Junius Derrill Ridley

  West Union, SC — Junius Derrill Ridley, 62, husband of Mary Bates Ramey Ridley, of 4071 Safety Harbor Road, West Union, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017, at his home.  A graveside service will be held at 4:00 PM, Friday, April 28, 2017, at Heritage Memorial Gardens. Flowers are accepted. The family is at the home. Davenport Funeral Home […]

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Winfred White

    Westminster – Winfred Ray White, 82, husband of Sylvia Ann Haley White, 304 N. Piedmont Street, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 at his residence.   A graveside service was held Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at First Baptist Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Westminster Masonic Lodge, 206 Retreat Street, Westminster, SC 29693 […]

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Drug round up in Seneca!

Those who allegedly break the state’s drug laws are being removed today from the streets of Seneca.  The police have confirmed a drug roundup is in progress.  By the noon hour, according to Major Jeremy Rothell, 12 suspects had been served arrest warrants.  The drug offenses alleged vary.

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$20 thousand lottery winner in Easley

An Easley man who celebrated his birthday with a $20,000 lottery win is getting married. According to the South Carolina Education Lottery, the winning ticket was a present from his girlfriend, soon to be fiancée.  The Lottery quotes the bride-to-be as saying, “He kept asking me if the ticket was a fake.” Then he asked her to marry him. With the prize […]

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Vivian Fulbright

    Westminster – Vivian Lee Fulbright, 75, wife of Bobby Lee Fulbright, Sr., 303 S. Isundega Street, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Cottingham Hospice House. A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Friday, April 28, 2017 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends […]

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Fred Martin Sloan

Seneca, SC — Fred Martin Sloan, 86, husband of Emagene Rooney Sloan, of 431 Singing Pines Road, Seneca, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oconee Foundation Backpack Program, P.O. Box 760, West Union, SC, 29696 The family is at their respective homes.  Davenport Funeral Home […]

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Sewer Authority petitions for intervener’s status

  Pioneerc Rural Water’s quest to build the treatment plant that has drawn opposition has officially been made harder by the filing this week of a court petition by the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority.  The sewer authority, which buys water from Pioneer, is seeking permission from the Court of Common Pleas for intervener status in a legal matter in […]

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Clemson students to visit progressive Atlanta school

When Clemson student Damian Williams set his mind to raising the five-figure sum required to get him and 54 of his fellow students to the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, Georgia, he didn’t overthink it. He just asked for it. He visited just about every contact he had made during his time as an elementary education major and undergraduate student government attorney […]

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Pioneer launches mail campaign to lawmaker

  Pioneer Rural Water District is asking its retail customers to come to its aid by sending a message to a state lawmaker who it blames for leading the charge to stop its treatment plant project.  At a Seneca committee meeting, Utilities Superintendent Bob Faires complained that Pioneer is trying to convince its customers to write Rep. Bill Sandifer and […]

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Crenshaw concerns about gun bill

  Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw is concerned that a South Carolina House bill would unreasonably expand the right to carry guns in the state.  Crenshaw says he supports the Second Amendment, but he can foresee problems if the law allows people to carry guns without the requirement that they know how to use them.  He’s hopeful the legislature fully vets […]

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