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Hipps death investigation at standstill

April 1, 2015

Six months afterward, law enforcement’s investigation of how a Clemson student fell to his death while on a run near the campus is at a standstill. And the circuit solicitor has announced that with all leads exhausted the Tucker Hipps’ death is now assigned to the unsolved crime unit of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. In…

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Light plane down

March 31, 2015
Light plane down

 A small plane, believed to be a light aircraft, has crashed into the woods near Walhalla not far from Just Aircraft on the Duck Pond Road.  From the scene, two injuries have been reported and medical helicopters have ordered to fly the injured to Greenville hospitals, according to Charlie King of Oconee Emergency Services. Late…

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Football coach departing?

March 31, 2015

Talk in Seneca is that the Bobcats are losing their head football coach, Gene Cathcart.  96.3/WGOG NEWS is being told that Principal Cliff Roberts and Steve Hanvey, assistant county superintendent, are at work on a news release to be issued by early tonight.

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Westminster traffic accident

March 31, 2015

A car, a Jeep, and a pickup collided late this morning near downtown Westminster. Two people reported hurt, including an 85-year old woman. The police say airbags deployed in two of the wrecked vehicles. The accident occurred on E. Main and Dickson Street in front of the NAPA store.

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Senate has plan for the roads, also

March 31, 2015

Last week you may have heard State Representative Bill Whitmire of Walhalla describe the version of the House plan that he likes the best to help fix South Carolina’s road problems. The one Republican Whitmire likes lowers the gas tax, but creates an excise tax as a way to raise needed funds. But the other…

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No coroner’s inquest and attorney OK with that

March 31, 2015

  96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned that a decision has been taken to not hold an Oconee coroner’s inquest into the death of Tucker Hipps.  And we have reaction to that decision from Druanne White, attorney for the Hipps’ family.  “We certainly wouldn’t oppose that (a coroner’s inquest), but on the other hand we will be…

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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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  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 7:00 pmConservation Theory in Concert
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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