FLU Advice from SC DHEC

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control says the flu season has begun. Dr. Linda Bell, the state epidemiologist says the confirmation of the flu’s arrival reinforces the need for vaccination. She says DHEC recommends the flu vaccine for everyone six months or older. She says the vaccination remains the single best way to prevent the flu. Other flu […]

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More Industry to Come to Upstate SC

More industry is coming to upstate South Carolina.  Siemens Industry has announced plant to open an assembly and manufacturing plant in Greenville County.  The company has announced a 45,000 square foot facility will be located in Mauldin as part of the company’s Drives Technologies Division.  Doug Keith, President of Siemens Drive Technologies division says the new South Carolina facility will […]

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Parasite Warning for South Carolinians

South Carolina’s Department of Natural resources is warning residents of a potential parasite, previously believed linked only with venison. Charles Ruth, the Statewide Deer/Turkey project supervisor for the Wildlife Section of the state DNR says many people have called the department asking about the likelihood of being exposed to toxoplasmosis. He says although the disease was previously mentioned only in […]

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Job Hope for those with Criminal Records

With the job market very tight and competitive, Upstate residents with criminal records may have difficulty finding work.  Individuals with criminal records are urged to attend  a workshop Monday October 29 to learn about expungements and pardons.  The workshop will be held Oct 29 at 10 am at Tri-County Technical College.  The workshop is open to residents of Oconee, Pickens […]

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Lloyd Clempson Holbrooks

Lloyd Clempson Holbrooks, 80, husband of Edna Dickerson Holbrooks, of 930 Seed Farm Road, passed away on Friday, October 19, 2012 at the residence. uneral services will be 2 PM, Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends 6 – 8 PM, Monday, October 22, […]

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Patsy Geraldine Smith

Patsy Geraldine Hughes Smith, 73, wife of the late Edgar Blake Smith, of 102 Sunnyview Drive, passed away on Friday, October 19, 2012. Memorial services will be 3 PM, Saturday, October 27, 2012 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends prior to the service 1- 3 PM, Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the funeral home. […]

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Edgar Blake Smith

Edgar Blake Smith, 73, husband of the late Patsy Hughes Smith, of 102 Sunnyview Drive, passed away Friday, October 19, 2012. Memorial services will be 3 PM, Saturday, October 27, 2012 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends prior to the service 1- 3 PM, Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the funeral home. Sandifer Funeral […]

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Douglas “Doug” Bailey Glenn, Sr.

Douglas “Doug” Bailey Glenn, Sr., 72, husband of Nancy Elizabeth Wallace Glenn, of 275 Champion Rd., passed away, Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the home. Funeral services will be 2 PM, Monday, October 22, 2012 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. Burial will follow at South Union Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 1-2 PM, Monday prior […]

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Traffic Fatality Claims Clemson Student

A Sunday afternoon traffic accident claimed the life of of a 20 year old Clemson student.  Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis says Kohleigh Michelle Hunt died Sunday afternoon when her car was hit by two other cars on Highway 24 at the intersection of Hunt Road and Coneross Creek Road in Westminster.   Authorities say Ms. Hunt had stopped at […]

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Funeral Services Planned for Seneca Couple

Funeral services have been planned for a Seneca couple who died in a house fire early Friday.  Edgar Blake Smith and his wife, Patsy Geraldine Hughes Smith, both 73, died early Friday morning in a house fire.  Oconee Coroner Karl Addis says both Mr. and Mrs. Smith died of smoke inhalation in the early morning blaze.  Coroner Addis says Mrs. […]

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