Westminster traffic accident

A car, a Jeep, and a pickup collided late this morning near downtown Westminster. Two people reported hurt, including an 85-year old woman. The police say airbags deployed in two of the wrecked vehicles. The accident occurred on E. Main and Dickson Street in front of the NAPA store.

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Senate has plan for the roads, also

Last week you may have heard State Representative Bill Whitmire of Walhalla describe the version of the House plan that he likes the best to help fix South Carolina’s road problems. The one Republican Whitmire likes lowers the gas tax, but creates an excise tax as a way to raise needed funds. But the other chamber in Columbia, the Senate, […]

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No coroner’s inquest and attorney OK with that

  96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned that a decision has been taken to not hold an Oconee coroner’s inquest into the death of Tucker Hipps.  And we have reaction to that decision from Druanne White, attorney for the Hipps’ family.  “We certainly wouldn’t oppose that (a coroner’s inquest), but on the other hand we will be engaging in depositions and doing […]

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Hipps’ toxicology findings negative

Part of the $25 million dollar lawsuit filed on behalf of the parents of the late Clemson student Tucker Hipps includes a state police toxicology report. The report, dated October 9 and three weeks after Hipps’ death, showed the student had no alcohol or illegal drugs in his system. The student’s parents have named as defendants Clemson University, the fraternity […]

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Hipps parents file lawsuit

emson student Tucker Hipps have filed a lawsuit seeking $25 million dollars in damages against the university and the fraternity to which the student belonged. Newspapers are publishing accounts of the lawsuit this morning and one paper, the Independent Mail, says the lawsuit claims Hipps died after a confrontation over his failure to give fraternity brothers 30 McDonald’s biscuits, 30 […]

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Federal Trade commissioner to speak at Clemson

Federal Trade commissioner Joshua Wright will speak at Clemson University at 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon. Wright will speak on the regulation of high technology markets and the frequent tendency of government agencies to frustrate or delay technological innovation. He is also expected to address the antitrust law and the role of the FTC. The lecture and question-answer session will be […]

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Minor train derailment in Seneca

A small freight train derailed on a rarely used rail line at Seneca. Yesterday’s mishap created traffic backup for about two hours for motorists approaching the Miracle Circle intersection. The police quoted a Norfolk Southern representative as saying two wheels of the train left the track near W.N. 1st and Washington Streets. That derailment sent off a sensor which caused […]

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Cammick’s early impressions of county government

In a question period with Edda Cammick, a Rotary Club audience learned today what moves Oconee’s newest county council member about government. In turn, Cammick was able to pick up some of what’s on the minds of Walhalla Rotarians about their county government. The District One councilwoman is the first of her gender to sit on the county’s policy-making council […]

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