Water donation to Columbia’s Allen University

Allen-Water donation

Southern Wesleyan University at Central donated more than 11,000 bottles of water to Allen University, an institution affected by a boiled water advisory issued by the city of Columbia following widespread flooding in the area. Southern Wesleyan officials realized that clean drinking water has been difficult to obtain in the state’s capital city and, with help from South Carolina Independent […]

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Tracy Leon Davis

Tracy Leon Davis, 49, of 2002 Owens Road, Seneca died Tuesday at his home.  He was the husband of Evelyn Smith Davis.  Graveside services will be 12 p-m Monday at Neville Cemetery.  The family receives friends at the home, 2002 Owens Road, Seneca.  Flowers are accepted.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.davenportfuneralhome.com.  Davenport Funeral Home is […]

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Jackson Wade Martin

Jackson Wade Martin, infant child of Jason Martin and Ashley Cobb, died Sunday at Oconee Medical Center. Private services will be held.  Flowers are accepted.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Re-lighting Walhalla downtown

Since the time Streetscape construction began in Walhalla, the downtown has been a darkened place without street lights.  That’s changing.  The new, old-timey poles are being put up, and the contractor says the hope is to soon light some of those streetlights on Main Street—between the blocks of Tugaloo and College.  

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Preliminary plane crash report

The National Transportation Safety Board has published a preliminary report saying an “in-flight breakup” preceded the crash of a small plane October 2 near Westminster.  The crash killed the pilot and three passengers who were headed to Clemson for that weekend’s game with Notre Dame.  The NTSB quotes preliminary information provided by the FAA that, at six thousand feet altitude, […]

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Trustees to hear school closing recommendation

Supporters of the Tamassee-Salem Middle/High School are expected to fill the audience at tonight’s school board meeting, in protest of a recommendation to close their school.  The official recommendation to close the school at the end of the current school year is to be made by administration tonight, although the trustees are likely to have given it thought since the […]

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Jack Edward Masters

Jack Edward Masters, 83, of 111 N. Harbour Dr., Seneca died Monday at Clemson Downs. He was the husband of Sue Amos Masters.  The funeral will be 2 pm Monday at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with entombment to follow in Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family receives friends from 12:30-1:30 pm prior to the service at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers […]

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Further explanation for school closure recommendation

Oconee School District released the following announcement this morning:  “The closure of small schools is a debate in many communities. Oconee County is no different and Tamassee-Salem Middle/High is central to that debate here. The topic has been discussed for years and was even part of a failed tax referendum in the 90’s. The topic resurfaced a year ago as […]

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