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Clemson, Yawkey Wildlife Center join forces in coastal ecology research

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GEORGETOWN — Clemson University’s Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center and the Yawkey Foundations will join forces to launch a nationally recognized research program tasked with discovering new and innovative ways to manage coastal wildlife and natural resources.The Baruch Institute is dedicated to research and outreach focused on the ecology and management of the natural resources of coastal South Carolina.The Baruch Institute is dedicated to research and outreach focused on the ecology and management of the natural resources of coastal South Carolina.


Daniel High Athletic Hall of Fame nominations sought

CENTRAL — The D. W. Daniel Athletic Booster Club officially inducted the inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame class last fall. The Booster Club and its Hall of Fame Committee are now accepting nominations for the 2014 Hall of Fame class.Interested alumni and community members can find the nomination form, including the criteria, on the Athletic Booster Club webpage at www.danielsports.org. Click on the “Hall of Fame” link. The deadline for nominations is April 30, 2014...

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WrenStock 2014 set for May 31 at Anderson Motor Speedway

ANDERSON — Attention Wren alumni of the classes from 1958 to 2003: WrenStock 2014 – billed as the South’s largest high school reunion – will be held May 31 at Anderson Motor Speedway. Gates will open at 2 p.m.Choice Entertainment Carolina’s featuring Wren’s own Chris and Justin Trotter will provide entertainment and karaoke.WrenStock is a tailgating event in a relaxed atmosphere for reuniting with schoolmates. Those attending are encou...

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Hospitals lift temporary flu visitation restrictions

PICKENS COUNTY — Hospitals in Greenville, Anderson, Pickens and Laurens counties have lifted the temporary request that children refrain from visiting hospitalized patients.Hospitals include AnMed Health, Baptist Easley, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Cannon Memorial Hospital and Greenville Health System, which includes Laurens County Memorial Hospital.The hospitals issued the request in January as a precaution against the spread of flu and respiratory viru...

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Researchers to monitor Savannah River salinity during harbor expansion

CLEMSON — Clemson University wetland ecologists at the Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science will spend the next year monitoring water salinity levels and vegetation changes at sites in and around the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge.The research is part of a program designed to evaluate environmental impacts resulting from the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. It is supported by $360,000 in funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers....

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Student team selected to compete in U.S. solar home challenge

CLEMSON — The U.S. Department of Energy selected a Clemson University team to compete in the Solar Decathlon 2015.Clemson and 19 challengers from colleges and universities across the country and around the world and will now begin the nearly two-year process of building solar-powered houses that are affordable, innovative and highly energy efficient.“We are honored and excited to participate in the Solar Decathlon 2015,” said Akel Kahera, associate dean...

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Researchers blame lack of sleep, improper sedation for delirium in ICUs

CLEMSON — Clemson University researchers say that providing better sleep quality and proper sedation for patients in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) will decrease their levels of delirium, a syndrome that presents severe confusion and disorientation.Delirium is a rapidly growing problem throughout ICUs everywhere and usually is associated with longer hospital stays and a worse prognosis.A pilot study, led by Clemson School of Nursing assistant professor John Whitcomb a...

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What cat up yonder tree does meow? Um, that would be mine …

I had always lived under the impression that the stories we used to read as a kid, the ones where the fire department saved the kitty from the tree, were all made up … some sort of propagandist effort to endear one arm of public servants to children.I was wrong.For those of you getting to the game a little late, here’s a synopsis: I am single, love it, and have a 4-month old Belgian Malinois puppy named Lola and Mariah Catty, the codependent kitty, both femal...

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