Autopsies point to smoke inhalation

The coroner’s autopsies found smoke inhalation to be the cause for three deaths at two separate fire scenes Sunday night in Oconee County.  Coroner Addis has classified the deaths of Mark Anthony Land near Seneca and Alfonso Contreras and “Charlie” Lee Brooks near Walhalla as accidental.  Addis says dental records positively identified Brooks and Contreras.  

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Discovery of Earth-size “exo-planets”

This month’s announcement by NASA of the discovery of seven Earth-size exoplanets was “one of the most interesting announcements in a long, long time,” said Clemson University philosophy professor Kelly Smith, who consults with NASA and the European Space Agency about ethical and societal issues related to space exploration. The exoplanets, orbiting a cool dwarf star known as TRAPPIST-1, are about 40 light years away […]

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Tennyson Chappell

Easley – Tennyson Reed Chappell, 20, of 320 Rochford Drive, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017. A celebration of life service will be held 4 pm, Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Mauldin United Methodist Church and a funeral service will be held 9 am, Friday, March 3, 2017 at St. Luke Catholic Church in Easley.  Entombment will follow in Robinson […]

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Toney Loudermilk Suttles

Walhalla, SC— Toney Loudermilk Suttles, 88, wife of the late John Harold Suttles, of 175 Suttles Drive, Walhalla, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 at her home. Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 PM, Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel.The family will receive friends immediately following the service in Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel. In lieu […]

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Car runs into Walhalla store

According to one Walhalla public safety responder, it’s believed a driver’s foot was applied too heavily to the gas pedal and the result last evening was a car hitting a Latino food store. The accident was logged in shortly before 7 o’clock on College Street, between Main and S. Broad.  No injuries reported, nor was there much damage reported.

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Oconee hospital’s finance report a mixed bag

  The financial numbers racked up by the Oconee Medical Campus of the Greenville Hospital System were impacted by a region wide switch last year to a medical record computer system called Epic.  And from what OMC’s Hunter Kome told the hospital’s Holdings Board last night the change was epic for both the hospital and the hospital physician-owned practices where […]

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Hospital embarks onn study to expand emergency department

Starting today representatives of a company that specializes in studying the need to expand hospital emergency services will visit Oconee Memorial Hospital in a fact-finding venture.  Hunter Kome, president of the Oconee Medical Campus of GHS, announced last night that the company will make several visits to the Oconee hospital as it conducts a feasibility student.  That study is important, […]

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