“Five years after Fukushima”

  The public has an invitation to the Duke World of Energy next month to hear an up-to-date report of how the electric utility has responded to enhancing safety in the event that what happened a few years ago in Japan repeats itself in Oconee County.  A tsunami and earthquake struck Japan’s Fukushima Diachi nuclear plants.  While a tsunami seems […]

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High School students to attend Imagine TCTC

  High school students are invited to experience  STEM-related opportunities at Tri-County Technical College.  This Saturday the college is preparing for about 200 high school students for Imagine TCTC, a Campus Visit Experience. “It’s a chance for us to showcase Tri-County and how we support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-related experiences in both our technical and transfer programs,” said […]

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“FERC” gives the nod to Keowee-Toxaway

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has reviewed the application for a new license for the Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project and has prepared a final environmental assessment.  According to Nathaniel Davis, deputy secretary for “FERC”, the staff analysis of the potential environmental impacts of the project “concludes that relicensing the project, with appropriate environmental measures, would not constitute a major federal action […]

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Doris Lanford Brock

  Walhalla, SC—Doris Kathryn Lanford Brock, 88, wife of the late John Robert Brock, Sr., of 207 South Lovingood Avenue, Walhalla, SC, died Friday, April 1, 2016 at Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Monday, April 4, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at West View Cemetery. The family will receive friends […]

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Lois Marie Hamby

Seneca, SC — Lois Marie Hamby, 85, wife of the late Frank W. Hamby, of 101 Lila Doyle Dr., Seneca, passed away Friday, April 1, 2016 at Lila Doyle. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Fairview Community Church. The family will receive friends from 12:30 – 1:30 P.M. on Sunday, April 3, […]

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Annie Scott Fields

      Walhalla, SC — Annie Scott Fields, 92, wife of the late Waymon Harold Fields, of 238 Flat Rock Rd., Walhalla passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016 at her residence. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 A. M. on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial at 3:00 P. M. on Saturday […]

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Jennifer Worley

Seneca – Jennifer Harris Worley, 41, wife of Wilton Ray Worley, of 398 Worley Road, passed away March 31, 2016 at the Cottingham Hospice House. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Sunday, April 3, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Earles’ Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 […]

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DHEC makes daily ozone season forecasts

Ozone season has begun, and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control now issues daily forecasts for ground-level ozone.  High concentrations of ozone can create breathing problems, especially for children, people with asthma or other respiratory problems, and adults who work or exercise outdoors. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ozone can also cause tree and crop damage. […]

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Pool cleanup tomorrow in Westminster

Westminster plans a swimming pool clean up day tomorrow, and everyone interested in the possibility of re-opening the pool for public swimming is invited.  The cleanup at the pool on Lucky Street will start at 11 a-m and, according to Councilwoman Susan Ramey, lunch will be provided.  Those participating in this voluntary cleanup may bring whatever tools they would like […]

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