Nationals, Reds clinch post-season spots

The Washington Nationals and the Cincinnati Reds Thursday became the first Major League Baseball teams to clinch playoff spots. The Nationals assured themselves of at least a wild card berth with a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday night, while the Reds assured theirs by beating the Chicago Cubs 5-3 earlier in the day.  Friday night in Philadelphia, the […]

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Seneca, Daniel win in volleyball

In high school volleyball on Wednesday, the Seneca Lady Bobcats defeated West-Oak in Western AAA play in five sets by scores of 25-22, 25-27, 25-27, 25-22 and 15-10. Elsewhere, it took Daniel three sets to beat Walhalla by scores of 25-21, 25-15 and 25-14. Up next, Seneca will host Daniel on Monday, while Walhalla will host West-Oak.

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NFL fans want their refs back

Pressure on the NFL to get their locked-out referees back on the field is intensifying, after a second week of games with replacement officials. Redskins linebacker Lorenzo Alexander explained it to The Washington Post: “It’s just like a team of rookies. If you’ve got a whole bunch of rookies on an NFL roster, you’re going to have a lot of […]

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Escobar banned for 3 games

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar has been suspended for three games without pay for writing a vulgar Spanish slur on the black strips under his eyes. A Spanish professor told The Toronto Star that the phrase can be interpreted in several negative ways, not all of them with a homophobic slant. Escobar told reporters it was “just a joke.” […]

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BREAKING: Seneca announces major hotel project

At a City Hall press conference in Seneca this morning, officials announced plans for the construction of a new Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton hotel project on East North First Street behind Seneca Bank and Trust.  Members of Oconee County Council, and Oconee’s legislative delegation were on hand for the announcement from Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander and City Administrator […]

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New bug found in Internet Explorer

Microsoft urged Windows users on Monday to install a free piece of security software to protect PCs from a newly discovered bug in the Internet Explorer browser. The security flaw, which researchers say could allow hackers to take remote control of an infected PC, affects Internet Explorer browsers used by hundreds of millions of consumers and workers. Microsoft said it […]

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‘Flying Tomato’ hits wall

Gold medal snowboarder Shaun White was arrested early yesterday and charged with public intoxication and vandalism after a wild night at a Nashville hotel. White, who is 26, reportedly pulled a hotel fire alarm at 2 a.m., forcing an evacuation of the guests. Then, he tried to bolt in a taxi, and kicked someone who tried to stop him. But […]

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