Horseback riders hurt near the Chattooga

Two horseback riders injured last evening in a remote part of Oconee County were sent to the hospital after a search and rescue in which public safety responders applied special equipment.  Scott Krein of Oconee Emergency Services said the two persons were hurt when they were thrown by their horses who became spooked in the Earles Ford horse trail area […]

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Melvin White

James Melvin White, 77, husband of Martha Crawford White, of 450 Porkey Lane, Westminster died Friday at his home.  The funeral will be 2 pm Tuesday from the Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel.  The family receives friends from 1-2 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.  Burial follows in Heritage Memorial Gardens.  The family is at the residence.  Flowers accepted or memorials […]

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Mildred Powell Wood

West Union, SC — Mildred Powell Wood, 89, wife of the late Richard L. Wood, of Burnt Tanyard Road, West Union passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Lila Doyle. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P. M. on Monday, April 18, 2016 at Welcome Wesleyan Church with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive […]

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Brett Peace

Seneca – Jon “Brett” Peace, 50, of Seneca passed away.  A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from the Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends prior to the service 1-2 pm, Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Abbeville.   The family is at their respective […]

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Robert Louis “Bob” Towe

Walhalla, SC — Robert Louis “Bob” Towe, 79, husband of Mary Belle Kelley Towe, of 251 Fairfield Road, Walhalla passed away on Friday, April 15, 2016 at Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P. M. on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends […]

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Nan S. Smith

Salem, SC — Nan S. Smith, 99, beloved wife of the late Walter H. Smith, passed away Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Cottingham Hospice House, Seneca, SC. She was also known as Momma Nan to her grand and great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 P. M. on Monday, April 18, 2016 […]

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Prom season is time to drive carefully

Prom season is here, and the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office urges parents to talk safety with their high school-age children.  This is the weekend for the Daniel and Liberty high school proms.  The “Community Action Team” of Sheriff Rick Clark will monitor the roads throughout Pickens County to deter and detect impaired drives on the Six Mile Highway/Twelve Mile Park […]

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Westminster to consider social media policy

After a week in which what is said on social media is called into question, Westminster will consider a policy that is proper for city government.  Under new business, city council Tuesday will consider a social media policy.  The subject is one of five items proposed for an executive session, to follow council’s regular April meeting.  The council will meet […]

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Congressman sets community office hours

Congressman Jeff Duncan has announced a schedule of community office hours for constituents to get help in dealing with federal agencies.  The schedule will bring members of the Third District representative’s staff to Westminster from 9 to 11 a-m, Thursday, April 28 at the Westminster Depot on E. Main Street.  According to Duncan’s office, staff will be prepared during the […]

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