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Retail sales fall unexpectedly; jobless claims up
January 15, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Retail sales fall unexpectedly; jobless claims up

Retail sales unexpectedly fell in December, leaving 2009 with the biggest yearly drop on record and highlighting the formidable hurdles facing the economy as it struggles to recover from the deepest recession in seven decades.

Consumers are squeezed as inflation outpaces wages
January 15, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Consumers are squeezed as inflation outpaces wages

American families were squeezed last year as their inflation-adjusted weekly wages fell 1.6 percent — the sharpest drop since 1990 — even as consumer prices rose only modestly.

Home improvement on a budget
January 15, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Home improvement on a budget

Small changes mean big differences in 2010

Proud grandfather pins grandson in ceremony
January 15, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Proud grandfather pins grandson in ceremony

Joseph P. Wood, of Seneca, right, participates in Tri-County Technical College’s pinning ceremony for its December graduates of the associate degree nurse (ADN) program.

January 16 Arrests
January 15, 2010 – 11:00 pm
January 16 Arrests

Stephen Wayne Stone

Fair Oak Elementary announces 2nd nine weeks honor roll
January 15, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Fair Oak Elementary announces 2nd nine weeks honor roll

Fair Oak Elementary announces its second nine weeks honor roll for third grade

Tell Willie, 1-16
January 15, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Tell Willie, 1-16

Santa made a believer out of an unsuspecting reader!

Ozion Baptist Church trustees installed
January 15, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Ozion Baptist Church trustees installed

The Ozion Baptist Church of Seneca held an installation service for new church trustees on Jan. 10 with guest speaker Rev. William E. Cureton Sr., Pastor of the St. Peter Baptist Church.

Speaker dramatizes Tubman’s life
January 15, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Speaker dramatizes Tubman’s life

The Annual Emancipation Proclamation service, sponsored by the Seneca River Woman’s Auxiliary, was held Jan. 1 at the Seneca Family Life Center with guest speaker, Rev. WC Honeycutt, Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Seneca. His topic was “I Am Free” taken from the scripture John 8:31-32 and 36. Pictured is Sis. Annette Pettigrew giving a dramatization on Harriet Tubman.

Church calendar
January 15, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Church calendar

New Hope Baptist Church, 890 Old Stone Church Rd., Clemson, youth conference “This is the Day” 11 a.m. with Part 1 — guest speaker Minister Brandon Greene of Redemption World Outreach Center, Greenville: Part 2 at 4 p.m. — guest speaker Pastor Tabitha (Tammy) Johnson of Tabernacle of Deliverance & Praise, Anderson.