Challenge filed to permit for new poultry house

The state’s decision to permit a new poultry operation near Seneca won’t go unchallenged.  A DHEC spokesman says, at the deadline, one request had been received for what’s called a final review.  And DHEC’s Jim Beasley says that request will go to its full board to determine whether it should be sent to a committee.  Last month the state agency […]

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Red Cross workers become victims


A Seneca couple, Paul and Sandy Smith, frequently have been on the front of line to help those rebound from disaster.  Now the Smiths need help.  They are the couple whose home burned yesterday morning near Seneca, off S. Radio Station Road.  County Fire Chief Charlie King says the Smiths were not hurt, but they lost their pets and all […]

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Bill Holliday

James “Bill” Elvin Holliday, 85, of 125 Holliday Lane, Westminster died Monday at his home. He was the husband of Guynell Honea Holliday.  Graveside service will be 2 pm Wednesday at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family is at the residence.  In place of flowers, memorials may be made to OMH Hospice of the Foothills, Attn:  Foundation Office, 298 Memorial […]

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“We are Eagles, not Razorbacks”


Salem mustered a strong front at the school board meeting.  The small school community created a setting unprecedented for board meetings.  Salem school supporters filled two meeting rooms; one, in which the trustees met and the other an adjoining room set up to handle the overflow crowd.  Several Tamassee-Salem alumni wore the school colors of gold and black.  And, once […]

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Court orders long-term rehab

A judge today ordered a Walhalla mother of four children into long-term rehabilitation after she pleaded guilty to four counts of unlawful neglect of a child.  The conditions of the sentence announced by Judge Alex Macaulay spare Heather Wilbanks of any additional jail sentence; however, the 25-year old is to be held until space becomes available in the Haven of […]

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Nettie Louise Moss Stone

Nettie Louise Moss Stone, 69, of 489 Crestwood Drive, Salem died Sunday at her home. She was the wife of Sidney Duane Stone Sr.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Wednesday at Davenport Funeral Home with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Tuesday at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers are accepted.  The family […]

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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  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  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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