Fire protection inspection ahead at Oconee Nuclear

Duke Energy has been notified to prepare early next year for two weeks of fire protection inspections at the Oconee Nuclear Station.  Inspectors from the government watchdog agency NRC have scheduled weeks in February and March to examine Oconee Nuclear’s fire protection program.  The inspectors, from the Atlanta office of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, will be led by Jonathan Montgomery, […]

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The Blood Connection expands

A hospital in western North Carolina has joined The Blood Connection, based in Piedmont, South Carolina.  On December 1, The Blood Connection became the primary supplier of blood products for Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, a member of Mission Health.  The Blood Connection’s Delisa English says the new partnership will held serves a broader community and a greater number of patients in need.  […]

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Early literacy program wraps up first year

A first-year early literacy program serving Oconee County hopes to double its accomplishments in year two.  BabyRead finished 2015 having served 10 families and 10 babies—the youngest at two months old.  BabyRead’s goal in 2016 is to serve 20 families.  Volunteers meet with families to read, talk, and sing. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Pauline Hill Morgan

Pauline Hill Morgan, 87, of 1463 E. Tamassee Dr., Seneca died Saturday at Cottingham Hospice House.  She was the wife of Gary Clint Morgan.  The funeral will be 2 pm Monday at Davenport Funeral Home with burial to follow in Memory Gardens, Clemson.  The family receives friends from 12:30-1:30 pm Monday, prior to the service at Davenport Funeral Home.  In […]

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John Willard Johnson

John Willard Johnson, 87, of 150 Keys Road, Tamassee died Saturday at his home.  He was the husband of Evelyn Carver Johnson and a former principal of Tamassee DAR School. The funeral will be 11 am Monday at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with entombment in Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum.  The family receives friends from 10-11 am Monday, prior to the […]

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Edwin McClellan Patterson

Edwin McClellan Patterson, 78, of 925 Robinhood Dr., Walhalla died Saturday at Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca.  He was the husband of Bonnie Orr Patterson.  The funeral will be 2 pm Tuesday at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park.  In place of flowers, memorials may be made to Rocky Knoll Baptist Church, PO Box […]

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Dorothy “Dot” Sheriff

Dorothy “Dot” Singleton Sheriff, 71, of Westminster died Sunday at the GHS Cottingham Hospice House.  She was the widow of Clark V. Sheriff.  The funeral will be 11 am Wednesday at Poplar Springs Baptist Church.  Burial follows in Heritage Memorial Gardens.  The family receives friends from 5-7 pm Tuesday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  Flowers accepted.  Memorials may be made to […]

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Homicide near Westminster

The shooting death of a Westminster man overnight is being investigated by the Sheriff’s Office as a homicide.  Coroner Karl Addis, so far, has identified the victim as a 33-year old man who died in surgery at 11:49 last night at the Greenville Memorial Hospital—after having been shot about two hours earlier at 330 Brock Road near Westminster.  The family […]

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Graham votes yes and Scott and Duncan vote no

Oconeeans may need a scorecard to track how their Washington representatives voted on a measure that will keep the government running through September 30, 2016.  Senator Graham voted to support of legislation to fund the federal government.  He cited an increase in military spending and several important South Carolina priorities in voting for the measure.  Senator Scott decried what he […]

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Improvements to an aging library building

The elderly and the disabled can enjoy easier access to the Seneca Library on South Second Street.  Improvements made this week include automatic entrance doors and a new, stand-alone outside book return.  The automatic doors replace doors that had been in place since the last major renovation of the library building, 30 years ago.  The old wall-mounted book return leaked […]

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