Local Dealer receives Top Honors from KIOTI Tractor

KIOTI Tractor is excited to announce Dickson Tractor, Inc., in Westminster has received 5-Paw certification, one of 53 dealerships in North America to receive this honor in 2012. The certification is part of the unique KIOTI 5-Paw Dealer Excellence Program, which was created to honor dealerships that deliver outstanding overall performance. Each year KIOTI dealers are evaluated against stringent qualifications […]

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Crews trying to recover body of Chattooga River Rafter

Oconee County Emergency officials say they have located the body of the missing rafter on the Chattooga River. They say they have confirmed its location after using an underwater camera. The victim has been identified as Thomas Patrick Hill of Florida. Recovery crews are now planning the best way to get the body. Oconee County Fire Chief Charlie King says Hill […]

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CU Police release video linked to Howard’s Rock damage

A $5,000 reward is now being offered for information in the recent vandalism of Howard’s Rock on the campus of Clemson University.  Police released video and still images of a pickup truck suspected to be connected to the vandalism to the iconic fixture Clemson University players rub prior to running down the hill during the football team’s entrance into Memorial […]

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OC Sheriff’s Office arrest Teens on Multiple Charges

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has charged two teens with multiple charges related to recent thefts in the county.  Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Jimmy Watt gives details.  “18-year-old Blake Christian Maness of 110 Lake Drive in Fair Play and 17-year-old Ahmed Nedal Mefleh of 188 Campbell Road in Westminster have been charged with two counts each of […]

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Don’t pick up Plastic Bottles in the Yard

Law enforcement officials are warning Upstate residents about an alarming and dangerous trend, making plastic soda bottles into bombs.  Kids are putting Drano, tin foil, and a little water in plastic drink bottles and capping it up.  They leave these bottles on lawns, in mailboxes, in gardens, on driveways etc. just waiting for you to pick it up to throw […]

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Downy Mildew found on SC Watermelon

Clemson University plant pathologist Anthony Keinath urges South Carolina farmers to scout and spray after downy mildew infection was found June 18 on non-sprayed sentinel watermelon at Clemson’s Coastal Research and Education Center (REC) in Charleston. It is the earliest in the growing season that the watermelon strain of the disease has been found in South Carolina. The mildew also was […]

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TCTC introduces Paralegal Certificate Program

When Tri-County Technical College Criminal Justice program coordinator/instructor Chris McFarlin was practicing law in Arkansas, he says a paralegal was critical to the success of his practice. “She was very valuable to me. The general consensus among attorneys is paralegals are critical to any practice because they administer support by performing research for attorneys, assisting with drafting legal documents and […]

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InnoVenture to host Clemson Summer Innovation Series

InnoVenture will host the Clemson Summer Innovation Series at the University Center of Greenville from 5 to 7pm June 24, July 29 and Aug. 29 with faculty and students joining featured presenters to provide insight on the development of ideas. On Monday, June 24, the featured presenter will be John Ballato, Clemson professor of materials science and engineering and director of the Center […]

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Grand Opening of Bart Garrison Ag Museum of SC

The grand opening of Phase 1 Exhibits of the Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina near Pendleton begins at 4:45pm today and Vicki Fletcher says activities have been planned for kids of all ages from toddlers to centenarians. Tractor rides for the children, a chance to name the museum’s cow, membership in the Bushel and a Peck Club, Bluegrass music […]

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Graham joins Reid to Vote for National ID

Yesterday, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) voted with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to block Sen. Rand Paul’s amendment to S. 744, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill. Senator Paul’s “Trust but Verify Act of 2013” contained language preventing the federal government from establishing a National ID card and creating a database with “biometric” information on every American. “We cannot become a […]

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