Carter succeeds Smith

Rhett Smith had something tangible to carry with him when he left the meeting room the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority.  At the end of his service as a Westminster representative to the JRSA, Smith got to take home a plaque presented him by Bob Winchester, JRSA executive director.  The plaque recognizes Smith for 24 years of service.  Having decided […]

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Sewer commissioners OK a settlement

From the standpoint of those who set the policy for Oconee County sewer, a long-running money dispute with county government is at an end.  The commissioners for the Joint Regional Sewer Authority last night agreed to accept a one-time, $1.9 million dollar payment.  That payment from Oconee County is to relieve the county of annual $610 thousand payments, as required […]

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John Chandler

    Westminster – John Philip Chandler, 83, died peacefully on July 30, 2016.  A funeral service will be held 1 pm, Saturday, August 6, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home, 512 E Main Street, Westminster, SC 29693.  The family will receive friends from Noon-1 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in […]

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Ray Samuel Fowler

  Seneca, SC— Ray Samuel Fowler, 86, the husband of Hattie Louise Crooks Fowler, of 357 Oconee Estate Road, Seneca, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM, Wednesday, August 3, 2016, prior […]

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Cattle research to be featured during field day

Genetic markers, genomics and impacts of fescue grasses on cattle fetuses are some of the topics appearing on the agenda for this year’s field day Clemson University’s Simpson Research and Education Center.  The fourth annual Simpson Research and Education Field Day is set Saturday, August 20 at 2013 Lebanon Road, Pendleton.  The field day gets under way with registration at […]

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Family’s seventh sibling to graduate

When Leslie Sanders graduates Friday she will be the last in a line of seven brothers and sisters from the same family to earn a diploma from Clemson University.  Sanders had a leg up on her fellow classmates when she entered as a freshman in 2011.  Four of her siblings were still enrolled.  That made for a team to usher […]

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“We’ve been baking”

July is remembered for its average high temperature of 95.6 degrees in Walhalla.  Barbara Wilson, the U-S Weather Observer, recorded just shy of 3″ of rain the entire month.  The final day of July 2016 finished this week:  the Walhalla high was 97, the low 69, and 0.03″ rain.

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Museum contents to be trucked to Seneca

A donation of museum contents that, for Seneca, represented a Christmas gift last year are to arrive by transport trucks this week in the “City of Smiles, the City with Style.”  The museum contents, originally part of a low state mansion, have been temporarily stored in a warehouse belonging to the South Carolina Art Museum in Columbia.  Dr. John Martin, […]

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