Laura Mae Armstrong Wyatt

Laura Mae Armstrong Wyatt, 92, of West Union, died Tuesday at Lila Doyle Nursing Home.  She was the widow of Elford Smith Wyatt.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Saturday at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers are accepted. Memorials may be made to the Oconee Humane Society, POB 966, West Union, SC  29696.  The family is at the residence.  Davenport Funeral […]

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South Carolina’s turn to prepare for the “worst”

About every eight years, states that are home to fixed nuclear facilities are required by the federal government to prepare for the worst. Now it’s South Carolina’s turn. Next month in Florence, the state will host an “Ingestion Pathway Exercise”—during which the nuclear industry, state and county emergency management teams, radiation experts and others will devise intricate plans on how […]

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Something for the community and the fire department

The lunch meal you buy Saturday at Keowee-Ebenezer Fire Department will help a volunteer Oconee County fire department. Saturday’s BBQ lunch serves as the annual fundraiser for the department. You can dine-in or take-out a plate at the fire station, 7031 Keowee School Road, next to the elementary school. Plates are $8 dollars. You get BBQ, baked beans, cole slaw, […]

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Street light upgrade in Clemson

The City of Clemson requests motorists and the general public to use caution and expect delays through Friday when traveling through the intersection of Keith Street and College Avenue. As part of the Downtown LED Street Light Upgrade project, the traffic signals for the intersection will be temporarily disabled to allow for construction of the new street lights.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Salem area events for “Honoring Their Service”

Salem played host today to the visiting Marines. Thirty-eight Marines enjoyed breakfast this morning at the community building and were welcomed with remarks by the mayor, Dianne Head. Once the breakfast finished, the Marines were given a police escort leaving town for nearby Little River Community, where Little River’s Jim Williams will lead the Marines on a river adventure. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Repair work completed!

Workers completed repairs to a sewer line break near Seneca at 2:30 this morning. They replaced eighty-feet of pipe on the Reedy Fork Road, after seepage was discovered Monday. Workers from the Oconee Joint Regional Authority needed parts of two nights and one day. And they got help yesterday from the Westminster company, Tugaloo Pipeline. The line in question, 34 […]

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May we have a word about fire protection?

In Westminster, fire fighters are going door-to door these days to ask homeowners if they can spare a few minutes to talk about fire protection. To help ensure that the citizenry is as safe as possible from fire danger, Chief Chris Smith and his fire fighters are knocking on doors. “We still intend to make sure that each home we […]

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“Pill Take Back Day” reports collection numbers

More than 32 pounds of prescription medication is in the possession of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office—the result of a community-wide “Pill Take Back Day” in Seneca. And Lt. Jeremy Chapman promises the almost 29 pounds of pills and nearly 3.5 pounds of liquid medication will be disposed of properly. Last Friday’s collection, at the Norton-Thompson Park and the one like […]

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Michael Alan Muir

Michael Alan Muir, 60, of Central died Sunday at Baptist Easley Hospital.  He was the husband of Tina Caldwell Muir.  He was a pharmacist and the former owner of Medicine Mart in Seneca.  The family receives friends from 6 to 8 p-m Thursday at Davenport Funeral Home.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ […]

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