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Hipps’ toxicology findings negative

March 31, 2015

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…

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For second time, judge decides against pre-trial dismissal

March 31, 2015

Former Community First Bank officer Benjamin Lee Hiott has failed to win a dismissal of the lawsuit in which he is a co-defendant. Late last week Judge Lawton McIntosh signed an order in the Oconee Common Pleas Court stating, “Defendant Hiott’s motion to reconsider the court’s February 20, 2015 order is denied without hearing.” Hiott’s…

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Hipps parents file lawsuit

March 31, 2015

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…

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Federal Trade commissioner to speak at Clemson

March 31, 2015

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…

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Minor train derailment in Seneca

March 31, 2015

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…

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Cammick’s early impressions of county government

March 30, 2015

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…

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Clemson researchers designing wetlands to clean mining water

March 30, 2015

Clemson professors John Rodgers and James Castle will let the politicians and interest groups fight over the route of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline while they and their graduate students try to solve the problem of how to clean the virtual flood of water needed to extract billions of barrels of oil from the sands…

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Two Oconee road projects part of the plan

March 30, 2015

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…

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Southern Wesleyan counts 13 inductees

March 30, 2015

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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Arrest made in Crossroads-Townville burglaries

March 30, 2015

A 37-year old Townville man has been arrested and charged with two home burglaries in southern Oconee County. Law enforcement authorities have identified William Jarred Richardson as having been arrested and charged with second degree burglary, larceny, and malicious injury to personal property in the Sheriff’s Office investigation of home burglaries this month in Townville…

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  • July 1, 2015 7:00 pmMountain Heart Free Concert
  • July 1, 2015 7:00 pmVBS at Church of Christ, Lavonia
  • July 3, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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