Frederick Johnston Owen

  Westminster, SC— Frederick Johnston Owen, 88, husband of the late Frances Irene Walters Owen, of 438 Bow Street, Westminster, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM, Thursday, July 7, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 12:00-1:00 PM, prior to the service, […]

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Greenfield salutes its work apprentices

Greenfield Industries of Oconee County will celebrate the completion tomorrow of its first year partnering with Apprenticeship Carolina.  A Greenfield Apprentice Appreciation Day will feature lunch and tour of the plant on 123 between Seneca and Clemson. Greenfield has been working to develop employment programs for area youth, and last year partnered with Apprenticeship Carolina. Greenfield Industries today hosts nine […]

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David Wayne Vaughn

Walhalla, SC— David Wayne Vaughn, 57, husband of Dartanya Davis Vaughn, of 678 Pickett Post Road, Walhalla, passed away Monday, July 4, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Friday, July 8, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Thursday, July 7, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home. Flowers are accepted, and […]

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Bridge closed in Anderson County

The SC 185 bridge at Rocky River in Anderson County is closed for repair of a substantial hole in the bridge deck. It is likely that the bridge will be out of service for 2 weeks or more. A detour is signed using SC 413 and SC 28, according to the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT). Photos by SCDOT.

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Emergency food and utility money divided

A local board has decided the distribution of emergency money to help qualified Oconeeans pay utility, food and other expenses.  The Oconee United Way announced today seven social service agencies will share in nearly $35 and a half thousand dollars.  On the receiving end are the Oconee Presbyterian Service Fund; Golden Harvest; the Salvation Army; Golden Corner Food Bank, the […]

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Utilities office has new home

The office of the Seneca utilities superintendent has re-located to the city’s Lowery building on N. 2nd Street—a block behind City Hall.  Bob Faires’ office is now in the building that serves as the headquarters for the Light and water crews.  But the basement of City Hall and the adjoining drive-thru are still the places for utility customers who pay […]

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New residence hall at Southern Wesleyan

A new four-story building will become a reality on Southern Wesleyan University’s Central Campus. Southern Wesleyan’s new 67,000 square-foot residence hall will be located on Wesleyan Drive at Southern Wesleyan’s Central Campus across from the Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center. The facility will provide suites for 243 students. The floor plan includes 15,000 square feet of space for […]

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Heat attracts library walk-ins

  In 90 to 100-degrees, where do those without a pool or air-conditioning go to cool off?  Many people turn to Oconee County’s air-conditioned libraries.  Blair Hinson of the Oconee Public Library says with school out, summer is a busy time for the libraries, but there’s no doubt about it.  Other patrons and the general public tend to migrate to […]

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Why you need a will, attorney explains

The example of the music superstar Prince points up the need to have a will.  Only days after the death of the reclusive millionaire, reports circulated that he may not have left a will.  In such a case the assets of his music empire are thrown into chaos.  A Seneca attorney, Paul Cain, recommends everyone have a will.  A simple […]

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