Townville parents should talk to their children

A Clemson official urges parents of school children, especially the parents of Townville school students, to talk to their children about what happened Wednesday afternoon.  Amy Milsom, coordinator of the school counseling and clinical mental health counseling program at Clemson’s College of Education, says the first inclination of parents might be to avoid the difficult subject.  Townville Elementary was closed […]

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Mayor given one year to remove cabin

After a closed-door session, Westminster City Council voted last night to give Mayor Brian Ramey one year to remove his Chauga River cabin from city property.  The issue has lingered for more than a year, before Ramey ran and won the office of mayor.  Last night’s City Hall meeting began with a private session involving Ramey and the council and […]

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Detention hearing for school shooting suspect

The Townville school shooting suspect, a 14-year old boy, gets a hearing this morning in Anderson for the judge to decide probable cause for pending petitions and the boy’s detention status. But the Anderson County Courthouse hearing is closed to the media and the public.  According to the office of 10th Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams, “While I realize there are […]

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Late night report on Jacob Hall

Late last night word from Greenville indicated that Jacob Hall, the boy hospitalized from the Townville school shootings, continues fighting for his life.  Family members released a statement saying Jacob was in very critical condition having suffered massive blood loss and a major brain injury.  The family requests prayer for the boy.  Dr. Keith Webb of the GHS Children’s Hospital […]

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Helen Taylor Hall

Seneca, SC— Helen Taylor Hall, 90, formerly of 308 Brentwood Drive, Seneca, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at Keowee Place Assisted Living. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Friday, September 30, 2016, at Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Seneca Baptist Church, Attn: Benevolence Fund, 1080 South Oak Street, Seneca, […]

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Duncan statement on Townville

In response to the shootings at Townville Elementary School, Congressman Jeff Duncan released the following statement: “I am deeply saddened by the events in Townville, and also thankful for the tremendous response from our First Responders that prevented the situation from becoming a greater tragedy. I ask that everyone join me in keeping young Jacob Hall uplifted in prayer as he […]

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Townville tragedy holds down attendance for trail meeting

A small turnout in Salem for the last of two public information meetings on the Palmetto Trail project reflected the emotions that have gripped Oconeeans countywide in response to the Townville tragedy.  Nevertheless, last night’s meeting at the Salem Community Center, led by a project architect, proceeded.  Dan Pollock, president of Walhalla Partners for Progress, says the 10-12 people there […]

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