Westminster woman wins MLK diversity leader award

Westminster resident Betty Johnson (at right in picture) has been honored as the latest winner of the Martin Luther King Diversity Leadership Award—presented annually by the Greenville Health System.  GHS held an awards luncheon Friday to recognize employees and departments for demonstrating a commitment to diversity.  Johnson, an environmental services technician at Oconee Memorial Hospital, was recognized for her work […]

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Midnight hour home fire

A home fire was reported during the midnight hour in a rural section of Oconee County near Westminster.  No one reported hurt.  The fire is said to have occurred at a home in the vicinity of Oliver and Mount Tabor roads.  Fire fighters spent nearly five hours at that scene.

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Joseph “Joe” Hunt

  Marietta, GA – Joseph “Joe” Ralph Hunt, 64, of 3568 Turtle Cove Court SE, passed away peacefully after a brave and dignified battle with cancer on Friday, January 13, 2017 at Wellstar Community Hospice.  A memorial service will be held 2 pm, Saturday, January 21, 2017 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following […]

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Georgia O’Shields

  Seneca – Georgia Ann Gaffney O’Shields, 77, wife of James Leonard O’Shields, 636 Timberlake 1 Circle, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017 at her residence. A memorial service will he held 2 pm, Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Cross Roads Baptist Church.   Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com SANDIFER FUNERAL HOME IS ASSISTING THE FAMILY    

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Calvin Simpson

Westminster – Calvin B. Simpson, 76, born in Oconee County, South Carolina, died on January 14, 2017. A celebration of Mr. Simpson’s life will be held at Mount Tabor Baptist Church, Westminster at 3 PM, Monday, January 16, 2017 with burial to follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Sandifer Funeral Home from 5-8 PM on […]

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Clemson’s MLK commemorative service

Noted author and university President Walter M. Kimbrough will be the keynote speaker at Clemson University’s 35th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. The service is a highlight of the annual celebration of King’s legacy. Kimbrough is the president of Dillard University in New Orleans. He has been recognized […]

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Dianne Shook Neville

  Walhalla, SC— Dianne Shook Neville, 68, wife of Jimmie D. Strickland, of 150 Cedar Rock Drive, Walhalla, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM, […]

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Mae Arvilene H. Patterson

Salem, SC— Mae Arvilene H. Patterson, 99, wife of the late Harold Cornelius Patterson, of 235 Shack Hollow Road, Salem, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017, at Lila Doyle. Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Boones Creek Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends […]

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Lorenia Webb Lee

Salem, SC— Lorenia Webb Lee, 73, wife of James R. “Butch” Lee, of 7 Park Avenue, Salem, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM, […]

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Marketing and Research director maps out 2017 plan

By the sound of her report today, Caroline Warner, the marketing and research director for the public-private partnership Oconee Economic Alliance, expects to spend a very busy 2017—advancing the cause of Oconee County economic development.  Warner today left the board of directors with a couple of unanswered questions—the answers to which she will strive during the next 12 months to […]

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