SC DNR Hopes to Clarify Hunting Laws

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is hoping to clarify the laws regarding baiting. The department says recent decisions by a Greenwood County magistrate and the state Attorney General’s Office have overturned the long standing prohibition against hunting deer over bait on private lands in the Upstate.  The DNR says those recent decisions lend themselves to the conclusion that […]

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Clemson University Smoking Ban

Officials with Clemson University say a new task force is being formed to help make the campus a smoke free campus by 2014.  George Clay, the Executive director of Student Health Services at Clemson says the college recognizes the trend among higher education to go tobacco free, and its time Clemson does the same thing.  The school has already banned […]

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Patricia Ann Benson Thompson

Patricia Ann Benson Thompson, 60 of 916 Williams St, Seneca, died Monday October 22. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 PM at Ebeneezer Baptist Church.  Burial in the Tugaloo Baptist Church Cemetery in Westminster.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 pm Friday at Adams Mortuary.  The body will be placed in the Church at 1 pm Sunday. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Mary Louanne Smith

Mary Louanne Smith, 75 , wife of Daniel Louis Smith of 14 Beacon Ridge Circle, Salem, passed away Sunday October 21, 2012at her residence. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Montez Thelma Lamb

Montez Thelma Richardson Lamb, 81, loving wife of Jesse Rhade “J.R.” Lamb of 155 Williams Farm Road, passed away Sunday October 21, 2012 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be 11 am Wednesday, October 24 at Earles Grove Baptist Chruch with Rev. James Dyar officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6 […]

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Frances Metler

Frances Miles Metler, 74, of 611 Hickory Hill Lane, wife of Bryant Leslie Metler, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012 at Oconee Medical Center. A memorial service will be 4 pm Thursday, Seneca Baptist Church.  Visitiation with the family following the service at the church activity center. Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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40 Suspected Child Abuse Cases in S.C.

Last week’s release of information from the Boy Scouts of America, and reports from the LA times, show 40 cases of suspected child molestation in South Carolina Boy Scout troops between 1947 and January 2005. More than 10 of those are reported in the upstate, and 2 of those are reported in Oconee. The paper has assembled a database documenting […]

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TCTC Time Capsule

“Time keeps on slipping, into the future.”  That could be a theme song for an special event at Tri County Technical College.  Tri County Technical college will celebrate its 50th anniversary with bit of nostalgia for its 2062 graduating class.  The College President Ronnie Booth will bury a 2x2x2 “time capsule” during a ceremony atNoon Wednesday (Oct 24) outside the […]

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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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