Part of Clemson’s College Avenue closed this week

Both lanes on parts of Clemson’s College Avenue are closed through Friday for construction work.  The affected parts of College Avenue are the blocks between Keith Street and Edgewood Avenue. Delays are predicted. Large trucks and buses will be allowed to pass through the construction zone, but other traffic will be diverted onto Sloan Street, Keith Street, and Edgewood Avenue. […]

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Road work near Pendleton

Road work resumes tomorrow on U-S 76 from Pickens County in the direction of Pendleton.  Men and equipment will be working in a lane closure patching the road. Motorists are asked to pay attention to warning signs, flagmen, men and equipment.  If possible, take alternate routes. Use caution and slow speed when traveling through the work zone.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Willie Mae Edgar

Willie Mae Edgar, 94, of 503 Williams Farm Road, Westminster died Saturday at Lila Doyle. She was the widow of the Rev. Wade Curtis Smith and the Rev. Carl Edgar.  The funeral will be 2 pm Tuesday at the Seneca Church of God.  The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service at the church.  Burial will […]

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David Gibson

David H. Gibson, 58, died Friday in Simpsonville.  He was the husband of Rachel Ann Blount Gibson.  A memorial service will be held at 4 pm Tuesday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Family members are at their homes.  Flowers accepted.  A message on condolence may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family. […]

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Lilly Grace Marcengill

Lilly Grace Marcengill, 6, of 1228 Coffee Road, Westminster died Saturday at Greenville Memorial Hospical.  She was the daughter of Brent and Stacey Marcengill.  The family receives friends and family from 12-2 pm at the Westminster Baptist Church, with burial to follow at 2:30 pm at Heritage Memorial Gardens.  A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 pm Tuesday […]

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Abandoned house burns in Seneca

Fire broke out at the end of a Seneca road.  The fire department today will check with City Hall for records to help determine the owner of the abandoned wooden house at the end of Scotland Road.  Walkers on the track of the Shaver Recreation Complex saw smoke late yesterday morning and alerted authorities.  Chief Jan Oliver of the Seneca […]

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Seneca attempts to finalize contract

The events coordinator said this afternoon that Seneca is trying to finalize a contract with the Temptations to secure the famed Motown group as the featured act for Seneca Fest on Memorial Day weekend.  Seneca has offered the group $30 thousand for a one-night performance on the grounds at the Gignilliat Community Center.  Riley Johnson, the events coordinator, said there […]

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New Oconee jail opens for business!

Front - Oconee County Detention Center

The new Oconee Detention Center, built at a guaranteed price of $16.2 million, went into operation today—about eight months after Sheriff Mike Crenshaw had hoped.  Grading operations for the new jail began in the spring of 2014.  Inmates were moved from the old jail and are now housed in the new one.  Crenshaw has given a faith-based group the go […]

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Ava Kate Holbrooks

Ava Kate Holbrooks, infant child of Doyle J. Holbrooks II and Sera Smith, 578 Horseshoe Bridge Road, Westminster died Thursday at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  A graveside service will be 2 pm Sunday at Heritage Memorial Gardens.  The family is at the home of her grandparents, Gene and Shirley Smith, 356 Blackjack Road, Westminster, SC  29693. Flowers accepted.  Condolences may be […]

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Fewer teacher graduating, more teachers leaving

  An analysis by a pro-teacher group in Rock Hill raises the question of whether there are going to be adequate numbers of teachers to educate the young.  The Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement finds that fewer teachers are graduating and more teachers are leaving.  It sees a widening gap between teacher supply and teacher demand.  And Kim […]

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