force Captain Brock Lusk presented an American flag to Ms. Jody Hughes, a second-grade teacher at Westminster Elementary School.

January 8 Arrest
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm
January 8 Arrest

Nathaniel Earl Goodine Jr

Tell Willie, 1-8
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Tell Willie, 1-8

Willie,
Why is it that Seneca Light & Water charges us a trucking fee when all they are doing is having us pay their debts and charging us a disconnect fee when we are not disconnected? I have just paid my bill and they charged me the disconnect fee when I wasn’t disconnected, then refused to go ahead and disconnect my service before I paid the fee, so that way I had a reason to pay the fee. Willie, please help me on this.

Diversions Calendar, 1-8
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Diversions Calendar, 1-8

There’s a lot going on in Oconee County!

Food drive is a good recipe for the joy of giving
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Food drive is a good recipe for the joy of giving

Some third-grade students sit amidst a sampling of the items that were donated to the Fair-Oak Elementary School Food Drive.

Hey y’all, 1-8
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Hey y’all, 1-8

Check out the local “celebrities!”

Taxes change for homeowners, parents, students
January 7, 2010 – 9:16 pm
Taxes change for homeowners, parents, students

With tax season right around the corner, new laws and legislation are slated to change things up a bit.

Just in case
January 7, 2010 – 9:15 pm
Just in case

Tabitha Smith, 8, and her grandfather, Larry Thompson, look at sleds on Thursday morning at Ace Hardware in Seneca in anticipation of the predicted snowfall.

If you can’t stand the cold …
January 7, 2010 – 9:13 pm
If you can’t stand the cold …

Ace Hardware employee Jerry Smith assists customer Renay Matheson in purchasing a heater on Thursday morning. With temperatures reaching into the teens, many people are turning to space heaters to help stay warm.

Legal action on recycling goals possible
January 7, 2010 – 9:11 pm
Legal action on recycling goals possible

Clemson Mayor Larry Abernathy and Central Mayor Mac Martin are hopping mad over possible monetary penalties under consideration by Pickens County toward municipalities that fail to meet recycling percentage goals.