Army worms march into Oconee!

  One of the greatest pests to a pasture owner has made a destructive foray into Oconee County.  The army worm has been on the move in the county, especially to the southern sections where agriculture remains strong.  First, the owners of pastures and hayfields have had to encounter a drought with 90 degree temperatures that have stretched into September.  […]

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Seneca to acquire the former Hometown

According to an announcement by Greg Dietterick, Seneca city administrator, the developer interested in building an assisted living care project on the property of the former Kellett Elementary School has withdrawn his proposed.  Dietterick says in the future the mayor and council will decide what becomes of the property.  And today, during a noon hour meeting at City Hall, the […]

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Pickup truck stolen near Westminster

A pickup truck was stolen from a home late last month in the vicinity of the Coffee Road near Westminster, and the Sheriff’s Office appeals to the public for information that helps solve this crime.  The 1999 Ford Ranger was taken from Suinual Drive during the late night hours of Sunday, August 28th or the early morning hours of Monday, […]

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Education leader keynotes Westminster luncheon

    South Carolina’s top public education leader told those in a Westminster audience they are fortunate to live in a community that is willing and capable to further the cause of educating its young.  Molly Spearman, the state’s first-term superintendent of education, keynoted Friday’s Apple Festival luncheon.  Spearman congratulated Westminster and Oconee County for having the interest and the […]

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Deborah Smith

West Union – Deborah Joy Smith, 58, wife of Clay Anthony Smith, 162 Jennings Road, passed away Friday, September 9, 2016 at her residence. A funeral service will be held 6 pm, Sunday, September 11, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 5-6 prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home. In lieu […]

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Donnie Harris

Westminster – James Alfred “Donnie” Harris, 73, widower of the late Gloria Freeman Harris, 129 Pelfrey Holler, passed away Friday, September 9, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be held 11 am, Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in First Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from […]

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Verner G. Lay

Walhalla, SC — Verner G. Lay, 87, husband of Frances Justice Lay, of 1106 N. Catherine St., Walhalla, passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at his home. A private graveside service will be held later at Oconee Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials be made to Medi Home Hospice, 10239 Clemson Blvd., Ste. 150, […]

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Robert Eugene McCall Jr.

Seneca, SC— Robert Gene McCall, Jr., 40, husband of Andrea S. McCall, of Seneca, passed away Friday, September 2, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, September 15, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:30 PM prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home.    

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