Gene Smith

Westminster – James Eugene “Gene” Smith, Sr., 73, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017.  A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Monday, May 8, 2017 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Sandifer Funeral Home.  Flowers are […]

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Margaret Fitzgerald

Westminster – Margaret Freeman Fitzgerald, 77, widow of the late Dwight William Fitzgerald, 517 W King Street, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017 at her residence. No formal services will be held.   The family is at the residence. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Chauga Baptist Church, 150 Chauga Road, Westminster, SC 29693. Condolences may be expressed […]

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Hipps’ civil trial date to be set next year

  The trial to decide the Pioneer Rural water plant project has been set—the last week of August in Oconee County.  But a certain trial date to decide another major civil case is nearly a year away.  That’s the one in which parents are seeking $25 million dollars to account for the unexplained death of their son, the late Tucker […]

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Murder charge filed, autopsy this morning

The Rebecca Murray Cawthon autopsy is set at 11 this morning.  Oconee Coroner Karl Addis said once the autopsy is completed, he will first notify Mrs. Cawthon’s mother and then make an announcement as to the findings.  The body of the 33-year old missing woman, according to Addis, was found Wednesday concealed inside a garage/shop-type building on the property of […]

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Seneca school project funded by the Gates Foundation

A teacher at Seneca’s Blue Ridge Elementary School decided to do something to remedy a situation in which some pre-kindergarten students came from homes without any books.  To help develop literacy skills in them, Jessica McGaha (left) started a project to buy books, provide a bookshelf and work with parents on simple reading lessons. McGaha calls the project “Raising Readers” […]

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“Design Guidelines” in the works for Walhalla

County staff offered assurance last night to the Walhalla Planning Commission that design guidelines that are in the offing to better the appearance of the downtown will not be so stringent that they will dictate the paint color of a building.  And Janet Hartman, who heads the Destination Oconee effort underway by the county, said the guidelines would apply to […]

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Planning Commission vote to alter Walhalla boundary

  A vote at City Hall last night is a recommendation to expand the Walhalla city limits and remove confusion at the James Brown Elementary School.  Chairwoman Martha Murtiashaw of the city planning commission said only about one-half of the school building on the Coffee Road is currently inside the city boundaries.  With approval by the city council, the annexation […]

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Duncan votes to roll back Obamacare

    Third District Rep. Jeff Duncan and the rest of his House colleagues voted yesterday to repeal Obamacare—the Affordable Health Care Act.  The vote was 217-213. In a statement, Duncan said, “The dismantling of Obamacare took a major step forward today with the passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). This is a rising sun moment for the […]

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Paul Hull

  Paul Daniel Hull, 93, was born on May 18, 1923 in Westminster, SC and passed away May 3, 2017. A private graveside service will be held in Westminster, SC at East View Cemetery with a visitation to be held from 10-11 am at Sandifer Funeral Home prior to the graveside.  The memorial service will be held Saturday, May 6, […]

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Robbie Marcengill Collins

  Westminster-Robbie Marcengill Collins, 84, wife of the late JB Collins of Cedar Wood Ranch Road went to be with the Lord Thursday May 4, 2017. Funeral Services will be 3:00 pm Sunday at the Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2:30 prior to the services […]

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