Walhallan charged with kidnapping

A 28-year old Walhallan sits today in an Oconee jail cell, charged with kidnapping. But the police say the accused may face further legal difficulty from the federal government. Lt. Paul Harris says Camilo Castillo Garcia, a former Walhalla restaurant worker, is charged with kidnapping a woman, to whom he was once engaged. Harris quoted the woman as saying that […]

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Townville man arrested

Oconee Sheriff’s officers have served arrest warrants charging a 32-year old Townville man in their investigation of fire and burglary at a southern Oconee County home development. The crimes were reported August 2 at Timberlake One Circle, near SC 24. Sheriff’s officer David Smith says Bobby Anthony Stephenson was arrested and charged with arson third degree, burglary second degree, and […]

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Healthy Eating Tips

Eating healthy starts with education.  Knowing what you are eating is vitally important to maintaining a healthy diet.  Another factor is what time of day you eat your meals.  If you want to loose some weight, the first step maybe to eliminate snacks, says certified health coach Ellen Hotz.  “We have become a snacking country; other countries don’t eat six […]

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AAA Dangerous Driving Survey

A new survey by the American Automobile Association says Americans are less concerned about certain risky behaviors behind the wheel than four years ago. That includes texting or e-mailing while driving, driving while drowsy and drunken driving. Peter Kissinger is President and CEO of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the research arm of AAA. He looks at the potential results […]

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CU Biologist urges Less Arsenic in Apple Juice

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is moving toward decreasing the amount of arsenic allowed in apple juice. A known carcinogen, arsenic occurs naturally and is absorbed in the developing fruit of the apple tree. The FDA wants to lower the amount of arsenic allowed in apple juice to 10 parts per billion, which is the standard level the EPA […]

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CU welcomes 4,400 New Students

Fall semester classes began Wednesday at Clemson University and more than 4,400 new freshman and transfer students are starting their Clemson careers. Approximately 3,260 freshmen are enrolled at Clemson this semester along with 1,175 transfer students. Once again, Clemson received a record number of applications for the year: 18,653 freshmen applications and 2,481 transfer applications. The unofficial average SAT score […]

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Anderson Horse Owners accused of Neglect

Two Anderson County residents are behind bars charged with animal neglect.  The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office reports that Dean Dotson and Jamie Cox were cited after deputies found their horses neglected. Dotson received two citations for the ill treatment of animals.  Dotson called a veterinarian to check the horses while deputies were on the scene.  Anderson County Animal Control will […]

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Seneca receives DOT Livability Grant Funds

Funding for the preparatory work on Seneca’s new all-electric buses was received this week by the city.  Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander gives details. “That was one part of the process that we had to go through to be able to do what we are doing with the electric buses.  We got the major grant, which was like $4.2 million to […]

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Graham on State Department Employees return

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on news Secretary of State John Kerry has cleared four State Department employees who had been on Administrative Leave following an investigation into the attack on the American compound in Benghazi, Libya. Graham said, “I am bitterly disappointed that no one has paid a price for the State Department’s denying […]

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Security enhanced at CU’s Memorial Stadium

The Clemson University Police Department has added coolers, briefcases, luggage, computer bags and camera bags to the list of items not allowed inside Memorial Stadium on football game days. The policy, which was adopted after the 9/11 attacks, already prohibited backpacks, tote bags, brown paper bags and other large carryall-type bags. Items allowed but subject to search are purses, diaper bags, medically necessary […]

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