Ernie Whitfield

Westminster – Melvin “Ernie” Ernest Whitfield, 44, of 664 South Union Rd., passed away at his residence.  A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mr. Whitfield will be laid to rest at a later date beside his father, Melvin Randall Whitfield at Heritage Memorial Gardens.  In lieu of flowers memorials in his memory may be made c/o […]

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Changes to Seneca’s electric power deal

In a special meeting Monday, Seneca City Council will consider changes to its wholesale electric power purchase arrangement with the South Carolina Public Service Authority.  On the agenda is first reading of an amendment to the service and ancillary agreements between the two parties.  The mayor and council are also to consider first readings of new budgets for the 2016-17 […]

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Cutting the cost of Westminster electric power

Financial matters dot the agenda for this month’s regular meeting of Westminster City Council.  At 6 o’clock Tuesday night at the Depot, the mayor and the council will wade through an agenda that includes one dozen items of new business, including the effort to cut the cost of electric power.  The city leaders on Tuesday also will hear recommendations and […]

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Finalists for Westminster city job

After a called meeting yesterday, Westminster named two finalists for city administrator.  They are Rodney Johnson of Florence and Christopher Carter of Georgetown.  Mayor Brian Ramey says Carter and Johnson will get face-to-face interviews to determine who succeeds Jeff Lord, who is resigning to take a job elsewhere.      

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Phyllis Ann LeRoy Anderson

Seneca, SC— Phyllis Ann LeRoy Anderson, 74, wife of John Wallace Anderson, of 111 Carson Road, Seneca, passed away Friday, March 13, 2016, at her home. Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Sunday, May 15, 2016, at Corinth Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3:00-4:00 PM, prior to […]

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Bear and three cubs spotted in Walhalla

The police in Walhalla are being told that a bear and three cubs have been spotted at least twice today on one side of the city and later inside the city.  And Chief Ronald Wilbanks says he has been in touch with the state DNR and told the city should consider trapping the animals.  A source told 101.7/WGOG NEWS the […]

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Boyd Pittman Childers

Westminster, SC— Boyd Pittman Childers, 78, husband of Jacqueline “Jackie” Hinkle Childers, of 298 Old School House Road, Westminster, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral services will be private for family only. Memorials may be made to Oconee Hospice of the Foothills, GHS Cottingham Hospice House, Attn: Foundation Office, 298 Memorial Drive, Seneca, SC […]

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“If we can just find the money”

Walhalla has plans beyond those which culminated in Streetscape—a re-vitalization project that had been talked about for decades but shelved for one reason or the other.  Mayor Edwards envisions a downtown development corporation to facilitate façade grants for building owners.  And he predicts there will be improvements to the side streets—bounded by North and South Broad streets.   But the plans […]

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“I survived Walhalla Streetscape” attempt at humor

  Walhalla supporters are wearing bright-colored t-shirts emblazoned by “I Survived Walhalla Streetscape.”  Mayor Danny Edwards says it’s an attempt at humor at the end of the one year project that changed downtown traffic patterns and provided a new look to the core business section of the city.  Edwards was part of the large crowd that stood on Main at […]

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