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October Mugshots
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 04:26:58 -0700

October arrests in Upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina.

SLED assists with investigation into Clemson student's death
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:22:54 -0700

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is assisting the Oconee County Sheriff's Office with the investigation into Tucker Hipps' death.  SLED spokesman Thom Berry said the agency started assisting the Sheriff's Office a few days after Hipps' death.  Hipps' body was found September 22 in the lake near the Highway 93 bridge by a university police officer who was on patrol looking for him ...

PREP FOOTBALL SCORES (Updated)
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:58:50 -0700

PREP SCORES Georgia Vidalia 35, Benedictine 28 South Effingham 15, Richmond Hill 14 Calvary 49, Portal 0 Statesboro 17, Bradwell 0 Southeast Bulloch 24.

2014 High School Friday Night Football Photo Gallery
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:41:23 -0700

2014 High School Friday Night Football Photo Gallery

East Athens man charged with trafficking meth in South Carolina
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:46:17 -0700

An Athens man charged in South Carolina with trafficking in methamphetamine remained in jail Tuesday with bond set at $35,000. Timothy Charles Pinkham, 57, of Georgetown Drive was arrested Sunday evening after a deputy with the Oconee County (S.C.

Clemson University cracks down on fraternities after drowning
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:23:18 -0700

Frances Burns CLEMSON, S.C., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Prosecutors have been given allegations of crimes involving fraternities following a student's drowning, Clemson University in South Carolina said.

100 Haunted House Reaction Photos
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 15:56:22 -0700

Nightmares Fear Factory has been posting pictures of its scared guests on Facebook. Check out the gallery.

Clemson student laid to rest Sunday
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 08:33:31 -0700

A Clemson University sophomore from Piedmont whose death is being investigated by the Oconee County Sheriff's Office was laid to rest on Sunday.

Clemson student fell behind on pledge run before death
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:09:54 -0700

CLEMSON, S.C. — More details are being released in the death investigation of Clemson University student Tucker Hipps after his body was found in Lake Hartwell on Monday, WHNS reported. Oconee County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Jimmy Watt said Hipps was on a voluntary pledge run with about 30 other pledges and brothers of the Sigma Phi […]

Dive team out in Hartwell where Clemson student found dead
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 07:18:13 -0700

 Deputies and the dive team were back out in Lake Hartwell near the Highway 93 bridge where Clemson University student Tucker Hipps was found dead in September.