Lois Marie Hamby

Seneca, SC — Lois Marie Hamby, 85, wife of the late Frank W. Hamby, of 101 Lila Doyle Dr., Seneca, passed away Friday, April 1, 2016 at Lila Doyle. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Fairview Community Church. The family will receive friends from 12:30 – 1:30 P.M. on Sunday, April 3, […]

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Annie Scott Fields

      Walhalla, SC — Annie Scott Fields, 92, wife of the late Waymon Harold Fields, of 238 Flat Rock Rd., Walhalla passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016 at her residence. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 A. M. on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial at 3:00 P. M. on Saturday […]

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Jennifer Worley

Seneca – Jennifer Harris Worley, 41, wife of Wilton Ray Worley, of 398 Worley Road, passed away March 31, 2016 at the Cottingham Hospice House. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Sunday, April 3, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Earles’ Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 […]

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DHEC makes daily ozone season forecasts

Ozone season has begun, and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control now issues daily forecasts for ground-level ozone.  High concentrations of ozone can create breathing problems, especially for children, people with asthma or other respiratory problems, and adults who work or exercise outdoors. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ozone can also cause tree and crop damage. […]

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Pool cleanup tomorrow in Westminster

Westminster plans a swimming pool clean up day tomorrow, and everyone interested in the possibility of re-opening the pool for public swimming is invited.  The cleanup at the pool on Lucky Street will start at 11 a-m and, according to Councilwoman Susan Ramey, lunch will be provided.  Those participating in this voluntary cleanup may bring whatever tools they would like […]

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Season of outdoor entertainment starts tonight

  A new season of outdoor entertainment is scheduled to start tonight in Westminster.  In the downtown, it’s the 2016 season for Music on Main, with the Charlie Horse Band the featured entertainment tonight.  Weather permitting, the event begins at 6:30 tonight.  Ken Sloan of the Mountain Lakes CVB recommends Westminster’s Music on Main as a good chance to relax […]

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Oklahoma tornadoes a reminder to prepare

  An Oconee emergency services official says the return of warmer temperatures can bring turbulent weather, and Scott Krein says the tornadoes that touched down this week in Oklahoma are a reminder of a potentially dangerous time of the year.  Krein recommends that everyone do as he does—-stay connected for the latest weather forecasts, especially before you go to bed […]

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All’s well that ends well at Oconee Nuclear

  For the rest of the year, the government’s nuclear watchdog plans routine inspections of the Oconee Nuclear Station.  A spokesman for the NRC says that is reflective of the year 2015 during which the Duke Energy nuclear station operated in a manner that preserved public health and safety and protected the environment.  The Nuclear Regulatory Commission maintains resident inspectors […]

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Seneca makes statement

Seneca issued the following statement this afternoon:  “City of Seneca has received numerous questions concerning the pending federal litigation. Subject to Court approval, the parties have reached a settlement of that lawsuit. The City of Seneca’s contribution to the settlement was the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($250,000.00). The City of Seneca will use utility proceeds to […]

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Debra Roach

Westminster – Debra Lynn Moore Roach, 54, wife of Luther Roach, Jr., 120 Dunn Roaming Ranch Drive, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be held 11 am, Saturday, April 2, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 […]

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