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Electricity - it's one of the most important innovations in the history of humankind. It's hard to imagine life without electricity, and for good reason. Nearly every aspect of our lives is affected by electricity in some form or fashion, from the way you wash your clothes to the effort you put in at work. From a residential standpoint, you need it to cook, clean, entertain, and live comfortably. For commercial purposes, electricity is used to power the computers needed to keep America moving. That's why, when the electricity in your home or at your job is compromised, life grinds to a halt. Unfortunately, electrical problems are inevitable in today's day and age. When the electricity in your home or commercial workspace fails, you need a quick, effective solution that will get your life back on track. And that, in a nutshell, is where L&M Electric, Inc. shines the brightest.

Our company was founded in 2009 by Roger Lee and John Mezzles. With a combined 46 years of electrical experience, the two entrepreneurs set out to create a company that offers quality workmanship and unparalleled service to all its builders and clients. Today, we are proud to have served South Carolina for nearly two decades as the premier electrician contractor in Travelers Rest, SC. Our family-owned business specializes in both residential and commercial electrical work. Our highly-trained team has the experience and skills to handle any electrical issue, from minor panel breaker problems to large-scale industrial issues.

Despite winning numerous awards and recognitions in the Southeast, we don't let our accolades go to our head. Our team is committed to providing effective, personalized electrical work for every one of our customers. We take pride in our ability to offer peace of mind to our customers when they need it most, and that's exactly what we aim to provide to you too. We're talking one-on-one service provided by a friendly, professional electrician. There are no corners cut, no hidden fees, and no excuses - only the highest quality work from the finest electricians in Travelers Rest.

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What sets us apart from other electricians in Travelers Rest, SC? It boils down to three reasons:
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service

As guests in your home, you won't ever have to worry about a member of our team trying to sell you something you don't need. Our job is to serve your electrical needs. You expect the highest quality electrical work in South Carolina, and that's what we will provide.

Experienced, Affordable Electricians
Experienced, Affordable Electricians

You understand that the highest quality work requires fair compensation, but you're not made of money. Our commitment is to offer affordable electric work at a price you're satisfied paying.

Family Owned & Operated
Family Owned & Operated

We know that you are choosing L&M Electric for a reason. Unlike large corporations, we truly care about our customers. As a family business, serving you is personal for us. We stake our reputation on the quality of our work. As such, we are accountable and will always strive to deliver the service you have come to expect from our company.

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

At L&M Electric, we employ the brightest commercial and residential electricians in Travelers Rest. Having electricians that specialize in both residential and commercial projects allow us to provide our customers with a wider range of services.

Our team fixes a broad range of electrical issues, but we have built our reputation on the following electric services:

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Electrical Repairs

Every homeowner has to deal with an electrical component breaking or failing at some point. When that happens, you need a partner who can troubleshoot the problem and correct the issue efficiently and effectively. A few common problems that we help solve for our customers include:

  • Ceiling Fan Repair
  • Light Fixture Repair
  • Light Switch & Outlet Repair
  • Electrical Safety Inspection
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Electrical Installations

Whether you have a new ceiling fan that needs to be installed or you have a new electrical outlet that you'd like added to your bedroom, L&M Electric is here to help. Our team installs quality solutions every day of the week - there's no electrical installation job your residential electrician in Travelers Rest, SC, can't handle. Here is a glance at some of the installation projects that we complete for homeowners:

  • Smart Home Installation
  • Electric Car Charging Station Installation
  • Whole-Home Surge Protection Installation
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Renovations and Remodeling

If you're renovating or remodeling your home, you need a professional electrician on-hand to work to properly install your new electrical devices and systems. Our skilled electricians are happy to work with you or your remodeling consultant to install your lights and keep your home shining bright. Common renovation and remodeling jobs include:

  • Hot Tub Wiring
  • Kitchen Lighting Renovations
  • Finished Basement Electrical Wiring
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New Construction Electrical Projects

Many new construction homeowners stress about having their electrical system wired from scratch. For us, it's just another day on the job. If you're building your dream home, don't leave your electrical work to mediocre electricians. Trust L&M electric for reliable service and the highest quality electrical work in Travelers Rest. A few new construction projects we handle are:

  • Breaker Panel Box Installation
  • Wiring for Backup Generator
  • Landscape Lighting Outdoors
  • Low Voltage Wiring
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Your Residential Electrician in Travelers Rest, SC

When you own a home, there's something inherently fulfilling about taking care of your property and fixing issues that pop up over time. When it comes to electrical work, however, DIY projects can be dangerous. Electricity is an amazing innovation, but if you aren't fully trained and licensed to handle such work, it's best to leave it to the experts at L&M Electric. Your home's safety is essential for you and your family. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure that your home's electrical system is operating correctly without any concerning problems.

With more than 60 years of combined experience as electricians, we are capable of troubleshooting and fixing a litany of electrical issues in your house. Keep reading to learn more about the most common electrical issues our customers report, along with some handy tips on how to remediate such problems.

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Panel Breaker is Tripped

If you don't have any power in your home, it might be time to check your electrical panel to see if there are any tripped breakers. If you spot a tripped breaker, try your best to switch it over to its original position. If you can't, remember that some breakers need to be flipped to the "off" position before turning it back on. If you don't have any luck, give our office a call. We'll send a trained residential electrician in Travelers Rest to your home to fix the problem on-site.

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Overhead Fan Stops Working

If you have an overhead fan in your living room or bedroom, you know how quickly it can accumulate dust. Most homeowners clean up using a rod duster. However, sometimes homeowners accidentally hit the fan direction switch when doing so. But, instead of flipping it "on" or "off," they bump it into a limbo zone where neither direction is selected. When this happens, your overhead fan will not spin. If one of your fans stops working suddenly, this is one of the most common reasons why. If you're sure you didn't hit the fan direction switch, it could be an indication of a larger problem. In this case, call our office for a free phone consultation. We'll troubleshoot with you over the phone and if necessary, send out an electrician.

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Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

If your home was built in the last 35 years, chances are it has two 20-amp circuits running to your kitchen countertop outlets. Newer homes will have three circuits. If you're constantly tripping the breaker to your kitchen, it's most likely because you have too many electrical devices connected to the same circuit. To help alleviate this problem, place appliances like coffee makers and toasters on two different circuits. That way, they can share the load.

At the end of the day, your home is your place of solitude and relaxation. But, when you have electrical issues in your home, things can quickly go from peaceful to problematic. Whether you're renovating your home and need a new room wired for power or your panel breaker keeps giving your problems, L&M Electric is here to assist. If you have questions about an issue or need to schedule service, our team is ready to help answer your questions and coordinate the best time for a residential electrician to come to your home in Travelers Rest.

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Tips to Save Money and Maintain Your Home's Electrical Systems

Unlike some of our competitors, who are reluctant to provide any information that might prevent them from making a buck, L&M Electric is all about empowering our customers. If we can offer sound advice that will educate our clients and help them save money, we have no problem doing so. That's why we have put together some helpful tips and tricks for maintaining your home's most common electrical systems. Because, at the end of the day, a little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to your family's safety.

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Install Surge Protectors

Intense lighting storms can cause powerful surges of electricity that ruin your home's electrical appliances and amenities. Surge protectors installed at your electrical panel can help prevent these surges by grounding the electricity running through your home. They do so by directing it away from your electrical devices. This common solution is inexpensive, effective, and always a better choice than replacing expensive items like TVs and computers.

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Examine Your Breaker Panel

Breaker panels control the power to your home. When they go bad or are damaged, there's a good chance that you will lose power to most of the rooms in your house. Open your breaker panel and keep a sharp eye out for signs of corrosion and rust. Double-check that each breaker you see flips on and off properly. If you notice corrosion or if the breaker switches won't flip, it's time to get in touch with a residential electrician in Travelers Rest, SC, who can inspect your breaker panel and recommend upgrades if necessary.

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Test Your GFIs

GFIs, or Ground Fault Interrupters, are similar to surge protectors in that they prevent electrical damage from happening in your home. The primary job of a GFI is to prevent electrical shocks that happen during a ground fault. Because water is a conductor of electricity, GFIs should be installed anywhere that an outlet comes into contact with water. You should try to test your GFIs every month, if possible, to ensure that they are working correctly. When you look closely at your GFI, you will notice a "test" and a "reset" button. Hit the "test" button to trip the GFI outlet and then hit "reset" to restore power. If your outlet resets, your GFI is working as it should. If not, you need to replace your GFI outlet. Because electricity is involved, we recommend hiring a professional to install new GFIs in your home. That way, you know the job is done right.

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Replace Outdated Light Bulbs

The right light bulb can add the perfect amount of ambiance to your home. Eventually, however, even the best light bulbs will need replacing. While they don't need checking every month, it's a good idea to inspect all your bulbs at the beginning of the year. If any of your bulbs are dead, you should replace them. You should also consider replacing bulbs that are incandescent with LED lights. LED light bulbs may cost more upfront but use less electricity and are more efficient over the long run.

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Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

In terms of preventative maintenance, scheduling a safety inspection for your home's electrical systems should be a high priority. These inspections will shine a light on the electrical features in your home that need to be fixed. Most modern electrical fires are caused by short circuit arcs, defective insulation, or broken wiring. An inspection conducted by a qualified electrician will help determine what needs to be fixed so you and your family stay safe in your home. Your inspector should cover your whole home and will examine common features such as:

  • Breakers
  • Fans
  • Exposed Wiring
  • Electrical Panels
  • Circuits
  • Switches
  • Outlets and More
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he electrical system in your home brings it to life from the lights and appliances we use every day to the entertainment we all love and enjoy. You want an electrician that makes you feel safe while delivering the quality services you're promised.


Full-Service Electrical Work for Home and Business

Whether you need light switch services for your newly renovated home or need a generator installed at your commercial property, L&M Electric is here to serve you. Our team will get the job done right, so you can get back to loving your life in the Lowcountry.

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Greenville, Travelers Rest land on Southern Living best cities lists

Greenville‘s food and cultural scenes continue grabbing attention — and headlines — as Southern Living magazine is highlighting both by naming Greenville ...

Greenville‘s food and cultural scenes continue grabbing attention — and headlines — as Southern Living magazine is highlighting both by naming Greenville the “South’s Best City on the Rise” for 2022.

Atlanta-based restaurant and food critic Jennifer Zyman writes that Greenville offers plenty of ways to feed both body and mind.

“As a restaurant critic and a mom, I have two essential criteria for a Southern road trip: There must be good dining options and lots of activities,” Zyman writes. “Greenville has both, including plenty of museums with exciting exhibits and established restaurants in every category, whether it’s Bucky’s Bar-B-Q or fresh regional cuisine at Soby’s. There are imports from other Southern cities and towns, including the Mast General Store (with barrels of candy) and Halls Chophouse out of Charleston, but Greenville has a distinct personality all its own.”

“Here in the South, there is no bigger platform to be recognized by thanSouthern Living. For them to recognize Greenville in this way is a testament to all of the businesses, restaurants, and attractions that have worked tirelessly to put this region on the map. We are so proud of our destination and are thrilled that Southern Living sees what we’ve all known here for years,” said Taryn Scher, spokesperson for VisitGreenvilleSC.

Raleigh, North Carolina was Southern Living’s second pick; Chattanooga, Tennessee, third.

Meanwhile, Travelers Rest (population 7,778 as of April, 2020), came in at number 12 on the magazine’s “The South’s Best Small Towns 2022” list for, well, punching well above its weight in terms of shopping, outdoor activities and dining.

“Southern Living is one of the preeminent magazines in the south and we are very honored to be recognized as one of their best small towns,” said Travelers Rest media and digital manager Beth Sicignano. “We have worked hard to cultivate growth and make this a great place to visit. We have created a cultural arts program to showcase some of the great artists we have and we are definitely a foodie hotspot. Travelers Rest is a great basecamp for outdoor adventurers and our downtown merchants represent the true heart of what it means to be living in the South: hard work, fine craftsmanship and pride in representing our state.”

Longtime Dorman assistant coach Michael Lancaster named next Travelers Rest football coach

On Tuesday morning Travelers Rest announced the hiring of its next football coach.Michael Lancaster, 49, will be the Devildogs next football coach. He has spent the past 22 years at Dorman as the offensive line coach and assistant head coach. All 22 years were spent alongside South Carolina Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame coach Dave Gutshall.And after being an assistant in the 1990s at Daniel and then Easley before spending more than two decades at Dorman, the longtime assistant is taking his first vars...

On Tuesday morning Travelers Rest announced the hiring of its next football coach.

Michael Lancaster, 49, will be the Devildogs next football coach. He has spent the past 22 years at Dorman as the offensive line coach and assistant head coach. All 22 years were spent alongside South Carolina Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame coach Dave Gutshall.

And after being an assistant in the 1990s at Daniel and then Easley before spending more than two decades at Dorman, the longtime assistant is taking his first varsity head coaching gig.

"I’ve always wanted to be a head football coach, that’s been a goal of mine," Lancaster told The Greenville News Tuesday morning. "Just the timing was right and I felt like this opportunity at Travelers Rest was one I couldn’t pass up."

Travelers Rest announced early Tuesday morning in a press release that Lancaster would be the schools next head coach.

“We are excited about bringing Coach Michael Lancaster in to lead our Football program," Travelers Rest Athletic Director Erin Keen said in the release. "He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our football program. His passion for leading young men on the field and in the classroom is contagious. Our student-athletes are fortunate to have him as their new head coach."

Lancaster is named coach almost two months after Ray Gould stepped down from the position in early January. Gould was head coach of Travelers Rest for eight seasons.

While coaching at Dorman, the Cavaliers have produced a litany of offensive line talent that Lancaster had a direct hand in coaching. Lancaster served as offensive coordinator while at Easley from 1995-1999.

"One of the reasons I stayed was Coach Gutshall, working with him," Lancaster said. "(He is) one of the most brilliant football minds you’ll come across."

Dorman's offense was often predicated around running the football. Lancaster said that he has to see what he's working with at Travelers Rest before he makes any determinations about what style of play – on any side of the football – that the Devildogs may take up.

"I do believe you’ve got to run the football to be successful at any level," Lancaster said. "We certainly are going to try and do that. But at the same time, we’ve got to see what our kids can do. I do believe a physical style of football and a disciplined style of football is the best way to do it."

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Last season, junior quarterback Caleb Mills threw for 2,242 passing yards, 22 touchdowns and only four interceptions.

TR finished 4-5 last year and didn't make the playoffs. But in 2018 and 2019 under Gould, the Devildogs went 7-4 and 8-3, respectively, the most wins the school has had in a season since 1990.

"As I started the process," Lancaster said, "I got a strong sense of the commitment level and they really want to do it the right way."

Joe Dandron covers high school athletics for The Greenville News. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter: @JoeMDandron.

Travelers Rest chef among South Carolina's 2022 Chef Ambassadors

Three South Carolina chefs have been tasked with sharing the state's food traditions.On Wednesday, Gov. Henry McMaster announced the chefs who would be the 2022 SC Chef Ambassadors:Chef John Ondo, executive chef of The Atlantic Room at Kiawah Island Golf Resort on Kiawah IslandChef Chris Williams, owner of Roy’s Grille in Lexington...

Three South Carolina chefs have been tasked with sharing the state's food traditions.

On Wednesday, Gov. Henry McMaster announced the chefs who would be the 2022 SC Chef Ambassadors:

Chef John Ondo, executive chef of The Atlantic Room at Kiawah Island Golf Resort on Kiawah Island

Chef Chris Williams, owner of Roy’s Grille in Lexington

Chef Haydn Shaak, executive chef of Restaurant 17 at Hotel Domestique in Travelers Rest

The Chef Ambassador program was started in 2014, bringing together the state's agribusiness and tourism industries as a way to promote South Carolina's food and culture. The chosen chef ambassadors represent South Carolina at food festivals, media events and other forums, preparing dishes using Certified South Carolina produce, meats and seafood, supporting local farmers and highlighting South Carolina food traditions, according to a press release from the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

“South Carolina Chef Ambassadors do South Carolina a great service by shining a light on our state’s destinations, signature dishes and locally grown foods, and their own incredible talents,” McMaster said. “We’re proud to have these three great chefs represent our state.”

Here are more details about each of this year's Chef Ambassadors:

John Ondo, a native of the Lowcountry, has spent his 20-plus-year culinary career in Charleston drawing inspiration from the region’s fields and waterways. The chef has also worked closely with local farmers and fisherman, whose products shape his menus.

Chris Williams grew up in Olar in Bamberg County, surrounded by vegetables, pigs and chickens raised by his family. His menu is a reflection of that upbringing, with On the house-smoked and cured bacon, house made pimento cheese, barbecue and signature barbecue sauces.

Haydn Shaak grew up in kitchens. The graduate of the Culinary Institute of the Carolinas at Greenville Technical College, began cooking at the age of 16, apprenticing for his father, who was chef at CityRange Steakhouse Grill in Greenville.

He built his career over time and joined Restaurant 17 in 2018, where he focuses on local and seasonal ingredients with an adherence to classical technique.

To learn more about the program and past Chef Ambassadors, visit

Lillia Callum-Penso covers food for the Greenville News. She loves the stories recipes tell and finds inspiration in the people behind them. When she’s not exploring local food, she can be found running, both for pleasure and to keep up with her 6-year-old twins. Reach her at, or at 864-478-5872, or on Facebook

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What To Do In Traveler's Rest, South Carolina's 'Coolest Small Town'

If you’re looking to visit a new place this summer that has the charm of a small town but still has plenty of culture, restaurants, and fun outdoor (and indoor) activities, then Traveler’s Rest, South Carolina may be the destination for you. Located in the heart of the southern foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Traveler’s Rest has been named one of the Best Southern Small Towns by USA Today, and “One ...

If you’re looking to visit a new place this summer that has the charm of a small town but still has plenty of culture, restaurants, and fun outdoor (and indoor) activities, then Traveler’s Rest, South Carolina may be the destination for you. Located in the heart of the southern foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Traveler’s Rest has been named one of the Best Southern Small Towns by USA Today, and “One of America’s Coolest Small Towns” by Huffington Post. With its vibrant community that is a haven for both outdoor enthusiasts and vacationers looking for relaxation without sacrificing sophistication, Traveler’s Rest has no shortage of things to see and do.

Hike, Swim, Camp, And More At All The State Parks

Traveler’s Rest is known for its proximity to beautiful outdoor surroundings, and this makes it the ideal place for everyone from casual nature appreciators to more dedicated outdoor explorers. Kayaking, canoeing, rafting, biking, and hiking are just some of the adventures you can find in and around the area. Located within 25 miles of at least four state parks, Traveler’s Rest is the perfect place for scenery, activity, and variety.

Table Rock State Park is a 3,000-acre park that has everything from hiking to trails to natural features such as streams and waterfalls—and impressive Table Top Mountain as a backdrop. Complete with two lovely lakes, a campsite, and a swimming hole, visitors will have no problem finding plenty to do in this historic park.

Paris Mountain, like Table Rock, has plenty of history. Built during the Great Depression by the Civilian Conservation Corps, visitors can learn more about the park’s heritage, history, and ecology by visiting the Park Center. With 15 miles of hiking and biking trails, a swimming area, four beautiful lakes, and camper-friendly facilities, this park is a must-visit for any Traveler’s Rest tourist.

These are just two of the state parks near Traveler’s Rest that offer outdoor recreation, amazing scenery, and hiking trails for every skill level. Other nearby parks include Caesars Head State Park and Kings Mountain State Park. Before you visit, be sure to learn more about park hours, admission prices, hours of operation, and other amenities.

A Welcoming, Charming, And Picturesque Downtown Experience

Traveler’s Rest isn’t only for outdoor aficionados—its charming downtown has plenty to do including many locally-owned shops, restaurants, and outdoor events that echo the spirit, pride, and charm of South Carolina.

Take a stroll through downtown Traveler’s Rest to browse the eclectic shops and meet some friendly people. With everything from boutiques like Beyond the Threads & Co., Silver Lily Boutique, and Flop Shop, to artisanal, vintage, and locally handcrafted goods found at Kramers Korner Shops and Retro Marketplace, Main Street offers a plethora of fun, creative places to shop. But don’t forget, downtown isn’t just for shopping. Take a break in between outings to visit a fun art gallery to catch a glimpse of local artwork at its finest. The Wild Hare Gallery is Traveler’s Rest’s newest gallery, so be sure to check it out!

Traveler’s Rock certainly has no shortage of tasty restaurant offerings, whether you are looking for more casual, quick dining or want an elevated, fine dining experience (or just need a great cup of coffee!) If you’re craving some great BBQ, then be sure to stop in at the Monkey Wrench Smokehouse on Main Street—located along The Swamp Rabbit Trail, you can easily stop in for a bite after a fun afternoon of biking. If pizza is more your jam, then the Sidewall Pizza Company’s delicious pies may be for you. Craving a sandwich? Stop in at Upcountry Provisions Bakery and Bistro for a Killer Sandwich and follow it up with a great cup of joe at Leopard Forest Coffee Company. Before dinner, have a Happy Hour (or two) at The Tasting Room’s comfortable and friendly Main St. location, then hop over to Topsoil for some farm-to-table fare. The best way to find a great dining experience is to explore—and Traveler’s Rest has plenty to offer, no matter what you’re craving.

There are plenty of outdoor events happening in Downtown Traveler’s Rest including concerts, a farmer’s market, parades, and other family-friendly activities. the Traveler’s Rest events calendar and town newsletter are great places to scope out fun things to do during your visit.

Scenic Sights And Dazzling Day Trips

If you’re feeling like you want to branch out and see more of the surrounding area, there is no shortage of day trips and scenic destinations that are just a short car ride away.

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The Blue Ridge Parkway is about an hour from Traveler’s Rest and is an incredibly scenic drive with many amazing stops along the way where you can learn about the area’s history, culture, and heritage. Looking for some mountain views? Then check out the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Byway to catch a glimpse at what the Cherokees called the “Great Blue Hills of God.”

History buffs would be interested in visiting the Biltmore Estate, George Vanderbilt’s 250-room mansion surrounded by beautiful grounds and manicured gardens, and a showcase for stunning architecture. The Poinsett Bridge is another historical site that is worth a look, as it is the oldest surviving bridge in the state and is surrounded by a beautiful forested 120-acre preserve. The Hagood Mill Historic Site also combines the area’s natural beauty with its rich history and serves as a site for family-friendly festivals during the summer months.

There is no shortage of fun things to see and do in Traveler’s Rest, “One of America’s Coolest Small Towns.” Everyone from foodies to hikers; shoppers to bikers; and everything in between will find adventure, natural beauty, and southern hospitality all wrapped up in this delightfully charming South Carolina town.

Lisa fell in love with travel from the first minute she ever stepped foot on a plane (though it took awhile!) Ever since, she has had a passion for learning, exploring, and discovering new places, and loves the opportunity to write about so many amazing spots all over the world. Though she doesn't have any recent stamps on her passport, she hopes to be able to get back on a plane sometime (very) soon. In lieu of international travel, Lisa enjoys finding little adventures everyday in her own backyard that often involve the outdoors; and one of her favorite places to go is the Catskills and upstate New York. She also enjoys photography and nature is one of her favorite subjects (especially trees!) Lisa has been lucky enough to visit Costa Rica, Denmark, Germany, and Sweden and hopes that there is much more travel in her future--until then, she is happy to act as a guide to travelers everywhere who love to learn about the world as much as she does.

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Mariellen Fagan, 60 - Travelers Rest

Advertisement:Mariellen Mining Fagan, 60, of Travelers Rest, passed away suddenly on September 27th, 2021, at MUSC in Charleston. Though we do not know the exact cause of death at the time of this writing, Mariellen had a chronic illness (Lupus Nephritis) for more than thirty years.Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Mariellen lived primarily in the Summit and Medina Count...


Mariellen Mining Fagan, 60, of Travelers Rest, passed away suddenly on September 27th, 2021, at MUSC in Charleston. Though we do not know the exact cause of death at the time of this writing, Mariellen had a chronic illness (Lupus Nephritis) for more than thirty years.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Mariellen lived primarily in the Summit and Medina County (OH) area. She was the daughter of the late Paul Henry and Helen Citino Mining. She greatly enjoyed the many years the family spent at Point Retreat in Sandusky, OH, and all the many friends that she came to know there over twenty-six years. Mariellen previously resided in Houston and Austin, TX. She currently resided in Travelers Rest, SC.

Mariellen (a very patient woman) met her husband of 38 years, Michael, more than forty years ago. Throughout the years she supported his career by being patient with all the travel and being an amazing host for the many gatherings at their homes.

Mariellen’s girls, Kait Fagan (Kyle Oliver) and Meg Fagan Mason (Bill Mason), were the love of her life. She delighted in her regular communications and staying involved in their lives. Nothing made her happier than the times spent with them. She deeply loved her son-in-law, Bill, and Kait’s partner, Kyle.

Mariellen was a world traveler, and the family enjoyed many vacations spent together with their dear friends. Her passions were gardening and decorating. She delighted in “re-doing” any house that she ever lived in.

Although many years retired, Mariellen spent a career in Public Relations concentrating on motor sports. She enjoyed the many friends and colleagues that she met throughout her work life.

Private services will be held Friday, October 1st, at the Howze Mortuary in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. A celebration of Mariellen’s life will take place next spring with details to follow.

In lieu of flowers, should you desire, please contribute to your favorite charity or Friends of Camp Christopher at

Mariellen lived her life by the simple rule of “Be Kind.”

Online condolences may be expressed here.

The Howze Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.


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