Ruth Moore Murphree

Ruth Moore Murphree, 81, wife of Homer “Budge” Murphree, of 988 Pickett Post Road, Walhalla, SC, died Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Oconee Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM, prior to […]

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2012 Fatalities Up

As the year winds down, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety has issued some preliminary statistics for 2012.  According to the department’s website, 830 people died on south Carolina roads as a result of 774 crashes during 2012.  The number of crashes is up from 766 in 2011.  The number of highway deaths is also up from 2011 as […]

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Snags can be Beneficial

Although they may appear to be useless eyesores, standing dead trees, or snags as they are called, are important components of the wildlife habitat.  That’s according to a state wildlife biologist, Johnny Stowe.  Stowe says snags, which are in short supply, provide a secure home for many kinds of animals.  Stowe also says the insects which inhabit snags, are a […]

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Gina Leigh Certain

Gina Leigh Certain, 42, of 1630 Dr. Johns Road, Westminster, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be held 2:30 PM, Thursday, January 3, 2013 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Chauga Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2 PM, prior the service at the […]

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Laurel Jeanne Nelson

Laurel Jeanne Smith Nelson, 76, wife of Jack Nelson of 110 Nelson Drive, Salem, SC died Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Collins Children’s Home, P. O. Box 745, Seneca, SC 29679 or Our […]

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Carl Edward Rhoden

Carl Edward Rhoden, 74, husband of Patsy Moore Rhoden of 907 Finkenstadt Lane, Walhalla, died Saturday, December 29, 2012 at his residence. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at the Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Neville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 4:00 PM on Wednesday, […]

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Edith Pruitt Blackwell

Edith Pruitt Blackwell, 71, of 401 Mack Lane, Salem, SC wife of the late Johnny Frank Blackwell, died Friday, December 28, 2012 at Oconee Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, December 31, 2012 at Full Gospel Temple, Seneca, SC, with burial at Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made […]

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William John “Bill” Watson Jr.

William John “Bill” Watson, Jr., 68, husband of Nancy Phillips Watson, of Walhalla died Friday, December 28, 2012 at the Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville, SC. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, December 31, 2012 at St. Luke Methodist Church with burial in Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 AM on Monday, December […]

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Sober or Slammer 2012

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety troopers and officers are making plans to keep the highways safe as people celebrate the long New Year’s holiday weekend, which runs through midnight January 1. Last year, 7 people died in traffic crashes over the New Year’s holiday period.  The Department of Public safety kicked off its “Sober or Slammer” campaign in mid December.  So […]

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No License Required

The South Carolina department of Natural Resources will conduct the first annual free hunting days this week.  This Friday and Saturday, state residents are allowed to hunt on public land or private land with permission, without at hunting license or state permit (including a Wildlife Management Area permit). However, hunters can only hunt animals currently in season and must still follow […]

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