Police chief to retire

Westminster’s four-year police chief will leave this summer.  Dean Awalt’s plan is to retire from law enforcement in August and leave Westminster after serving as chief for four years.  With a North Dakota background, Awalt, a former Seneca policeman, had aspired to become chief of police in a small town.  And, told us, Westminster filled the bill.  His hope is […]

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The first of four Clemson graduation ceremonies

Clemson University began awarding degrees to spring semester graduates Thursday morning at the first of four commencement ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum. “Graduation is one of the most special days in the life of a university,” President James P. Clements said. “This is a day when we celebrate your hard work and your achievements and imagine all of the possibilities that […]

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Seneca traffic accident

An accident this morning on Seneca’s S. Walnut Street.  Police Capt. Robert Tribble said the accident occurred when a 1997 4 Runner was headed east on South 1st Street and collided with a 2017 Nissan Altima traveling north on Walnut. The Nissan driver, due to her age, was sent to the hospital to be checked.

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Clemson researcher co-creator of Lyme disease forecast map

As the rate of Lyme disease grows rapidly across the United States, new research offers veterinarians a forecasting map that tells them which parts of the country are most at risk of Lyme disease infections in dogs, which could also help track and predict Lyme disease in people. Monthly data from veterinarians across the country feed into a new Lyme disease forecast map. […]

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Tech presents 628 degrees, diplomas and certificates

Tri-County Tech graduates were told last night that they are the real future of a great America and that they join graduates from all across this country to begin creating the economy of tomorrow.  Thomas Strange (right), senior director of Research and Development for Abbott (formerly St. Jude Medical) in Liberty, addressed Tri-County Class of 2017.  Six hundred and twenty-eight […]

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Westminster teacher contrasts here with Romania

  A teacher at Westminster Elementary School told the Oconee School Board of Trustees this week of her teaching visit to the European state of Romania.  And what it’s like to teach in Westminster compared with what it’s like to teach in the Romanian capital city of Bucharest.  Jenni Clay made the trip in association with Trinity Baptist Church.

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Three West-Oak High students to attend elite school

Three West Oak High students will attend an elite residential high school starting this fall. Frankie Hawkesworth will attend the Governor’s School for Arts and Humanities and focus on music. Jacob Nalley and Riley LePere will attend the Governor’s School for Math and Science.  South Carolina has two public residential Governor’s Schools that serve the state. The Governor’s School for […]

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Walhallan accused of illegal rentry to U-S

    A Walhalla man has been charged in a federal indictment with illegal re-entry to the United States.  Announcement by the U-S Attorney’s Office in South Carolina identifies the accused as Jose Rolando Vasquez-Serrano, 40 years old.  If convicted, the maximum penalty that would await Vasquez-Serrano is a fine of of $250,000.00 or two years in prison, or both.  […]

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Felipe Vasquez

Walhalla, SC — Felipe Vazquez, 47, husband of Maria Remedios “Gaitan” Vazquez, of 323 Verner Street, Walhalla, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, […]

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