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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Two Oconee road projects part of the plan

Two state road projects for Oconee County are part of the plan that DOT is putting together for next year. A total of $1.3 million is being allocated for work on two state roads—one is the Burns Mill Road at West Union and the other is Petty Road north of Seneca near Lake Keowee. Although the projects are included in […]

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Southern Wesleyan counts 13 inductees

Southern Wesleyan University inducted 13 new members into the South Carolina Chapter of Alpha Chi. Founded in 1922, Alpha Chi is a national honor society that promotes academic excellence and exemplary character. Membership is limited to the top 10% of the senior class and the top 5% of the junior class.

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