2015 award winners

Brandon Davis is an especially valuable member of the Westminster Fire Department.  Davis received the 2015 fire fighter and “High Point” awards.  Westminster’s Zack Mitchell received the fire chief’s award.  The awards were handed out during this year’s Westminster Fire Department Christmas party. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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This party is for kids!

Westminster Library will observe the 2016 New Year with a New Year’s Eve party for children.  This party takes place at 11:30 a-m Thursday at the library.  Kids can expect story-reading, refreshments, silly party horns, and a countdown to 2016. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Dolly Sheriff

Dolly Osborne Sheriff, 91, of 126 Holcombe Street, Westminster died Thursday at her home.  She was the widow of M-C Sheriff.  A private graveside service will be held.  Family members are at their homes.  In place of flowers, memorials in her memory may be made to OMH Cottingham Hospice, Attn:  Foundation Office, 298 Memorial Dr., Seneca, SC  29672.  Condolences may […]

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Jo Ann Knox

Jo Ann Knox, 88, of Seneca died Thursday at The Haven in the Village at Chanticleer in Greenville.  A private memorial service will be held.  In place of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Salvation Army, 311 South John Street, Walhalla, SC 29691.  The family is at the residence.  Condolences may be sent to the family […]

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Jenny Wood

Jenny Faye Wood, 72, of 106 B Field Village Drive, Seneca died Wednesday at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  The funeral will 2 pm Monday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial follows in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family receives friends from 1-2 pm prior at Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family is at the home her niece, Betty Wood, 1005 […]

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Christmas night fire

One person suffered burns to the arms and legs in a Christmas night garage fire.  Charlie King, Oconee Fire Chief, said the injured person suffered those burns while trying to put out the fire on Fernwood Drive near Davis Mill Road. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Elaine Harris

Mildred Elaine Harris, 69, of 209 Carolyn Drive, Clinton died Saturday at Laurens County Memorial Hospital.  The funeral will be 11 am Monday at from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial follows in First Baptist Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 10 am, prior to the service at the funeral home.  Family members are at their homes. Flowers […]

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Arrest made in summer time crime

Kristopher O'Neal Justus

A pickup truck was stolen last summer near West Union.  Two days later the 1985 Dodge Ram was found in Stephens County, Georgia.  Last Wednesday the Oconee Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest of Kristopher O’Neal Justus of the Burns Mill Road, West Union on the charge of grand larceny.  The 30-year old Justus is accused of taking the truck August […]

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Re-surfacing and re-habilitating the state’s roads

On the drawing table in the New Year are plans to re-surface and re-habilitate several state roads and highways across Oconee County.  South Carolina 24 and the secondary 488-the Wells Highway near Seneca are among the highways that will see improvement.  Josh Makison, resident construction engineer for the DOT, says some contracts have already been issued.  Others are pending the […]

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