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Restaurant forced to temporarily close

July 1, 2015

A restaurant at Bountyland has been forced to close temporarily as the result of an electrical fire.  Seneca fire fighters discovered an electric meter box on fire and sparks flying at the Taco Riendo near the Bountyland traffic lights.  They aren’t sure if the cause for what happened is related to yesterday’s storm.  For a…

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Seneca makes a midnight switch

July 1, 2015

Seneca welcomed a new source for the juice that electrifies its system.  City leaders were at City Hall last night to prepare for the official midnight switch  from the Southern Company to the South Carolina Public Service Authority, commonly known as Santee Cooper.  Bob Faires,…

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Serious traffic accidents

July 1, 2015

At least two serious traffic accidents occurred during the night in OconeeCounty.  Some of the injured required medical helicopter flights.  A woman was airlifted after an accident on Katelynn Drive near South Carolina 130 at 3 this morning.  Early last night, near Westminster, two people…

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Picking up the pieces after sudden storm

July 1, 2015

A downdraft can create a column of sinking air known as a microburst, and that weather condition is suspected of having accompanied yesterday afternoon’s storm that rocked OconeeCounty.  Shane Gibbs…

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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…

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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…

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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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