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Daily Archives: 12/05/2017

Triple Crown

Tigers wrap up third straight conference title, playoff berth

By Eric Sprott
Courtesy The Journal

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The goal for the Clemson football team Saturday night was to leave no doubt who was the best team in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Consider it mission accomplished.

The top-ranked Tigers scored on their first three possessions, turned in a dominating defensive performance and won the turnover battle, as they smashed Miami by a final score of 38-3 for their third consecutive conference title.

After winning three straight conference titles for the first time in 29 years, Clemson (12-1, 7-1) will also once again enter the College Football Playoff as the top overall seed, as the Tigers will take

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Suit: Inmates assaulted teen, used drugs at county job site

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — A lawsuit has been filed in the Pickens County Court of Common Pleas alleging that a lack of supervision of inmates working at Mile Creek Park led to sexual assaults and drug use involving a minor.

The lawsuit, filed Nov. 20 by attorney Kyle J. White on behalf of his clients, who are the guardians of a teenager who worked at Mile Creek

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Edwards student punished for locker room pix

By Greg Oliver
Courtesy The Journal

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CENTRAL — Disciplinary action has been taken against an R.C. Edwards Middle School student who officials said took locker room photos of her teammates on the school basketball team.

School District of Pickens County spokesman John Eby said last week

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County council passes animal shelter upgrade

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — The county’s animal shelter is getting a facelift.

County council approved a request from the Upstate SPCA to use $68,200 from the general fund to make improvements at the facility, located on Prison Camp Road.

The funding would allow for improvements to be made for environmental compliance and would also allow the purchase of some

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Clemson students rally against tuition waiver threat

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

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CLEMSON — Clemson University graduate students, faculty and supporters rallied last week against provisions in a proposed tax reform bill that they believe would have devastating and wide-reaching effects.

The rally was part of a nationwide protest, Grad Student Walk Out/Rally For Higher Education.

Many graduate students receive tuition waivers from their schools in

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Owens earns top honors in region

PICKENS — In her first year as head coach of the Pickens High School volleyball team, Rikki Owens was named Region I-4A coach of the year.

Owens led the Lady Blue Flame to a 23-3 season. Owens and the Blue Flame won the Hillcrest Invitational Tournament in September and finished second in the Hub City Classic in Spartanburg. She led her team to an undefeated season in region play and coached the 2017 4A Upper State champs.

In 2017, Owens coached all-tournament players — one at the Hillcrest Invitational and two at The Hub City Classic. She coached two all-region players, including the region player of the year, and had one player selected for the 2017 Class 4A S.C. Volleyball All-State team.

 

Wierzbicki named all-state

PICKENS — Pickens High School middle hitter Lexi Wierzbicki was named to the Class 4A Coaches Association for Women’s Sports 2017 Volleyball All-State team.

Wierzbicki was coached by Rikki Owens, first-year head volleyball coach at Pickens High. Wierzbicki was also chosen for the all-state

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Tri-County Foundation board welcomes four new members

By Lisa Garrett
Tri-County Technical College

news@thepccourier.com

PENDLETON — Four community leaders have been elected to serve on Tri-County Technical College’s Foundation Board of Directors.

Joining the Board’s current members are Emily DeRoberts and Randy Blackston, both representing Anderson County, Jim Kaplan, representing Pickens County, and Mike Worley, representing Oconee County.

Members of the Foundation Board raise money to supplement

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County ABATE to ride to help Country Santa

COUNTY — The Pickens County ABATE will host its annual Toy Run this Saturday to benefit the Country Santa program.

The group will be riding in the Easley Christmas Parade of Lights. All planning to ride are asked to meet in the parking lot of Miss Hoots (the

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‘Eclipse Over Clemson’ book debuts this week

CLEMSON — “Eclipse Over Clemson: The day Tigertown will never forget,” a commemorative book about the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, debuted Monday, just in time for the holidays.

It is expected that customers who preordered the book, which was produced by Clemson University’s College of Science, will receive their copies by mid-December. Anyone else interested in purchasing the book in time for a pre-Christmas arrival should order as soon as possible. However, Clemson University

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