Blog Archives

New electric sub-stations to help grow south Oconee

February 12, 2015

New sub-stations constructed by Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative are positioned to meet growth in southern Oconee—especially in the areas where the county believes there’s a good chance for economic development. Charles Dalton, Blue Ridge president/CEO, spoke this morning about the new Port Bass substation and new transmission lines near Fair Play and how they are…

Read more »

Prognosticator Billy Birdwell

February 12, 2015

If Billy Birdwell were a betting man, he would cast his lot on the side of a full pool of water in Lake Hartwell on Memorial Day—the official start of the recreation season. Birdwell, who works in corporate communications for the U-S Army Corps of Engineers, says, “…it looks good—very good, in fact—-for reservoir levels…

Read more »

Westminster’s power supplier to vote on proposed rate hike

February 12, 2015

At a meeting one week from today, the board for Piedmont Municipal Power Agency will vote on whether to raise its wholesale rates to its member cities which include Westminster. The city of Westminster is represented by on the PMPA board by city administrator Jeff Lord and by Councilman Jimmy Powell, who serves as an…

Read more »

Fire death ruled accidental

February 12, 2015

Autopsy findings show a 79-year old Townville man died Tuesday of carbon monoxide poisoning inside his highway 24 home that caught fire. Coroner Karl Addis says contributing to Woodrow Nalley’s death was a pre-existing coronary disease. The Nalley home fire is being investigated by local and state authorities.

Read more »

Missing Lake Hartwell boater

February 12, 2015

An overnight search on Lake Hartwell failed to locate a missing boater, but the search will resume this morning. After the boater became overdue at the Hartwell State Park near I-85, public safety responders began to search a large area of water and shoreline. Scott Krein, director of Oconee Emergency Services, says if you live…

Read more »

Second polling spot urged for Seneca

February 11, 2015

Mayor Pro-tem Ronnie O’Kelley says he wants to think further about an idea to establish a second voting location in his city. A recommendation to consider Gignilliat Community Center as the new place to vote for about one-half of the city’s voters will go on the agenda for this month’s work session of the city…

Read more »

All tickets reserved for Friday’s luncheon

February 11, 2015

Tickets went fast for Friday’s luncheon to celebrate Black History Month in Seneca. The city’s Shelby Henderson says 200 people are expected to fill the tables that will be set up in the Gignilliat Community Center. There, Dr, Roy Jones of Clemson’s Call Me Mister Program will speak on the subject “Saving the Black Male.”

Read more »

Work to resume on Mountain Road

February 11, 2015

Within two weeks, those live along the Oconee’s rural Mountain Road between Walhalla and Westminster can expect to see a contractor’s crews return to seal cracks in the asphalt. King Asphalt of Liberty last week finished asphalt patching on the road. A spokesman said the schedule, however, will depend on the weather.

Read more »

West Union raises rates, looks to expand garbage pickup

February 11, 2015

West Union’s elected leaders have approved a one-dollar increase in their garbage pickup charges. Mayor Linda Oliver said the unanimous vote taken during last night’s town council meeting allows the town to grow its garbage revenues without raising taxes. The town also is considering adding weekly garbage pick up customers beyond the town limits. If…

Read more »

Seneca votes on new wholesale power deal

February 11, 2015

Seneca is halfway there toward a new arrangement to buy its electrical power from a wholesale supplier. At city administrator Greg Dietterick’s recommendation, city council voted last night to approve first reading of an ordinance to sign a contract with the state-created Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper) in Moncks Corner. Dietterick told the mayor and…

Read more »

Weather

Calendar

  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 6, 2015 6:00 pmAudtions for Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
AEC v1.0.4