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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A place for pets; Clemson Paw Partners finally gets home

May 13, 2020

Special to The Journal Clemson Paw Partners founder and president Margaret Thompson is excited about Pickens County Council’s recent decision to allow her nonprofit to move into the former county magistrate’s building on Commons Way in Central. Special to The Journal Josh Young is pictured with his children, Mason and Anndie, wife, Allison, and Bowman, […]

Painting the pandemic

May 6, 2020

  RILEY MORNINGSTAR | THE JOURNAL Gateway Arts Center director Melody Davis has painted several portraits of healthcare workers battling the coronavirus. She’s also painted classic photos on the garage of the arts center.   By Riley Morningstar The Journal WESTMINSTER — Operations at the Gateway Arts Center remain on hold, but COVID-19 hasn’t prevented […]

Emergency feeding program serving seniors

  Greg Oliver | The Journal Senior Solutions executive administrative assistant Candace Crocker helps a senior in a car line waiting to pick up a meal as part of the Emergency Nutrition Meal Program being offered for the next five weeks.     Greg Oliver | The Journal Officials with Senior Solutions are serving meals […]