Binette, Longtime Sports Editor, Dies


(AP) Wilfrid G. Binette, a sports writer and sports editor in South Carolina and Florida for more than 35 years, died Saturday at 65.

He had Alzheimer’s disease.

Binette started his career at the Anderson Independent-Mail and later became the paper’s sports editor. He was honored by The Associated Press in South Carolina in 1974 with the “Best Sports Story of the Year” award for his recap and photos of Hank Aaron’s record-breaking 715th home run.

Binette became sports editor of The Sun News in Myrtle Beach in 1977. He worked there for 12 years before going to the News Chief in Winter Haven, Fla. Binette retired as sports editor four years ago.

Binette is survived by two children, Tammy Lynn Fennell and Brian A. Binette, and six grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

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