BeLocal Tri-County Upstate

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Starting over in a new hometown is never simple.

But through BeLocal, you can easily explore local living at its finest. Check out the articles below to learn more about some of the best “hidden gems” the community has to offer.

Welcome To The Tri-County Area

(Anderson, Oconee and Pickens County)

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Roscoe and Laila

Two Boxers Loving All The Area Has To Offer

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The Best BBQ In Town

What Makes Little ol’ South Carolina A Heavyweight Contender in the Eternal Competition Over Which State Has the Best Barbecue in the U.S.?

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Meet Your Publisher

Robert Smith

Robert Smith

Robert Smith is a South Carolina native, born and raised in St. George. Growing up, athletics was a huge part of Robert's life, but academics and higher learning were even more important. Robert attended Clemson University where he received a full athletic football scholarship. At Clemson, Robert lettered four years as a defensive back emerging as one of the team's top defenders. Robert led Clemson as the #1 defense in the country in 2014 and the #1 defensive backfield as well, all while receiving ACC Academics Honors multiple times. Robert graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor's degree in Health Sciences. After, Clemson Robert pursued a stint in the NFL where he signed NFL contracts with the Indianapolis Colts and the Seattle Seahawks.

Robert now resides in Greenville, SC. Some important values to Robert are God, family, hard work, respect, trust, and accountability. One of Robert's favorite quotes from Dabo Swinney is, "God never says oops!"

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