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CU tuition increases

June 25, 2013

A three percent undergraduate tuition increase approved by Clemson University’s board of trustees yesterday will help pay for the cost of additional faculty members and enhancements in student engagement programs, technology and facilities. The increase amounts to $190 a semester for in-state students and $444 for out-of-state students. According to Clemson, the in-state and out-of-state…

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Equipment trouble on the river

June 24, 2013

Trouble with equipment being used in the Chattooga River recovery operations made for a short day. “The very latest is that we have just actually suspended operations on the river, so the recovery crew team is heading in now. We’ve had some equipment problems, so we’ll be fixing those now and heading back out again…

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Graham sends letter to Russian ambassador

June 24, 2013

U-S Senator Lindsey Graham released a letter he has written to the Russian ambassador to the United States about Edward Snowden, alleged leaker of U-S secrets. It reads: “Mr. Ambassador: Media reports have indicated that Mr. Edward Snowden took a flight from Hong Kong to Moscow on Sunday, June 23, 2013. Reports also indicate that…

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Recovery efforts resume

June 24, 2013

Recovery efforts continue this morning in the search for the body of Thomas Hill, 50, who fell from a raft last week as part of a Sherwin-Williams corporate trip. “The team continues to work in dangerous conditions today to find Mr. Hill,” said Incident Commander Scott Loftis. “Safety has been our number one objective throughout the…

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Walhallans arrested and home condemned

June 24, 2013

Two Walhallans were arrested by the police Friday and charged with abuse or neglect with great bodily injury of a vulnerable adult, according to Captain Curtis Rogers. Law enforcement records identify the two people arrested as Kristin Sarah Orr and Mitchell David Orr, both of Wagener Circle. Rogers says the police received an anonymous request…

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SCI withdraws tower request

June 24, 2013

The Oconee County zoning administrator confirmed this morning that a company seeking permission to put up a cell phone tower in Long Creek has withdrawn its application. Josh Stephens, the zoning administrator, said his office was informed late last week by the SCI legal representative that the company will pursue other properties for the tower.…

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Phone scam warning to others

June 24, 2013

A woman near Walhalla picked up the phone last week and thought she heard her grandson say he had been involved in a car accident in South America and needed money. The caller sounded like her grandson and knew certain things about their family. Later she realized he was not her grandson, and when she…

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Motion hearing next month

June 24, 2013

Attorneys representing Oconee County are scheduled next month to ask a circuit judge to throw out a lawsuit that attacks the agricultural residential classification provision in the county’s zoning enabling law. According to a court officer, a motion to dismiss or grant summary judgment is to be heard at noon Monday, July 29 in Common…

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Video released in vandelism Howard’s Rock

June 24, 2013
Video released in vandelism Howard’s Rock

Campus police at Clemson have released video and still images of a pickup truck suspected to be connected to the vandalism to Howard’s Rock. Videos show the truck arriving and leaving the east side of Clemson Memorial Stadium Sunday, June 2—the period during which the rock was damaged. There are also photographs of the truck…

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Victim identified

June 24, 2013

The Simpsonville man who died after his boat capsized Saturday afternoon in the Martin Creek area of Lake Hartwell has been identified as Carl Dickerson. Coroner Karl Addis says an autopsy showed Dickerson died of a coronary event. He was 58 years old. The boat capsized about 2:30 Saturday afternoon. Another boater helped Dickerson reach…

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