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Clemson students partner with WYFF News 4 for November election coverage

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CLEMSON — Clemson University communication studies students and WYFF News 4, the top-rated television station in South Carolina’s largest media market, are joining forces this semester to monitor social media conversations throughout the fall general election season.Clemson communication studies students tour WYFF News 4 television stationThirteen communication studies students are working alongside professor Joseph Mazer in the College of Arts, Architecture and Humanities’ Social Media Listening Center (SMLC). Mazer, the director of the SMLC and associate chair of the department of communication studies, is leading the team of students in his social media senior capstone seminar.


Feed summer hummingbirds for entertainment, beauty

Hummingbirds, which artist John J. Audubon called “glittering fragments of the rainbow,” are once again darting around flowers and feeders in South Carolina, say state natural resources officials.Hummingbirds are as fascinating to study as they are beautiful to watch. The S.C. Department of Natural Resources encourages South Carolina residents to landscape with flowers, hang out a feeder and invite hummingbirds to lunch.In return, they’ll entertain you ...

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Early-season migratory bird seasons approved by Natural Resources Board

The S.C. Natural Resources Board recently approved migratory bird hunting seasons for mourning doves, marsh hens (rails), woodcock, snipe, moorhens, purple gallinules, and early seasons during September for teal and Canada geese.The 2014-2015 seasons must still meet approval by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and be published in the Federal Register in order to become final.For more information, visit the DNR website at www.dnr.sc.gov/hunting.html or write to Early-Se...

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Patriots rally but fall short against Pendleton, 17-14

POWDERSVILLE — A slow start and failing to score until the fourth quarter led to the Powdersville High School Patriots downfall against the Pendleton Bulldogs last Friday with a final score of 17-14.After a scoreless first quarter, the Bulldogs controlled the ball and the clock for much of the game, scoring a field goal in the second, and a touchdown in both the third and fourth quarters. The Patriots attempted to rally in the fourth, scoring two touchdowns, but it was too li...

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It’s October — break out your ribbons, your magic books, …

Football players have donned pink socks, referees are signaling penalties with pick whistles, pink ribbons are wrapped around wrists and attached to lapels because October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.The promotion began officially in 1985, but the famous pink ribbon didn’t come around until 1991, when the Susan G. Komen Foundation handed them out to runners in New York City during a sponsored race for survivors. In 1993, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation was...

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Inaugural County Agent Hall of Fame marks centennial of Extension Service

CLEMSON — Marking a century of service to South Carolinians, eight individuals entered the inaugural Frank Lever County Extension Agent Hall of Fame at ceremonies at Clemson University in September.In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Cooperative Extension Service, the hall of fame was created to honor the careers of “longtime, front-line county agents” whose service had an important economic impact on the communities they served.The induction...

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Undergraduate research kicks off a new year of discovery

CLEMSON — Clemson University students have published a new issue of Decipher magazine to highlight research performed by students in the Creative Inquiry program. Each year, Creative Inquiry engages more that 3,500 undergraduate students in teams that allow them to apply their classroom learning to real-world problem-solving.Decipher articles in this new issue cover a wide range of student research activities at Clemson, from converting fungus into biofuel, improving wheel tr...

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Dabo’s All In Team Foundation awards $50K to Clemson breast cancer research

CLEMSON — Dabo’s All In Team Foundation announced Tuesday that it has awarded a $50,000 grant to breast cancer research taking place at the Institute for Biological Interfaces of Engineering (IBIOE).Located at Clemson University, IBIOE is a South Carolina-based interdisciplinary research and educational unit integrating faculty member activities from the five Clemson colleges. Its goal is the development of laboratory-engineered tissue systems that can be used to study ...

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Fall colors could peak sooner than normal, says Clemson forest ecologist

CLEMSON — A rare summer cool snap may mean that fall colors in the Southern Appalachians could peak a few days sooner than normal, according to Clemson University forest ecologist Donald Hagan.“The polar vortex that visited our region in July created conditions for a slightly earlier leaf looking season. Peak color at the upper elevations usually occurs around October 15th. Look for the peak to occur a few days earlier this year,” Hagan said.During scou...

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Clemson math experts offer helping hand to researchers

CLEMSON — A group of Clemson University math experts has begun working to expand a center that helps researchers analyze the massive amounts of data they collect as they study everything from energy use to the prevalence of canine heartworm in the U.S.The Statistics and Mathematics Consulting Center serves researchers at the university and in commerce, industry and government.Researchers whose expertise lies outside math and statistics bring their data to the cente...

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DSS wants more money but is it warranted?

COLUMBIA — The S.C. Department of Social Services has requested an increase of $10 million in next year’s budget to hire 202 new employees, but several questions surround the request and make a case for a veto by Gov. Nikki Haley.Many would argue against such a veto, but with the issues surrounding the department concerning its lack of transparency is it possible to know what funds are truly available? Is there a way to know what the magic number of new case workers in ...

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Daniel comes out strong, defense seals win over BHP

CENTRAL — The Daniel Lions (6-1, 3-1) were looking to avenge their loss to Wren on Oct. 3 as Belton Honea Path (5-2, 3-1) came calling and what looked to be the makings of a blowout developed into a tight game as Daniel took the region win 28-20.Daniel had not lost a regular season matchup, reeling off 24 straight before the loss to Wren and the Lions recovered against the Bears, looking to remain undefeated in Western AAA play.Joe Durham opened the scoring for Dan...

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Liberty shooting leaves two dead, one wounded

LIBERTY — An altercation in an apartment complex in Liberty on Oct. 10 at 2:29 p.m. resulted in two dead from gunshot wounds and a third transported by helicopter with non-life threatening injuries.When Liberty PD officers arrived on the scene Oct. 10 they discovered three males with gunshot wounds and assessed the scene and “determined that all parties involved in the shooting were identified and under control with no immediate threat to the community,” according...

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Baptist Easley, state prepared for Ebola if necessary

EASLEY — Recent appearances of the Ebola virus in the United States have begun to prompt questions and in some cases panic where the virus is concerned and the preparedness of local and state hospitals to deal with an appearance of the virus locally.Dr. George Helmrich, Baptist Easley Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer, said Ebola is the least of the illnesses local residents should be worried about, but was quick to note hospitals around the state have been preparing for...

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Storytelling festival coming to Hagood Mill

PICKENS — Hagood Mill will be hosting its 13th annual Storytelling Festival on Oct. 18. as part of the Mill’s Music in the Mountains series.2013 State Heritage Award winner Johnny Fowler will return to the mill to reprise his role as the mill’s “storyteller-in-residence” as well as to once again host this year’s festival.According to a released statement, Fowler is also an old-time mountain banjo and harmonica master, and will occasion...

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Will the real South Carolina election issue please stand up?

I know there may be some side of you who wish I would let the election go, and in time, when the votes are counted and I regain my composure from laughter at the same repeated mistakes at the polls and gird my loins for the next two years’ worth of complaints, I will … at least until the next set of political ads pops up.So, for you, reader, what is the key issue of this election under a month away?Is it the problems of infrastructure within the state? The fa...

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Liberty takes down Blacksburg, readies for Woodruff

LIBERTY — The Liberty Red Devils scored a decisive 23-14 victory on the road at Blacksburg on Friday, which brought a much needed win for Coach Kyle Stewart’s team in regional play.Liberty (3-4, 1-3) took charge of ball, scoring in every quarter and maintaining the lead through out the entire game. Fans said it was a good change of pace for the Red Devils who have been struggling somewhat this season.Players and fans alike are hoping the momentum from Friday&...

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Pickens loses to Seneca, set to host #19 Daniel this week

PICKENS — The Pickens Blue Flame lost to Seneca on the road Friday despite an impressive comeback in which Coach Chad Seaborn’s players put up 14 points in the fourth quarter.Seneca (6-1, 3-1) took an early 7-0 lead in the first and held Pickens (2-5, 2-2) to six in the second ending the half 14-6, Bobcats. The Blue Flame was held scoreless again in the third while Seneca was not flashy, but consistent in scoring touchdowns in every quarter. The final score was 28-20 wi...

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