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

Credit: Photo by Hugh Morton / Courtesy of the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

Photo by Hugh Morton / Courtesy of the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation. “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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The Tucker Hipps’ case one year later

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw

One year later the death of a Clemson student in Oconee County remains unsolved, but the Sheriff’s Office continues to encourage anyone with information that can help solve how Tucker Hipps died to come forward.  “At this time, the Sheriff’s Office has no new information to report concerning our investigation other than what we released in the last year,” Sheriff […]

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Thomas Earl Simpson

Thomas Earl Simpson, 68, of 261 Highland Avenue, Salem died Tuesday at his home.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Thursday at Davenport Funeral Home with burial to follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens.  The family receives friends Wednesday from 6-8 p-m at Davenport Funeral Home.  In place of flowers, memorials may be made to Pruitt Health Hospice, 1510 N. Fant […]

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