South Carolina News Briefing

November 11, 2019

Clemson-bred agricultural technology company puts down roots in Pee Dee region
The seed of an idea that sprouted from Clemson’s Advanced Plant Technology Program is blooming where it was planted near the university’s Pee Dee Research and Education Center.

Clemson council sets goals and objectives from spring community meetings
Seneca Journal
Those categories were to facilitate and improve communication and coordination with Clemson University, improve transparency and communication, city infrastructure, city amenities and quality-of-life issues, and community growth and housing.

Clemson and UofSC kick-off food drive
Union Daily Times
The University of South Carolina and Clemson University have kicked-off the Certified SC Grown Palmetto Series Food Drive in a coordinated effort to benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank and Golden Harvest Food Bank and tackle hunger within their communities.

Fayette students dominate Clemson Foreign Language Poetry Contest
The (Fayetteville) Citizen
A long-standing tradition continues as Fayette’s high school foreign language students dominate the Clemson University Poetry Declamation Contest.


In memoir, Haley alleges disloyalty among some on Trump team
The State
President Donald Trump’s former U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley , alleges in her upcoming memoir that two administration officials who were ultimately pushed out by Trump once tried to get her to join them in opposing some of his policies.


Clemson annihilates N.C. State in statement to CFP committee
Post and Courier
The Tigers, sporting their championship orange pants, clinched the ACC Atlantic Division title with the win,  given that Wake Forest fell to Virginia Tech earlier in the day.

Texans Deshaun Watson Heads to Clemson to Help Present Dabo Swinney His AFCA All-State Good Works Award
Sports Illustrated
During the Houston Texans bye week, quarterback Deshaun Watson took time to fly to Clemson to present his former college coach Dabo Swinney with the AFCA All-State Good Works Award.

How Dabo surprised his players with orange britches Saturday at NC State
The State
Clemson’s players came out of the tunnel to warm-up for Saturday’s game against N.C. State in their normal road attire: white jerseys and white pants. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary.

What Dabo Swinney said about Arkansas firing former Clemson assistant Chad Morris
The State
Swinney texted with Morris earlier Sunday and was planning to talk with him on the phone later Sunday night. Morris served as the offensive coordinator at Clemson from 2011-14, before taking over as the head coach at SMU in 2015.

Defense rules as Navy women’s basketball shocks Clemson
Capital Gazette
Sophomores Jennifer Coleman and Kolbi Green led the way as Navy women’s basketball turned in an effort for the record books on Saturday afternoon, coming from behind to shock Clemson on its home floor, 65-52.

Clemson Pulls Away Late to Defeat Colgate, 81-68
In a game of runs, the Clemson University men’s basketball team used a late 19-6 run to pull away away from Colgate at Littlejohn Coliseum on Sunday. Clemson won 81-68 in a non-conference matchup that featured four different Clemson players scoring in double figures.


SC spending plan projected to be largest ever, exceeding $10 billion, forecasters say
The State
South Carolina lawmakers got their first look Friday at how much new money they will have available to spend when they return to Columbia in 2020 and begin debate over the upcoming year’s budget.

More tariff trouble could be on the way for SC automakers
Post and Courier
South Carolina automakers buy more parts from international suppliers than vehicle manufacturers in all but two other states, according to a new report that measures the impact that proposed tariffs on overseas automotive exporters could have on the U.S. economy.

Forestry generates $21.2 billion impact on SC’s economy
Greenville CEO
State Forester Scott Phillips, agency head of the South Carolina Forestry Commission, announced the economic impact of forestry in South Carolina Thursday, citing the agency’s most recent Economic Impact Analysis for Planning study.

Should veterans have to pay state taxes on their retirement income? SC will decide
The State
South Carolina military boosters are once again pushing a bill that would exempt military retirement income from state taxes


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