Spike in abuse of prescription painkillers

  Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says an opioid epidemic has begun to exert a grip on South Carolina, so much that the abuse of prescription painkillers is over-taking methamphetamine as society’s top drug problem.  Crenshaw expressed a worry today for the future and urged Walhalla Rotary Club members to become familiar with various painkillers such as lortab hydrocondone, among others, […]

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Margaret Hoblit

  Westminster – Margaret Elaine Donohoo Hoblit, 79, wife of Charles Edwin Hoblit, 402    La-Z Acres Road, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital. A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Westminster United Methodist Church.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 prior to the service at the church.  Burial will […]

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Family near Seneca displaced by weekend fire

Red Cross help, such as blankets to protect from the cold, was been extended to a family of five near Seneca—the result of a late Friday night home fire near S. Radio Station Road.  According to Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers, four of the five are adults; one is a child.  Chief Jan Oliver of the Seneca Fire Department said the […]

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Tennessee Avian flu otbreak creates South Carolina concern

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza was confirmed Saturday in a commercial flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee.  Dr. Boyd Parr, the South Carolina state veterinarian, urges all sectors of the South Carolina poultry industry to intensify bio-security efforts.  The Tennessee case is the first confirmed case influenza of that type in commercial poultry in the United States in 2017, and was confirmed by […]

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Student teacher lost all possesions in home fire

A student teacher at Seneca’s Northside Elementary School, Danny Hall (right), was forced recently to re-build his life when a home fire destroyed his possessions.  Seneca teachers and staff came thru, however, with donations of clothing, gift cards, teaching supplies, among other items.  They did it under the aegis OneSeneca–a collaboration that works together for the betterment of Seneca education. […]

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Daylight Savings Time returns

Spring forward time arrives this weekend when clocks are turned forward one hour.  The official return to Daylight Savings Time will be 2 o’clock Sunday morning, March 12, which means that sunrise and sunset will arrive one hour later on the 12th than the day before.  The immediate benefit will be more light in evening time.  The immediate disadvantage is, […]

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Serious Walhalla traffic accident

A Friday morning traffic accident in downtown Walhalla left one driver injured and the police reaching for their citation book.  The police say the driver of a mini-van was ticketed for disregarding a traffic signal at Main and Spring streets.  The police say the driver also required a trip to the hospital.  It was an accident that wound up involving […]

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Walhalla event promotes better understanding of Latino community

Teachers and staff of Walhalla area public schools took part in a professional development event aimed at engaging the parents of Latino students.  The event, which included a breakfast, was sponsored by the School Improvement Council at Walhalla High School.  The turnout numbered 250 principals, teachers, and support staff.  They heard remarks from assistant professor Myriam Torres, the director of […]

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Patricia Barker

  Seneca – Patricia Eulane Smith Barker, 65, wife of George “Glenn” Barker of 908 Mitchell Drive, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017 at An Med. A funeral service will be held at 3 pm, Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Grace Baptist Church. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2 – 3 pm, at the church. […]

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Sherry Busha

Westminster – Sherry Denise Land Busha, 44, wife of Randy Busha of 9450 S. Hwy 11, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from the Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends 6 – 8 pm, Monday, March 6, 2017 at the […]

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