Democrat hopeful embarks on “uphill battle”

A Tri-County Tech instructor concedes her quest to unseat a third-term U-S representative from what’s considered an entrenched Republican district is an uphill battle.  But it’s a battle that Democrat Mary Geren is eager to undertake.  A large number of her supporters cheered for her yesterday in a ballroom at Clemson University’s Madren Center.  Geren elicited cheers and some laughter […]

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Electrical mishap near Seneca

One man was taken to the hospital when he made contact with an energized conductor in the Friendship Community near Seneca.  Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative earlier disconnected service at the home because of non-payment of the power bill.  According to Blue Ridge, it appears the individual placed an aluminum ladder against a power pole.  And climbing the ladder, the person […]

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Georgia man arrested after reckless driving incident

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office has identified a Toccoa, Georgia man as the driver of a car that allegedly failed to yield the right of way late last week at a highway 183 intersection between Walhalla and Westminster.  Besides reckless driving, 31-year old James Buice Phillips was also charged with driving under suspension, giving false information, and receiving stolen goods.  According […]

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Safety award for a Seneca physician

Daniel Smith, Jr, MD, medical director of Greenville Health System’s Hospice of the Foothills and Cottingham Hospice House near Seneca, received the Lewis Blackman Patient Safety Champion Award last week during the annual Transforming Health Symposium in Columbia. The award honors patient safety champions in South Carolina who go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure quality care. […]

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Pastor James “Ed” Hamptojn Sr.

Westminster, SC — Pastor James “Ed” Hampton, Sr., 65, husband of Christine Johnson Hampton, of 110 East Spearman Road, Westminster, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at AnMed Health Medical Center.A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.  In lieu of flowers, […]

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Joseph “Troy” William Lusk

Salem, SC — Joseph “Troy” William Lusk, 82, husband of Leslie Vernell Madden Lusk, of 415 David Lusk Drive, Salem, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Cottingham Hospice House.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Issaquena Church of God Cemetery. The family will receive […]

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Efforts to lower hypertension

Members of the newly formed American Heart Association Upstate board of directors are working to shape the board’s strategy to lower rates of hypertension in Upstate South Carolina. The board will seek to raise the percent of patients with controlled hypertension from around 55 to 70 percent, a goal the board sees as achievable over the course of two years. The board […]

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World of Energy contest winners

With 75 votes from community members in Upstate South Carolina, the Arts Center of Clemson is the winner of the inaugural Festival of Eggs decorating contest, sponsored by Duke Energy’s World of Energy at Oconee Nuclear Station. The contest, a spinoff from the World of Energy’s annual Festival of Trees, invited local organizations to adopt and decorate 16-inch plastic eggs, […]

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