Crosswalks to be part of Streetscape

The Walhalla Streetscape has created new travel lanes and parking spots, but what about pedestrians trying to get from one side of Main Street to the other?  So far, the temporary striping includes only a vehicle stop bar, which is white.  The crosswalk striping will be installed with thermoplastic permanent striping.  According to contractor Hutch ‘n Son, the crosswalk striping […]

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Clemson professor gets an appointment

A professor at Clemson, Lamont Flowers, has been appointed by the U-S Senate Judiciary Committee to examine inequities confronting minorities in South Carolina and implement programs to address the issues.  Flowers was nominated by Governor Haley to serve on the State Commission for Minority Affairs.  The commission was created in 1993 by the General Assembly to provide a single point […]

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Event to draw attentionn to child abuse

  A Westminster man has reserved Seneca’s Gignilliat Community Center for the night of Saturday, April 23 and an event to draw attention to the problem of child abuse.  Paul Elston urged the Seneca City Council to help promote what Elston says is a first event of this nature.  Speaking to the mayor and council last night, Elston identified himself […]

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Rodney Davis

Westminster–Rodney Fred Davis departed this life on Thursday, March 3, 2016.  The funeral will be 4 pm Wednesday from the Chapel of Sanidfer Funeral Home.  The family receives friends from 2-4 pm prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family is at the home of Pamela Davis, 118 Johns Street, Westminster, SC  29693.  Flowers accepted.  Condolences may be […]

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Rev. Michael Willis

Seneca–Join us in celebrating the home-going of 70-year old Rev. Michael James Willis, former pastor of Seneca Church of God of Prophecy.  Mr. Willis went to his Lord on Monday, March 7, 2016.  He was the husband of Faye Willis.  The family receives friends from 5-8 pm Wednesday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  The funeral will be 3 pm Thursday from […]

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Charges against baldwin announced

  The Greenville man who led Oconee law enforcement on a high-speed chase Monday afternoon remained in county lockup yesterday, amid the announcement that he is facing at least eight criminal and traffic offenses.  The Sheriff’s Office statement discloses the following offenses filed against Christopher Timothy Baldwin:  strong armed robbery, assault and battery third degree; possession of a stolen vehicle […]

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Pursuit lands Seneca area man in jail

  For a second time in as many days, Oconee sheriff’s officers chased a suspected lawbreaker and, like Monday’s chase, they nabbed their suspect.  The Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 44-year old Seneca area man on multiple offenses.  Wayne Eugene Raffaldt of the Singing Pines Road was charged with driving under suspension; unlawful use of a license plate, […]

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Seneca leaders reject pay raise

The majority of Seneca’s elected leaders want nothing to do with the idea of a pay raise in exchange for their part-time duties in setting city policy.  Only Councilman Al Gaines cast a vote in favor of raising council members’ salary from $600 to $900 dollars a month effective in 2018.  The pay raise failed 8 to 1.  Councilman Anthony […]

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Mayor urges citizen forums

The Westminster mayor concedes the problems facing his city are many, but he’s a believer in the value of ideas that can be gleaned from the citizenry.  Mayor Brian Ramey yesterday said soon Westminster will begin to hold periodic forums.  He’s not promising everyone who attends and speaks will get the answer they want, but they will get the chance […]

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Expanding recreation can pay off for Westminster

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The importance of a comprehensive recreation program was stressed during today’s meeting of the Westminster Rotary Club—by both the speaker and by a member of the audience who has seen its benefits.  The speaker, Mayor Brian Ramey, said he’s anxious to get hold of a plan by Clemson students who studied the possibilities for adding softball and baseball fields to […]

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