Rescue Squad Member of the Year

A member of the Mountain Rest Rescue Squad, Lynn Wilbanks, was named Oconee County Emergency Services “Rescue Squad Member of the Year” for 2012. The award was presented during a banquet at Seneca’s Gignilliat Gym. Wilbanks has been a member of his community’s volunteer fire department since 1998, the rescue squad since 1991, and rescue squad chief for 16 years. […]

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Call for volunteers

Seneca could use your help in staging events that will highlight the city’s notable leaders, from the Reconstruction Period through the Civil Rights Movement. According to Dr. John Martin, volunteers are needed for events to take place during Black History Month, all month during February in Seneca. Martin is the director and curator of the Lunney House Museum and Bertha […]

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Water outage in Seneca

Parts of Seneca are affected this afternoon by a water service outage. Crews are replacing an old cast iron line at Miracle Circle and that, according to utilities superintendent Bob Faires, means no service for some customers in the vicinity of Miracle Circle and along E. N. 1st Street to the area of Rochester Street. Faires estimates it’ll be late […]

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Ronnie “Chipmunk” Dee Lawing

Ronnie “Chipmunk” Dee Lawing, Jr., 39, of 106-C Freeman Street, Westminster, SC, died Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Oconee Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, December 21, 2012 at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow at Rider Mountain Cemetery, Long Creek, SC. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM on Thursday, December […]

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Ruby Nell Roach Jefferson

Westminster – Ruby Nell Roach Jefferson, 76, loving wife of 57 years to Junior Jefferson of 150 Old Hurricane Road, passed away, Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at her home. A funeral service will be held 2 PM, Thursday, December 20, 2012 from the chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. Burial will follow in First Baptist Memorial Park. The family will receive […]

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Tree Board suggests Cypress

Westminster City council received a recommendation that the city consider Carolina Sapphire Cypress trees to replace seven oak trees that were recently removed from a block of Main Street at the Grey Street underpass. The oak trees fell victim to reasons of safety and aging. After hearing the recommendation from Chairman Greg Sluder of the Tree Board for cypress as […]

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Hailey Jo Brown

Hailey Jo Brown, infant daughter of David and Katie Marie McAlister Brown, of 676 Colonial Creek Drive, Walhalla, SC, died Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Oconee Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends following the service. The family is at their respective homes.

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