Upstate International celebrating Diversity and Connections

During the month of March, Upstate International is encouraging residents to get involved and help celebrate our diversity and our connections as part of International Month.  They invite everyone to visit their website, www.upstateinternational.org to learn about events in the participating ten county area of the Upstate, explains Upstate International steering committee member David Esch.  “The Upstate is one of […]

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Creole Choir of Cuba comes to Brooks Center

The Creole Choir of Cuba brings its passionate melodies, wild harmonies and richly textured arrangements to Clemson University’s Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at 8pm on Thursday, March 7. Singing music they learned from grandparents and celebrating the history of their Haitian descendants, these 10 vocalists from Camagüey, Cuba, are Grammy-nominated and multiple award-winners. The Creole Choir was founded in […]

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Local Foods Leader to speak at Clemson University

A national leader in the local foods movement will speak at Clemson University on Wednesday, March 6, offering a vision of how the nation can move toward a sustainable and secure future. Farmer, professor and author Philip Ackerman-Leist will explore local-scale food from a national perspective and propose strategies for creating more democratic and secure food systems in his presentation […]

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New Book tells story of CU’s Call Me MISTER Program

The story of Clemson University’s Call Me MISTER program is detailed in a new book, “Call Me MISTER: the Re-Emergence of African American Male Teachers in South Carolina.” The program began in 2000 with the goal of placing more African-American males in elementary school classrooms as teachers. Four South Carolina schools, Clemson, Claflin University, Benedict College and Morris College, participated in […]

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Dropout Prevention Center publishes Journal

The Clemson University Digital Press recently collaborated with the National Dropout Prevention Center to launch ENGAGE, a new online journal.  Clemson University serves as the home of the National Dropout Prevention Center and works closely with the organization to increase high school graduation rates through research and evidenced-based solutions.  The free interactive journal focuses on issues about school engagement while exploring […]

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Residents alerted to String of Burglaries

The City of Clemson Police Department is alerting residents about a string of burglaries and thefts at apartment complexes and residential areas.  These incidents have occurred along Highway 93 and surrounding areas.  Each location has been placed on extra patrol.  The City of Clemson Police Department is working to obtain information on these cases and is asking the public for […]

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SC Exports reach Record

Gov. Nikki Haley, the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the State Ports Authority announce the state’s 2012 exports totaled nearly $25.3 billion in goods sold to 197 countries around the world, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Figures represent a 2.23% increase over 2011 totals, and a record for the state. In 2012, South Carolina’s export growth […]

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Liberty Student diagnosed with Meningitis

School officials in Pickens County notified parents Friday that a Liberty High School student was hospitalized with meningitis. According to a press release from the School District of Pickens County, the district was notified by the parent that their child had been hospitalized.  The coordinator of nursing and the principal worked with DHEC to take the necessary precautions immediately after they […]

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Hay Bale falls and kills Anderson Man

A hay bale struck and killed an Anderson County man Sunday morning.  Investigators are looking into the death of 55-year-old David Knight, who died around 9am.  The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department reports that the Friendship Fire Department responded to an emergency call on Holiday Dam Road.  Authorities said Knight was using an old tractor with a forklift-style front end to […]

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Whitworth sentenced to 25 Years

A convicted Salem meth dealer will spend the next 25-years behind bars.  On Thursday, the Honorable Alexander Macaulay announced the sentence for 40-year-old Kenneth Whitworth.  He was tried in absentia and found guilty on Wednesday of distribution of methamphetamines, which was his third offense.  Solicitor Chrissy Adams said the sentence had been sealed pending Whitworth’s appearance in court.   Judge Macaulay […]

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