Scott supports bills to enhance public safety

Senator Tim Scott, South Carolina Republican, has announced he voted in favor of both the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act and the Stop Illegal Re-entry Act.  Known also as Kate’s Law, the Stop Illegal Re-entry Act was named for Kate Steinle killed in San Francisco allegedly by an illegal immigrant who had been deported five times and had seven felony […]

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Surgery attaches plates to K9’s fractured hips

Surgery at a Greenville veterinarians’ facility attached plates to the fractured hips of the Westminster Police Department K-9.  Chief Dean Awalt says a recuperation period lies ahead and it is too soon to know if “Dexter” will be able to resume his duties.  The K-9 was hurt when hit by a car Independence Day night when, scared by fireworks, the […]

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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

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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

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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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