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Norton Scientific Collection - Google+ - Join The Circle - 0 views

    Google's Knowledge Graph Debuts

    Google has launched its new search tool, Knowledge Graph that will give direct answers in its results instead of simply providing links in an attempt to improve its core search business. Now, when you search for a popular place, person or thing, a floating panel on the right side of the results page will have a summarized answer for you, along with some related information.
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Norton Scientific Collection - 13 plead guilty to Walterboro area student-aid scam - 0 views

    Thirteen people, many from Walterboro, pleaded guilty this month to conspiring to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and student financial-aid fraud.
    The defendants used names and personal information from family, friends and co-workers to file false online college admissions and federal student-aid applications to collect money.

    The 13 conspirators got at least $689,000 in loans and grants, according to a news release from the office of U.S. attorney Bill Nettles.

    The case was investigated by the Department of Education, the Office of Inspector General, the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Secret Service.

    Judge David Norton will review all the cases and issue a sentence at a later date. Nettles said the maximum penalty for each defendant is a $250,000 fine, 5 years in prison or both.

    Those pleading guilty in federal court in Charleston to conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud, and student financial aid fraud are:

    Deena Holmes, 39, of Walterboro
    Sierra Thomas, 24, of Green Pond
    Mayella Saxon, 52, of Fairfax
    Helen Ross, 41, of Williston
    Shanean Glaze, 32, of Walterboro
    Kourtney Fishburne, 27, of Orlando, Fla.
    Marvin Spell, 48, of Yemassee
    Tameko Fishburne, 27, of Walterboro
    Marquita Fishburne, 28, of Walterboro
    Cleo Fryar (also known as Cleo Cooper), 39, of Walterboro
    Lena Gant, 48, of Walterboro
    Latanya Cochran, 41, of Orangeburg
    Shannon Fishburne, 32, of Walterboro
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