Stephanie Leann Hopper

Greenville, SC — Stephanie Leann Hopper, 28, wife of Matthew Kirven Hopper, of 8 Barnwell Street, Greenville, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2020, at her home. A private service will be held. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Research Center, for gifts by mail, make your check payable to “Tisch Brain […]

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Michael “Mike” Williams

Westminster – Michael “Mike” Donald Williams, 61, husband of Cynthia Brewer Williams, passed away, March 27, 2020 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. A Private Service will be held at a later date. The family is at the home, 746 Crooks Road, Westminster, SC 29693. In lieu of flowers, Memorials in Michael’s memory may be made to GHS […]

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Among Prisma’s needs: masks and non-latex gloves

Prisma Health issued this statement Friday afternoon: “Prisma Health has received countless inquiries from area businesses, community organizations and individuals who would like to help provide necessary supplies during the COVID-19 public health crisis. We appreciate our local communities’ desire to come together during this time of need. The entire Prisma Health team is committed to meeting the healthcare needs […]

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Friday’s South Carolina briefing

In his briefing late this afternoon, Gov. McMaster announced an executive order requiring all people coming into South Carolina to self-quarantine for 14 days—especially those coming from the virus “hot spots” including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and New Orleans. Following McMaster, state epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell reports an additional 84 South Carolina infections and four deaths—brings to 13 the […]

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The latest South Carolina briefing

In his briefing late this afternoon, Gov. McMaster announced an executive order requiring all people coming into South Carolina to self-quarantine for 14 days—especially those coming from the virus “hot spots” including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and New Orleans. Following McMaster, state epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell reports an additional 84 South Carolina infections and four deaths—brings to 13 the […]

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Popular tourist draw in Pickens County closed

Because large crowds were gathering at the Sassafras Mountain Tower and at Bald Rock Heritage Preserve, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) has made the decision to close the two Blue Ridge Escarpment destinations beginning Saturday, March 28. “With a limited amount of space on top of Sassafras and Bald Rock, it is hard to practice ‘social distancing’ […]

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Place those wipes in the trash, not the toilet

The executive director of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority has this advice for all customers:  Do not  flush wipes, no matter if the package reads “flushable.”  Chris Eleazer, JRSA executive director, says the collection system for wastewater generated by Seneca, Walhalla, and Westminster is working well, but the JRSA has noticed an increase in wipes in the system.  Those wipes, […]

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Two additional arrests in Foxwood Hills shooting

Two more Oconeeans have been arrested as part of the sheriff’s office investigation of Wednesday’s shooting in the Foxwood Hills subdivision at Lake Hartwell. According to the announcement, Regina Leigh Mote and Timothy Wayne Rogers have been charged with accessory after the fact of a felony. According to arrest warrants and based on what the sheriff’s office says is evidence […]

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Second Senecan for the U-S House

The Democrats have two Seneca man running to be their party’s nominee for the U-S House.  They are retired teacher Mark Welch who is joined by fellow Democrat Hosea Cleveland.  An insurance man, Cleveland has previously competed for the House seat that has now been held by a Republican for nearly three decades.  Welch and Cleveland’s candidacies come in the […]

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