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Connect Lake Greenwood hosts Lights On The Lake this Saturday

Lake Greenwood, South Carolina Once again Connect Lake Greenwood, the host organization of Lights on the Lake, is expecting over 10,000 people to join in the most anticipated Independence Day celebration of the summer, Saturday, July 2, 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm. People come from throughout the Upstate and the counties bordering Lake Greenwood by…

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Betty Dianne Young

Dateline – Mountville, South Carolina Betty Dianne Young, of Mountville, SC, wife of Frank Young, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital. She was born November 12, 1951 in Greenwood, SC to the late Raymond Paul Smith, Sr., Maude Alice Johnson and step-father Ernest E. Johnson. Dianne was a lifelong…

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Debra Haag Rice

Laurens, South Carolina Debra Haag Rice, age 62, and wife of 42 years to Roger Dale Rice, Sr., passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at the Hospice House of Laurens County in Clinton. She was born in Sacramento, CA and was a daughter of William F. Haag of MN and Dorothy Casey Haag of…

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Laura Martin Hamby

Waterloo, South Carolina Laura Martin Hamby, age 97, of Waterloo, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at her home. Born in Laurens, November 27, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Claude H. Martin, Sr. and Corrie Stone Martin. Laura was a member of Church of the Epiphany in Laurens where she served…

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Marlene G. Fulmer

Dateline – Laurens, South Carolina Marlene G. Fulmer, 74, wife of Aaron Fulmer, Sr., passed away Sunday, June 19, 2022. She was with her Heavenly Father on Father’s Day. Born in Whitmire, she was a daughter of the late Dewey and Agnes H. Gregory. Marlene loved the Lord and her family very much and wasn’t…

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Vandra “Vandy” Gatewood Edmonds

Vandra “Vandy” Gatewood Edmonds, 60, of St. Albans, West Virginia, wife of Larry Edmonds Jr., entered eternal rest on June 18, 2022. She was the daughter of Sandra Gatewood of Williamstown, West Virginia, and the late Wayne Gatewood; and William Stepp (Jerry) of Covington, Kentucky. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a…

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Barbara Thompson Wasson

Laurens, South Carolina Barbara Thompson Wasson died peacefully at home on June 17, 2022. She was the fourth of five children, born to Dorothy M. Thompson and John Allen Thompson, Jr. on February 21, 1950. Barbara lived most of her life in Laurens. She graduated from Laurens High School and attended Limestone College in Gaffney,…

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PC offers $60 million in scholarships to Palmetto Girls State participants

Presbyterian College’s kilt-clad president made a stunning and generous offer Tuesday to each of the 600 Palmetto Girls State delegates. Come to PC and receive a $ 25,000-a-year scholarship. President Dr. Matthew vandenBerg told the group that PC is making a four-year, $60 million commitment to the rising seniors in Palmetto Girls State, the largest…

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Upstate Man Plays the Lottery in Laurens and Wins $200,000

COLUMBIA, SC (June 16, 2022) – An Upstate man was glad he was lying down when he scratched a lottery ticket and won $200,000. “I just laid there,” he told South Carolina Education Lottery officials when he saw a six-figure payday was his. He was overcome by the win and thoughts of how he almost…

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Jay Tyler Betette

Laurens, South Carolina Jay Tyler Betette, of Laurens and wife of Phillip A. Betette, entered eternal life, June 16, 2022. She died peacefully in the sure and certain hope of the resurrection, surrounded by family whom she loved and who loved her for more than 60 years. Born at Ft. Benning, GA, on March 15,…

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