Hazing not involved, so far

September 24, 2014

Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw has responded to speculation and what he calls innuendo, especially on social media, whether hazing played a part in Tucker Hipps’ death.  Crenshaw yesterday afternoon made this statement:  “So far, there has been no indication in the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office investigation that hazing played a part….Once again, the investigation is…

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Student died of head injury

September 24, 2014

The autopsy showed that Clemson student Tucker Hipps died Monday of a head injury. And Coroner Karl Addis said the head injury to the 19-year old from Piedmont was “consistent with an unsupported fall.” Addis said this about the injury: “…it is consistent with him falling from one of the spans which is approximately 20…

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Seneca High’s Bergey is a Commended Student

September 23, 2014

Seneca High student Melissa Bergey is a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. According to Principal Cliff Roberts, commended students such as Melissa placed among the top five percent of the more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship QualifyingTest in 2013. She gets…

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Preparing Walhalla for Streetscape

September 23, 2014

The Walhalla utilities superintendent, in the company of two out of towners, strolled Main Street downtown this afternoon—-interpreted as a sign of the oncoming project Streetscape. Scott Parris said a Duke Energy representative and an electrical engineer associated with the company designing Streetscape were having a look at Main Street downtown. “Right now we’re looking…

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Pro golfers swing the clubs today in Seneca

September 23, 2014

Pro golfer and Seneca native Austin Ernest and several of her fellow pros from the LPGA are swinging their clubs today on the course at Cross Creek. It’s a benefit invitational tourney to help Safe Harbor and the Foothills YMCA. And it comes within weeks of Austin Ernst’s first win on the LPGA tour.  

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Stats show Oconee avoided summer scorch

September 23, 2014

Oconeeans who awoke this morning to fall-like temperatures need no calendar to remind them that the summer of 2014 is history. Perhaps, depending on your tolerance for the heat, will determine how you viewed the summer. For those who thought things unusually comfortable, statistics bear that out. At her Walhalla station, U-S Weather Observer Barbara…

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Calendar

  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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