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Microburst suspected near Westminster

June 30, 2015

An Oconee public safety responder says there is suspicion that in the storm that entered the county from Georgia on its way to Anderson this afternoon included a microburst–a column of sinking air caused by downdraft.  That’s the hunch of Shane Gibbs of Emergency Services, based on the reports of damage in the area of…

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$5 million to fix Oconee roads

June 30, 2015

Unless the Governor issues a veto, one lawmaker says, Oconee can look forward to a fairly decent amount of money in the next 12 months to help fix its deteriorating roads.  Representative Bill Sandifer spoke to us today about the state’s new budget that is…

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Storm UPDATE

June 30, 2015

We have a report that the storm, before it may its way into the southern and western ends of Oconee, blew a tree down on top of a home in Stephens County, Georgia.  The Stephens County Sheriff reports that a woman, apparently trapped temporarily, has…

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Storm strikes southern and western Oconee

June 30, 2015

Light rain fell in Walhalla this afternoon, but the conditions are worse to the south and west.  Emergency Services reports the early afternoon storm has taken down a few power…

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Streetscape on both sides of Walhalla block

June 30, 2015

Walhalla’s Streetscape contractor has begun working men and machinery on both sides of one Main Street block.  Yesterday the contractor crossed Main Street, moving from the south to the north…

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Law enforcement presence at popular outdoor spot

June 30, 2015

Oconee County deputies, by design, are spending a lot of time this summer at Fall Creek Landing on Lake Keowee.  In the estimation of Sheriff Mike Crenshaw, the officers’ presence…

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Calendar

  • July 1, 2015 7:00 pmMountain Heart Free Concert
  • July 1, 2015 7:00 pmVBS at Church of Christ, Lavonia
  • July 3, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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