West-Oak Hires Head Football Coach

West-Oak High School has hired a former Newberry College standout to be its next head football coach.  Athletic Director Tim Sheriff says Josh Pierce will take over the Warrior program from Jay Brannon, who resigned following the 2012 campaign.  Pierce played running back at Newberry, where he garnered two-time all-conference recogition and MVP honors.  Pierce has nine years coaching experience, […]

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AP: Armstrong admitted doping to Oprah

Lance Armstrong admitted in an interview with Oprah Winfrey taped Monday to doping during his cycling career, the Associated Press reports, citing a person familiar with the situation. The interview will air on Winfrey’s OWN network on Thursday. Oprah tweeted afterward, “Just wrapped with @lancearmstrong More than 2 1/2 hours. He came READY!” The admission interview came hours after Armstrong gave […]

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No one elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame

No one was elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame this year for just the second time in four decades and the first time since 1996, as baseball writers denied former superstars Barry Bonds, Rogers Clemens and Sammy Sosa admission in their first year of eligibility because of the suspicions they used performance-enhancing drugs. Other former players who also failed to […]

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Southern beauty sees popularity soar following Musburger comments

ESPN apologized for Brent Musburger’s commentary on Katherine Webb, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron’s girlfriend and 2012 Miss Alabama. “We always try to capture interesting storylines and the relationship between an Auburn grad who is Miss Alabama and the current Alabama quarterback certainly met that test,” ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys tweeted. “However, we apologize that the commentary in this instance went […]

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Holland adds her name to Seneca’s record books

In high school basketball on Tuesday, Seneca’s girls defeated BHP 63-50 in a game that saw Kianna Holland score 23 points and break Seneca’s all-time scoring record. Hollands’s 1,851 points are 14 better than former Bobcat and Clemson Lady Tiger Julie Talley’s career total, set back in 2002. Elsewhere, Wren’s girls defeated Walhalla 59-55 in overtime. West-Oak’s girl fell to […]

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RG3 injured in Redskins Wild Card playoff loss

Washington Redskins rookie franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III re-injured his right knee Sunday in the fourth quarter of his team’s 24-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in their wild card playoff game. After spraining a knee ligament a month ago, RG3 was playing yesterday with a brace and was obviously hobbled after falling awkwardly while throwing an incomplete pass in […]

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Police investigate possible murder-suicide

Law enforcement were at the scene Saturday morning of what officials believe is a murder-suicide near Seneca. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said shortly after 7:00 AM Saturday that a passerby saw and reported two bodies in the front yard of 220 Steve Nix Road in the Return Community. Crenshaw said a man and the woman had been shot. Coroner Karl Addis […]

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Flu outbreak crippling much of the nation

The nation’s early flu season continued to grow in the U.S. this week, with no sign yet of a peak in the spread of coughing, achy, feverish illness, health officials said Friday. Twenty-nine states reported high levels of flu activity, up from 16 states the previous week. Flu was widespread in 41 states, up from 31 states, according to the […]

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