Liberty School Board Member To Run Unopposed In November ...

Liberty School Board Member To Run Unopposed In November

Filing has closed for all local races in the November general election.

District 4 school board trustee, Dr. Brian Swords, will run unopposed in November as no one filed for the seat.

The race had multiple candidates in April to fill the unexpired term of former Trustee Ben Trotter, but Swords handily beat all the candidates with double their combined votes.


Write ins will be allowed.

Liberty Wins Varsity Football Opener With Late Game Rally


Final:

Liberty 21
Crescent 14

This is from the live Liberty Monitor facebook & twitter feed of the game.

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Eddie Mathis of Liberty gets key 1st

From 23yd line

Then Mathis with another first

From 9yd line

Then Mathis, same play, touchdown!

1:48 left in the game.
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#44 Andrew King intercepts

Liberty will win

53 secs left

LHS 21
CHS 14
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Liberty will take on Pickens on Friday September 5, 2014.

Sandra “Gail” Oates Elrod Of Liberty Passes ...

Sandra “Gail” Oates Elrod
Liberty, SC

Sandra “Gail” Oates Elrod, age 64, wife of the late Ray Oliver Elrod went to be with Lord Friday August 22, 2014 at Cannon Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Elrod was born in Cateechee, South Carolina a daughter of the late Leonard Darvin Oates and Jimmie Lou Bell Oates. She was of the Baptist faith.

Mrs. Elrod loved to go shopping and was an avid artist. Several times each year she enjoyed a beach trip with her sisters. She loved spending time with her family and cared for each of them dearly.

Survivors include two sons; Jimmy Chappell of Liberty, Timothy “Bubba” Elrod and wife Hester of Liberty, four sisters; Louise Rochester and husband Gene of Walhalla, Linda Whitlock of Liberty, Mary Ruth Black and husband Larry of Liberty, Debra Chambers and husband James “Slick” of Newry, SC, three brothers; Milton Oates of Central, Mickey Oates and wife Judy of Anderson, Sammy Oates and wife Vikki Sue of Seneca and eight grandchildren.

Mrs. Elrod was predeceased by her husband, parents, one daughter Lisa Michelle Chappell, one brother Marion Oates and one sister Nancy Jane Oates.

Visitation will be Sunday August 24, 2014 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at Dillard Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 11:00AM Monday August 25, 2014 at the funeral home chapel. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens.

Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association of Greenville, 2434 Hudson Road, Suite 154 Greer, SC 29650 or Cancer Society of Greenville, 113 Mills Ave. Greenville 29605 or the March of Dimes, 6 Roberts Road, Asheville, NC 28803.

The family will be at the home.

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Elrod family.

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Liberty Touchdown Club Fundraiser Scheduled ...


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5th Sunday Singing Scheduled ...


Liberty Church of God
3 Jefferson Street
Liberty, SC 29657
www.libertycog.org


Updated August 2014 Precipitation Totals ...

Downtown Liberty received 0.96" of precipitation in the form of heavy rain and pea sized hail in the 24 hour period ending Thursday August 21, 2014 8:00PM.

Most of the precipitation occurred in the 6PM-7PM timeframe of Wednesday August 20, 2014 producing flash flooding and high winds.

The monthly total is now at 4.39". The area usually receives 3.9" of precipitation in the month of August.

The yearly total for the area is 28.48 inches.

Liberty vs Crescent Football ...




The Liberty High School Varsity Football Team will take on the Crescent Tigers Friday, August 22, 2014 @ Crescent.

Kickoff 7:30PM

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Nara Cooper Of Liberty Passes

Nara Cooper
Liberty, SC

Funeral services to honor the life of Mrs. Cooper will be held at 4:00 PM Friday in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Liberty Memorial Gardens.

Nara Chapman Cooper, 83, formerly of Wilson Avenue, died Wednesday at The Magnolias of Easley. Born in Liberty, she was the widow of Lloyd Edward Cooper and a daughter of the late Ben and Ressie McWhorter Chapman. Over the years she had worked at The Food Palace as well as Holcombe Grocery. She was a member of Calumet Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Shena Hendrix (William Herlie) of Travelers Rest; a son, Jeff Cooper (Theresa) of Easley, a sister, Faye Smith of Seneca; a brother, Ray Chapman of Marietta, 3 grandchildren, Dr. Joseph R. Bates of Hamilton, OH, Melissa Hincher of Beaufort, SC and Brandon Cooper of Easley; and 4 great grandchildren, Jacob, Emma, Kelsy and Gavin.

In addition to her husband and parents she was predeceased by 2 sisters, Lois Holden and Lucille Alexander; 2 brothers, Lawrence and Henry Chapman; and a granddaughter, Savannah Cooper.

The family is grateful for the care of their mother and would like to thank the staff of Palmetto Baptist Easley Hospital in the critical care unit, the emergency room and the 2nd floor nursing staff and CNA'S, as well as the staff of Southern Care Hospice and The Magnolias of Easley assisted living staff.

The family will be at the home of her son, Jeff Cooper at 744 Shefwood Drive Easley, SC 29642. Memorial messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.libertymortuary.com

Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.

Mother abandons 12 year old son after argument as punishment

Mother abandons 12 year old son after argument as punishment 


According to arrest warrants ...


The Greenville County Sheriff's Department has arrested Tiffany Simmons from Liberty, South Carolina after abandoning her 12 year old son after an argument.


At approximately 10:30PM this past Saturday, the boy knocked on a random door on Old Farrs Bridge Rd, 20 miles away from his home.


The home owner called 911. Sheriff's deputies were dispatched and later charged Simmons with unlawful conduct towards a child. 


Liberty police helped bring Simmons back to Greenville.


The boy is currently with family while the Department of Social Services investigates.

Public Meeting About Liberty Water Bill Increase Scheduled ...

Notice of Special Called Meeting –1stReading of Ordinance 14-0811
Water/Sewer/Environmental Rate Increase

The City of Liberty will hold a Special Called Meeting to discuss and have the first reading of Ordinance 14-0811, an ordinance to increase water, sewer and environmental rates for the City of Liberty.  

The meeting is scheduled:

Rosewood Center

Updated August 2014 Precipitation Totals

Downtown Liberty received 1.80" of rain in a 4½ period between 10:30PM Saturday August 9, 2014 to 3:00AM August 10, 2014

Some flash flooding occurred in the downtown area.

The city of Greenville was hit the hardest where waters near streams rose to historic flood levels - reaching 3ft in some areas downtown.

The area usually sees 3.9" of precipitation in August ... The current precipitation total is 3.43" for the month.

The yearly total is 27.52 which is slightly above average for the year.

July / August Liberty City Council Meeting Tonight ...

The July/August 2014 Liberty City Council Meeting is Monday August 11, 2014 @ 6:00PM





Agenda:

July 2014 Budget Numbers Mayor
Stadium on Hwy 93 – condition; repaving; name Mayor
Water/Sewer Rate Increase – Proposal & Discussion Mayor

CDBG Commerce Street Update Mayor
City Business Update: Old Middle School; Hwy 93 & 178 Intersection; new subdivision Mayor

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Festival & Events Tammy Aiken

DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS:

• Police Department Chief Gilstrap

• Fire Department Chief Rowland

• Public Works/Water and Sewer Department Olen Hamlin

• Recreation Department Jamie Burns

Topics from the Public (see sign-in sheet) – 3 minute limit

CITY COUNCIL REPORTS:

• Josh Harrison – Fire Dept
• Lisa Hunter – Festival & Events/Commerce St Grant
• Lavant Padgett – Rec Dept
• Brian Petersen – Commerce St Grant
• Chuck Powell - Police Dept
• Dwight Yates – Water Dept

Chloe Campbell Of Liberty Passes ...

Chloe Campbell
Liberty, SC

Graveside services to honor the life of Mrs. Campbell will be 3:00 PM Sunday at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will greet friends following the service.

Chloe Elizabeth Wardlaw Campbell, 72, formerly of Liberty, died Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Anderson Area Medical Center. Born in Anderson she was the widow of Charles Vernon Campbell and a daughter of the late Leland Howard Wardlaw and Ruby Hawkins Campbell.

She was a member of Calumet Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Coburn Campbell of Williamston, and Theron Campbell of Liberty; four grandchildren, Brandon Campbell, Jesse Campbell, Nicole Loera, and Courtney Campbell.

She was the last survivor of her immediate family.

The family will be at their respective homes. Memorial messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.libertymortuary.com

Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.


Updated August 2014 Precipitation Totals ...


The yearly total precipitation is now at 25.72 inches, which is average for the year so far.

The area usually averages 3.9" of precipitation in the month of August.

• Downtown Liberty received 0.84" of precipitation in the 24 hour period ending Saturday August 9, 2014 7:15AM.

* The measurements are official from SCDNR.

Meet The Teacher ...

Liberty Elementary & Chastain Rd Elementary will hold their "Meet The Teacher" events on Thursday August 14, 2014 from 3-6PM.

The first day of school for all K-12 students is Tuesday August 19, 2014.

Updated August 2014 Precipitation Totals ...


The yearly total precipitation is now at 24.88 inches, which is average for the year so far.

The area usually averages 3.9" of precipitation in the month of August.

• Downtown Liberty received 0.79" of precipitation in the week ending Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:15AM.

On August 4, 2014 at 6:20PM Downtown Liberty experienced heavy rain with flash flood conditions.

* The measurements are official from SCDNR.

Lloyd “Mutt” Sargent Of Liberty Passes ...

Lloyd “Mutt” Sargent
Liberty, SC

Funeral services to honor the life of Mr. Sargent was at 3:00PM Sunday at East Side Baptist Church.  Burial was at Liberty Memorial Gardens.

Lloyd Leroy “Mutt” Sargent, 95, of 603 Anderson Drive, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Richard Campbell Veterans Nursing Home.  Born in Liberty he was a son of the late David Seaborn and Leota Whitlock Sargent.

He retired from Woodside Mills and was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II having served in the Pacific Theatre.

Mr. Sargent was a lifelong member of East Side Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Henry Gillespie Sunday School Class, and the Golden Gems.

Surviving are his wife of 75 years, Florence Davis Sargent of the home; two sons, Mike Sargent (Lu) of Liberty, and Tim Sargent of Georgetown, TX;  a brother, Carl “Tuffy” Sargent (Christine) of Liberty; four grandchildren, Derek Sargent of Liberty, Josh Sargent (LeAnne) of Wake Forest, NC, Lisa Kunitz (Logan) of Austin, TX, and Julie Arguello (Jader) of Nicaragua; 4 great grandchildren, Seth, Nathan, Caroline, and Isabella.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 7 brothers and sisters.

The family will be at the home.  In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to East Side Baptist Church, 920 Anderson Drive, Liberty SC 29657, or the Alzheimer’s Association, 301 University Ridge, Greenville, SC 29601.

Memorial messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.libertymortuary.com  

Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.




Steve Zonay Of Liberty Passes ...

Steve Zonay
Liberty, SC

Steven John Zonay, 73, of 110 Faye Street, died Sunday at Capstone Health & Rehab. Born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late Steven and Alice Goth Zonay. He served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from Schumerich Bell Co. He was a railroad and model train enthusiast and was of the Lutheran faith.

Surviving are a brother, Dr. Francis Zonay of Evanston, Illinois; a niece, Amy Zonay and her daughter, Hadley Zonay both of Northampton, Pennsylvania.

No services are planned at this time. Memorial messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.libertymortuary.com

Liberty Mortuary and Cremation Services are handling arrangements.

James Edwin Gill Of Liberty Passes ...

James Edwin Gill
Liberty, SC

Mr. James Edwin "Eddie" Gill, 75, husband of Joann Jenkins Gill, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 at his home.

A gathering to celebrate the life of Eddie was held from 2:00PM until 3:30PM Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, Easley.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com

Tax Free Weekend ...

Tax Free Weekend

August Friday 1- Sunday August 3, 2014

Computers, school supplies, clothing

* Note that Pickens County businesses will still charge 1% local option sales tax.

Liberty Touchdown Club Yard Sale ...

Liberty Touchdown Club Yard Sale Fundraiser 

@ Meinders Automotive 
(Anderson Highway/178/Liberty Denim area)

8AM -1PM

            Saturday July 26, 2014

Updated July 2014 Precipitation Totals

The yearly total precipitation is now at 24.09 inches, which is average for the year so far.

Last year, the month of July had 26 inches alone.

The area usually averages 4.1" of precipitation in the month of July.

• Downtown Liberty received 1.59" of precipitation in the week ending Friday July 25, 2014 8:15AM.

Cloudy skies are expected to give way to sunshine later this afternoon.

* The measurements are official from SCDNR.

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