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Veterinary technology team at Tri-County retires

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PENDLETON — For more than 20 years, they’ve been best friends. For the last 10, they’ve been co-workers and teammates, working toward a common goal of making Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology program the best in the United States.When Dr. Peggy Champion assumed the role of Department Head/Veterinarian in 2004, she and longtime instructor and Licensed Veterinary Technician (L.V.T.) Christee Williams made a pact – they agreed to retire at the same time.That moment has come – and it’s bittersweet for both.

 

Stout restart gives Blaney Nationwide Series win at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ryan Blaney swept past Kyle Busch on a restart with seven laps to go and held on to win Friday night’s rain-delayed Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.Until the final restart, Busch appeared dominant and on his way to his seventh win in his last nine NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Bristol.Blaney’s victory was his first this season and second in 24 career Nationwide Series races.“It’s awesome to be here in...

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Logano nabs third win of season in Bristol night race

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Joey Logano believes he has the car and Team Penske believes they have the team to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.Logano took the lead from Matt Kenseth with 44 laps remaining and scooted to his third Sprint Cup victory of the season in Saturday’s IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.“We can win the championship. We’ve showed it at every kind of race track. We’ve just got to keep doing it,” s...

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Keselowski earns first NASCAR Truck Series win at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. — After 62 races — the last 20 of which were in his own equipment — Brad Keselowski is finally a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series winner.“We did it,” said Keselowski as he took the checkered flag in Thursday morning’s postponed UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.Keselowski’s joy may have been short lived. Following the race, NASCAR announced that his No. 19 truck, as well as the trucks d...

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Back to OLLI Fall Reception is Sept. 2

CLEMSON — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Clemson University will host its Back to OLLI Fall Reception from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Charles K. Cheezem Education Center, 100 Thomas Green Boulevard in Clemson.The free event is open to the public.Those who are new to OLLI or returning to OLLI after time away can attend the New and Returning Member Orientation from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. prior to the reception.Donations of shampoo, toothp...

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Focus on cow care, milk quality result in better milk

EASLEY – Marilyn Easter is similar in many ways to the members of the Easley Business & Professional Women she spoke with on July 16 – working hard and taking pride in providing a quality product to customers.But unlike the typical local business, Easter’s most important asset is cows and her product is milk. Easter and her family are dairy farmers.The Easter family owns Eastglen Farm outside of Laurens. They milk 300 cows twice a day, every day. On the...

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Clemson assault subject in custody

CLEMSON – A man being sought by the Clemson Police Department for the assault of a woman was arrested by members of the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office just after midnight Wednesday.Police Chief Jimmy Dixon issued a release Wednesday morning stating that Charnel Wayne Johnson was taken into custody and would be transferred to the Pickens County Detention Center while waiting on a bond hearing before a Circuit Court judge.“The assistance of the Sheriff (...

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Musical kicking off national tour at Clemson

CLEMSON — Last year, it was ABBA. This year, Gershwin. No matter the show or composer, Clemson University performing arts students always get a first-rate, hands-on education when Work Light Productions brings a musical to town.The Brooks Center for the Performing Arts continues its longstanding collaboration with Work Light when the Tony Award-winning musical “Nice Work If You Can Get It” takes the stage at 8 p.m. Aug. 29. Clemson students will be on the front li...

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School of Nursing named national Center of Excellence in Nursing Education

CLEMSON — The National League for Nursing has named Clemson University’s School of Nursing a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education, one of the highest honors in the nursing education field.Since 2004, only 35 nursing programs nationwide have garnered the Center of Excellence designation, according to the league. The honor will be recognized formally at a summit in September.Clemson’s School of Nursing was recognized for its sustained excellence in s...

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Clemson’s Carolina Clear receives national award

CLEMSON — The Clemson University Extension Service’s pollution prevention and watershed protection program has received a national award. The Universities Council on Water Resources honored the Carolina Clear program with council’s 2014 Education and Public Service Award.The award recognizes significant contributions to increase public awareness of water resources development, use or management in the biological and social sciences. Carolina Clear director Katie G...

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Clemson students head to Africa to help save lives

CLEMSON — A team of Clemson University students is traveling around the world to reach people in desperate need of medical equipment on the eastern coast of Africa. The group will spend two weeks in Tanzania as part of Clemson’s unique Creative Inquiry (CI) program-interdisciplinary undergraduate research combined with engaged learning.The Designing Medical Devices for Developing Countries CI team is led by Clemson engineering professors Delphine Dean and John DesJardin...

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Study: Develop or acquire players for a winning MLB team?

CLEMSON — Major League Baseball (MLB) teams should develop players within their organizations at three positions: left fielder, relief pitcher and catcher, according to a new study by Clemson University researchers.The researchers used statistical modeling to investigate MLB roster construction for all playoff teams from 2009 to 2013 to determine the extent to which organizations should build their rosters through player development or acquiring players from other teams.

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Three students to train for movie industry dream jobs

CLEMSON — Three Clemson University graduates will be on the fast-track to their dream jobs when they head to California next month for an intensive training program with the animation studio responsible for the hit film franchises “Shrek,” “Madagascar” and “How to Train Your Dragon.”Anuradha Pinisetty, Zhaoxin Ye and Amanda Morland have been selected for DreamWorks SKG’s “FX Challenge.” They begin work July 14 at PDI/Dream...

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August is Tree Stand Safety Awareness month

Deer season is gearing up for a new year and that’s why the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is partnering with other resources agencies and stakeholders around the nation to note that August is Tree Stand Safety Awareness month.Each year in South Carolina hunters are seriously injured as a result of falls from tree stands while hunting. These accidents can be prevented through the proper use of a tree stand safety harness. There were 25 hunting accidents in 2013 in...

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OCSO offers speakers bureau for community

WALHALLA — The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has announced the creation of a Speakers Bureau that is available to speak with church, civic, or business groups and organizations throughout Oconee County on a variety of subjects.“We want to educate our citizens in reducing their chances of becoming a victim in addition to creating awareness about law enforcement issues,” said Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw.The following is a list of deputies a...

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Sheriff: Exotic pet owners should post warning

WALHALLA – Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw is asking residents who own dangerous exotic animals to voluntarily place a sign on their door to warn law enforcement and emergency personnel of their existence.According to Crenshaw, Oconee County Council plans to meet with the Oconee County Legislative Delegation to inquire about the Legislature addressing the issue on a state level.

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Oconee residents urged to register with Alert Oconee

WALHALLA — The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind residents of Oconee County of a service they can register for to help keep them alert of emergency situations or disasters that may occur.“Alert Oconee” is a regional notification system that is able to send telephone notifications to citizens of Oconee County to alert them to emergencies and disasters that could impact them, whether they are residents or work in a business in the county....

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Check Food2Market before selling your homemade jam

CLEMSON — Your mama’s jam. Grandma’s chow-chow. Daddy’s secret barbecue sauce. Can’t you just savor the flavor? Don’t you reckon others would pay for the privilege?Before you can turn your recipe into a business, you’d better be ironclad certain it’s safe — and legal.“There are a lot of people who cook really well, who have a product and want to sell it. Their friends keep telling them they should do more than j...

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