Golden Corner pageant winners advance

Two winners in this year’s pageants staged by Golden Corner Pageants are advancing in further competition.  In the view of Golden Corner pageant officials Greg Bearden and Eddie Payne, the winners’ achievements make 2015 a memorable year.  From a field of 71 state contestants, Miss Golden Corner Teen USA Marley Stokes was crowned Miss SC Teen USA.  Miss Mountain Lakes […]

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Forgiving fines

If you owe the Oconee Public Library a fine for overdue materials, you can settle your debt a different way.  Starting tomorrow, the library branches will collect canned and non-perishable food items in place of fines.  Patrons may bring canned goods to forgive up to $5 dollars in fines per account throughout December.  All food items collected will go to […]

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Missing teenager located

A missing Westminster teenager has been located.  The Sheriff’s Office announced last night that Kaleb Isaac Randall was located and is in a safe location, which has been verified by a deputy from the Uniform Patrol Division.  The 16-year old boy had been last seen Friday afternoon at an address on Commercial Circle.  

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Joseph Samuel Whiteside Sr.

Joseph Samuel Whiteside Sr., 84, of 2 Captain Lane, Salem died Friday in Robbins, NC.  He was the widower of Ruth Nall Whiteside.  The funeral will be 2 pm Tuesday at Utica Baptist Church with entombment to follow in Oconee Memorial Park Mausouleum with full military honors.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Monday at Davenport Funeral Home, West […]

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Busy start to Black Friday

Shoppers flocked as early as Thanksgiving night to be in position for the start of the holiday shopping season.  At Belk’s at Applewood near Seneca, the line of people stretched on the sidewalk from Belk’s to near Kmart–awaiting Belk’s opening at 6 Thanksgiving Day night.

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Gatha Broome

Gatha Mae Cox Broome, 81, of 313 W. Sunset Strip Dr., Seneca died Thursday at the Cottingham Hospice House.  She was the widow of Weltner James “Bud” Broome.  A memorial service will be 1 pm Saturday at Bountyland Baptist Church.  The family receives friends prior to the service, 12-1 pm.  Family members are at their homes.  In place of flowers, […]

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Luther Moore

Luther Verner Moore, 98, died Thursday.  He was the widower of Geneva Ann Schimmel Moore.  The funeral will be 2 pm Saturday at Long Creek Baptist Church.  Burial follows in Long Creek Memorial Gardens.  Family members are at their homes.  Flowers accepted. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Rosa Bell Collins Lee

Rosa Bell Collins Lee, 92, of 120 Welcome Church Road, Westminster died Friday at Fellowship Health and Rehab in Anderson.  The funeral will be 2 pm Saturday at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 12:30-1:30 pm, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home.  In place of flowers, memorials may be […]

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Missing father and children found

A missing father and three children turned up in the Salem area, and the Oconee Sheriff’s Office announced the end to the search for David Augustus Mize and three children. Sheriff’s officers say Mize’s apprehension took place without incident Wednesday at a trailer on the Whitewater Falls Road. The 49-year old Mize was sent to jail and the children, who […]

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