Miriam Blackmon

  Seneca – Miriam Green Blackmon, 75, widow of the late David Barney Blackmon, 1060 Return Church Road, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.   A funeral service will be held 2:30 pm, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Return Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm, prior to the service at the church.  Burial […]

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Judge: “Boats and alcohol don’t mix”

A 58-year old Pickens County man has been ordered to prison for three years after he admitted his guilt to a series of incidents involving rage on Lake Keowee.  Judge Scott Sprouse in Oconee General Sessions Court this afternoon called Frederick Parrington’s case proof that alcohol and boats don’t mix.  Parrington pleaded guilty to boating under the influence, pointing and […]

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Multiple charges against 40-year old woman

  Authorities have arrested and charged a West Union woman with multiple offenses arising from incidents yesterday morning in the Friendship Community near Seneca.  According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the charges against April Dawn Townsend including attempted murder.  Fire Marshal Shane Gibbs said a fire yesterday morning destroyed a mobile home on Mema Lane.  An affidavit to an arrest […]

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Resolution lauds retiring chief of police

According to the city of Westminster, retiring Police Chief Dean Awalt will leave behind an impressive legacy of public service when he retires this summer after four and a half years on the job.  The city council is set to pass a resolution tomorrow night in Awalt’s honor.  Five top accomplishments are spelled out in the resolution, including “re-establishing citizen […]

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Adopt-a-Stream efforts to attract partners and volunteers

A new program to monitor and record water quality in streams and rivers is being organized in South Carolina.  Partnering to form the South Carolina Adopt-a-Stream program are D-HEC and the Center for Watershed Excellence at Clemson University.  The program will mirror a similar program in Georgia and rely on volunteer organizations to provide reports for a database to monitor […]

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Frances Justice Lay

Walhalla, SC— Frances Justice Lay, 80, wife of the late Verner G. Lay, of 1106 N. Catherine St., Walhalla passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Oconee Medical Center. Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 11:00 A. M. at Oconee Memorial Park. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the charity of one’s […]

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Michael Kenneth Dobson

  Salem – Michael Kenneth Dobson, 43, of 207 Flat Shoals Road, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 at his residence.  A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.  The family is at the residence. Memorials in his memory may be made C/O Sandifer Funeral Home, PO Box 69, Westminster, SC 29693. Condolences may be expressed […]

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Seneca group interested in former school property

A new group at Seneca has announced ambitions to acquire a former school property and convert it into something that can continue to serve the community in positive ways.  During an Oconee school board meeting last week, Curtis White said the group, the Blue Ridge Community Center, would like to acquire the former Code Elementary School on Holland Avenue.  According […]

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