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Veterinary technology team at Tri-County retires

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PENDLETON — For more than 20 years, they’ve been best friends. For the last 10, they’ve been co-workers and teammates, working toward a common goal of making Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology program the best in the United States.When Dr. Peggy Champion assumed the role of Department Head/Veterinarian in 2004, she and longtime instructor and Licensed Veterinary Technician (L.V.T.) Christee Williams made a pact – they agreed to retire at the same time.That moment has come – and it’s bittersweet for both.


Clemson assault subject in custody

CLEMSON – A man being sought by the Clemson Police Department for the assault of a woman was arrested by members of the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office just after midnight Wednesday.Police Chief Jimmy Dixon issued a release Wednesday morning stating that Charnel Wayne Johnson was taken into custody and would be transferred to the Pickens County Detention Center while waiting on a bond hearing before a Circuit Court judge.“The assistance of the Sheriff (...

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Musical kicking off national tour at Clemson

CLEMSON — Last year, it was ABBA. This year, Gershwin. No matter the show or composer, Clemson University performing arts students always get a first-rate, hands-on education when Work Light Productions brings a musical to town.The Brooks Center for the Performing Arts continues its longstanding collaboration with Work Light when the Tony Award-winning musical “Nice Work If You Can Get It” takes the stage at 8 p.m. Aug. 29. Clemson students will be on the front li...

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School of Nursing named national Center of Excellence in Nursing Education

CLEMSON — The National League for Nursing has named Clemson University’s School of Nursing a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education, one of the highest honors in the nursing education field.Since 2004, only 35 nursing programs nationwide have garnered the Center of Excellence designation, according to the league. The honor will be recognized formally at a summit in September.Clemson’s School of Nursing was recognized for its sustained excellence in s...

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Clemson’s Carolina Clear receives national award

CLEMSON — The Clemson University Extension Service’s pollution prevention and watershed protection program has received a national award. The Universities Council on Water Resources honored the Carolina Clear program with council’s 2014 Education and Public Service Award.The award recognizes significant contributions to increase public awareness of water resources development, use or management in the biological and social sciences. Carolina Clear director Katie G...

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Clemson students head to Africa to help save lives

CLEMSON — A team of Clemson University students is traveling around the world to reach people in desperate need of medical equipment on the eastern coast of Africa. The group will spend two weeks in Tanzania as part of Clemson’s unique Creative Inquiry (CI) program-interdisciplinary undergraduate research combined with engaged learning.The Designing Medical Devices for Developing Countries CI team is led by Clemson engineering professors Delphine Dean and John DesJardin...

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Study: Develop or acquire players for a winning MLB team?

CLEMSON — Major League Baseball (MLB) teams should develop players within their organizations at three positions: left fielder, relief pitcher and catcher, according to a new study by Clemson University researchers.The researchers used statistical modeling to investigate MLB roster construction for all playoff teams from 2009 to 2013 to determine the extent to which organizations should build their rosters through player development or acquiring players from other teams.

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Three students to train for movie industry dream jobs

CLEMSON — Three Clemson University graduates will be on the fast-track to their dream jobs when they head to California next month for an intensive training program with the animation studio responsible for the hit film franchises “Shrek,” “Madagascar” and “How to Train Your Dragon.”Anuradha Pinisetty, Zhaoxin Ye and Amanda Morland have been selected for DreamWorks SKG’s “FX Challenge.” They begin work July 14 at PDI/Dream...

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August is Tree Stand Safety Awareness month

Deer season is gearing up for a new year and that’s why the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is partnering with other resources agencies and stakeholders around the nation to note that August is Tree Stand Safety Awareness month.Each year in South Carolina hunters are seriously injured as a result of falls from tree stands while hunting. These accidents can be prevented through the proper use of a tree stand safety harness. There were 25 hunting accidents in 2013 in...

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OCSO offers speakers bureau for community

WALHALLA — The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has announced the creation of a Speakers Bureau that is available to speak with church, civic, or business groups and organizations throughout Oconee County on a variety of subjects.“We want to educate our citizens in reducing their chances of becoming a victim in addition to creating awareness about law enforcement issues,” said Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw.The following is a list of deputies a...

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Sheriff: Exotic pet owners should post warning

WALHALLA – Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw is asking residents who own dangerous exotic animals to voluntarily place a sign on their door to warn law enforcement and emergency personnel of their existence.According to Crenshaw, Oconee County Council plans to meet with the Oconee County Legislative Delegation to inquire about the Legislature addressing the issue on a state level.

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Oconee residents urged to register with Alert Oconee

WALHALLA — The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind residents of Oconee County of a service they can register for to help keep them alert of emergency situations or disasters that may occur.“Alert Oconee” is a regional notification system that is able to send telephone notifications to citizens of Oconee County to alert them to emergencies and disasters that could impact them, whether they are residents or work in a business in the county....

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Check Food2Market before selling your homemade jam

CLEMSON — Your mama’s jam. Grandma’s chow-chow. Daddy’s secret barbecue sauce. Can’t you just savor the flavor? Don’t you reckon others would pay for the privilege?Before you can turn your recipe into a business, you’d better be ironclad certain it’s safe — and legal.“There are a lot of people who cook really well, who have a product and want to sell it. Their friends keep telling them they should do more than j...

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Class of 1964 presents $1 million for scholarships, Academic Success Center

CLEMSON — The Clemson University Class of 1964 celebrated its 50th anniversary reunionby presenting $1.046 million to the university. This brings the total of gifts by the class members over the last 50 years to almost $16 million.“The new gift of over $1 million will be dedicated to creating an endowment for scholarships for worthy students who need the financial aid to attend the university,” said Class of 1964 Golden Anniversary Project committee chairman Walte...

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Genetic research into autism, cancer funded by Self Regional Healthcare

GREENWOOD – Seven research projects from Greenwood Genetic Center and Clemson University faculty were selected to receive the first round of funding provided by Self Regional Healthcare (SRHC).In February, SRHC announced a partnership with Clemson and GGC to serve as the lead hospital partner in the collaborative. As part of that commitment, the hospital pledged a total of $5.6 million toward the project, including $1.2 million per year for three years to fund genetic researc...

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Late restart catapults Gordon to Michigan victory

BROOKLYN, Mich. — So much for restarts being a problem for Jeff Gordon.The four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion broke away after a late caution to win Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.Gordon, who faced questions about his struggles on restarts earlier this season, passed Joey Logano at the start of lap 183 and kept his Chevrolet in front when Logano got next to him on the following lap. Logano fell back after falling out of...

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Forgettable day at Michigan for Larson

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Sunday was a rough day on the track for rookie Kyle Larson.It got worse when he looked at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings after the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.An early pit lane collision with Dale Earnhardt Jr. damaged the left front of his No. 42 Chevrolet and his race ended on lap 98 when he hit the turn 4 wall. His car caught fire as it rolled to a stop but he was not injured.The last-place finished d...

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Chris Buescher claims first career Nationwide win At Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, Ohio — The math didn’t add up.Crew chief Scott Graves was in NASCAR Nationwide Series rookie Chris Buescher’s ear, telling him he was two laps shy of making the finish. The thing was Buescher was in the lead by more than two seconds when he got the news.“Not going to lie. Scott about had my nerves shot there at the end,” Buescher said after Saturday’s race. “We were trying to save all we could there knowing that we wer...

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