Teacher’s children educating younger students through online education activities

May 23, 2020

Special to The Journal Lydia Zelmer, 7, and Parker Zelmer, 10, helped mom and teacher Lorrie Zelmer come up with creative online learning opportunities with her kindergarten students who like others throughout the country have been forced to adapt to the new normal of education as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Special to […]

An homage to the forest, forest industry and its professionals during COVID-19

Did you know that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has identified the wood products industry as an essential critical infrastructure workforce in the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic? In other words, forest management activities were given a pass, as they are considered basic and vital to the nation during the lockdown. Out of […]

Nash named Outstanding Veteran Volunteer

Photos special to The Journal In any other year, Bob Nash would have accepted his Outstanding Veteran Volunteer award at the Daughters of the America Revolution state conference. Due to COVID-19, he received it in the mail.     Memorial services at the SWU Military Monument usually involve the university singers and a small crowd […]

Maybe I didn’t really miss normal

May 22, 2020

  With businesses across the state slowly opening back up, I think I have come to realize I was rather enjoying quarantine. As someone who was still graciously employed throughout this pandemic. I took it upon myself to support local restaurants and order takeout once or twice a week. My “normal” cooking routine is about […]

“Delores” June Ellis-Shew

May 21, 2020

‘Delores’ June Ellis-Shew May 19, 2020 WESTMINSTER, S.C. – “Delores” June Ellis-Shew, 66, wife of Larry Vaughn Shew, passed away Tuesday, May 19, at Greenville Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, at Greenhill Christian Outreach Ministries, 3111 Walker St., Clarksville, TN 37042. In […]

Safe Harbor dealing with challenges amidst COVID-19

May 20, 2020

By Greg Oliver The Journal SENECA — The COVID-19 pandemic has brought challenges to everyone in the way they work and live, and Safe Harbor — which provides refuge for domestic violence victims and their children — is no different. “All the things we normally share with those experiencing domestic violence, like stay connected, avoid […]

Women giving trees to tornado victims

Special to The Journal From left, Travelers Rest residents April Baptise and DeDe Godsey are pictured with Seneca resident Donna Morton, one of the recipients of a Japanese maple tree. Godsey came up with the idea of handing out the trees to Seneca-area residents impacted by the April 13 tornado that destroyed or damaged numerous […]

John “JC” Carroll

May 18, 2020

John ‘JC’ Carroll May 17, 2020 WESTMINSTER, S.C. – John “JC” Clifton Carroll, 81, of 120 Bruce Road, husband of Andrea Faye Dorr Carroll, passed away Sunday, May 17, at his residence. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 21, at Bethel Baptist Church cemetery. The family is at the residence. […]