Bartee approved for conditional parole

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The state’s parole board gave James Bartee conditional parole—about six months ahead of his projected release date.  A spokesman for the Probation, Parole and Pardon Board says the conditions for Bartee’s release are that he have a place to live and a place of work.  There’s a further requirement for him to stay away and have no contact with the […]

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Fire fighters nix the idea of body cameras

Body cameras are receiving a lot of attention in these days when law enforcement interacts with the citizenry.  Keowee Fire Department recently looked into the possibility of equipping its fire fighters with body cameras, but decided against it.  Chief Richie Caudle says there were too many issues with liability. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Congressman’s misgivings about US-Cuba relations

Congressman Jeff Duncan is speaking today about the misgiving he has about the new relationship between Cuba and the U-S.  The Third District Republican fears the Obama administration’s new policy creates additional national security vulnerabilities for the U-S.  In a prepared statement from Washington, Duncan said, “Although the Obama administration has given many benefits to the Castro regime since December, […]

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Clemson University to go tobacco-free

South Carolina has been known as a tobacco state.  But, on January 1, Clemson University will become tobacco-free.  The new policy was approved earlier this year by the university’s administrative council based on recommendations of a task force.  All forms of tobacco and smoke-related products will be prohibited.  Along with cigarettes, the ban includes chewing tobacco, smokeless tobacco and electronic […]

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Tech teacher part of national initiative

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A Spanish instructor at Tri-County Tech, Timeko McFadden, has been selected to take part in an initiative of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.  The initiative is dedicated to improve and expand the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction.  A Simpsonville resident, McFadden will serve on a team of six language professionals […]

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“They keep the buildings clean”

Cleaning the 23 buildings for which the Oconee School District is responsible is a tiring job.  As one school custodian alluded to this week, it’s a constant battle to control germs.  At the start of their meeting Monday, county school trustees paid tribute to the 102 custodians who are on the job countywide.  Although classes recess for the summers, the […]

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Fall foliage has potential to be the best in years

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Photo by Hugh Morton / Courtesy of the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation. www.grandfather.com “Thus far this year, all conditions point to having really good fall foliage.”  Forest ecologist Donald Hagan at Clemson University is holding to this statement as hopes are high and fingers are crossed that this season will be one of the most spectacular—meaning lots of yellow, orange, red, […]

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Two persons shot in Anderson, one fatally

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The police in Anderson have released the identity of a man who they call a person of interest in their investigation of a double-shooting late last night in the area of East Calhoun Street.  Two females were shot, one fatally, as they walked along the roadway.  The scene is near the home of one of the victims.   The police are […]

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Hipps’ parents release statement

On the one-year anniversary of their son’s death, Cynthia and Gary Hipps released a statement in which they request anyone with relevant information to step forward.  Here is their statement, as released by their attorney, “Late in the afternoon of September 22, 2014, our family received a phone call that would forever change our lives.  Our only son, Tucker, had […]

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