By Florida standards, it’s cold!

The sun is shining today in Tampa, Florida—the setting for tonight’s championship game.  The Tigers and the Tide will get it on tonight in an open-air stadium, where the temperature is forecast to drop to 39 degrees.  Today’s Tampa high is forecast at 67, which is cold by Florida standards.  At 10 this morning, the Tampa thermometer read 47 degrees; […]

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4K (Pre-K) screening schedule

  The School District of Oconee County will hold 4K (Pre-K) screenings on April 27, 28, and 29 and May 1 and 2, 2017. Appointments to schedule screenings can be obtained beginning February 1, 2017 by going online at www.oconee.k12.sc.us or by calling 864-886-4503. The location for all screenings will be Oconee Academy, 177 Razorback Lane, Walhalla, SC 29691. Parents […]

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Heater motor fire

Walhalla Fire Department responded to a heater motor fire last night that smoked up a home on Letson Circle.  During the weekend of winter’s first storm, Walhalla fire fighters handled eight calls—mostly downed trees and power lines.

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Appointment at the Ten at the Top

Tiffany Tate is now the assistant director of Ten at the Top—the group of 10 Upstate counties, which include Oconee.  Tate moves into her new appointment from the role of program manager.  She is a graduate of Liberty High School and Clemson University.  Ten at the Top’s vision is a stronger region—thru collaboration, coordination, and cooperation.

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Blue Ridge crews respond to outages

By 5 o’clock last evening, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative counted seven customers without service.  But those seven were scheduled to be reconnected by sundown yesterday.  Those seven included two customers in Greenville County and five in Anderson. According to the spokesman for Blue Ridge Electric, there are no known outages at this time in Oconee, Pickens, or Spartanburg counties.  But […]

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Two-hour delay for Oconee public schools

For Oconee public school students, this is a morning to sleep later.  The school district has announced a two-hour delay this morning for the start of classes. Unless road conditions are hazardous, all employees should report at the usual time.  If parents need to get to work as usual, students may be dropped off at normal time.  

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2 1/2-plus inches of snow!

By 7 o’clock this morning, two and a half inches of snow had fallen at Walhalla’s Hickory Hollow Farm—the home of Barbara Wilson, the Official U-S Weather Observer.  Of the amount, Wilson recorded a little more than one-half inch of melted precipitation.  It’s likely her official report for the storm will indicate in excess of 2.5”—as snow continued to fall […]

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Below freezing temperatures ahead

The S.C. Emergency Management Division encourages everyone in the state to be prepared for below freezing conditions that are expected to continue after this weekend’s winter storm. Residents should be prepared for extreme cold and hazardous conditions caused by ice. South Carolinians unaccustomed to dealing with life-threatening aspects of severe cold should remember to keep exposure to cold weather to a […]

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