Splitting a “T” bill

  The Joint Regional Sewer Authority will convert a U-S Treasury bill into a brokered certificate of deposit which a financial advisor promises will draw higher interest. At maturity, the “T” bill will be worth $1.2 million. The JRSA commissioners last night agreed to split that bill into smaller certificates .

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Revenue sharing deferred to exectuive session

The Joint Regional Sewer commissioners went behind closed doors last night to hear their attorney discuss the controversial topic of a $610 thousand revenue sharing agreement with Oconee County Council. The issue was only briefly referred to during the commissioners’ open session and went to executive session after JRSA attorney Larry Brandt said, “I think I need to brief you […]

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Deep Orange 4 concept car unveiled

At an industry meeting today, Clemson’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) is showing off the latest concept vehicle of its automotive engineering students. Deep Orange 4 is being shown in its final form in Traverse City Michigan. The vehicle is based on the BMW X3 and is designed as a versatile vehicle that targets the niche market of SUV […]

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Charges filed in Tamassee incident

Over the weekend, Oconee sheriff’s officers filed a pair of charges against a 41-year old man who was wounded when he entered a home last week in the Tamassee Community. Bradley Payne, the man shot, has now been charged with assault and battery third degree and burglary second degree. According to authorities, the homeowner who shot Payne will not be […]

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Clemson prepares for return of students

The quiet that is Clemson in summer will soon pass. The city and the university are preparing for the annual return of the students. The Welcome Back Festival is planned for Monday, August 18, which means part of the main thoroughfare will close for part of that evening. Affected will be College Avenue, from Keith Street to highway 93 from […]

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Tech president offers advice

Tri-County Tech’s president says a goal-setting plan that is used toward a college degree is the same kind of plan that can help graduates in their personal and professional lives. Dr. Ronnie Booth imparted that advice during his commencement address to the college’s graduates. Tech’s 49th summer commencement took place Thursday at the Anderson Civic Center, and 325 students were […]

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So far, three candidates

With a week of candidate filing left to go, three men this morning remain the only ones for this year’s Oconee County School Board elections. Two seats are available in the November 4 General Election. And the field so far: Andy Inabinet is unchallenged for a new, 4-year seat. Inabinet serves as the board chairman. Two men have signed up […]

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Clemson technology to aid weapons inspectors

New technology under development at Clemson University could help inspectors determine whether nations have violated international treaties by allowing work with chemicals that are used in banned weapons. Igor Luzinov, a materials science and engineering professor, calls the technology an “unattended off-line sensing system” and said it could be completed in two years. An extremely thin polymer foam is attached […]

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Jack Hunt

Jack Hunt, founder and publisher of the Westminster News, has died at the age of 86 years old. Hunt, a former city councilman, died Thursday. His funeral will be at noon today at the Sandifer Funeral Home. A private burial will follow. The family of Jack Hunt receives friends from 11 a-m to noon at the funeral home.

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Summer time graduation

More than 1,000 students are expected to receive their degrees at Clemson University. Summer graduation takes place at 11 Friday morning at Littlejohn Coliseum. The former president/CEO of Coburg Dairy Inc., Frank Hanckel, will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities.

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