Tech receives donation

U-S Engine Valve/Nittan Valve made a $15 thousand donation to the Tri-County Technical College Foundation to purchase a milling machine for the Oconee Quick Jobs Center. The gift will support classes taught at the center. U-S Engine Valve has been a member of the college’s Center for Workforce Excellence since 1989 and a supporter of the college foundation, having endowed […]

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Services Planned for Clemson Student

Funeral services have been planned for a 20 year old Clemson student who died in a Sunday in a automobile accident.  Funeral services for 20 year old Kohleigh Michelle Hunt died Sunday afternoon in a multi car accident on highway 24 at the intersection of Hunt Road and Coneross Creek Road.  Ms. Hunt was a Senior at Clemson University and […]

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SC DNR Hopes to Clarify Hunting Laws

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is hoping to clarify the laws regarding baiting. The department says recent decisions by a Greenwood County magistrate and the state Attorney General’s Office have overturned the long standing prohibition against hunting deer over bait on private lands in the Upstate.  The DNR says those recent decisions lend themselves to the conclusion that […]

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Clemson University Smoking Ban

Officials with Clemson University say a new task force is being formed to help make the campus a smoke free campus by 2014.  George Clay, the Executive director of Student Health Services at Clemson says the college recognizes the trend among higher education to go tobacco free, and its time Clemson does the same thing.  The school has already banned […]

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40 Suspected Child Abuse Cases in S.C.

Last week’s release of information from the Boy Scouts of America, and reports from the LA times, show 40 cases of suspected child molestation in South Carolina Boy Scout troops between 1947 and January 2005. More than 10 of those are reported in the upstate, and 2 of those are reported in Oconee. The paper has assembled a database documenting […]

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TCTC Time Capsule

“Time keeps on slipping, into the future.”  That could be a theme song for an special event at Tri County Technical College.  Tri County Technical college will celebrate its 50th anniversary with bit of nostalgia for its 2062 graduating class.  The College President Ronnie Booth will bury a 2x2x2 “time capsule” during a ceremony atNoon Wednesday (Oct 24) outside the […]

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FLU Advice from SC DHEC

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control says the flu season has begun. Dr. Linda Bell, the state epidemiologist says the confirmation of the flu’s arrival reinforces the need for vaccination. She says DHEC recommends the flu vaccine for everyone six months or older. She says the vaccination remains the single best way to prevent the flu. Other flu […]

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More Industry to Come to Upstate SC

More industry is coming to upstate South Carolina.  Siemens Industry has announced plant to open an assembly and manufacturing plant in Greenville County.  The company has announced a 45,000 square foot facility will be located in Mauldin as part of the company’s Drives Technologies Division.  Doug Keith, President of Siemens Drive Technologies division says the new South Carolina facility will […]

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Parasite Warning for South Carolinians

South Carolina’s Department of Natural resources is warning residents of a potential parasite, previously believed linked only with venison. Charles Ruth, the Statewide Deer/Turkey project supervisor for the Wildlife Section of the state DNR says many people have called the department asking about the likelihood of being exposed to toxoplasmosis. He says although the disease was previously mentioned only in […]

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