Cole Wheeler

    Seneca – Cole Dylan Wheeler, 18, 1036 Shiloh Road, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017.   A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Saturday, April 29, 2017 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 7-9 pm, Friday, April 28, 2017 at Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will be held in Oconee Memorial Park. […]

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Mayor to coordinate his city’s prayer event

  Westminster’s part in this year’s National Day of Prayer will be led by its mayor, Brian Ramey.  The mayor believes the lineup of speakers next week is impressive.  It includes Sheriff Mike Crenshaw and Sherry Thrift Bradshaw, a one-time first runner-up Miss America.  You can take part in Westminster’s National Day of Prayer at noon Thursday, May 4 at […]

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Cammick: “Our budget is balanced”

Edda Cammick, chairwoman of Oconee County Council, says, “Our budget is balanced with a $150,000 surplus.”  After last night’s budget committee meeting, Cammick says the balanced budget was achieved by tightening overtime, vehicle maintenance, and by eliminating 15 proposed clerical positions.  She said, “I am satisfied that with these changes we can now comfortably say we are working lean.”  Cammick […]

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Pill Take Back Day Saturday

No longer needed prescription medication and vitamins may be disposed of at two locations across Oconee County on Saturday.  The Sheriff’s Office holds Pill Take Back Days to allow for the safe and proper disposal of old medication.  The event takes place 10 to 2 at the Sheriff’s Office substation near the Oconee Memorial Emergency Department and at the Law […]

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1st graders learn litter harmful to envrionment

Even to the brain of a first grader, it’s obvious Oconee County is doing wrong by allowing litterbugs to scar the environment given by nature for everyone to enjoy.  Case in point is the first graders in Natalie Nelson’s first grade class at Westminster’s Orchard Park Elementary School.  They adopted as a cause the need to rid the Oconee County […]

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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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