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Delegation’s meeting format disappoints

January 7, 2014

Oconee’s state lawmakers heard concerns over tax fairness and spending priorities, but those complaints were aired by the only two people who met the delegation’s requirement of last week to sign up for a place on the agenda. And the lawmakers annual public meeting with their constituents last night lasted barely a half hour, which…

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A 14-degree morning!

January 7, 2014

Like much of the rest of the country, Oconeeans are bundling up to stave off the cold. At 5:30 this morning, the 2058 Westminster Highway temperature stood at 14 degrees. The state has warned we can expect sub-freezing temperatures for at least the next 24 hours, and everyone is advised to take precautions. Electric power…

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Power restored in Westminster!

January 6, 2014

An electric power outage that, included the traffic lights, sent downtown Westminster in to the black. After 45 minutes to one hour, service was restored–though one police officer said it was not clear right away what caused the interruption.

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Heating safety tips

January 6, 2014

Greenville Fire Department urges everyone to follow safety tips and precautions to prevent fires caused by home heating equipment. They include keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment such as a furnace, fireplace, wood stove or portable space heater. Have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space…

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Schools plan to run tomorrow!

January 6, 2014

Despite the extreme cold gripping the area, Oconee public schools plan regular hours tomorrow. An announcement this afternoon from the school district states that consideration was given to a delay, but temperatures are not expected to rise appreciably in the morning. The statement reads: “….we have taken the necessary steps to ensure a warm and…

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Election development!

January 6, 2014

96.3/WGOG NEWS learned this morning that all four Seneca incumbents will run for new terms in office. And all four–Durham, Ward, Riley, and Alewine–plan to show up at noon today in Walhalla for the start of qualifying. As one of them termed it, the turnout is to demonstrate that the four are running “as a…

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Getting political in Seneca!

January 6, 2014

It’s time for Seneca residents to get serious about their city government. Candidate qualifying opens today for Seneca’s March 11 election—when the voters will be asked to fill four of the eight council seats. Those council members whose seats expire this year and who are eligible to run again are Scott Durham, Joel Ward, Ernest…

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Unemployment fraud in Pickens County

January 6, 2014

A Pickens County woman is one of three South Carolinians who pleaded guilty and were sentenced for making a false statement or misrepresentation with the intent to defraud the Department of Employment and Workforce. Thomasina Hicks, 29-year old Central resident, received unemployment benefits between 2009 and 2011 based on her weekly certifications that she was…

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Hikers airlifted from park

January 6, 2014

The North Carolina Helicopter and Aquatic Rescue Team (NCHART) airlifted three stranded South Carolina hikers who spent a bitterly cold and wet night on the Appalachian Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The three were taken to Asheville’s Mission Hospital. Responding rangers had stabilized the men in the field with dry clothing, sleeping bags,…

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Tech touts study

January 6, 2014

Tri-County Technical College is drawing attention to a new study that re-enforces the idea that it pays to invest in education. Tech commissioned an outside company to analyze the socio-economic benefits and return investment of the college that serves Oconee, Anderson and Pickens counties. “Probably the best example is that folks are going to work.…

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