Good News for Leaf-Lookers

The summer’s drenching rains which swelled creeks and rivers across the area will most likely contribute to an extended leaf-looking season in the Southern Appalachians. That’s the prediction of Donald’s Hagan, Clemson University Forest Ecologist. Hagan says the wet soil means that trees should hold their leaves longer and fall colors will unfold more slowly. Hagan says leaf-lookers should observe […]

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Upstate Shield 2013

The S.W.A.T. team from the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office was one of several coalition members who participated in Upstate Shield 2013 program Tuesday at the T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena in Pendleton.  The program included breakout training sessions on decision making, crisis negotiation, vehicle assault, undercover rescue and other scenarios.  This is the third year that S.W.A.T. teams from various […]

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Terry Chappell

Terry Carson Chappell, 64, of 118 Santeelah Drive, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2013 at his residence. A funeral service will be held 8 PM, Wednesday, September 11, 2013 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM, Wednesday, prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home. Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Ellene White Carroll

Ellene White Carrol, 84 of Westminster, died Saturday. Funeral services will be 2 pm Monday at Bethel Baptist church with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at 1 pm prior to the service at the church. Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family.  

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Jason Patrick Smith

Jason Patrick Smith, 47, 157 Courtenay Smith Dr., passed away Saturday, September 7, 2013. The services will be held from 4-9 PM, Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Jason’s residence. The family will hold a private service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Walhalla Veterinary Clinic, 314 S. Hwy 11, West Union, SC 29696. Sandifer Funeral Home […]

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Micheal J. Heath, Sr.

Micheal J. Heath, Sr., 67, husband of Lisa Ann Heath, of 491 N. Pond Fork Rd., passed away on Friday, September 6, 2013 at Baptist Easley. A funeral service will be held at 2 PM, Tuesday, September 10, 2013, from the Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6 – 8 […]

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Holiday Fatalites

A Travelers Rest Man is one of five people who were killed on South Carolina roadways during the Labor Day Holiday Weekend. Officials with the SC highway patrol say a man died Sunday night in a motorcycle accident in Greenville. Officials says 23 year old Justin Lee Martin of Travelers Rest died when a van turned in front of him […]

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