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Experienced leader takes helm of fast-growing School of Computing

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CLEMSON — A former associate dean with several years leadership experience has begun a new job as the director of a fast-growing Clemson University school that prepares students for jobs in a variety of computer-related fields.Eileen T. Kraemer is the new C. Tycho Howle Director of the School of Computing. Kraemer comes to Clemson from the University of Georgia, where she was associate dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.In her new job, Kraemer oversees a school whose enrollment has grown nearly 84 percent, going from 387 in 2007 to 712 in 2013. The school has 31 faculty who are tenured or on track to be tenured and six lecturers.

 

Clemson police investigating possible drowning

CLEMSON — The Clemson Police Department is investigating the death of a 50-year-old man who was found floating in Lake Hartwell at S.C. 153 in Clemson, officials said.Deputy Coroner Gary Duncan said James Davis, of 106 Fruster St. in Clemson, was reported missing around 1:30 p.m. July 29. He was last seen around 10:30 a.m. July 28 walking near the U.S. 76/S.C. 123 bridge.The Clemson Police Department received a call around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday that there was a body fl...

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Clemson police respond to near drowning

CLEMSON — The Clemson Police Department responded to a near drowning Tuesday night at a home in the Camelot Subdivision after receiving a call that a child was at the bottom of a pool.When officers arrived, the 2-year-old boy had been removed. Officers and family members performed CPR until EMS personnel arrived. The boy was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital by Pickens County EMS. His condition was not known at press time.

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Three men charged with equipment theft

CLEMSON — Clemson University police arrested three men in connection with the theft of a piece of equipment from a campus building.Ronnie Dale Young, 57, of Central; Elmer Eugene Garner, 48, of Clemson; and Tyson Urian Reese, 25, of Clemson were charged with grand larceny, value $10,000 or more. The men are not students or employees of Clemson University.The charges stem from the theft of a large piece of printing equipment from a loading dock at Godfrey Hall July ...

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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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Pour me some tea, y’all — and let’s play some football

What a break in the weather the middle of the week was or am I the only one who enjoyed it?Think about how appropriate it was to get a three or four day break from the heat this time of year as August rolls around. The NFL kicked off training camps all over the country and the college and local high schoolers will be doing the same before long too.I know I may be jumping the gun just a tad with football, but I have to say with the cooler temperatures I got a glimpse of e...

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RR smoke mystery solved

EASLEY — Residents of Pickens County between Easley and Liberty might have noticed smoke and a few flames coming from the railroad beds between the two cities July 29 but there was nothing to fear.It turns out CSX, the rail company that owns the tracks and the trains passing along it, was in the midst of a maintenance program for the tracks. Machinery was sent along the lines to “grind” the tracks, creating a surface with traction for the trains themselves. In the...

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Ready, set, spend — tax free weekend is here

EASLEY— It’s back to school tax free weekend for parents and teachers in Pickens County and across South Carolina and there could be some confusion as to what is actually a tax exempt item before the sales begin.According to state law, South Carolina’s tax free weekend begins at 12:01 a.m. on the first Friday in August and runs through midnight of Sunday the same weekend, in this case Aug. 1 through Aug. 3. There are two lists of items that are accessible through ...

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Cool temps, hot menu close out Farmer’s Market

EASLEY — The Easley Farmer’s Market Tuesday edition has wrapped for the 2014 season and did so with great taste.Holding the finals of the 2014 Easley Farmer’s Market chef competition July 29, the market was blessed with cool temperatures and hot dishes with the judges struggling to decide on a clear cut winner, one judge saying it was “one of the toughest competitions” they had ever judged.With the public’s vote though, a winner was cr...

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S.C. Supreme Court stumbled on FOIA rulings

The S.C. Supreme Court has made two rulings during the summer that will help to undermine journalism and transparency in the state moving forward and questions and concerns to boot.In June the court ruled governmental bodies holding public meetings are not required to provide an agenda for the meeting itself. This may not seem like a big deal, but it does serve as a way for the media and public to know what business is being conducted.

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Day Camps 2014PICKENS — The Pickens County Recreation Department will hold nine one-week Summer Day Camp sessions in July and August at the Pickens Recreation Center, 545 Sangamo Road in Pickens.Camps will be held Aug. 4-Aug. 8 and Aug. 11-Aug. 15.The camps are for children ages 6 to 12 (completed 5K kindergarten to rising seventh graders) and will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.The cost is $70 per child per week and $40 p...

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All-Alumni BHS ReunionAn All-Alumni BHS Reunion will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at Berea High School, 201 Burdine Drive. Organized by a committee of alumni, the event is open to students from every decade who attended Berea as well as to former staff, coaches, and administrators. Other supporters of the school are also encouraged to attend. Registration forms are available on the committee’s Facebook page (Berea Alumni Reunion) and can also b...

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— Al-Anon, a support group for friends and family of alcoholics, meets at 11 a.m. Mondays at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 309 Pelzer Hwy., and at 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Matthias Lutheran Church, 501 Powdersville Road.— Celebrate Recovery Pickens County meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at The Dream Center, 200 West D Ave. in Easley. Visit www. celebraterecoverypickenscounty.bellstrike for more information.— Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Wednesda...

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Bob Jones UniversityGREENVILLE — William Christmas of Easley, Naomi Mann of Easley, Scarlett Von Schmittou of Easley and Lacetta Smith of Piedmont participated in the first session of summer orientation June 20-21 at Bob Jones University. Incoming students and their parents became familiar with the campus and attended informational sessions about the BJU experience including academics, financial aid and student life.Students were also able to receive academic and c...

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Clemson Downs names new marketing directorCLEMSON — Clemson Downs Retirement Community announced that Ruthie Millar has joined its team in a newly created marketing role.Millar will work to heighten external engagement by working with members of the Greater Clemson community and across the region to convey the value of the “continuum of care” model offered at Clemson Downs.Millar will work in tandem with longtime Clemson Down...

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Aug. 28 a.m.-noon: St. Andrew Catholic Church, 209 Sloan St. in Clemson, holds a yard sale. Call 864-654-1757 for more information. All profits will benefit the church’s building fund.Ongoing eventsEmmanuel Lutheran Church of Easley, 101 E. 1st Ave. in Easley, holds Bible Study from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each Monday.First Assembly of God, 810 Saco Lowell Road in Easley, opens its food pantry ...

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Central-Clemson Regional Branch Library• Lego Storybuilders meets at 3:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the Central-Clemson Regional Branch Library, 105 Commons Way in Central. Call 864-850-7077 or send an email to reference@pickens.lib.sc.us for more information.• The Central-Clemson Book Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Central-Clemson Regional Branch. New members are welcome.Hampton Memorial Library...

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World of Energy program draws nearly 200

SENECA — Wednesday at the World of Energy on July 9 proved to be a huge success with nearly 200 children and adults in attendance for a program by the Critter Keeper. The local entertainer, educator uses bug-themed presentations to introduce and educate children about critters of all kinds from all over the world.Wednesdays at the World of Energy is a free, weekly summer program for children 12 and under every Wednesday at 10 a.m. through the end of July at the education cent...

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