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Denver Downs Farm to host Valentine’s drive-in movie event on Feb. 11
Denver Downs is hosting the farm’s first “Valentine’s Day Event” on Feb. 11. The event will have a Double Featured Drive in Movie with “Beauty and the Beast” at 6:30 p.m. and “Sweet Home Alabama” at 8:30 p.m.
Patrons will be able to get cozy by the bonfires and make s’mores before the movies begin (or between movies). Concessions including popcorn, s’more kits, candy, soft drinks, water and pizza from Guy’s Pizza will also be available for purchase.
Entrance to the event is $25 per carload. Tickets may be purchased in advance on Ticketleap with a credit card or cash only at the event. Gates will open at 4:45 p.m.
For more information, check out the Denver Downs Farm Facebook page.
Documentary ‘Merchants of Doubt,’ discussion with Bob Inglis, to be held on Feb. 8

There will be a free film screening of the documentary “Merchants of Doubt” followed by a discussion with former U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8 in the Self Auditorium of the Strom Thurmond Institute.


The documentary, directed by Robert Kenner, exposes pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics such as toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change.

After the film, Inglis will give a presentation on environmental sustainability. He is the executive director of RepublicEN, an organization that advocates for free-enterprise solutions to climate change.
The screening is hosted by the Strom Thurmond Institute and
Clemson scientists hope to breed healthier, tastier peaches

A research team, led by Clemson University geneticist Ksenija Gasic, hopes to boost the taste, smell and nutritional value of peaches using a three-year, $150,000 grant.


The scientists hope to evaluate the biochemical and molecular regulation of carotenoid accumulation in peaches and other stone fruits. Carotenoids are responsible for the color, flavor and smell of stone fruit like peaches. These molecules also have antioxidant properties and are rich in Vitamin A.

She is teaming up with associate professor of biological sciences Douglas Bielenberg and researchers at the Israel Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on the project.
They plan to map the genetics and breed for fruit with higher levels of carotenoids which they hope will lead to healthier and tastier peaches.
Man charged by Clemson police for Jan. 29 armed robbery

A man has been charged in connection to an armed robbery that occurred on Jan. 29, Clemson police said.


Jefferey Warreyon Whitaker, 23, of Central has been charged with Armed Robbery and Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime.


Police responded to an apartment off Creekside Drive on Jan. 29 after receiving a 911 call reporting that a person had been robbed.


The victim told police someone knocked on the door of his apartment and when he opened it, the suspect hit him across the forehead with a pistol and demanded items from inside the apartment.


The victim said he was able to get the door closed, stopping the suspect from entering. The victim then called the police.


Police said the suspect had fled by the time they arrived. The suspect did not get into the apartment and nothing was taken. The victim wasn’t hurt and refused medical treatment, according to the report.


Whitaker was taken to the Clemson City jail to await a bond hearing.


Solve personal challenges in the safety of a small group that listens


The CU BeTrue Leadership Challenge is a free professional development opportunity at Clemson aimed at solving individual challenges with collective creativity. Organized around your lunch-time or after-work availability, students, faculty and staff form Coaching Circles and practice a small group technique that helps you reframe your challenge with the benefit of diverse perspectives and develop creative solutions within the safety of a group that understands you.


The time commitment is one hour per week for six weeks, Feb. 13 – Mar. 31, and attendance at one orientation session on Feb 6. from 5-7 p.m. in Vickery Hall auditorium or Feb 9 from 12-2 p.m. in the Academic Success Center auditorium. Coaching Circles will not meet the week of spring break.


Register online at to schedule your orientation and coaching circle.


For more information, contact program coordinator Shelly Geer via email at [email protected].

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