Betty Faye Smith Morrison Rowland

Salem, SC — Betty Faye Smith Morrison Rowland, 81, wife of the late Earl Marshall Rowland, of 246 Crosscreek Road, Salem, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive […]

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I-85 traffic flow interrupted this afternoon

Maintenance work at Georgia 170 southbound on I-85 today has shut down the left lane of travel.  To avoid that slowdown and backup, some motorists have exited at Lavonia.  As a result that city’s downtown is seeing heavy traffic.  Adding to that this afternoon was a two-vehicle wreck reported on I-85 southbound in Oconee near exit 1.

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Seneca man accused of burglarizing neighbor’s home

A Seneca man has been jailed and charged with burglarizing a neighbor’s home. The inventory of what was taken from the home on Pelfrey Street near 123 includes a safe, money, a television, and other personal property. The burglary occurred between April 7-9 and, according to the police, occurred while the home owner was in the hospital. Law enforcement records […]

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Avoid the sedentary lifestyle and live healthy

A state park in northeast Georgia next week will be the setting for a retreat and refresh stroke camp for South Carolina Upstate survivors of strokes. Each year strokes affect almost 800 thousand people in the U-S, and the condition becomes an ongoing process that affects not just the person who had the stroke, but the family. Strokes can happen […]

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Tech’s president-elect (DeHay) picked for leadership program

Galen DeHay, president elect at Tri-County Technical College, is among the 40 leaders nationwide selected by the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program to join the 2019-2020 class of the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence. This leadership program is aimed at preparing the next generation of community college presidents to transform institutions to achieve higher and more equitable levels […]

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Planning commissioners debate who writes the summary

Oconee County’s new comprehensive plan could run 350 or more pages, which begged the question this week who would read such a thick document. Perhaps, an executive summary might be a worthwhile addendum to the plan for which the county has turned to an outside company to prepare. At a meeting this week, two county planning commissioners promoted the idea […]

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Code officer commended for his war against blight

In one year’s time, Westminster’s part-time code officer has made strides in ridding some of the worst blight in the city. It’s still a work in progress, but Daniel Fletcher received audience applause and compliments from the mayor during last night’s city council meeting. Fletcher showed before and after photographs of properties from where derelict trailers and stick-built houses have […]

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Anderson County man arrested in Seneca theft case

The police in Seneca have arrested and charged a man from the Anderson County town of Starr with grand larceny last month at a business in the Oconee Square Shopping Center. The arrest affidavit naming Andrew Chance Keaton alleges the 26-year old Keaton is responsible for stealing a 2000 Chevy truck and an EZ ride v-nosed trailer at Blackwell’s Window […]

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Stained glass windows broken by church vandals

Vandals broke stained glass windows and sprayed graffiti last weekend at a church in rural Anderson County, and the Anderson Area Crime Stoppers are turning to the public for help in solving the vandalism at Midway Presbyterian Church. The stained glass windows were part of the original church construction and were more than 125 years old. Anderson Area Crime Stoppers […]

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Guardsmen to deploy this summer

Twelve national guardsmen from Westminster will deploy this summer to the Mideast, and an event next month will be designed to wish them well. Dale Glymph of the Westminster Public Relations Committee announced last night the community is organizing a dinner for the 12 to wish them well. Glymph says the dinner will take place Saturday, May 25 with specific […]

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