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Record price paid for Bluefin Tuna

January 5, 2013
Record price paid for Bluefin Tuna

A bluefin tuna sold for a record $1.76 million at a Tokyo auction Saturday, nearly three times the previous high set last year – even as environmentalists warn that stocks of the majestic, speedy fish are being depleted worldwide amid strong demand for sushi. In the year’s first auction at Tokyo’s sprawling Tsukiji fish market,…

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Oregon tops Kansas State 35-17 in Fiesta Bowl

January 4, 2013
Oregon tops Kansas State 35-17 in Fiesta Bowl

Fifth-ranked Oregon defeated Number 6 Kansas State 35-17 in the Fiesta Bowl Thursday night at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. De’Anthony Thomas caught the opening kickoff for Oregon and ran it for a 94-yard return, kicking off what turned out to be a good night for the Ducks. Thomas also had a 23-yard…

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Louisville Upsets Florida 33-23 in Sugar Bowl

January 3, 2013
Louisville Upsets Florida 33-23 in Sugar Bowl

Louisville upset Florida 33-23 in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Wednesday night, as the Number 22 Cardinals stunned the fourth-ranked Gators at the Superdome in New Orleans. Louisville struck early, as Terell Floyd returned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown on the first play. Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was 20 of 32 for 266 yards…

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Ravens’ Ray Lewis will retire at end of season

January 3, 2013
Ravens’ Ray Lewis will retire at end of season

The Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Lewis announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of the season after 17 years in the NFL, all of them with Baltimore. The Ravens are currently in the playoffs, with a wild card match-up on Sunday, so Lewis will retire whenever the team’s playoff run ends, either with elimination…

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‘Spoiler Alert’ among most overused phrases of 2012

December 31, 2012

Spoiler alert: This story contains words and phrases that some people want to ban from the English language. “Spoiler alert” is among them. So are “kick the can down the road,” “trending” and “bucket list.” A dirty dozen have landed on the 38th annual List of Words to be Banished from the Queen’s English for…

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Clemson Boil Water Advisory Repealed

December 29, 2012

Residents of the city of Clemson no longer have to boil their water before using it.  The Clemson Utilities Department has repealed its earlier boil water advisory.  Samples taken after officials repaired a damaged line revealed the water was safe for drinking and cooking.  Updated information can be obtained at the City of Clemson website.

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High School Basketball Round-up

December 28, 2012

In the Apple Classic Holiday Hoops Tournament going on this week at Walhalla High School – on Thursday, Walhalla’s girls defeated Easley 62-37. Heather Jankowy with 22 points to open the tournament. The Lady Razors will face Pickens at 6:00 PM Friday. The Lady Blue Flame downed Liberty 50-17 on Thursday. Walhalla’s boys got a…

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Apple Classic Tournament is Underway

December 27, 2012

The 2012 Apple Classic Holiday Hoops Tournament got underway Thursday morning at Walhalla High School. The first game of the day saw the Pickens girls defeat Liberty 50-17. The opening game of the boys bracket saw Stephens County, GA defeat Blue Ridge 55-38. Walhalla’s girls play Easley at 6pm Thursday, while the Razorback boys have…

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Oconee in position to swing an elbow or two

December 27, 2012

The rise of State Senator Thomas Alexander of Walhalla to chair of the South Carolina Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce, and Industry should add clout for Oconee’s chances to land a major employer. Because right across the State House lobby, of course, the chairman of the House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee is none other…

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NBC Special Looks Back on 50 Christmases at 1600 Penn

December 20, 2012
NBC Special Looks Back on 50 Christmases at 1600 Penn

NBC celebrates the holidays with unprecedented access to the most famous home in America in “A White House Christmas: First Families Remember,” on Thursday, December 20 (8-9 p.m. ET). Hosted by multiple Emmy Award winner Meredith Vieira, the special takes a look at Christmases past and present with 10 presidential families over the last 50…

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