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Events in 2006


  • January 1: With change in state liquor laws, mini-bottles are no longer mandated by the Alcohol and Beverage Control rules, and local lounges switch to free-pouring drinks.
  • January 5: The Tigers are ranked twenty-first in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches final season rankings following bowl win over the Colorado Buffaloes on December 27.
  • January 11: The Union replaces the arcade room with an Xbox arena.
  • January 13: Alan McCrary Johnstone, the last surviving charter member of IPTAY, dies in Orangeburg, South Carolina, age 96. A member of the Class of 1932, he received a degree in electrical engineering, and as a student, helped start the golf team.
  • January 29: Fire occurs at The Summit, destroying four housing units with ten other units destroyed by water damage [1].





  • May 24: Clemson beats Wake Forest 13-1 in the first round of the ACC Tournament at The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.
  • May 26: Clemson University student Tiffany Marie Souers, 20, of Ladue, Missouri, is found dead in her apartment at The Reserve, 118 Sumter Lane in Central. Pickens County Coroner James Mahanes reports that an autopsy performed the following day disclosed the cause of death was by strangulation. Central police are investigating the case as a possible homicide and with assistance from State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) officers.


  • June 14: Dean Walter Cox falls while taking down Old Glory at his home on Folger Street at the end of Flag Day. Hospitalized, he fails to bounce back, and his final decline begins.
  • June 28: Dean Cox dies in hospital in Greenville, age 87, from complications of injuries suffered on Flag Day.
  • June 30: Target date for closing the Douthit Hills family housing complex. The hundred-unit complex was mostly erected in 1950 and the aging infrastructure no longer makes it cost-effective to maintain.


  • July: Site preparation for new drive-in continues on now-empty lot where Death Valley Exxon stood.
  • July 8: Clemson assistant men's track coach Jarrett Foster dies after suffering head injuries in a jet-skiing accident on Lake Keowee. Foster, 32, had just completed his seventh year as the field events assistant coach under Bob Pollock.






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