PMPA approves rate increase to member cities

The board of directors at Piedmont Municipal Power Agency in Greer today raised the rates it charges for wholesale electric service. The 4% increase, effective May 1, will apply to PMPA’s 10-member cities that rely on the consortium for their power supply. Westminster is one of those member cities. Joel Ledbetter, chairman of the board of directors, said, “Over the […]

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Hiring event tomorrow in Seneca

The weather outside is frightful, but the monthly hiring event by South Carolina Works Worklink will go on as scheduled tomorrow morning in Seneca. From 9 to noon tomorrow, employers will be at the Gignilliat Community Center on N. Townville Street to screen applications and resumes—as well as talk and interview job seekers. The following employers have jobs to fill: […]

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Weekend bass tourneys on a frigid Lake Keowee

Light snow and frigid temperatures are liable to greet anglers in weekend tournaments on Lake Keowee. College and high school anglers will battle it out in separate tourneys that’ll set out from Oconee’s South Cove Park near Seneca. Ten qualifying teams will take off Saturday morning at safe light, approximately 7 o’clock, and compete for the High School Bassmaster Classic […]

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Purse snatching in store parking lot

The public’s help is requested to help solve the theft of a purse one week ago in the parking lot of a supermarket near Seneca. After loading groceries into her car, a shopper left her purse in a buggy at the Bi-Lo at Keowee Village Shopping Center and then called for help when she returned and could not find it. […]

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Enhanced security to be added to swim pool

Enhanced security is to be added on the grounds of Walhalla Swimming Pool to help prevent a repeat of the destruction by vandals of the men’s bathroom. In making that announcement last night, city officials, such as Councilwoman Jennifer Crawford, said that law enforcement continues to solicit information from the public as to who was responsible for the criminal act. […]

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Local contractor gets the nod for Streetscape

After meeting privately for about 30 minutes, Walhalla City Council reconvened to open session and awarded the Streetscape contract to Hutch-N-Son Construction. It means, according to Mayor Danny Edwards, that the construction company, headed by Danny Hutchinson, will serve as general contractor for the project which is designed to re-make Walhalla’s downtown core commercial business area—a section of four Main […]

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Conserve energy, the governor urges

Governor Nikki Haley joined South Carolina energy providers to encourage state residents to conserve energy today and tomorrow between the hours of 6 and 9 a-m. Utilities forecast historic levels of energy consumption during the three-hour periods. They recommend setting thermostats at 68 degrees or lower and to refrain from using large appliances such as dishwashers, washers, and dryers.

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Power returned

By 7 o’clock last night, power had been restored to all members on the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative system known to have lost service as a result of this week’s storm emergency. Any member who might still be without power should contact the cooperative immediately.  

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