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Noon UPDATE from SC DOT

February 12, 2014

A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain continues to fall and accumulate. Upper and central areas of the state have snow accumulation of varying amounts. The lower state has been pelted by sleet and freezing rain. State crews are plowing interstates and primary routes with all available plows. Temperatures are well below freezing statewide…

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Roads slick in the Westminster area

February 12, 2014

The police chief at Westminster is re-enforcing today’s message of, if at all possible, stay off the roads. Chief Dean Awalt says Westminster roads and streets are slick—making driving a slippery proposition. And that includes 123—the main highway through town. For their driving safety, the police are operating a Hummer and stand ready to answer…

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Pioneer points to Georgia meeting next week

February 12, 2014

Snow covers the ground now, but leaders of the Pioneer Rural Water District look forward to better times in a few days—-including an important meeting next week at Hartwell, Georgia. The water and sewer board in Hart County meets Monday and is expected to again take up Pioneer’s request to be allowed to draw water…

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It’s not an official motto, but….”

February 12, 2014

“Neither rain, nor snow, nor darkness of night” applies to the U-S Postal Service, and a rural Oconee carrier tells us he and his colleagues are endeavoring to deliver the mail today. He asks that everyone be patient and especially careful in and around the frequent mail stops the carriers make. The particular carrier we…

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WGOG plan of precaution

February 12, 2014

In the event 96.3/WGOG loses power from its tower site, the station will switch to broadcasting by streaming. And, of course, we’ll continue to update our website wgog.com with all announcements appropriate to our worst winter storm in recent years.

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Haley defends S. 308

February 12, 2014

A controversial South Carolina piece of legislation signed into law this week has been referred to as a guns and bars bill. But Governor Nikki Haley, a gun rights supporter, says that isn’t how you should refer to S. 308. The governor’s office calls it the “Concealed Carry Reform Bill.” And she defended the bill…

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“We’re getting hammered….”

February 12, 2014

A wind-driven, swirling snow has begun to blanket WGOG land–whether you are in Walhalla. Or whether you’re in the former textile mill village of Newry, from where a caller shortly after 7:30 said, “We’re getting hammered by this stuff.” The forecasts and warnings appear to be dead-on. The storm Pax is beginning to make its…

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One arrested in neglect case, second person sought

February 12, 2014

One Oconeean has been arrested in a case alleging child neglect. A second person, as of yesterday, was still being sought. The Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest Friday of Anita Crystal Waters. The 31-year old School House Road, Westminster woman was charged with three counts of unlawful neglect of a child and was booked into…

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19th arrest in 3rd drug sweep

February 12, 2014

Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said this week there’s a reason for calling his office’s sweep of those who allegedly break the drug laws “Operation Infinity.” That’s because, Crenshaw concedes, the war against illegal drug use is endless. The Sheriff’s Office this week counted a 19th person arrested as part of its third phase of Operation…

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Overnight!

February 12, 2014

  The driver of an SUV swerved to avoid a deer last night in Oconee County and wound up down an embankment. The accident was reported at 11:30 last night at Seneca Creek near the Shiloh Road. Precipitation has begun to move back into South Carolina. Some of it is being reported as freezing rain…

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  • August 22, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 22, 2014 8:15 pmTown of West Union's Movie Night in the Park
  • August 23, 2014 11:00 amTaylor-Neal Reunion
  • August 23, 2014 11:00 amBBQ & Bluegrass
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