Flu-Related Death in South Carolina

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has announced the first flu-associated death in South Carolina and that death has occurred in the Upstate. According to a press release from DHEC, those most at high risk of serious flu complications include young children, pregnant women, people 65 years of age or older and those with chronic health conditions. […]

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Lake Hartwell Hosting Bass Fishing Championship

Anderson County has announced that Lake Hartwell will be hosting its fourth B.A.S.S. championship event in the last four years next week as the TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Championship is scheduled for Wednesday, November 6th thru Friday, November 8th. According to a press release, the 56,000-acre lake was the site of the 2015 and 2018 Bassmaster Classics and the 2017 B.A.S.S. […]

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Last Day on the Job for Ward

This is the last day on the job for someone who has been an institution with Oconee Memorial Hospital. Jeanne Ward started her Oconee hospital career in nursing, moved to the administrative side & became the CEO. She retires as a regional officer for Prisma Health. She helped steer Oconee Memorial Hospital to the early 2000’s partnership with GHS, which […]

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Westminster Traffic-Related Death

  Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis reports a 75-year-old Spartanburg County man died Thursday morning in the emergency department at Oconee Memorial Hospital due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle collision. A 911 call reporting the collision was received at approximately 7:30 am Thursday morning. The two-vehicle collision occurred on SC 11 (Cherokee Scenic Highway) near Westminster. The decedent […]

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West-Oak High to Honor Veterans

  On Friday, November 8th, West-Oak High School will be honoring all local veterans and family members for their service to the nation by hosting a ceremony and luncheon. Special Veterans-Only parking will be available at the front of the school. The Ceremony will start at 11:15 AM in the Auditorium followed by the Luncheon which will run until 1:30 […]

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LEGO Competition at the Westminster Branch Library

  Calling all Lego builders! Show your creative talent by entering the Oconee County Public Library’s Lego Contest, hosted by the Westminster Branch Library. Use your own LEGO, Duplo, or other compatible plastic bricks to create an entry inspired by your favorite food.   A first-place winner will be selected in the categories of ages 2-6, 7-11, 12-17 and adult 18 […]

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Destiny Compton

Westminster- Destiny Nicole Compton, 23, passed away October 21, 2019, at Oconee Memorial Hospital.   Born in Spartanburg, SC she was the daughter of Les Compton and Tonya “Krissy” Bruce of Westminster.  Destiny was a 2014 graduate of West Oak High School, a former kennel attendant with Foolish Hearts Farms, an animal rescuer, and had a great love for all […]

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Jane Louise Farnell

Seneca- Jane Louise Farnell, 72, passed away on October 23, 2019, at Pruitt Health.   Born in Thomasville, GA, she was the daughter of the late Jessie Leonard and Mary Morrow Farnell. Jane graduated with her Bachelor of Science from Florida Southern College. She was a retired school teacher where she taught in St Augustine, FL from 1969-1971, then teaching […]

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