Preliminary Statistics for State Fatalities

The South Carolina Department of Public safety has released the preliminary statistics for the number of highway fatalities on SC roads during 2012. The department’s preliminary numbers indicate 837 people died on South Carolina roadways in 2012. That’s a 1 percent increase over the 2011 number of 828. Vulnerable roadway users (pedestrians, bicycle, moped and motorcycle operators) and deaths resulting […]

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Georgia Authorities Offer Reward

The Hart County Sheriff’s Department is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of two men responsible for an armed robbery at a convenience store last month. WLHR’s M.J. Neiser reports, It happened the night of December 17th at the Max Saver convenience store on U.S. 29/Anderson Highway. Officials with the Hart County Sheriff’s department say both […]

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Award nominees sought

For the 20th year, the State Department of Natural Resources is asking for nominations for the South Carolina Environmental Awareness Award.  The award acknowledges outstanding contributions made toward the protection, conservation, and improvement of South Carolina’s natural resources.  The General Assembly established the SC Environmental Awareness Award during the 1992 legislative session. Each year the public is invited to submit […]

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Positive Economic News for SC

There’s some positive news for employment in South Carolina.  Internet giant Google has announced plans to expand its data center located in Berkley County.  Officials broke ground Friday on the new Construction at Mount Holly Commerce park.  Google plans to invest over 1.2 million dollars in the site.  Governor Nikki Haley said “To be able to say South Carolina has […]

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West Union Group Unveils Marker

A West Union group has unveiled a marker to commemorate the West Union Grammar School.  The building, which was built in the 1920s, was torn down last year.  It was used for grades 1 through 6 until 1969.  The marker was purchased by the West Union School Preservation Association.  For nearly 4 years the preservation group worked to save the […]

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Lois Hunnicutt Laye

West Union, SC—Lois Hunnicutt Laye, 100, wife of the late J. Sam Laye, Jr., of 220 E. Main Street, West Union,, SC, died Thursday, January 17, 2013, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive […]

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Leon Smith

Seneca – Junior Leon Smith, 74, husband of Polly Lovinggood Smith, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013 at the Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral services will be held 2 PM, Saturday, January 19, 2013 from the chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens, Clemson. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 PM, Friday, January 18, […]

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Dennis Frank Dickson

Westminster – Dennis Frank Dickson, 49, of 361 N. Horseshoe Bridge Rd., passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Oconee Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 4:30 PM, Sunday, January 20, 2013 from the chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 5 -8 PM, Saturday, January 19, […]

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Robert Joseph Empoliti

Salem, SC – Robert Joseph Empoliti, 67, husband of Linda Mary Pitocco Empoliti, of 300 Stone Terrace Way, Salem, SC died Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at the Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park, Seneca, […]

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