Heavy rainfall today raises safety concerns

June 6, 2013
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According to the Department of Health and Environmental Control, owners and operators of reservoirs across South Carolina should check their dams immediately and during the next several days for possible problems caused by heavy rainfall. John Poole of DHEC says, “Owners who have the ability to lower their reservoir’s water level should safely do so…

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Vehicle fire stopped quickly

June 6, 2013
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A fire inside a compact pick up truck near Fair Play was extinguished quickly yesterday, according to county fire chief Charlie King. Fire fighters responded to that call around 3:45 p-m on N. Port Bass Drive.    

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Rainfall for the lakes “off to a good start”

June 6, 2013
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Those who take the measure of rain into Lake Hartwell’s sub-basin like what they see. The sub-basin’s 5.24 inches of rain for May exceeded the average for that month. And Tracy Robillard says, “We’re off to a good start for June as well.” Robillard serves as a public affairs specialist for the U-S Army Corps…

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Students tackle medical issues of under-served women

June 6, 2013
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Students from Clemson University’s College of Health, Education and Human Development are tackling the issues of breast cancer and heart disease. They are among the leading causes of death of women ages 45 and older in the country. This summer, nursing and public health sciences students from the college are offering physicals to uninsured, under-served…

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Forty-five years ago: A look back to 1968

June 5, 2013
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Forty-five years ago: A look back to 1968

It’s June 4th, 1968. Americans are hearing the melodic sound of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel as the New York City duo sing their current #1 single, “Mrs. Robinson”, from the nation’s hottest movie, The Graduate, starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft. Those not listening to 45 RPM records or AM radio may be watching…

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The search is on for the worst video games ever

June 5, 2013
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Maybe they should have called in Indiana Jones. A Canadian firm has gained permission to search an old New Mexico landfill. What are they looking for? Bad video games. Fuel Industries is especially covetous of the old Atari E.T. cartridge, a game considered to be one of the worst ever produced — so bad it…

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