DHEC extends a Seneca deadline

  A couple more months will be required before Seneca cleans up a dump site, to the satisfaction of state regulators.  Instead of March 25, Seneca now has until May 25 to remediate an area behind the Gignilliat Community Center bordering N. Pine Street.  A phone call by a concerned resident led to the intervention of the state Department of […]

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TV to air story on case of strangled Clemson student

  A nationally-syndicated TV show is getting set to air the unsolved case of a Clemson student whose body was found 19 years ago in a cove of Lake Hartwell in Oconee County.  A correspondent for “Crime Watch Daily, Jason Mattera, interviewed investigator Greg Reed where Stacey Brooke Holsonback’s body was discovered.  The TV crew also interviewed the Holsonback family. […]

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Frances Annette Ballard Sandifer

Westminster – Frances Annette Ballard Sandifer, wife of Cecil T. Sandifer, Sr. co-founders of Sandifer Funeral Home, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, March 24, 2016. Married for over 74 years, Frances and Cecil were both reared at Connie Maxwell Children’s Home in Greenwood, S.C where they met and were childhood sweethearts. Frances was always appreciative of Connie […]

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Bruce Honea

\ Westminster – Bruce Auther Honea, 57, husband of Dianne Spearman Honea, 117 Dinner Bell Drive, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2016 at the Rainey Hospice House. A funeral service will be held 4 pm, Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 […]

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Seneca agrees to $250 thousand payment

After meeting privately with the city attorney, Seneca’s elected leaders Thursday night approved a motion to pay $250 thousand dollars to the plaintiffs in the case brought by the parents of the late Zachary Hammond.  Mayor Pro tem Ronnie O’Kelley’s motion included the proviso that the offer is contingent on a covenant in which the parties promise “not to execute […]

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Jon Caime taking new position

The administrator for Hart County, Georgia, Jon Caime, has announced he is finalizing a contract with Laurens County, South Carolina. Caime, an Oconee resident and a former Oconee County engineer, has worked for Hart County since 2001 when he started as the County’s Public Works Director.     VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Edna Sims

      Westminster – Edna Leona Welborn Sims, 82, widow of the late Hubert J. Sims, 106 Sims Street, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2016 at her residence.  A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Saturday, March 26, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm prior to the service […]

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Walter Burton Jr.

    Westminster – Walter Lemuel Burton, Jr., 85, widower of the late Winnie Lee Latham Burton, 601 New Horizon Drive, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Stephens County Hospital.   A funeral service will be held 11 am, Monday, March 28, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 10-11 am, prior to […]

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Dr. William Harrell Lee

Clemson, SC — Dr. William Harrell Lee, 86, died March 24, 2016 at Lila Doyle Nursing Facility. He was the first pediatrician in the Oconee, Pickens, and Anderson County area. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, March 31, 2016, at University Lutheran Church, 111 Sloan Street, Clemson, SC. Visitation will be held at Davenport Funeral Home […]

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Edith Cooley

Seneca – Edith Laura Smith Pelfrey Cooley, 80, of passed away March 23, 2016 at her residence, 407 Rusty Court, Seneca, SC. Funeral services will be 11 am, Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in First Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 10-11 am, prior to the service on Saturday.   Flowers […]

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