New American Legion commander sworn in

May 28, 2020

Special to The Journal Sen. Thomas Alexander, past commander of the South Carolina American Legion, John Palmer, Rick Gibson and Walhalla Post Commander George Dunagan stand together after Gibson was sworn in as the new district commander.   The Journal staff WALHALLA — The Walhalla American Legion Post has sworn in a new district commander […]

Rally in the Valley donates to OCCB

Special to The Journal Katie Smith, Oconee County Conservation Board staff liaison, receives a $1,150 check from Rally in the Valley treasurer Andy Smith.   Special to The Journal Despite having to cancel the event due to the ongoing health crisis, Rally in the Valley, Inc. was still able to donate $1,150 to the Oconee […]

Frances Elaine Norris Wald

May 27, 2020

Frances Elaine Norris Wald May 26, 2020 WALHALLA, S.C. – Frances Elaine Norris Wald, 87, wife of the late Milford Roy Wald, of 520 S. Lovingood Ave., passed away Tuesday, May 26. A family graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 29, at Oconee Memorial Park. In lieu of a formal visitation, […]

Edward “Eddie” Joseph Nichols

Edward ‘Eddie’ Joseph Nichols May 25, 2020 SENECA, S.C. – Edward “Eddie” Joseph Nichols, 79, formerly of Lansing, Mich., passed away Monday, May 25, at National Health Care of Anderson, S.C. Due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, a memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to […]

Golden Corner Respite Program helps with families affected by dementia

Special to The Journal Golden Corner Respite Care volunteer Lou Leffler, right, works with Betty Gray.   Special to The Journal Helene Spinuzza, left, and Marilyn Ericson take part in an activity with the Golden Corner Respite Program.   By Greg Oliver The Journal SENECA — Approximately 90,000 people in South Carolina have Alzheimer’s disease, […]

Betty Loudermilk Quarles

May 26, 2020

Betty Loudermilk Quarles May 25, 2020 SENECA, S.C. – Betty Loudermilk Quarles, 83, wife of Robert Wesley Quarles, of 100 Meadowbrook Drive, passed away Monday, May 25, at Cottingham Hospice House. All services will be private. Flowers are accepted, or memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 15195 Wells Highway, Seneca, SC 29678. The […]

Gary Lee Wyman II

Gary Lee Wyman II May 23, 2020 WESTMINSTER, S.C. – Gary Lee Wyman II, 46, husband of Shelly Shook Wyman, of 130 Carver Road, passed away on Saturday, May 23. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 29, at Welcome Baptist Church, and burial will follow at Welcome Baptist Church cemetery. […]

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 […]