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Promises, pomp and protests as Trump sworn in Promises, pomp and protests as Trump sworn in

Pledging to empower America’s “forgotten men and women,” Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington.

A challenge to the status quo A challenge to the status quo

I have been watching TV and reading a little history, as I am a great believer that history offers an insight into current events and a follower of the adage “those that don’t know history are bound to repeat history,” and that is scary.

Clemson, university get new ladder truck Clemson, university get new ladder truck

Anyone who lives in or visits the City of Clemson and Clemson University is well aware of the enormous growth taking place, evidenced primarily by the number of buildings now in operation or presently under construction.

Clemson football … ah, the memories that last Clemson football … ah, the memories that last

You know, it’s funny how you remember some things, but some things you can’t.

West-Oak edges Crescent, 62-60 West-Oak edges Crescent, 62-60

IVA — The West-Oak Warriors boys basketball team pulled off a thriller on the road on Friday, defeating the host Crescent Tigers, 62-60, to improve to 4-12 overall and 1-3 in Western 3A play.

Greenville tops Daniel in region clash Greenville tops Daniel in region clash

CENTRAL — The Daniel boys basketball team fought back hard in the second half against visiting Greenville on Friday night, but couldn’t overcome a slow start and fell to the Red Raiders, 62-48.

Seneca blisters Pendleton to stay perfect in region Seneca blisters Pendleton to stay perfect in region

SENECA — Until Friday night there might have still been some debate over who the best team in Western 3A was. The Seneca Bobcats put that conversation on ice with an electric performance in a 77-45 victory over the Pendleton Bulldogs.

With hopes and fears, a divided America watches With hopes and fears, a divided America watches

In living rooms, cafes and offices, people across America watched Donald Trump become the nation’s 45th president on Friday, with many eagerly anticipating the historic transition and others deeply fearing it.

Clemson commemorative rock on display Clemson commemorative rock on display

— A 7-ton rock commemorating Clemson football’s national championship that is being donated to Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney is now on display in Clemson.

Officials hear glowing reviews for championship viewing party Officials hear glowing reviews for championship viewing party

Clemson city officials said earlier this week they have received nothing but positive reports in the wake of the downtown viewing party for the national championship football game between Clemson and Alabama nearly two weeks ago.

Walhalla council recognizes local cheerleading squad Walhalla council recognizes local cheerleading squad

Walhalla City Council recognized local cheerleaders for their recent achievements at a cheer competition during council’s meeting on Tuesday.