Safety award for a Seneca physician

Daniel Smith, Jr, MD, medical director of Greenville Health System’s Hospice of the Foothills and Cottingham Hospice House near Seneca, received the Lewis Blackman Patient Safety Champion Award last week during the annual Transforming Health Symposium in Columbia. The award honors patient safety champions in South Carolina who go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure quality care. […]

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Pastor James “Ed” Hamptojn Sr.

Westminster, SC — Pastor James “Ed” Hampton, Sr., 65, husband of Christine Johnson Hampton, of 110 East Spearman Road, Westminster, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at AnMed Health Medical Center.A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.  In lieu of flowers, […]

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Joseph “Troy” William Lusk

Salem, SC — Joseph “Troy” William Lusk, 82, husband of Leslie Vernell Madden Lusk, of 415 David Lusk Drive, Salem, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Cottingham Hospice House.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Issaquena Church of God Cemetery. The family will receive […]

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Efforts to lower hypertension

Members of the newly formed American Heart Association Upstate board of directors are working to shape the board’s strategy to lower rates of hypertension in Upstate South Carolina. The board will seek to raise the percent of patients with controlled hypertension from around 55 to 70 percent, a goal the board sees as achievable over the course of two years. The board […]

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World of Energy contest winners

With 75 votes from community members in Upstate South Carolina, the Arts Center of Clemson is the winner of the inaugural Festival of Eggs decorating contest, sponsored by Duke Energy’s World of Energy at Oconee Nuclear Station. The contest, a spinoff from the World of Energy’s annual Festival of Trees, invited local organizations to adopt and decorate 16-inch plastic eggs, […]

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Fiolmena Giacolone

  Westminster – Filomena Discenza Giacolone, 87, widow of the late Anthony Giacolone, 125 Palomino Trail, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017 at Seneca Health and Rehab. A funeral mass will be held 11 am, April 22, 2017 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church with father William S. Hearne officiating. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com SANDIFER […]

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Glenn Nelson Sr.

Westminster – Glenn Alan Nelson, Sr., 63, husband of Debora Hardy Nelson, of 413 Simpson St., passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Monday, April 17, 2017 from the Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends 1 -2 pm, prior to the service. Burial will follow […]

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Choo Choo time in Central

The Central Railroad Festival will pull into downtown Central on Saturday, April 22 with music, food and festivities for all ages. The Railroad Festival celebrates the rich heritage of Central, so named because the town is situated at the “central” point of the railroad line between Atlanta and Charlotte. The festival begins at 10 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m., […]

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Oconee officials remember pilot Riley Stevens

Oconee airport officials spoke with sadness when they took a moment to remember an Anderson County pilot who flew in and out of the airport.  Riley Stevens was killed early this month when his small plane crashed into a pasture at a home in Marion County, Florida.  Stevens was a 64-year old Anderson County resident.  He had taken off from […]

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West side of airport identified for ramp expansion

The manager of the Oconee Regional Airport near Clemson says space to park airplanes the airport’s greatest need.  In the opinion of Jeff Garrison, additional apron space ranks above a new terminal and the long-term goal of runway extension.  The small airport, not far from the Clemson campus, has become an increasingly busy place for flights during Clemson football game […]

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